Thanks for visiting. As we approach summer we're back into full swing. Interviews and new tunes to follow..!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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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