1999 (Cassius album)

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Studio album by
Released25 January 1999 (1999-01-25)
GenreFrench house
  • Philippe Zdar
  • Boombass
Cassius chronology
Au Rêve
Singles from 1999
  1. "Cassius 1999"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Feeling for You"
    Released: 1999
  3. "La Mouche"
    Released: 1999

1999 is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Cassius, released on 25 January 1999 by Virgin Records.

Writing and recording[edit]

The album was written and produced by Cassius members Philippe Zdar and Boombass.


1999 was released on 25 January 1999 by record label Virgin. It reached number 28 in the UK Albums Chart.[1]

Three singles were released from the album: "Cassius 1999" (the remix version), which reached number 7 in the UK Singles Chart[1] and hit the top 10 in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart;[citation needed] "Feeling for You", which reached number 16 in the UK[1] and also charted in the top 10 in the US;[citation needed] and "La Mouche", which reached number 53 in the UK.[1]

As of September 2006 the album has shipped 260,000 units worldwide according to their label.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

John Bush of AllMusic qualified the album as "A sleek and intelligent dance record",[3] while James P. Wisdom of Pitchfork wrote: "Maybe I need some coke to truly delight in the seething vacancy of 1999, but I'm pretty sure that it's clearly not happening."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Cassius, except where samples are used, as indicated, and where noted.

1."Cassius 1999" 3:45
2."Feeling for You" (contains a sample of "Something" by Al Green in the intro, a sample of "All This Love That I'm Giving" by Gwen McCrae, and a drum sample of "Got to Have It" by The Soul President)Boombass, Zdar, Burden, Williams, Wright4:37
3."Crazy Legs" (contains a sample of "B-Boys Beware" by Two Sisters) 4:06
4."La Mouche" (contains a sample of "Thousand Finger Man" by Candido) 4:40
5."Chase" 1:58
6."Foxxy" (contains each sample of "Foxy Brown Theme" and "Chase" by Willie Hutch[5])Boombass, Zdar, Hutch6:07
7."Planetz" (contains a sample of "The Planets of Life" by The Whispers) 2:46
8."Hey Babe" 4:24
9."Mister Eveready" (contains a sample of "Ghetto Heaven" by The Family Stand) 6:06
10."Nulife" (contains a sample of "Precious Woman" by Dynamic Corvettes)Boombass, Zdar, Richards, Haggatt, Siders, Brown, Jones6:31
11."Interlude" 1:22
12."Somebody" (contains a sample of "DWYCK" by Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth) 4:55
13."Club Soixante Quinze" 5:21
14."Supa Crush" 4:43
15."Invisible" 1:09
16."Cassius 99 Remix" (radio edit; contains a sample of "[If It] Hurts Just a Little" by Donna Summer)Boombass, Zdar, Danny Sembello, David Batteau, Michael Sembello3:32


  1. ^ a b c d "Cassius | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 June 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Pichevin, Aymeric (16 September 2006). "Teen Spirit". Billboard. Retrieved 6 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "1999 – Cassius | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Wisdom, James P. (26 January 1999). "Cassius: 1999 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 May 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Foxy by Cassius". whosampled.com. Retrieved 19 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)