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Wednesday, 31 December 2008

PODCAST: Future Technology Episode 007 / Christmas Edition


Hikari No Sato returns with the next offering of his Future Technology series, a specially extended two hour mix to warm up your NYE. Opening with biblical readings from the Apollo 8 Mission, the mix twists through minimal and tech-house into some uptempo house and even a touch of some trance in there too. There's enough in here to please everyone!



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PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 005


Welcoming the new year we present the first of two special podcasts (Hikari No Sato's Future Technology to follow later). This mix is of usual Copernicus high standard as he guides us through more deep and soulful house. There will be a new episode every month featuring many of the wide ranging sub-genres of house so be sure to subscribe so as not to miss a thing.


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Sunday, 28 December 2008

The Sunday Sampler: Edwin Birdsong / Daft Punk

OK so the Sunday Sampler has slipped back from its orignal planned fortnightly slot to a monthly venture. But in keeping with the BOH spirit the quality isn't going anywhere!

This sample is much more obvious that the previous one. Edwin Birdsong released this funky gem in the Seventies, and if you can't hear the sample from the very start then where have you been for the last few years?



And for the other 99% of you, here's Daft Punk taking the intro of Cola Bottle Baby, speeding it up and raising the key by a semitone. Add a vocoded voice loop and possibly the best solo ever and you get Harder Better Faster Stronger.



More next month...

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas!


The season of giving wouldn't live up to its name if we didn't do just that. So here are some great tunes donated by the labels themselves, free and legit. Merry Christmas!

Atjazz Feat. Robert Owens - Love Someone
UK artist, Martin Iveson provides us with three remixes of his original deep and soulful production.

Nellie Recordings - Releases 009, 010, 011, 012
Nellie Recordings provide four top quality tracks from Alaa, Audible, and Liam Goodwin.

Jaspher - My Reality (Original Mix)
Jaspher - My Reality (Instrumental Mix)
Jaspher - My Reality (Swared Mix)
Italian DJ, Jaspher gets the remix treatment on his latest tech-house tune.

Boys Noize - Shine Shine (Shadow Dancer Unreleased Remix)
The German electro producer, Alexander Ridha sees Manchester artist, Shadow Dancer sprinkle some love over this one.

Cryo - Empathic (Dumb Dan Remix - 2008 Remaster)
Dumb Recordings release another pumping electro track just for you this Christmas. This one's even re-mastered especially!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

NEWS: Morillo charged with drug possession..


Superstar DJ, Erick Morillo was arrested at Glasgow airport over the weekend when disembarking a flight from Amsterdam. Charged with possession of cocaine, Morillo was taken to the local police station where he spent the night in a cell before appearing before a magistrates' court. The DJ pleaded 'not guilty' and was subsequently released on bail. The trial continues in March.

Monday, 22 December 2008

Felguk - Do You Like Bass 2009

Well, do you? Released on BugEyed Records earlier this month, Felguk's funky electro endeavour has been energising dance-floors around the world. The Brazilian duo, Felipe Lozinsky & Gustavo Rozenthal have already featured in the Beatport Top 5 and have produced remixes for Daft Punk and Sasha. Though they may have been premature naming the song title there's nothing premature about their production style. Keep an eye on these guys.


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Friday, 19 December 2008

GUEST MIX: Estroe


Following our last mix by dance-floor legend, Michael Gray we are proud to present the new Guest Mix. For this one we got in touch with Estroe, one of Holland's hottest prospects.

Born in Amsterdam, Estroe has played at festivals such as Dance Valley and Lowlands to find herself in the company of Carl Cox, Sven Vath and Derrick May to name a few. Estroe is making a name for herself at the top spinning mainly deep, minimal and tech house. Noted as one of the rising stars of house music her single, Knetter is being released on Russ Gabriel's label, Ferox while here upcoming album is soon to be released over on the Connaisseur Recordings label. For those of you lucky enough to live near Brussels you can see her work the decks next Saturday the 27th at Dave Clarke's White Noise party in the Fuse.

Estroes DJ schedule is pretty hot around Christmas but she still managed to find time to fit in this mix for you all. This month we present Estroe's sublime Deep/Tech/Minimal house mix, made exclusively for Best of House.


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Kellerkind - Natural Juice

Swiss born, Marco Biagini (Kellerkind) is an exciting prospect for the future. His tech house grooves are hotting up dance floors around Europe and beyond. Natural Juice, featuring on his Don't Go Home EP on Florian Meindl and Oliver Koletzki's FLASH Recordings label shall be released on the 29th of December.


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Thursday, 18 December 2008

NEWS: Royksopp celebrate 10 years


The duo responsible for what was probably radio's most popular talk-bed music ever, Eple are celebrating the ten year anniversary of forming as a group. The two Norwegians, Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge have released a new single to celebrate entitled Happy Birthday. You can download it from their website here, or click the link below for an instant download.

Royksopp - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

PROMO: Marcus Rombo & Adrian Lux


We recently received an email from the Stockholm based label, La Vida Locash informing us of a great new remix of Adrian Lux's hit, Strawberry. This one, by Marcus Rombo of Yeah! Woho! fame is much more driving and 'electrofied' than the original. Click the link to download.

Adrian Lux - Strawberry (Marcus Rombo Remix)

While we're on the subject, Adrian just finished work on a remix for label colleague, Kocky featuring the care-free vocals of Noonie Bao. Check it out here.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Carlo Lio - QYOZA

Hailing from Canada, Carlo is one of Toronto's hottest talents. His signature style of soothingly hypnotic beats has made him hot property in the international club circuit. If you've been to any minimal nights during the past year or so chances are you've been dancing to his tunes. QYOZA must stand for something, though we're not sure what. If you know, leave a message!


Official MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Outsiders feat. Amanda Wilson - Keep This Fire Burning (Freemasons Edit)

Another day, another Freemasons remix. And why not? The UK sensation have a string of great releases under their name and every single one is a treat. Their latest project is no exception. This time its Outsiders who get the duo's treatment. Released digitally last week and available on vinyl and CD today, this is a must have.


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Saturday, 13 December 2008

COMPETITION: Beatport goes Christmas-Crazy!


It is the season of good will, and what better way to mark this occasion than to offer a truck-load of prizes! Digital download store, Beatport have done exactly that. All you have to do is buy a track from their site and you'll automatically be entered into a draw to win the famed Pacemaker portable decks, Native Instruments' Traktor Scratch Pro, $100 of credit to spend on their site, some seriously swish headphones , and the obligatory Beatport t-shirt. Oh, and you win all this x2, so you can give your friend a Christmas treat too.

Buy a track before 23rd December for a chance to win. Click here for full details. Good luck!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Edbasewax - Bust A Groove

Here's a heads up from SICK Records. Latvian producer Edbasewax's pumping electro track gets released over at Beatport this Thursday 11th. With it will be remixes from Dmitriy Bamboviy, J Sephora and Krystian Szymula. You can hear all versions below.


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NEWS: Deadmau5 headlines Groove Cruise 2009

For the last five years, The Groove Cruise has taken to the seas as 'chic, young professionals' let their hair down and party non-stop for 3-4 days. In the past DJs have been mostly club-residents but this year the party is going one better as they invite the ever-popular Deadmau5 on board to work the decks. The Canadian who rose to fame in 2008 will be boarding the ship in January '09 as they set sail from the coast of Miami out to the Bahamas via an exclusive private island, of course. For more info, click here.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Joey Negro - Must Be The Music (Nicola Fasano Dub)

Italian DJ, Nicola Fasano has released several remixes turning the funky house classic into a modern day floor filler. Currently sitting at number two on Beatport's house music chart, Fasano's on to a winner with this one.


Joey's MySpace / Nicola's MySpace / Buy

Jason Phats Feat. Ben Ofoedu - Can't Stop!

One half of legendary Brighton duo, Phats & Small (you can work out which half) teamed up with old colleague, Ben Ofoedu to produce this great track. The official video includes dance group, Flava from Britain's Got Talent. Released just over a month ago it has already featured on both Ministry of Sound's Annual 2009 and Hed Kandi's The Mix: USA 2009.


Jason's MySpace / Ben's MySpace / Buy

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

COMPETITION: Free London clubbing!


To celebrate the magazine's 40th birthday, Time Out London is offering free tickets to their Future Five club series. Held at venues such as The End and Fabric while featuring the likes of Tiga, Hot Chip and DJ veteran, Erol Alkan this is surely one not to be missed.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets simply answer the question on their website, here. Competition ends today, so hurry!

Uberfett - El Zoomah

Just when you thought the accordion phase was dying out, the Defected label releases this crossover hit. Essentially 'Turn Up The Heater' without the vocals, this track is a great feature of any set. Also worth mention is the Pierre J Dub Mix, great for those early morning after parties.


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Sunday, 30 November 2008

PODCAST: Future Technology - Episode 006


Returning with the sixth installment to chalk up half a year of mixing, Hikari No Sato treats you to a blend of dubstep, electronica, minimal and electro house. And keep an ear out at the end of December for FT007, a New Year's special spanning two hours!!


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Saturday, 29 November 2008

The Hours - See The Light (Calvin Harris Remix)

It sounds like a classic already. This stunning new remix of the boundary pushing London band, The Hours' single is yet another hit for Calvin to add to his collection. Available tomorrow exclusively on iTunes, funky bass line meets dreamy melody. Daft Punk meets Royksopp. Sit back and relax.


The Hours' MySpace / Calvin's MySpace / Buy

Mustard Pimp - Oh La La Satan (Stereoheroes Remix)

French duo, Stereoheroes saw their remix released with another French duo, Mustard Pimps' single last month. The result is an intense journey through constant build ups and breaks before shifting into what can only be described as 'electro-swing' madness. Also worth checking out is the Bryan Cox remix for more electro fun.


Mustard's MySpace / Stereoheroes' MySpace / Buy

Thursday, 27 November 2008

84 Squash - Euphormalism

84 Squash, aka Michael Cassette, aka Komytea, aka Matti Heininen & Erkka Lempiäinen is the work of two Finnish DJs best known for their much refined progressive productions. Together honing their skills for the last ten years, the duo are seemingly influential in Deadmau5's trademark sound and have been staple features of sets from the likes of Chris Lake, Eric Prydz, Tocadisco, and the world's number one DJ, Armin Van Buuren. Euphormalism was released last week on their '4 In The Morning' EP, exclusively to Beatport.


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Sunday, 23 November 2008

The Sunday Sampler: The Jets / Alan Braxe And Fred Falke

It's time for a new feature here on BoH. Every other Sunday there's going to be a pair of videos with a common theme. The first one will be a track of yesteryear, quite often something obscure or long forgotten, and the second will be a house tune that samples it. Hence the Sunday Sampler. Simple. So here's today's...



The Jets released 'Crush On You' in 1985, reaching #5 on the UK singles chart. Fast forward to 2000, and French duo Alan Braxe and Fred Falke plucked out the refrain (found around the 2:27 mark) and created the house anthem 'Intro'.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Marco V - Coma Aid

When you're mixing a house/trance set you need some crossover tunes, ie. tunes that bridge the gap between genres. Here's a great new tech track produced by the respected Dutch DJ. Based on Kim Wilde's 'Cambodia' released back in '82, it may be no surprise that Coma Aid is in fact an anagram of the title. Also worth checking out is Armin Van Buuren's remix if you want a full on trance version.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 21 November 2008

NEWS: Sven Vath sums up a busy 2008..

Here's an interview with the Cocoon Recordings boss and veteran DJ, made after a hectic Ibiza season. In it he reminisces back on the past year and also reveals the story behind the name of his 'Trashbin Dance' collaboration with Roman Fluegel.


Official MySpace

Thursday, 20 November 2008

NEWS: Christmas comes early at DJmag..


Okay, so there's no better place for house music news than Best of House, we know. But, if you're determined to get your hands on DJmag's Christmas deal we won't stop you. The mag's offering free downloads, CDs, and a reduced price subscription. You can find out more about this fantastic offer here.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Doman & Gooding - Runnin feat. Dru (Mark Knight & Funkagenda Done Or Dusted Instrumental Mix)

One of 2008's highest new entries to the DJ MAG Top 100 poll, Ministry of Sound resident Mark Knight teams up with future star, Funkagenda to bring us this stunning remix of Armand van Helden's well known classic. Released two weeks ago, Runnin has already featured on Pete Tong's Radio 1 show and is currently sitting atop the Beatport download chart.


Mark's MySpace / Funkagenda's MySpace / Buy

Paolo Mojo & Jim Rivers - Ron Hardy Said (Eric Prydz Remix)

These two London DJ's have been producing their own material for some time. This year they got together to produce a few tracks including this one. Released last month, Prydz has turned the original tech-house tune into a great progressive floor-filler.


Paolo's MySpace / Jim's MySpace / Eric's MySpace / Buy

Monday, 17 November 2008

Don & Palm - Shine

Swedish DJ's, Don & Palm present us their latest progressive house track, Shine. Released only on Friday this track is already proving popular. Similar in style to that of Pryda this tune is sure to be shaking up a dance floor near you.


Official MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Mobin Master & Robin S. - Show Me Love (Hot Rats Reload)

Its always nice to be bathed in a smooth soulful current, especially when its a remix of one of the greatest dance anthems of all time. The original, Robin S' 1992 release took the world by storm and was turned into a modern-day classic by Australian DJ/producer Mobin Master. Until now, no one quite took this angle on it. With its smooth bass line and luscious chord structure, the Hot Rats remix fit perfectly within HedKandi's Disco Heaven series last month.


Mobin's MySpace / Robin's MySpace / Buy

Thursday, 13 November 2008

NEWS: What happened to Deadmau5?

This is Deadmau5 playing in LA two weeks ago for Halloween. What happens is tragic. We hope the 'mau5 is okay...

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Tiga & Zyntherius - Sunglasses At Night (Tocadisco Heavy Remix)

Released back in 2001 the original remix of Corey Hart's debut 1983 single, Sunglasses At Night was a huge success both in sales and radio play. Since then there have been numerous remixes from house artists but this latest production from the Spanish-named German blows them all out of the water with grittier production and a driving bass line.


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Monday, 10 November 2008

PROMO: Mobin Master & Tate Strauss


This week our good friends at Safari Music (Mobin Master's label) have sent over some promos to share with you. Click the links to download.

Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream (Mobin Master Remix)
This one keeps the feel-good vibes of the original while turning it into a club track. Guaranteed to cheer you up this Autumn!

Mobin Master & Tate Strauss - Follow Me
Follow Me's progressive carnival-like sounds make for an uplifting filler track. Great for a warmup set.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 002


The Bow'cast is back with a new techno offering. Nick Bowman, Elzo and DMR are starting a new underground night "Maze" at V.VA.VO.CE, Norwich on Friday November 14th. You can also catch Nick at Ministry of Sound on December 5th.


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PODCAST: Future Technology - Episode 005


Hikari No Sato brings us podcast number five of his Future Technology series. This month we're treated to an electro/tech-trance soundclash for your aural pleasure.


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Friday, 7 November 2008

Sharam - Crazi

Member of legendary award-winning duo, Deep Dish this DJ is a global phenomenon. Perhaps more well known for his commercial success with PATT (Party All The Time) and his remix of Daniel Bedingfield's, The One this track strays away from the lime light, being more of an underground city track. Featuring some great flange play, Crazi is a refreshing change to what we may have come to expect from Sharam.


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Saturday, 1 November 2008

PODCAST: Blog Mix - October '08

October saw us feature some great artists and even included an interview with XFM DJ, Eddy Temple Morris and a guest mix from Michael Gray. Check the podcast for a round up of October's goings on.


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Friday, 31 October 2008

Busy P - To Protect And Entertain (Crookers Remix)

It's not often a track gets flipped on its head, but the Italian duo have done just that. What was originally a down-tempo hip-hop groove is now a supercharged upbeat electro number, and its pretty good. Featuring vocals by LA rapper, Murs this track is going to be hot property on the trend-setting scene.


Busy P's MySpace / Crookers' MySpace / Buy

Pryda - Wakanpi

After the success of Pjanoo, Erik Prydz has high expectations to live up to. Released on the AA side of his Evouh EP, this progressive number has been making huge waves from within the world's biggest clubs. Wakanpi's tribal groove and epic build give Pryda's latest track a good chance of living up to those raised expectations.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 24 October 2008

Niconé - Una Rosa (H.O.S.H. remix)

We haven't a clue as to who Niconé is but their track, Uni Rosa has been one of the most popular minimal house tunes for a while. The H.O.S.H. (Holger Behn) remix comes straight out of Germany with a more electronic and bouncing rhythmic feel. We don't know too much about this tune except it's popularity on the dance floor. If anyone has more information please leave a comment!


Niconé's MySpace / H.O.S.H.'s MySpace / Buy

Picco - Yeke Yeke

African vocalist, Mory Kanté's 1987 smash hit was given a refit at the end of 2006 by German DJ/producer, Picco. Reworked for the modern day, Picco (Volker Heinrichs) managed to keep the song's original authentic charm while making it up to date enough to rock the world's top clubs. Reportedly one of the summer anthems in Ibiza this year supported by Fatboy Slim amongst others, Yeke Yeke also reached to 5 in the beatport.com electro charts. Also worth checking out is the Michael Mind remix. See the original here.


Official MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 004


Slightly earlier than usual, this month we get treated to some deep and soulful house as Copernicus brings us yet another brilliant mix to compliment our ever-changing moods. There will be a new episode every month featuring many of the wide ranging sub-genres of house so be sure to subscribe so as not to miss a thing.


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Monday, 20 October 2008

GUEST MIX: Michael Gray


As part of our ever growing repertoire of features, Best of House is proud to present the new, Guest Mix. The plan is to feature mixes made exclusively for the blog by top DJ's. We ask them for their favourite current house tunes so you guys can stay on top of today's hottest tracks.

This week we got in touch with Michael Gray, champion of chart topping hits such as 'The Weekend' and 'Borderline'. His latest release, 'Ready For This' under the Robot Man alias came out in August and has been a big success in clubs and radio supported by Axwell, Judge Jules and Pete Tong.


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Sunday, 19 October 2008

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 001


Last month Best of House featured this up and coming DJ as a 'one to watch'. Now we've also been fortunate enough to obtain his services for a regular podcast! Every two weeks Nick Bowman will present a new mix in tech-house and techno styles. Currently the London based DJ has caused the greatest upset in the podcast downloads chart moving up over 1500 places to a stone's throw of the top 200.

The first edition of this new podcast is a super smooth tech-house mix. Don't forget to subscrive using the RSS link below.


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Friday, 17 October 2008

NEWS: Learn with Sander!


Popular Dutch DJ, Sander Van Doorn has released the first of three clips about how he puts together his tunes from start to finish including a tour of his studio. If you want a lesson in how to create that perfect club track you need to check this out!

NEWS: Tong searches for talent


Radio 1 presenter and DJ, Pete Tong starts his two week tour of North America next Tuesday and this time he's talent scouting too. UK superstar, Tong is looking for undiscovered producers to make a name for themselves by handing him their demos at his gigs for him to review and play in his upcoming shows.

“I always get given lots of music when I tour USA and Canada so I thought this time we would make it more official.”

Those who are good enough to impress the DJ can look forward to seeing their track released on Tong's soon-to-be digital label available at beatport.com.

Pete Tong's tour runs between October 21st and November 1st. For more information, click here.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Butch - Amelie

Having his records supported by the likes of Deep Dish, Axwell, Steve Angello, and Claude VonStroke the German DJ has come a long way in a short space of time. Having only been active in the house scene for two years, Butch (Bülent Gürler) has already been nominated for Best Techno Artist and Best Remix awards as part of the Beatport Music Awards. This ambient/minimal piece was released on his EP, Papillon last month and will also feature on his upcoming album (also named Papillon) due for release later this month. Definitely one you'll be hearing more about in the not so distant future.


Official MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Josh Gabriel - Sine Waves

Californian-born DJ/producer, Josh Gabriel (previously of Gabriel & Dresden fame) produces another killer track to close his new solo album, Eight. Released to the masses via the November edition of DJ Magazine, Sine Waves features a hefty build-up of sinusoidal noise and effects to bring his debut solo album to an exciting climax.


Official MySpace / DJ Magazine

Friday, 10 October 2008

Ministry Of Funk - The Dancer (Castelli Ipanema Remix)

Here's a tune that won't be be forgotten easily. Originally a hit for Sister Sledge in '79, sampled for Will Smith's Gettin' Jiggy Wit It in '98, then turned into a dance hit for Dannii Minogue in '07, Ministry of Funk have now turned the original disco tune into a top 10 house hit at digital download store, Beatport. Released in July, The Dancer is now picking up momentum and should be heard in clubs all around town right about now!


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Thursday, 9 October 2008

INTERVIEW: Eddy Temple-Morris

Our latest interview is with dance-rock DJ/presenter/producer, Eddy Temple-Morris. This week he gives us the low-down on what he's been up to as well as his views on the dance scene...



BoH - You’ve been hosting your popular radio show, The Remix on XFM for many years now and have been responsible for the emergence of some of today’s most popular electronic artists. What do you most enjoy about it?

ETM - I love the immediacy of radio, listen to a pile of CDs and downloads each week, then play the ones I love. It's so simple and direct. I also like the fact that I don't have to rely on anyone. If I'm able to stand, and talk, then the show happens.

BoH - Have there been any particularly defining moments?

ETM - The show has been going for nearly nine years so there are quite a few: obvious ones like playing demos by Kasabian, Scissor Sisters, and being the first person to play acts like Pendulum, Reverend And the Makers, Infadels, Alex Metric etc, but the defining moment for me was when I first played a Mix CD by two guys in a band I like, from Belgium. They were called the Flying Deweale Brothers, it was the first time anyone in the UK had heard them on radio. When I invited them for their first ever live radio mix, the phone lines went into meltdown - it was that good. They played at my little club-night and I carried on supporting them because I knew they were the best DJs I'd ever seen and ever would see... Sometime later they changed their name... to 2manyDJs.

BoH - Wow, that's a story to tell the grand-kids! We’ve recently had minimal and electro house prove popular in clubs. What do you see as house music’s next emerging sub-genre?

ETM - There's a groundswell I can feel of - don't take this the wrong way - Gay Electro: that's the most succinct description I can come up with... It's kind of light-loafered, poppy, very musical and melodic electronica with its feet in the 80s, but with production values of now. The best exponent of this, and he will be massive, is a very young Scotsman called GRUM. He's brilliant.

BoH - Who do you think is really at the top of their game in the house scene?

ETM - I don't really know anything about the 'House Scene' - as the prodigy's favourite DJ I share a general loathing of the genre with Liam Howlett, but the people I've been loving in the four-four dance music world this year have been people like The Shoes, DIM, MSTRKRFT, Herve, Jack Beats, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, SebastiAn, Teenage Badgirl, Justice, and I've never stopped loving Utah Saints, Chemical Brothers and Soulwax.

BoH - Any ideas about artists we’re going to hear about in the not-so-distant future?

ETM - GRUM, Plugs, Le Castle Vania and look out for the return of Mylo, and the new Prodigy album which is going to surprise a lot of people and make the entire Nu Rave movement give up and go home.

BoH - You’ve obviously seen a lot of artists come and go. What do you think sets those still around from the rest of the crowd?

ETM - If you make something timeless, if you don't attach yourself -musically- to a fad or a trend, then you'll get longevity.

BoH - Who are your greatest inspirations?

ETM - First and foremost, Liam Howlett for teaching me that dance music could rock as much as rock music, and being the greatest beatmaker and tunesmith weve ever had. Chemical Brothers for their sense of joyous hand-in-the-air music, aimed always at the dancefloor, Orbital for the musicality, Soulwax and Tom Middleton for their eclectisism, Tim Garbutt of Utah Saints who inspired me to raise my game as a DJ, and Barry Ashworth and Adam Freeland for teaching me how to properly connect with a crowd.

BoH - What projects have you currently on the go?

ETM - Its all about The Losers, a dance music production/remix outfit comprising me and Tom Bellamy, the beautiful one from The Cooper Temple Clause (a progressive indie-electronica band from Reading who were never as big as they deserved to be). We've remixed Rage Against The Machine, Candi Staton, The Presets, Slyde and the next Snow Patrol single, amongst many others, and weve nearly finished our debut album.

BoH - Are there any ideas for the not-so-distant future?

ETM - We've just started doing it live... We played our first gig ever at The Dance Rocks Stage of The Secret Garden Party... It went surprisingly well, and we have a handful of gigs booked between now and Chistmas in the north and south of the UK. We just want to get the album away with a label we like and tour it. The live thing works a treat. Tom and I play everything, a lot of triggering, with live guitars, bass, keys and noises.

BoH - For the producers who browse these pages, what does your studio/work station consist of?

ETM - Coming from a live band background, we favour Protools to make our tunes, with Propellerhead Reason and some sexy outboard gear, analogue keys and a Lord Skywave synth, of which there were only 10 ever made.

BoH - Your taste in music is quite eclectic. If only one genre were to survive, what would it be?

ETM - Dance that rocks.

BoH - If you could host your own house music festival who would you invite and why?

ETM - A 'Dance Music Festival' would have to be The Prodigy, because there's still nobody that can touch them live, but if it HAD to be 'HOUSE' music, I guess I couldn't have them, or Soulwax, so my more down-the-line choices would include Tiefschwarz, Boys Noize, Ewan Pearson, Audio Bullys and Slagsmalsklubben.

BoH - Would you headline or watch? (You can do only one!)

ETM - If the Prodigy were playing, I'd support then watch, as I have done many times. Anyone else, I could follow without feeling threatened.


Eddy was also gracious enough to provide us with a track from his band, Losers' upcoming album. This is Friends Are False (Losers Wilson Says Aaron Mix).



You can listen to Eddy's show, The Remix on XFM every Friday evening from 10pm to 1am. For more on Eddy Temple-Morris follow the links below.

Eddy's MySpace / Loser's MySpace / The Remix on XFM

Monday, 6 October 2008

COMPETITION: Ministry offers residency to lucky winner..


Clubbing super-brand, Ministry of Sound is running a competition for all you DJs and producers out there. The prize list is top notch featuring a years residency at their club in London, a spot on their MOS compilation, DJ equipment, a years supply of vodka, and a set on their own radio station. You couldn't ask for more!

All you need to do is send them a 30min mix along with a track you've produced to be eligible for entry. For full details click here. Best of luck!

Saturday, 4 October 2008

PODCAST: Future Technology - Episode 004


Hikari No Sato brings us podcast number four of his Future Technology series. This month we're treated to a blend of funky and electro house to remind us that coming to the end of summer isn't so bad after all. God bless house music.


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PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 003


Best of House's resident podcaster, Finnish DJ, Copernicus brings us some luscious soothing house this month as summer winds down for another year. There will be a new episode every month featuring many of the wide ranging sub-genres of house so be sure to subscribe so as not to miss a thing.


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CLASSIC: A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray

One of the biggest tunes of the acid movement, Voodoo Ray is a far cry from the type of house music we hear today. Things just aren't quite the same, as ravers from the late 80's will tell you. Released in 1988 under Manchester DJ, Gerald Simpson's alias, this tune reached #12 in the UK singles chart and became a house anthem. Apparently the title sample was actually recorded as 'voodoo rage', but was cut short due to memory limitations. Now you know.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 3 October 2008

Deadmau5 - Brazil (Second Edit)

What happened to the original edit we don't know, but what we do know is Deadmau5 - the biggest thing to shape house music since disco (almost) - has just released Random Album Title, a strong contender for album of the year and Brazil plays a big part in that. The track's epic build and uplifting chord progression make for a simply stunning piece of work. Random Album Title has been available online for a month while the hard copy is available in shops tomorrow.


Official MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

REVIEW: Mauro Picotto - The Album

The first DJ to mix live on Top of The Pops released his first album in 2001. The album is very well produced and has a superbly thick, toned kick throughout. It’s filled with classics from the off such as Pulsar, Komodo, and Lizard. Starting with a more melodic, almost Uplifting Trance feel it develops into a rather dark Techno album. Probably the hardest track on the album is Baguette. Pumping a relentlessly unforgiving bass line, you’d be forgiven for thinking it couldn’t possibly have been produced by the same guy who released trance anthem, Komodo. If there’s one album to get you into progressive trance/techno, let this be it. 5/5.

Official MySpace / Buy

Monday, 29 September 2008

FEATURED DJ - Nick Bowman


If you haven't heard, Nick is one of those busy up and coming DJs in the scene. His signature sound is anything 'with a filthy bassline' such as dirty house, techno, electro etc. Having DJ'd both in big clubs in South America and the UK he's well cultured and since he's starting to produce we may be in for a cultural treat! We've been fortunate enough to bring you an exclusive tech/electro mix Nick made for Best of House. You heard it hear first!


Official MySpace / Download / Playlist

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Chymera - Parelo (Kaveh Soroush & Charles Gudagafva Mix)

Rising star of the melodic techno scene, Chymera released this beauty back in August. If you haven't heard this guy you need to check out his MySpace page as he really is one to watch. This remix, by the Iranian/Swedish collaboration brings an electro vibe to the table. Check it out.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 26 September 2008

Steve Mac - Paddy's Revenge

"Grab a partner, swing them round!" UK house producer, Steve Mac brings us his latest outing with his rendition of that old Irish jig we've all heard at some point. This upbeat number can turn any night into a frenzy, proving a massive hit in the UK and Ibiza over the summer. You can bet your bottom dollar you'll be hearing it every St Patrick's Day for the rest of your life. You can find the original, performed by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra way back in '89 here.


Official MySpace / Buy

Monday, 22 September 2008

Âme - Rej (ATFC's Twin Cherries Edit)

'Best remix award' nominee, Aydin the Funki Chile gives the German duo's Rej a rubdown. The original minimal deep house number has been turned into a more electro sounding tune, even if 80% of Âme's score remains the same. Still as dark as the original, ATFC did a great job on this one.


Âme's Official MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 21 September 2008

CLASSIC: Roger Sanchez - Another Chance

It's been a while, but the Classic is back! 2001 saw Roger Sanchez release this fantastic feel-good anthem, based around a sample of Toto's 'I Won't Hold You Back'. Also worth a look is the cracking Afterlife remix. You've gotta love those snare hits!


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 19 September 2008

CLUBBING: Club Matter, London O2

A new club is in town! (For London residents, at least). Club Matter is apparently the result of an unlimited budget with the aim being to create the best club in the world. The future line ups aren't too shabby either, featuring UNKLE, Carl Cox, Mylo, Freeform Five, Sasha, and Arno Cost playing the next two weekends alone! Transport links are covered - You can even arrive by boat! Expect all the stops to be pulled out for this one. Club Matter opens tonight at 8pm.


Official Website

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Guy J - Geko

Israel's dance scene is thriving and it's largely thanks to DJs such as this. Guy J doesn't just produce tunes, he creates musical landscapes, like this one. Geko features on his latest album, Esperanza and was released earlier this month. Here's a clip of him performing over the summer at Global Gathering.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 12 September 2008

INTERVIEW: Fred Deakin

This week Best of House caught up with Fred Deakin, recently of British electronic artist duo, Lemon Jelly fame. We thought we’d find out what he’s currently up to as well as what lies ahead...



BoH - Let’s start with Lemon Jelly as a lot of us first heard your name through this medium. What are you trying to achieve now with your latest projects that perhaps you weren’t back then?

FD - I guess my aims are still pretty similar: I’m trying to make some unique music and put it out there in an interesting visual way.

BoH - What are the chances of a re-formation with Nick Franglen?

FD - My hunch is we’ll get our act together at some point: we’re still pals and see each other on a regular basis but our other projects have taken us elsewhere for the time being.

BoH – So do you have more spare time now you’re flying solo?

FD - No! Less if anything. I'm juggling a lot of balls at the moment.

BoH - You’re also into your art, having run your design company, Airside for coming up to ten years now. Can we expect to see more artwork made by you?

FD - I'm always working on something: my CD sleeves seem to be the main outlet for my visual style at the moment but Airside's varied output usually has some influence from me.

BoH - What are your great inspirations in and out of the music world?

FD - Hmm, where do I start? Visually Victor Vaserely, Bridget Riley, Ed Ruscha, Norman McLaren, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Studio Ghibli: musically Spirit, The Beatles, ACR, Tribe / Beasties / De La etc, D Train, Devendra, Lindstrom / Prins Thomas / Todd Terje, Jill Scott, Kimya Dawson, and that's today's list.

BoH - We heard you have a rather large record collection! How much vinyl do you have now?

FD - I used to have 20,000 records but I weeded it down to 12,000 - less is more! Having said that it's creeping up again.

BoH – Free music on blogs. Harmful or promotion?

FD - Promotion, definitely: having said that I still buy a lot of vinyl myself. Wading through MP3s is hard work!

BoH - If you were to choose just three house music tracks to take with you on a round-the-world trip, what would you pick and where would you visit?

FD - Kerri Chandler - Atmosphere (dub), Photon Inc - Generate Power, Pepe Bradock - Burning. Tokyo, Amsterdam, New York.

BoH – Oldskool! What does the long-term future hold for Fred Deakin?

FD - Death and decay. And chocolate!

BoH – Lastly, it’s 100 years into the future, and the mayor of London has decided to put a Fred Deakin statue up. What pose would you be in and where would you want it to stand?

FD - I would have my hands in the air reaching for the laser and it would be in Soho Square. But if Boris Johnson Jr. is the mayor then he can stick his statue up his arse.


Charming! So there you have it, Fred Deakin shares his thoughts with us. You can see him this coming Thursday (18th) at the Amersham Arms, London as part of the San Miguel Hidden Depths nights. Acts include Sam Sparro, Cosmic Fury (Fred and Tom Middleton) and more to be announced on the night.

James Doman - Everything's Gonna Be Alright

It's being released on Positiva. That's how you know it's going to be a decent track. James Doman's latest work is a clever little number, coupling vocals from Red Carpet's 'Alright' and the piano sample from Ce Ce Rogers' 'Someday' (Yeah Liquid is the well known one, but Ce Ce did it first). It's an uplifting tune and has been hammered by Tiesto over the summer, while also being playlisted by BBC Radio 1. Everything's Gonna Be Alright will be online Sunday (14th Sept) and in stores on Monday.


Official MySpace / Buy

Madonna - Give If 2 Me (Eddie Amador Club Edit)

If there's one thing Madonna isn't short of, it's remixes of her tracks. DJ's are falling over themselves to get their name on her B-Sides it seems, having even been mixed by the likes of Paul Oakenfold. Where Oakenfold tries to emulate the dance-pop style of Freemasons, Amador takes a different angle and strips away everything 'pop' about it leaving a house record even the most underground of DJs wouldn't be scared of playing in one of their sets. If you DO want pop, check out Amador's House Lovers mix.


Eddie's Official MySpace / Madonna's Official MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

COMPETITION: New label searches for talent..

Here's one for all those talented bedroom producers/DJs out there! 54 Music is offering the lucky winners a trip to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, a release on their forthcoming album, and the chance to have their track remixed by Audio Jack or Inland Nights. Brilliant!

All you have to do is send one of your tracks to 54 Music here. For full details, click here. Best of luck!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

NEWS: Our New RSS Widget

If you have a Mac running OSX 10.5 or later you can now download our free RSS widget straight to your dashboard! Keep up to date anywhere, any time.


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Chris Lake - Only One

This latest offering from one of the UK's biggest DJs was released a few weeks ago exclusively on Beatport. Featuring vocals from Kylie-soundalike, Nastala this track claimed No.1 on Ministry's Cool Cuts radio chart and is certainly one to watch.


Official MySpace / Buy

Friday, 5 September 2008

Deepest Blue - Deepest Blue

This club classic hails back from the summer of 2003. Reaching No.1 in the club charts and No.6 in the UK charts it sure was hot property! Members Matt Schwartz and Joel Edwards split in 2005 but recently reformed releasing their new single, Miracle back in June. For a more relaxing take on Deepest Blue check out the John Hopkins mix.


Official MySpace / Buy

Funkerman ft. JW - One For Me

Ardie van Beek, who we know as Funkerman has spent the last fifteen years progressing the ranks of the house scene. Having started his working life in a record store he now co-owns the hugely successful Flamingo Recordings label, runs the Flamingo Nights outfit, and even has a residency at Ibiza super-club, Space! It's surprising the Dutchman has time to produce anything, let alone a string of hits such as 3 Minutes To Explain and Speed Up. His latest tune, One For Me is out Monday 8th. Don't miss it.


Official MySpace

Thursday, 4 September 2008

PODCAST: Future Technology - Episode 003

Taking the logical progression from his previous podcasts, Hikari No Sato presents his third podcast, electro beats giving way to some harder percussive techno sounds.


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Serge Devant - Sweet Harmony

One of New York's brightest young talents last week announced the commercial release of remixes by Dave Dreseden, Trant Cantrelle, and Monaque. As if the original wasn't good enough these guys have worked hard to produce harder hitting club versions and electro versions of this track. Also of note is the utterly stunning Isma-Ae remix that some how manages to make this already lush tune even lusher!


Official MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Midfield General - Disco Sirens

Hard-hitting Disco Sirens is the product of UK-born producer and DJ, Damian Harris. Assisted by Justice's Xavier De Rosnay, this tune exudes that true authentic electro feel. The dirty siren coupled to the funky bassline and raw vocals makes this a hit suitable for almost any club. Add a sexy, captivating video and Midfield General has all the ingredients for an MTV smash. Also check out the MR GASPAR remix.


Official MySpace / Buy

Monday, 1 September 2008

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 002


Copernicus brings us yet another brilliant mix to compliment our ever-changing moods. There will be a new episode every month featuring many of the wide ranging sub-genres of house so be sure to subscribe so as not to miss a thing.


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Monday, 18 August 2008

CLUBBING: Chromeo @ AKA, London

This Thursday (21st August) New York's finest electro-funksters, Chromeo hit up London with a one-off special event courtesy of San Miguel's Hidden Depths club nights. This spectacular evening is being held at AKA (above The End) and will feature a 'secret' line up picked by Chromeo themselves. Their guests will include their favourite acts and influences, including Radio 1 veteran, Annie Mac.

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Far Too Loud - Play It Loud

The London based trio entered the breakbeat scene back in 2005 with the single, Whole Lotta Hate. Two years later and the group had toned their skills to produced this monster. Play It Loud was more house based, and as a result received plays from top DJ's, bringing their heavy sound to the masses. If this were 'Best of Breakbeat' we'd present the even harder hitting, Broken Robot remix, but for now this will do. Featuring the most insane break you've ever heard, this tune holds back on NOTHING. Filth rating: Off the scale.


Official MySpace / Buy

Thursday, 14 August 2008

CLASSIC: Armand van Helden feat. Duane Harden - U Don't Know Me

It's that time again already, and this week it's Boston-born DJ and producer Armand van Helden that provides the classic. U Don't Know Me is a frenzy of cut-up samples from Carrie Lucas' Dance With U (a disco classic in its own right) mixed with the slick vocals of Duane Harden. Reaching #1 in the UK, this is a true house classic!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Kish Mauve - Lose Control (Fred Falke remix)

French funk-master, Fred Falke brings us his remix of this, originally, quite standard track. Laced with soothing guitar patterns and lush pads, this is typical of his previous work. The end result is a brilliantly put together tune that will relax and soothe the senses of even the busiest city worker. Enjoy


Official MySpace

Monday, 11 August 2008

Madonna ft. Justin Timberlake - 4 Minutes To Save The World (Junkie XL remix)

Madonna's recent outing with pop sensation, Justin Timberlake produced more than just a four-week UK chart topper. It produced a plethora of shiny remixes to enjoy too! This one's from Junkie XL, and it gives the March release a new lease of life and a passageway into our clubs and the dance scene. Check it out below.


Madonna's MySpace / Junkie's MySpace / Buy

Starchaser - A New Society

Champions of the hugely funky 2001 hit, Let Your Mind Go Free, the Italian duo (Fausto Fanizza & Thomas Schwartz) present us with the soundtrack to your Summer. Released back in July, this tune has all the ingredients to get any party going. Also worth checking out is the stunning vocal mix.


Official MySpace

Friday, 8 August 2008

CLASSIC: Alison Limerick - Where Love Lives

In short, Where Love Lives is one of the definitive house classics of the 90s. Its unmistakeable piano melody combined with Alison Limerick's soulful voice is a perfect combination. If this doesn't at least get your feet tapping or your head bobbing then there might be something wrong with you!



(Due to embedding troubles this isn't the proper music video, but you can find it here.)

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Technical Issues: Resolved!

Sorry for the delay, due to a PC error we were left in a bit of a pickle! The bad news is the Filthy Weekend wasn't the weekend it should have been. The good news is we're back up and running and planning to continue our weekend on the 16th-17th August. Until then, we will continue as normal. Thanks for staying with us guys and gals! :)

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Technical Issues

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Best Of House will be taking a minor hiatus. Rest assured we will be back very soon with upfront news and tunes from the world of house music. We might even throw that filthy house podcast we were planning in there too. Don't forget to check back for updates on the situation.

Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix)

With a remix reportoire longer than your arm, it was only a matter of time before German duo Digitalism got their hands on a Depeche Mode track, ripped it apart and created an electro monster. Putting the vocal hook through a vocoder and mixing it over some of the nastiest synth sounds ever imagined, this is filth of the highest order.

Filth rating: Even soap won't shift it.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Eric Prydz aka Cirez D – Fabric Test (Highland Cream Recon)

Rumored to be named after Prydz produced the track for a Fabric gig, this bass-heavy monster would challenge even the top London club’s world-renowned sound system. With a nice melodic break in the middle before some nasty filthy chords to set the mood, this is a well-evolving and interesting track. Ten points to whoever can tell us what the ‘Highland Cream Recon’ is all about. Filth rating: Quite filthy.


Official MySpace / Buy

What is Filthy/Dirty House?

What began as an underground movement quickly became popular in mainstream clubs and radio stations around 2004. A form of electro house music, dirty house was harsher, grittier, and its sole purpose was to blow our heads off. Pioneered by the likes of Felix da Housecat and Steve Lawler, dirty house today has found itself host to many mainstream acts such as Tocadisco, Bodyrox, and David Guetta. Yet deeper down the rabbit hole we go, and find full-blown speaker-destroying productions from artists such as Digitalism and Justice. Check out our mix on Sunday for a good hour of the best dirty house has to offer.

Boys Noize – Lava Lava

We start our Filthy Weekend with this electro romper courtesy of Alexander Ridha, aka Boys Noize. The second track of his debut album, Oi Oi Oi released in 2007, Lava Lava is a top notch dirty house production. Also worth checking out is the Para One remix. Filth rating: Filthier than a fully clothed mud bath.


Official MySpace / Buy

Filthy Weekend starts NOW..

The Filthy Weekend has finally arrived! During the next three days the site will be jam packed with utter filth for your enjoyment. - That's not sexy filth if anyone's confused. We're talking about the best in filthy dirty house music! There will be several new features every day and a final 'Filthy Fix' mix on Sunday to top things off. Enjoy!

Thursday, 31 July 2008

CLASSIC: Moby - Go

There was mention of last week's Classic, Papua New Guinea, possibly holding the record for being the most re-released track ever. Moby's Go could easily be a contender for that crown. Based around the a sample of the strings section from Laura Palmer's Theme from Twin Peaks, Go has more remixes (a lot of them by Moby himself) than you ever could name in one sitting. The track featured here is an edit of the Woodtick Mix, probably the best known version.

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Moby - Disco Lies (Spencer and Hill Remix)

We're going for a shortlived Moby theme on my posts for this and the upcoming Classic Of The Week (see if you can guess what that'll be?). Disco Lies is taken from Moby's recently released album Last Night, which is a definite return to form for the New York-born producer. This track mixes the soulful voice of Shayna Steele with some energetic electro-edged beats, and Spencer And Hill take these elements up a few notches. If you haven't heard this doing the rounds already, expect it to be tearing up a dancefloor near you soon.


Offical Myspace

Friday, 25 July 2008

REVIEW: Podcast Kicks

Recently we received an email from a chap notifying us of a website he thought we may be interested in. Naturally, we checked it out and were pleasently surprised with what we found. So much so, we thought we'd review it for you!

Podcast Kicks is a great way to find new and established podcasts. Of course, we headed straight over to the music category to start our journey.

The site is entirely community driven. This means users can contribute by adding their own as well as other people's podcasts that they listen to. These can then be 'kicked' (or in other words, voted) by 'tuning in' to the 'cast. The idea is that the best podcasts head to the top of the list, essentially weeding out the trash and presenting you with the best material out there. But wait, here's the best bit.. For every podcast you submit, you share 50% of the profits made from Google's AdSense service on that page!

There are many other categories ranging from the arts to politics and technology. We found the music section full of content and will probably be adding some of our podcasts to the list!

Signing up takes just seconds so check it out. 5/5

Dirty South - Let It Go

Released on Axtone Records, Let If Go is one of the Serbian-born producer and DJ's biggest hits to date, receiving the acclaimed 'Essential New Tune' award on Pete Tong's radio show. Perfect for summer, this little gem will have you bouncing around the room in no time!


Official MySpace / Buy