Sander Van Doorn & Oliver Heldens - THIS (Original Mix)

When Oliver Heldens and Sander Van Doorn first hinted at a collaborative debut, heads turned. When they later suggested it would fall in the form of a crossover techno offering, the understandable skepticism kicked in. Alongside so-called ‘future house’ Youngblood Heldens, Doorn’s latest namesake label offering had a lot of speculation to live up to, but continues a positive ascent from such u-turn offerings as “Get Enough” that spoke in favor of this versatile streak. “This” sits somewhere in-between the remits of Helden’s own bassline favoring getup and the techno infused sound that hallmarked Doorn’s inauguration into the upper echelon of electronic dance music some eight years ago. The heathens aren’t going to like hearing those two names associated with the staple underground genre, but what the Dutch duo does is bridge a gap between the popular house market and that of a functional and timeless sound still essential to this generation.