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

Friday, 4 December 2009

NEWS: Bowman pres. The Future Underground Show


We gave warning that our resident podcast DJ was hitting the airwaves last Saturday but if you missed it you can catch the recorded show below. Joined by Camilo Serna and Quinn French, Nick Bowman presents The Future Underground Show.


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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 007 & 008



Nick Bowman's back with more top quality mixes. This time he treats us to some 'twisted tech' beats with the likes of Umek and Tocadisco. Also check out his radio mix Matt Diamond on Disfunktional Radio by clicking the Playlist link below.


Download Ep007 / Download Ep008 / Playlist / RSS Link

Saturday, 31 October 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 Episode 008

All is quiet at Best Of House Towers. Too quiet. Time for some noise!

FT2.0 is back with another monthly platter of musical delights to whet your appetite. Fusing together a blend of tech flavours, chilled synths and chunky beats, Episode 008 is a journey through the spectrum of house to submerge yourself in as the days get shorter and the nights get colder.


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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 Episode 007

First of all, apologies. Due to ongoing site maintenance and various other happenings Best Of House is currently on a small hiatus. However, all is not lost. Though the majority of news and tracks will pass by unannounced for a short while, the site will still be host to our residing podcasts; Nick Bowman's Bowcast, Copernicus' Highway To House and Hikari No Sato's Future Technology 2.0 will all still feature, and these will be posted up as and when they are ready for listening. Don't forget to check back regularly for updates!

Speaking of podcasts...


Episode 007 of Future Technology 2.0 brings us back to familar territory, leading in with some minimal house before skewing over to some deeper funky grooves. A perfect mix for lazing on the terrace in the autumn sunshine!


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Sunday, 13 September 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology Episode 005 / Episode 006

That's right, it's another double post!


This time it's the return of Future Technology 2.0, with two episodes of aural pleasure. Episode 005 is a journey through the lighter sounds of house, from minimal to progressive, Episode 006 takes you further, out of progressive territory and into some breakbeats. Highlights include Sasha, King Unique and Darren Emerson in Episode 005, and Way Out West, Pryda and an unsigned artist and remixer to round off proceedings in Episode 006. Check out both below!



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Saturday, 22 August 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 012 & 013


In keeping with our double posts here's another one, this time from our resident Finnish DJ, Copernicus. Episodes 12 and 13 continue the journey through deep and soulful house to the usual high standard. Enjoy the ride and subscribe so as not to miss a thing!


Download Ep012 / Download Ep013 / Playlist / Subscribe

Saturday, 8 August 2009

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 005 & 006


In this latest two-part instalment of Nick's popular Bow'cast podcast series he covers all things Tech House, Minimal and Techno with a garnish of Tribal elements for effect. Not only has our resident podcaster been busy putting these treats together for you he's also found the time to pursue his DJing career and will be spinning along side our old friend, Michael Gray (see his Guest Mix here) at top London club Pacha on the 15th. From there Nick's kicking off his tour of Italy with a gig in Parma Elettronica. Watch this space!


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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Chicane - Poppiholla

Not so many years ago a well-known Swedish band released a track that was to take main stage in countless films, TV ads and sporting events around the world. That was Sigur Rós' emotionally moving 2005 release, Hoppípolla (meaning 'jumping into puddles'). Fast forward four years and one of the UK's most respected producers sees his remix climb to No.7 in the national charts. Chicane's Poppiholla not only turns the modern classic into a four-to-the-floor dance anthem, but also manages to retain the emotion and excitement of the original creating a stunning progressive house tune that will be remembered for a long time to come.


Chicane's MySpace / Sigur Rós' MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 12 July 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 - Episode 004


And so we continue to have trouble with bandwidth, the demand for FT2.0 is seemingly just too high for us to cope. Apologies to those who try to download the podcast only to find the bandwidth quota has been used for the month!

Episode 004 brings us to familiar minimal and house territory, with a couple of vocal tracks thrown in for good measure, before winding up with some experimental tech-house sounds. And keep an ear out for a quick excerpt from Bill Bryson in the intro!


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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

INTERVIEW: Dave Dresden & Mikael Johnston

Neither name is a stranger to dance music having both been wrapped up in the scene for more than a decade. Dresden of course was member of the stellar Gabriel & Dresden while Johnston was defining the San Francisco house sound with Mephisto Odyssey. Together this pair have a chance to make their mark on the dance scene once again, but just how do they plan on doing that? Best of House caught up with the newly formed duo to ask more..



BoH – It’s a new partnership. Would you like to explain how this came to be?

Dave –We met each other briefly in 2000 before I met Josh Gabriel. Mikael was in a band called Mephisto Odyssey that was signed to Warner Bros. I had Mephisto Odyssey on my radio show which was on Groove Radio for a live performance. We continued to talk online about working together but Mikael got busy touring to support his album and I met Josh and started working on what became Gabriel & Dresden.

Mikael – I think that Dave and I always had a natural chemistry from the first time we met, the timing just wasn't there back in 2000. After I left Warner I spent a lot of time producing and engineering and writing music. I was moving more towards vocal-centric material and away from the underground house and breaks sound of Mephisto, although Mephisto is still something that is ongoing. The interesting part about our story is that I actually knew and worked with Josh Gabriel long before Dave met Josh. I had worked before signing my contract at Warner Bros. for Josh's company Mixman, we had even worked a bit on music together as well.

BoH – How would you define your style?

Dave – Sad, sexy and euphoric.

Mikael – It's definitely a hybrid of what we both love about music, not just dance music. We pull ideas from everywhere all the time when we're working on a remix or new song idea. As for how it turns out, I mean I guess it's definitely music that we hope will create a mood and say something that means something to us while retaining at least the appearance of a universal message.

BoH – What qualities do you both possess that will make this collaboration work?

Dave & Mikael – Besides the fact that we've both had a lot of industry experience we also have complimentary talents. Dave has the uncanny ability to pick parts, design sounds and rhythms that are the heartbeat of our songs. Mikael is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and engineer. That might be over simplifying it a bit but in a nutshell that's how we work. We both often work closely with each other on all aspects of a song as well. For instance Dave will come up with melody ideas or Mikael will work with FX to help shape a sound.

BoH – Can you describe the process of how an idea becomes a full track when working as a duo? Does one person take the lead?

Dave – We have both worked apart and together, it depends on the song. Sometimes one of us will have an idea in our head for a direction and we'll assign tasks, like Dave might work on the drum programming while Mikael works on the bass. We'll then combine parts and begin to build the track.

Mikael – Often times I'll play a line, could be a synth pad or lead and I'll shoot it over to Dave and he'll slice it, dice it and effect it into something brand new then shoot it back to me to add to the arrangement. We never really know when we start where it's going to end up even when we feel we have a clear idea of our direction. The song always takes us on a journey.

BoH – How did you manage to bag yourselves a remix of what is already shaping up to be one of the biggest singles of 2009?

Dave – The A & R department contacted me looking for a Gabriel and Dresden style remix. Upon hearing the parts I felt Mikael (Johnston) would be the perfect person to work with me to help see this remix to fruition. Johnston and I had already been fooling around in the studio since the previous summer. After finishing the Lily Allen remix it was clear that we had the right chemistry in the studio to develop our new duo, so I suggested we call ourselves Dresden and Johnston when it came time to credit the remix.

Mikael – Dave and I have a lot of the same loves and want to go in a similar musical direction it keeps things exciting even when doing more mundane tasks. For instance we both have a love for analog synthesis and vintage analog recording gear. We both love vocals and music that create an emotional response.

BoH – Dave, you mentioned in your MySpace blog with apparent pleasure that you “pulled out the Moog and the Prophet 08” for this Lily Allen remix. Do you have any preference to hardware/software synthesizers when producing tracks?

Dave – Mikael and I both have a love for analog synthesizers. That doesn't mean we don't use software synths, but we will almost always choose the actual analog box over the software equivelent whenever possible. Some of the synths we've been using at our studio are the Prophet 8, Moog Voyager, Roland Super Jupiter, Roland JX-3P, and the Studio Electronics ATC-X. Some of the software synths we use are the Arturia Arp2600, Rob Papen Blue, ES-P, and the Vangaurd.

BoH – Mikael, still working with Orpheos Dejournette as Mephisto Odyssey, how are you going to manage your time between the two partnerships?

Mikael: Actually Orpheos left the band just before Mephisto Odyssey left Warner Bros. in January of 2002. The newer Mephisto Odyssey material that has been released since (mostly between 2006-present) have been produced by myself and Josh Camacho. Josh was our touring DJ back while we were at Warner. He was hired to take Barrie's place in our live PA when Barrie's wife had breast cancer. We were very sad to see Barrie have to leave the project but Josh has been amazing. Orpheos is working on his own solo material which has gone in a very different direction.

BoH – Dave, how is this partnership different from the Gabriel & Dresden legacy? Are you looking to achieve different goals?

Dave – I'm looking to continue where I left off and see where it takes me. I don't think we have any preconceived notions but I feel we're fastly approaching what I'm looking for.

BoH – You’ve both worked predominantly in partnerships. Is there a benefit to this?

Dave – Absolutely, it's great being able to apply your strengths to their strengths, being able to delagate work to one another so things can be acheived more quickly, having someone to bounce ideas off of and tell you when to believe the hype and when not to. ...plus it's just more fun to work with someone else.

BoH – Will you be DJing together as well as producing?

Mikael – Yes, but not immediately, and then only now and again until we release an album or EP that warrants that kind of tour support. In the meantime Dave will continue his fairly vigorous tour schedule on his own. Our first official appearance together will be at a festival here in San Francisco on August 7th (the Best of the Bay festival that's hosted by The East Bay Express).

BoH – What does the future hold for Dresden & Johnston? Are there more releases in the pipeline?

Mikael – So far this year we've done remixes for Lily Allen, Nadia Ali, BT, JD Webb and The Crystal Method. We just finished up The Crystal Method remix today as a matter of fact. We're going to take a short break from remixing to concentrate on finishing original material, including a song Dave started with our friend John Debo and music we wrote and recorded with Nadia Ali in June of this year.

BoH – Which one piece of DJ/studio gear could you not live without?

Dave – A Mac computer running Logic.

Mikael – A Mac computer running Pro Tools HD.

BoH – Which DJs/producers do you think we should be looking out for this year?

Dave & Mikael – Pablo Decoder, Wippenberg, Grayarea, Morgan Page, Serge Devant.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 011

Here's the latest mix from our resident DJ, Copernicus. As usual, this high quality deep house mix will have you drifting to a place of mental bliss. Enjoy the ride and subscribe so as not to miss a thing!


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Thursday, 18 June 2009

Abramasi - The Way

Released on the Russian No Money No Honey label this tune was fired into the clubs last month. The progressive hit has been an instant success featuring on numerous radio stations and podcasts since. Naturally the next logical step was to feature it on here.. If you happen to know who Abramasi actually is, please let us know!


Buy

Sunday, 14 June 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0: Episode 003


We said we wouldn't keep you waiting long, and here it is; Episode 003 of FT2.0. Opening up with some electronica vocal tracks then drifting into some minimal and electro, this mix is the perfect accompaniment to the fine weather the world has been enjoying recently.

And rest assured, the next podcast will be ready to go come the end of the month!


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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

PROMO: Pick of the week!

Here are the hottest tunes to turn up in our inbox this week.

Keith Thompson - Nature Rise (Jack Smeraglia Radio Edit)
Following his last hit, Break 4 Love the New Yorker's latest release is a vocal treat and will be featured on his upcoming album, Party Starter this autumn. (Right-click, save as.)

Boy Crisis - L'homme (Run Hide Survive Remix)
We stay in the Big Apple for a little while longer as electro/punk rebel Boy Crisis does his thing. This punchy hard-hitting electro track is simply the business. Download it! (Right-click, save as.)

Carl B & Mikael Weermets - Late Night Avenue (Original Mix)
Carl B & Mikael Weermets - Late Night Avenue (Carl B Drum Dub)
The guys over at Nellie Recordings sent over these quality progressive tracks last week. Both mixes are great and you can buy them here.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 - Episode 003


'So where's the new episode of FT2.0?' you cry - or at least that's what the bandwidth usage is saying. Due to the massive interest in the last episode we're currently struggling to get the next episode up. But it is on its way, so keep 'em peeled!

Friday, 5 June 2009

Wolfgang Gartner - Push & Rise

This funky number was released back in April and brings the talk box to the masses once again. Born and bred on the American west coast, real name Joey has produced a fantastic club-worthy track that gives the genre defining Daft Punk a run for their money. Featuring the French duo's signature sound with some 'tech-house-esque' breakdowns Gartner seems to have found the perfect mix for both the club and radio. Definitely a hit for the summer.


Official MySpace / Buy

Monday, 1 June 2009

MUSINGS OF A HOUSE DIVA: Unsung Heroines

For me, the heart of any memorable song is a vocalist's ability to emotionally connect with her audience. Ironically then, with the rise of the superstar DJ over the last decade it is rare to see a vocalist billed as a headliner. While this is a topic for another day, I wanted to give props to some of the ladies that have inspired me to make house music.

Paris Gray and Inner City - Whatcha gonna do with my loving?


Her smooth vocals made this cover of a Stephanie Mills track into an original interpretation. I absolutely love her understated but seductive delivery. I remember thinking, back in the day, that I hadn't experienced enough amour to convey the smooch factor of this track. I was right. I can still only do it justice when I'm loved up to the hilt!

India and MAW - To be in love



Nuyorican soul diva India sings about the joy of being in love with being crass or getting overly soppy. She manages to convey sincerity without losing the uptempo vibe of the track.

Shara Nelson and Massive Attack - Safe from Harm


Good lyrics have always been my thing. I've always believed that singing own thoughts makes one a better vocalist and Shara Nelson provides the perfect example. Her vocals in Safe from Harm make me feel like I'm walking with her, staring down all those dodgy people and hoping my guy will be alright. This is a thought provoking, reflective track from her and Massive Attack, who in my opinion remain unrivaled in pioneering innovative dance music.

Martha Walsh and Blackbox - Everybody


Walsh's superb vocals prove that she can sing anything, including dudd lyrics, and make it sound good. As an aside, the original release of this single was in the Milli Vanilli era, and all to predictably, some brainwave decided to replace Martha Walsh and use a forgettable model in the video. Funny that, as watching Martha would have been far more entertaining than suffering through a charisma challenged woman lip syncing dreadfully.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

CLASSIC: Funkstar De Luxe vs. Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining

The majority of the northern hemisphere enjoyed a scorcher of a day today and if a song couldn't be more fitting, this is it. Based on the reggae legend's original masterpiece this remix hit the airwaves back in 1999 and catapulted strait to number one in the UK. According to his website, Martin Ottesen (Funkstar De Luxe) has been busy working on new material. We'll let you know when it emerges.


Funkstar's Website

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 009/010

Due to our 'outage' last month unfortunately we didn't take the opportunity to feature DJ Copernicus' podcast. The good news however is that this month we bring you TWO episodes of the Fin's top quality deep house selection. Subscribe so as not to miss a thing - even if WE do!


Download Ep009 / Download Ep010 / Playlist / Subscribe

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Deadmau5 - Clockwork (Helvetic Nerds Remix)

Right, we've been away too long - and for that we apologise - so it's time to kick-start Best of House again with this super new track from the Swiss group, Helvetic Nerds. Thanks for being patient and check back daily for more quality releases!



Deadmau5's MySpace / Kelvetic Nerds' MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 3 May 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 - Episode 002


The second mix selection from Hikari No Sato's 2.0 edition of Future Technology is here, opening with some laidback vocals before moving into more energetic electro house territory. Thirteen tracks blended in a seamless mix, perfect for your night out warm-up or a lazy afternoon chill-out.

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Sunday, 26 April 2009

INTERVIEW: Martijn Ten Velden

Perhaps best known for his hit record I Wish You Would, this DJ's been at the forefront of the house and minimal/electro scene for the most-part of the 2000's. Best of House recently caught up with the Dutch superstar to find out what he's been up to as well as what lies ahead. Here's what Martijn Ten Velden had to say...


BOH - Let’s start from the beginning. Martijn Ten Velden: How did it all begin?

MTV - Well, I bought my first drum machine (Roland tr-808) when I was fifteen with money I made from doing the paper rounds in the morning before going to school. Then I bought one deck and a little mixer so I could scratch over the top of my beats. I just loved playing around with beats and records and I’m still doing it and loving it today!

BoH - What was the first dance record you bought and when was the last time you listened to it?

MTV - I remember one of the first records I ever bought was by Gary Bird and It’s called ‘You wear the crown’. It’s like an old school rap record with a disco beat. It’s been collecting dust in my Dad’s attic for a long time now..

BoH - As an international DJ you travel a lot. Where do you find the time for producing?

MTV - I start a lot of ideas on the airplane or in a hotel and then continue working on them in my studio at home in the weekdays. I try to make more time for producing these days because it’s easy to just DJ and do nothing else, so I deliberately take some weekends off from DJing to get more done in the studio, otherwise there’s just not enough days in the week.

BoH - Do you have a favourite club/country to DJ in?

MTV - There are so many great clubs out there it’s ridiculous! I’ve had so many great experiences in many countries. But I would have to say my favourite country to play in is Brazil. The amount of great clubs in that country is amazing and the people just love dance music like nowhere else - except maybe in Bulgaria, Romania, U.S.A, Russia, Denmark, UK.. :)

BoH - You’ve just released the rather epic, Together and along side it the Dubai Dub. Why Dubai?

MTV - Haha, you’re the first one to ask! It’s because I moved to Dubai last summer and I did it in Dubai. So I thought it a fitting title.

BoH - Your Chime remix was undoubtedly one of the biggest tracks of the winter, and no doubt will make a big resurgence this summer. Were you ever nervous about it living up to the original?

MTV - Not nervous, because nobody can touch the original anyway, but I knew from the start I had to make a big effort and treat it with a lot of respect. I just spent a lot of time on it, trying to give it the class production that it deserves and also give it a modern twist.

BoH - Do you have any more remixes coming up?

MTV - I did a remix of the old Heller & Farley classic “Ultra Flava’ which just came out on Junior Boys Own recently, and I also have a remix coming out on Stealth Records of Martin Acorsi ‘This is How we Do’.

BoH - What are you working on at the moment?

MTV - I am putting the finishing touches to my new mix album this week. It’s the next offering in the ‘Defected Clubland Adventures‘ Series. I made a real special effort on this one as it’s Defected’s 10th anniversary this year. Every track in the mix is from the Defected catalogue. I tried to mix the old and the new together in a really fresh way, so almost every track is a re-edit with an accapella from another track over the top, extra beats and some extra sound effects. I used a total of 36 titles to put the mix together, but it doesn’t feel rushed or over the top. Nice listening before going out!

BoH - If you could work with any artist/DJ who would you choose and why?

MTV - Tentemoller, because he’s a f***ing Genius!!

BoH - What has been your proudest moment in and out of the music world?

MTV - Winning the Dutch Junior Athletics Championship 4 x 100 meters relay when I was 16. Sometimes when I feel a bit rough I look at the big gold medal and it still lifts my spirits!

BoH - Is there anything you’d like to say to the readers of Best of House?

MTV - Come and visit me sometime on MySpace or Facebook to check what I’m up to, please!! Hahaha. Also my new website is about to go live! If you register we’ll have some free music and DJ mixes by myself for you! And you’ll be kept up to date with all my wrongdoings. Keep house music alive!!

Friday, 17 April 2009

PROMO: Pick of the week!

Once again it's time to get those promos out there. Here's the best of April so far!

Mephisto Odyssey - Supa Chron (Relentless Amnesty Remix)
Out on Groove Quest Records this electro/progressive cross over hits all the right notes.

Relentless - GEO600 (Original Mix)
Deep, techie, progressive. Pretty much sums this one up.

Relentless - Mono Love (Original Mix)
Relentless - Mono Love (Stereo Heroes Remix)
Relentless - Mono Love (After Midnight Remix)
Quite a standard track but the remixes are well worth checking out. Check out our Stereoheroes guest mix here for more of the same.

Chubby Fingers - Baby Don't Care
Very quirky, this one! Sampling Nina Simone Chubby Fingers added the fidget/electro flavour.

Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy (Chew Fu Ghetto House Refix)
Fresh out of New York, Chew Fu releases his club refix of the Britney tune.

Tiesto - "Lethal Industry" (DJ Red & Josh Dupont 2009 Mix)
The American due put out their take of the Tiesto classic this week. Electrofied!

David Ekenbäck ft. Cherry - Nairu (Don & Palm Remix)
Time for a Swedish duo's remix! This one's a progressive tune with a typical house vocal. Definitely for the clubs.

Alaa - Melia (Original Mix)
Alaa - Eurynome (Original Mix)

It seems there's a new release every week from this guy. Fortunately they get better and better. More dreamy progressive house here.

Friday, 10 April 2009

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 004


Our resident podcaster has released his latest 'Spring' tech house mix featuring some seriously hot tunes right now. More impressively Nick won IDJ Magazine's Raw Talent competition for his January mix judged by Deepgroove, Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West) and Riva Starr! Be sure to subscribe to this man-of-the-moment so as not to miss a beat!


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Monday, 6 April 2009

Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone

Radio 1 DJ and legend Pete Tong was the first to air Calvin's latest hit over a month ago in the UK and it went down a storm, being played in consecutive shows after. Since then there's been a Deadmau5 and Herve remix with Tiesto's effort for release shortly. Meanwhile the original went on sale yesterday and will almost certainly be the Scottish DJ's first solo number one.


MySpace / Buy

CLUBBING: Shade @ Woodley Park, CA


This Saturday 11th the Californian-based Shade party returns for more mayhem featuring some fantastic DJs including a 3-hour set from Porter Tinsley & Saynt. Held at Woodley Park, Van Nuys expect a fun 'picnic' atmosphere with plenty of the hottest house music to keep you on your toes. Organisers divaDanielle and Porter Tinsley will be welcoming those of all ages while this party in the park is free and will be collecting donations to Heal The Bay for anyone who's feeling generous. For more info, CLICK HERE!

12-3 Porter Tinsley & Saynt Tag Team Marathon Three Hour Set
3-4 Mr.Caparro (16bit&Beyond / Family Affair / Rise Up - LA)
4-5 Fatfinger (Project Alma, Plump)
5-6 DJ Saadhu (Bass Ritual, Afterburn)
6-sunset divaDanielle (Shade)

April 11 | noon to sunset | Lot 1 | 6335 Woodley Ave. Van Nuys, CA 91406

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 - Episode 001


After a brief hiatus (wherein laptops crashed and ultimately died, only then to be resurrected from the brink), Hikari No Sato finally returns to re-invent the Future Technology podcast and entertain your eardrums once more. FT2.0 promises to continue in the tradition of bringing fresh floor fillers and headphone anthems together in one complete session (and it's just the right size to burn on to a CD if you still like your mixes the oldschool way!)


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Saturday, 28 March 2009

PROMO: Pick of the week!

The last two weeks have seen some good promos coming in. Here's the best of the bunch. Enjoy!

Dan McKie - What's That Noise
Newcastle-grown Dan McKie has been busy producing a LOT over the last year. This, his latest minimal techno crossover track will have set speakers pounding.

Joy Division - Atmosphere (IAMXL Remix)
After his Faxing Berlin remix hit the Billboard dance charts the Vancouver DJ set about remixing this classic. This track is warped to say the least! Good for a late night stroll with the headphones.

Phil England presents Sunstitute feat. Larisa - Open Up (Re-Tribute)
The tag-team partnership of Phil England and Craig Dalzell is now well into its fifth year and is still going strong. Featuring the hot vocal talent of Ministry's Larisa this tune will be great for the radio in particular leading up to summer. Several mixes available here.

Phonat - Get Down My Street
Phonat - Set Me Free (Extended Mix)

The London based Italian set the electronic music word alight recently with Learn To Recycle that Radio 1's Rob Da Bank called 'Bohemian Rhapsody for the acid house generation'. These two tracks are bursting with quality. If you're a fan of Phonat you'll want to be checking back to Best of House as we've got an exclusive studio tour coming up soon!

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Chris Kaeser - The Rhythm Of The Beat

It took less than two weeks to climb to the top of the Beatport charts and is currently sitting at number three. Featuring passionate vocals - that take you back to when house was well and truly niche - before dropping into a pumping floor-filling groove, the French DJ has got this one just right. Check out his MySpace for more!


Official MySpace / Buy

Sunday, 22 March 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 008


Its time for the latest installment of DJ Copernicus' ever popular monthly podcast. Episode eight continues our journey into deep house featuring Joey Kay and Arthur Deep. 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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Thursday, 19 March 2009

SPONSORED: RaveStuff.com


We recently received an email pointing us in the direction of a fantastic website for clubbers called RaveStuff. On it you can buy all sorts of fun accessories of the neon variety. From glow sticks to lights and accessories, it's all there. Check them out at RaveStuff.com. Here's an interview with one RaveStuff's many satisfied customers..

Ravestuff: Janet, how did you first become a customer of Ravestuff?

Janet: I go to a lot of raves and every time I go, I get ripped off by
the vendors there. They charge about 3 dollars per glow stick, which
is way more than it should cost. But at Monster Massive this past
Halloween, my friend brought a bunch of glow sticks with him and just
started handing them out to my friends. I asked him where he got them
and he told me about Ravestuff.com. From then on, I’ve always ordered
my glow sticks and accessories from Ravestuff before I party!

Ravestuff: Were you pleased with our products and customer service?

Janet: Yes, definitely. Everything is priced really cheap and I love
the free shipping. Not to mention that you guys have a wide selection
of accessories- my favorite are "LED finger rave lights", which I get
complimented on at every rave!

Ravestuff: Will you be shopping with Ravestuff again, Janet?

Janet: Of course. And I’d recommend this site to anyone who loves
raving with style, the way I do!

Monday, 16 March 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 16th March, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Saturday, 14 March 2009

Santito - House Addict (Block & Crown Paradise Mix)

Dutch DJ, Santito (aka Klaas Hilverda) has his latest track reworked by the duo fresh off the back of their hit, Crowd Pleaser. This industrial sounding electro tune was released and featured in Dumb Dan's 'Twelve Bombs' show last month. Turn up the bass!


Official Website / Buy

Monday, 9 March 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 9th March, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Saturday, 7 March 2009

Guy Gerber - Timing

Israeli DJ and producer Guy Gerber released his latest track on Sven Väth's label, Cocoon Recordings at the end of January. Timing gained popularity towards the end of '08 after its promo release hit the clubs and radio. Showing its longevity it was featured as the award-winning podcast Dance Department's 'World Wide Warning' this week. Check out Guy's MySpace for tour dates as he has plenty lined up for the next few months!


Official MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Faithless - Music Matters feat. Cass Fox (Mark Knight Remix)

UK dance legends Faithless have had their latest track remixed by Axwell, Pete Heller, and now the epic Mark Knight version has hit number one over at online music store, Beatport. The original laid-back house affair has been turned into a progressive monster and was tearing it up in America when Knight played at Pacha NYC over the weekend. Music Matters was released last week. Look out!


Official MySpace / Buy

Monday, 2 March 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 2nd March, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Monday, 23 February 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 23rd February, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Sunday, 22 February 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 007


Its time for the latest instalment of DJ Copernicus' ever popular monthly podcast. Episode seven continues our journey into deep house featuring some great gems. 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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Saturday, 21 February 2009

Rudenko - Everybody (Morjac Remix)

Hot out of Russia, Leonid Rudenko has invaded the charts with his killer tune, Everybody. Now Morjac, the Danish duo who are relatively unknown to the dance scene have made their mark with this stunning funky house remix. This tune is set to conquer clubs everywhere and has already been a hit on the airwaves. Released last Monday you'll be hearing a lot more of this one!


Rudenko's MySpace / Morjac's MySpace/ Buy

PROMO: Pick of the week!

Here's a bumper post with the hottest promos we received this week. Some good stuff here. Enjoy!

Bit Crushers - Wanna Ride (Original Mix)
DJ Fame and Gaby Dershin produced this one for promo only and it's well worth checking out. They've also made a great electro mix you can also download for free here.

Bit Crushers - Wanna Ride (DJ Fame Remix)
This one is much more accessible for those not so into electro. Still retaining its quirkiness DJ Fame managed to raise the bar for this one.

Mark Bale - Tabaka (Original Mix)
Nellie Recordings are putting out some quality tunes at the moment and Mark Bale is testament to that. This early hours progressive track hit download stores last week.

Mark Bale - Happy Tears (Original Mix)
The break is so epic you'll have your arms in the air while listening to this on the bus. Well perhaps not, but you won't be able to resist doing it in the clubs!

Mark Mendes - Anzu (Original Mix)
He's only 19 but isn't wasting any time producing quality tracks. Anzu is a deep progressive tune that would be great for nearer the end of a night.

Mark Mendes - La Boom (Original Mix)
Showing he's just as capable of producing tech-house La Boom is of the same high standard.

Hypnotic Hour - Sleepy (Topo & LMK Remix)
This one wouldn't sound out of place warming up for a Sander van Doorn set.

Kocky feat. Noonie Bao - Prison Break (Adrian Lux Remix)
More progressive house, this time with accompanying vocals from Noonie Bao. Expect to hear some big DJs playing this.

Monday, 16 February 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 16th February, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Royksopp - Happy Up Here (Boys Noize Remix)

Prepare to be disturbed. Having recently celebrated their 10th birthday the Norwegian duo, Torbjorn Brundtland and Svein Berge released Happy Up Here last month. It has since set radio airwaves alive with its feel-good nature and seemingly innocent naivety. In the mean time the German, Alexander Ridha aka Boys Noize has flipped this one on its head as he so often does. A release date hasn't yet been announced.


Royksopp's website / Boys Noize's MySpace

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Natalie Konan & Kim Jofferey - Take Me There (Chris Kaeser Remix)

The internationally acclaimed French DJ and label owner, Chris Kaeser gave the original more of a polish than a remix, but subtlety isn't a bad thing and Take Me There is a prime example. Suitable for both serious and commercial clubs, this tune has already proved a hit while supported by Axwell, Laidback Luke, and Laurent Wolf. Chris tours Australia this month and Miami, Florida in March.


Natalie's MySpace / Kim's MySpace / Chris' MySpace / Buy

Friday, 13 February 2009

Pryda - Animal / Loaded

Eric Prydz returns this week under his Pryda moniker with the release of Pryda 013 (available to download from 18th February and on vinyl a week later). Loaded is a minimal-influenced affair with floating pads and some interesting percussion, but it's Animal that's garnered the most attention recently, with Pete Tong championing the tune in the clubs. Stuttery synths and chunky beats create an electro monster, making this a genuine contender in any DJ's box.



Wednesday, 11 February 2009

GUEST MIX: Stereoheroes


One of France's hottest electro DJ's at the moment, Stereoheroes sent us this exclusive mix for Best of House. Unfortunately it's not entirely 'exclusive' any more since they also posted it on their MySpace, but take our words for it - It was mixed for you guys!

Back on track, the duo from the 'dirty south' of France have had a phenomenal rise in the electro scene over the last two years. Originally two single producers, the team got together to make some tunes, sent them to blogs and ended up signing their tracks to some big labels. Their productions aren't easy to categorise but they say they're somewhere along the lines of 'super comic electro-crunk'.

Not only do the pair write floor-filling party tunes but they have DJ'd around the world from Paris to Sydney bringing their addictive sound with them. March and April will see them jetting off to spin their magic in Canada and America respectively.

This mix is absolutely entertaining from start to finish and we're proud to say it was made for you guys. Be sure to check out their MySpace. If you're into your electro you're going to be hearing a lot more of Stereoheroes! Enjoy.


MySpace / Download / Playlist / Subscribe

Monday, 9 February 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 9th February, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Reflekt Feat. Delline Bass - Need To Feel Loved (Adam K & Soha Mix)

It was only a matter of time until this one made it on to the front page. Feflekt (Seb Fontaine & Julian Peake) released the original in 2004 before the tune became synonymous with the cult film, It's All Gone Pete Tong. Now Toronto boys Adam K and Soha Radjpoust have turned the original trance anthem into a progressive floor-filler of epic proportions. Adam K has hinted the single is likely to drop around March so until then here's the video featuring 'that' DJ, Frankie Wilde.


Feflekt's MySpace / Adam's MySpace / Soha's MySpace

Monday, 2 February 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


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Sunday, 1 February 2009

The Sunday Sampler: Eddie Murphy / Sharam

The Sunday Sampler embarks on another monthly escapade, this time focusing on the multi-talented stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. It's probably quite accurate to say not a lot of people really appreciated his singing career though, let alone really knew he even had one. Here he is with his only major hit, from 1985, Party All The Time.



Roll onto 2006, and one half of Deep Dish, Sharam Tayebi (or just Sharam) compressed the title down to just PATT, and further compressed Murphy's vocal talents into a monster house tune. Enjoy!

Saturday, 31 January 2009

NEWS: Find us on Twitter!


It was going to happen... The huge popularity of the micro-blogging service has caught up with us and now you can now follow Best of House to stay up to date with exclusive news on our plans. For example, right now 'Bestofhouse is arranging interviews with some big names! ;)'

We won't be showing our status on the blog in future, so subscribe to our new Twitter feed at twitter.com/bestofhouse for exclusive insider info.

Friday, 30 January 2009

PODCAST: Future Technology Episode 008


Back with his first podcast of the year, Hikari No Sato presents Episode 008 of Future Technology by taking things right back to where it started - minimal house. Taking in tracks from many new labels currently expanding the scene, FT008 is the perfect mix for chilling on a lazy afternoon or to wind down your latest big night out.



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Wednesday, 28 January 2009

SPONSORED: Kickers pres. Chromeo



The international footwear brand Kickers is helping celebrate the release of a new CSS remix of Chromeo's funky electro album title track. Though the album, Fancy Footwork was released way back in 2007 its hit single of the same name has remained ever popular still featuring in today's DJ sets. Of course, there have been many remixes since the album dropped but Kickers were keen to get on board with this one.

The Fancy Footwork campaign launched at music festivals last year where revelers were challenged to be filmed throwing down their finest footwork onboard a huge trailer for the chance to appear in a finished Chromeo video. The trailer toured some of the UK’s best live events such as Bestival, T4 On The Beach and Get Loaded.

The end result is the video above, produced by animation house Lovebite, who wove dozens of people’s dance-moves together to create a mountain of feet that would go on to power the star of the video; the home-made, motion-powered incredible ‘machine’ unleashing some rather extraordinary Kickers shoes.

To mark this occasion the shoe brand are also giving away two remixes for free download over at their MySpace page. You can hit the direct links below.

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (CSS Remix)
The tune that's used in the video. Its electronic bleeps fit perfectly with the upbeat funk of Chromeo's single. Fun and quirky.

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (Sancho Panza Remix)
The London duo (Matt Brown and Jimmy K-Tel) have turned the original techno hit into a slowly evolving musical landscape. Well worth a listen.

Chromeo's MySpace / CSS's MySpace / Kicker's MySpace

Monday, 26 January 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday 26th January, and that means it's time for your weekly dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Sunday, 25 January 2009

PROMO: Trerise & DeGrace


This was sent to us by Trerise, an unsigned producer from Vancouver, Canada. The name pretty much sums up this one. An eerie pulsating bass drone proves character while synth and rhythmic percussion interplay with each other to create this genre-blending track. Check out Trerise's MySpace here and click the link below to download!

Trerise & DeGrace - Personal Demons

Friday, 23 January 2009

PODCAST: Highway To House - Episode 006


Its time for the sixth instalment of DJ Copernicus' ever popular monthly podcast. Start the weekend with this hour long deep house mix guaranteed to soothe your soul. 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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Wednesday, 21 January 2009

NEWS: Learn with Sander! - Part 2


Sander Van Doorn has today released the second of three clips about how he puts together his tunes from start to finish. In this episode the DJ adds melody and strings to the arrangement. You'll need to register first, but if you want to learn from a pro how to create that perfect club track simply click the links.

Part 1 / Part 2 / Sander's MySpace

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

PROMO: DJ Red & Josh Dupont


Josh sent us this one personally. These Houston boys certainly are rocking our speakers with their latest tune. You can download the full track below.

DJ Red & Josh Dupont - Rock The Beat Box
Its a hard hitting electro peak-time floor filler. Watch for the break!

DJ Red's MySpace / Josh's MySpace

Kelevra & Nathan Boon - Like To Freak (DJ Bam Bam Remix)

The second tune to feature on Kelevra's 'Clean Jeans' EP is one of the biggest electro records around at the moment. Radio and club DJ, Bam Bam (not to be confused with the late 80's acid producer) has turned Kelevra and Nathan Boon's collaboration effort into a hard hitting monster of a track. Its catchy pulsating bass line and extreme build-ups makes it a tune you simply won't forget. Just try NOT nodding your head to it!


Kelevra's MySpace / Nathan's MySpace / Bam Bam's MySpace / Buy

Monday, 19 January 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday, and that now means its time for your dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Saturday, 17 January 2009

Mastiksoul - Run For Cover

Mastiksoul's trademark tribal house sound meets the Daft Punk vocal that simply won't go away. Not that it should, but Run For Cover certainly wouldn't sound any worse without it. Either way this bouncy house track sounds great for radio or club and has quickly risen to feature in Beatport's top 3. Released several weeks ago on the London-based DJ's Sensitive To Funk EP, this tune is definitely one for your collection.


Official MySpace / Buy

Thursday, 15 January 2009

PROMO: Friday Bridge & Dumb Dan


Swedish electro-pop group, Friday Bridge (Ylva Lindberg and Niklas Gustafsson) have released Dumb Dan's remix of Shanghai Shipping for free on their website to promote their upcoming album, Bite My Tongue. The remix is very Chromeo-esque with its quirky-funk rhythm and 80's electro synths. You can also download other tunes for free via their website including Rubbah's remix of Literature.

Download / Friday Bridge's MySpace / Dumb Dan's MySpace

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Gatecrasher!


January 31st sees Birmingham's Air play host to Eric Prydz, Sebastian Leger, and electro wonderkid, Hervé. To win tickets to the event all you need to know is that Eric Prydz's record label is called Mouseville. But we didn't tell you that..

For more details hit this link. Good luck!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Jeremy Olander - Blade Runner

Fresh outta Stockholm, this young Swedish producer has this great progressive track out for release on the 26th of January. Featuring a dream-like synth line and a pulsating rhythm you can expect to hear this a lot more in the upcoming months. Also worth checking out is the Matheus Komar remix for a more club-worthy experience.


Official MySpace

Monday, 12 January 2009

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly


Its Monday, and that now means its time for your dose of house music news. This dedicated show is the first of its kind and delivers 'the latest house music news in less time than it takes to eat your breakfast' every Monday morning. Subscribe to the feed and never feel left out again!


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Sunday, 11 January 2009

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 003


Nick Bowman's been busy the last few months, playing Ministry of Sound's The Gallery night and Scala's New Years Eve Smartie Partie along the way. His latest mix is a reflection of his top driving tech-house tunes of the moment. Don't forget to subscribe via the link below!


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Thursday, 8 January 2009

Wolfgang Gartner - Flashback

Californian-born Joey Youngman started producing when he was 11 and hasn't looked back since. After a string of successful releases the DJ most known for his deep-house tracks started to produce under the Wolfgang Gartner alias releasing more tech-house/electro tracks. Flashback was released in December and has been a screamer on dance floors long before that. This very bouncy tune would kick off a party anywhere!


Official MySpace / Buy