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

Friday, 17 September 2010

Afrojack Ft. Eva Simons - Take Over Control

If you haven't heard, Afrojack's taking over. Clubs, radio, YouTube - You name it! One of the biggest hits this year, Take Over Control is a must-have release your iPod will be incomplete without. After spending the last few years producing some of the best electro around Nick van de Wall has branched out. His latest effort with fellow Dutch star, Eva Simons (famous for winning reality TV show Popstars) is an absolute stonker. Yeah, stonker. Check it out!

Afrojack's MySpace / Eva Simons' MySpace / Buy

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

PODCAST: Future Technology Phase Three Episode II / III / IV / V / VI

We've been away for a bit too long, haven't we? Here at BoH Towers we've been plotting things. Much is underway. Keep 'em peeled. In the meantime...

Catching up with Future Technology Phase Three in our absence is a bit of a mammoth task, with today marking release of its sixth episode. So we've made it easier for you, and below you'll find links for Episodes II through VI. That's over six hours of quality house and minimal tracks for you to enjoy, so there'll be something for everyone!

Episode II

Episode III

Episode IV

Episode V

Episode VI

Download Episode II / Download Episode III / Download Episode IV / Download Episode V / Download Episode VI / Playlists / RSS Link

Hikari No Sato now has a Paypal for this podcast. If you've enjoyed what you've heard and appreciate the mixes, now's your chance to give back! Follow the link to the playlist, the donate button is located on the right.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

The Project Warehouse

Well acclaimed Project Warehouse is back on his feet's for another promising season of banging nights showing, again,why this is a place not to miss. Headlining dj's such David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Eric Prydz, Ricardo Villalobos, Joris Vorn, Boys Noise, Pete Tong and many others promise to set the place on fire with their massive sets.

It's not only about the dj's but also about the environment. This is a ravers party for sure, so if you are expecting to go there and chill by the bar area and get as many girls/guys numbers as you want just stay at home. BUT, and this is a big but, if you want to enjoy yourself and rave like hell this is place for yaa!

For the full line-up info visit the their facebook profile here.

Monday, 19 July 2010

A-LUV at SANKEYS Manchester

One word to describe this venue. LEGENDARY

If you never been there make sure you buy your ticket just to say to your mates "I've been there AHAHA" and laugh on their faces of jealousy. Not that the club is the biggest in this country but surely you know the name and the reputation that they carry.

The music policy in the club is something between house and techno and big names in the industry have played there such Carl Cox, Derrick Carter, Masters At Work and others. Some argue that SANKEYS use to be a place where you would be the most forefront DJ's acting as a benchmark in the house/techno club scene. Are they ready to take that title back?

Starting a new program headlining NYC dj's seems to be the answer from SANKEYS and the first DJ to host a night is no-one else then the owner of the future SANKEYS NYC. Well is name is Anthony but more known as DJ A-LUV. Promising to bring the NYC vibe to Manchester this should be a night not to miss. Also on the night will be Martinez Brothers, who recently played an amazing set at Ministry of Sound (London), Ellese and more.

So make sure you get your tickets in advance for July 31st and be there rocking the dance floor. (If you are in NYC the SANKEYS NYC is a 1100 venue capacity with a 24h license... are you ready for that? if so, the club open is doors in January/February 2011). And now something for you to enjoy :D

As always... enjoy your weekends and see you there :)

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

House - Where we stand?

Hey there

I guess no one here know who I'm so a brief introduction. I can say that I'm a music lover but that we all are. So, my passion for music comes in form of fast paced beats and the likes of big producers (Mark Knight, Fedde le Grand, Dirty South and so on) and other not so big, but still good - Barty More yeahh ;) I always have a nostalgic feeling from those house tracks from back in the days and I will post every now and then a banging tune from the 80's and 90's (the best soul foul house era). You can always follow me on twitter/ivancardoso or add me on facebook.com/ivancardoso.

We know that have been a while since the last post. Our front man is dealing with new projects but hes still on board (I'm just helping a bit) and hopefully he will post something for you guys very soon.

Now, let's agree that in the past few years electronic music have evolved and gained more and more fans around the world. To be honest, the kids love the raves, the drugs and the sex (and anything else that their parents wont let them do at the back garden). Ibiza is still hot, but the Greeks are catching up. Miami, LA is a getting hotter and hotter and the UK baby, the country that spread house music trough the old continent, is sill banging. However, the raves that we see nowadays are nothing compared with when people would have to travel along dark roads to find the location of a secret rave (and when u get there you would have 1000+ ravers already ... awesome). Yes, now we have a different party every day of the week in every city of the world and some of them are banging as hell, with endless queues (like EDC in LA last weekend) and other's, ho well, 400 people in a 1500 venue doesn't sound so great, does it?

This makes me think that the concept of going out is changing a bit, in fact, some of my friends are telling me that now they prefer to go to the smaller parties with 100 people and enjoy the pleasures of a full house but with good behavior from fellow ravers (what a pleasure to enjoy the music with someone that you never meet before but that makes you feel like you were friends since childhood). I miss that to be honest. But I also love a packed outside area in a summer time with ravers singing along the tunes that the DJ brings on. (YEAP... I'm packing for SW4 :D )

To be honest that doesn't surprise me too much. We have witnessed a boom in the night club industry with so many clubs being open (and now being closed or sold) that we skipped the most important thing, the MUSIC. With companies so focused on making money we tend to forget the basic steps of a good night. Drinks are overrated, djs are overrated, venues are overrated. I go to a big club and I cant move and when I do so I have someone asking if I have pills LOL. You know what? I'm gonna start to trow my house parties again and you are all invited :)

Now a reflection question. Where would you prefer to go? A club that is always packed and with the best line-up possible or to a small gathering of people (let's say my house lol) where you know that you will fit and still have a good time?

Saturday, 1 May 2010

PODCAST: Random Access - Episode 002

Wow, we really smashed it last month! Over 10,000 downloads and several appearances in the Podomatic 'Movers & Shakers' chart - Nice one people! This month Random Access returns with more of the hottest tunes not to make it to the blog. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

PODCAST: Future Technology Phase Three Episode I

As promised last week, Future Technology has evolved! Phase Three of Hikari No Sato's podcast promises the same quality music from all reaches of the house genre, from the tweaking and rumbling of deep and tech-house, through to the feel-good rhythms and upbeat soul of funky house, and all that comes in between!
Episode I is a bit of a tech affair, taking notes from Sasha's emFire label, The Timewriter's 'Deep Train' series, and the darker edges of some of Global Underground's releases. This one is a bit of a journey...

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Hikari No Sato has a Paypal for this podcast. If you've enjoyed what you've heard then now's your chance to give back! Follow the link to the playlist, the donate button is located on the right.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

INTERVIEW: Sander Van Doorn

The last few years have seen one particular Dutch DJ rise like no other. Although having had brief success with several releases way back in 2004 (Dark Roast, Loaded, Punk'd) it wasn't until 2008 that the new maestro of both house and trance received worldwide recognition for his efforts debuting at #13 on the reputable DJ Mag Top 100 list and receiving rave reviews for his album, Supernaturalistic.

Fast-forward two years and Sander Van Doorn is considered one of the finest DJ's in the world. Every release is a hit, his label Doorn Records is quickly picking up pace, and Sander's latest adventure entails tearing up the American continent on a massive six-week tour.

So, what does being a superstar DJ actually entail? Best of House goes digging..

BoH - You’ve just started a huge six-week tour of America. What was it that attracted you to play there?

Sander - I have never done a big long American tour and thought it was about time I did! It’s a long trip to the US as well so rather than spending most of my time flying over the Atlantic I thought it would be much better to get a decent tour sorted where I play in a variety of places throughout the country in one go and not just the same clubs as can often happen when I come over to play one or two gigs.

BoH - Is there anywhere in particular you’re looking forward to playing on your tour?

Sander - I think a couple of highlights will be playing the Boombox at Bal en Blanc and of course my own night Dusk till Doorn back at The Guvernment in Toronto which was amazing last time. Of course Miami is going to be great as well but to be honest I’m looking forward to the tour as a whole, it will be brilliant spending so much time especially in the States.

BoH - You’re a few gigs in to the tour now. Has it gone as well as you hoped?

Sander - Well I’ve only done 2 gigs so far but Beyond Wonderland really was amazing – one of the best gigs I’ve done in the US, so it’s a pretty good start so far!

BoH - Miami’s coming and you’ve got some big parties to thrill. Are you excited?

Sander - Yes I’m very excited! Miami is always great fun. It’s going to be great playing the parties but also hanging out with people and discovering some new music.

BoH - How will you spend your free time in Miami?

Sander - I’ll be checking out a few parties here and there but I’ll definitely be trying to stay pretty chilled in preparation for the tour ahead. Hopefully catch some time in the sun while I’m here after a long winter back in Europe!

BoH - Do you tan in the sun or burn?

Sander - I’d like to think I go more golden brown than lobster red!

BoH - After a set do you join in the fun on the dance floor or do you prefer to relax?

Sander - I generally like to chill out after DJing but on special occasions I’ll definitely get involved in the after parties. I’m sure a couple of these occasions will pop up over the next month as I’m on the road!

BoH - We have to mention your latest work, Daisy. Can you tell us a bit about how it came to be?

Sander - I made it in my studio in Eindhoven. I think it started when I made the eerie lingering sound that you hear throughout the tune and it just developed from there. I guess that initial sound was the inspiration for it. Some tunes just happen and you can’t really explain how!

BoH - After winning Best Breakthrough DJ in 2008 and Best Electro House DJ in 2009 for your sets in Ibiza, what are you looking to achieve in 2010?

Sander - I’m going to be really focusing on writing my album this year so I’ll be spending a lot of time in the studio between gigs.

BoH - Several artists have been sharing tracks they’ve made for fun in their spare time. Do you ever try your hand at other genres and have you thought about sharing them with your fans?

Sander - I sometimes play around with ideas in the studio but they don’t always develop into finished tracks. As I work on my own and travel a lot I try to focus on writing tracks for release. There aren’t enough hours in the day!

BoH - One release coming up will be the long-awaited follow up to your 2008 album, Supernaturalistic. How will this one compare?

Sander - One main difference is that there will be more collaborations on this album. I can’t reveal anything yet but there are a few in the pipeline which should give an interesting angle to it. Mainly though it will hopefully reflect my development as an artist over the last 2 or 3 years.

BoH - Finally, do you have any words of wisdom for your fans and the readers of Best of House?

Sander - Thanks for all the support and hopefully catch you at one of the gigs on this tour! Cheers!

All details of Sander's tour can be found on his website. If you're lucky to be an-route be sure to catch Sander at his best!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

PODCAST / NEWS: Future Technology 2.0 becomes Future Technology Phase Three

You remember Hikari No Sato's Future Technology, don't you? And then FT2.0? Well, after a second year of podcasts, he's updating it all over again. Future Technology Phase Three graces our pages and enters your ears at the end of the month, promising a continued look into all genres of house and beyond. Keep those eyes (and ears) peeled.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 010/011

The Best of House resident DJ and podcaster is back with two mixes this month to get you dancing in your chair, and hopefully out of it too! Playing the hottest beats around, Nick Bowman's selection is once again top notch. Subscribe by clicking the RSS link below!

Download Ep010 / Download Ep011 / Playlist / RSS Link

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Prok & Fitch pres. Nanchang Nancy - Walk With Me (Axwell vs. Daddy's Groove Remix)

The English duo from Brighton (that's Ben Prok and James Fitch) have been busy of late. The last two months have seen twelve of their productions released and this one has got the extra special Axwell treatment. Repping Italy is Daddy's Groove (another duo, Giovanni Romano and Giuseppe Maresca) so all in all six people have worked on this track including the enchanting vocal talent of Londoner Nanchang Nancy. With that amount of man (and lady) power you'd expect this track to turn some heads and it sure has done, featuring on every radio show/podcast and dance floor for the last few months!

Prok & Fitch's MySpace / Nanchang's MySpace / Axwell's MySpace / Daddy's Groove's MySpace / Buy

Friday, 5 March 2010

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 Episode 012

FT2.0 returns with its twelfth episode, marking a full year's cycle for Hikari No Sato's podcast series. Over an hour's worth of seamless tracks fill this month's mix, opening on some fresh new mellow synth works before diving headlong into the world of tech-house and techno.

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Hikari No Sato now has a Paypal for this podcast. If you've enjoyed what you've heard over the course of the year, now's your chance to give back! Follow the link to the playlist, the donate button is located on the right.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Catch Up!

It's been a while, hasn't it? Well it turns out a change of lifestyle (the result of a new job) leaves one with little time for anything else! But since so much has happened in the last month it's time for a house music catch up!

1. About a million festivals have announced their line ups including the huge Ultra Music Festival being held at Miami's WMC in a few weeks. They host Tiesto, Deadmau5, Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Eric Prydz, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond and, well, you get the picture.

2. London's most successful club Ministry of Sound may be forced to close. Actually that's a far-fetched possibility, but according to an official statement if the proposals of a new residential block opposite the club go ahead Ministry could lose its entertainment licence.

3. Calvin Harris launched his new label, Fly Eye. According to the high-flying Scot, "My goal for Fly Eye is to release the most exciting club music I can get my hands on. There will be absolutely no shite."

4. Deadmau5 continued to grab the headlines, first playing to a huge crowd at his home-nation's Winter Olympics, taking over the charts and clubs (again) with Michael Woods' remix of I Said, unveiling another tattoo, and finally taking over our TV screens with his hit Ghosts 'N Stuff. Phew!

5. Of course, this is all nothing, because the biggest news of the month is owed to the following tunes becoming HUGE! Enjoy..

Groove Armada - Paper Romance (Urchins Remix)

Groove Armada's MySpace / Urchins' MySpace / Buy

The Black Project - In The Disco

The Black Project's MySpace / Buy

Reboot - Enjoy Music (Riva Starr Remix)

Reboot's MySpace / Riva Starr's MySpace / Buy

Tensnake - Coma Cat

Tensnake's MySpace / Buy

Monday, 1 February 2010

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 Episode 011

It's that time again, for FT2.0 to fill your ears with some aural pleasure. This time around, we open up with some tribal house before moving into soulful territory. And just when you think you know where this one is going, Hikari No Sato turns the podcast on its head and delves into electronica territory, splitting the mix into two diverse parts. Think of it as Episode 011a and Episode 011b!

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

PODCAST: Bow'cast - Episode 009

Best of House resident podcaster DJ Nick Bowman rounds up 2009 and kick-starts the new year with a big slice of house and techno just for you. Featuring Pitto's biggest track of the year this one's a real cracker.. You can subscribe by clicking the RSS link below.

Download Ep009 / Playlist / RSS Link

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Alex Metric - Discotron

Fresh of his It Starts EP, Metric's new electro-disco (or Nu Disco as some say) thumper is yet another floor-filler the British DJ can add to his repertoire. Quickly becoming one of Europe's hottest prospects for 2010, Metric was signed by BBC Radio 1 last May to be part of their famous In DJ's We Trust show. This tune came in 3rd in German DJ Sharam Jey's own Beatport chart. Tired of DJ sets? Catch Alex Metric's live show in Bristol on the 22nd and London on the 28th. More info over at his MySpace (link below).

Alex's MySpace / Buy

Monday, 11 January 2010

CLUB LISTINGS: Jan 11th - 17th

Continuing on from our first edition of our club chart, here are our top picks where you are this week. We list cities based on the most popular areas you guys visit us from, but if you would like your city included leave a comment below and we'll do our best to include it next week!

Saturday: Riot!, Matter
£5 early-bird, £8 after. Hard house.
If you're looking for hard house this is definitely the place to be. With a line up of Lisa Pin-Up, Anne Savage, Pete Wardman and Scott Attrill you'll be in for one hell of a ride!

Friday: Kit Ou Double, Le Régine
€15. Disco-tech house.
Miss Kittin begins her monthly residency at Le Régine hoping to start a new family of clubbers. The dress code? Feathers, sequins, hats, moustaches, tuxedos, and.. champagne!

Saturday: Gemengd Zwemmen, Melkweg
€17, free with Galaxy Card. Electro, breakbeat, house.
Legendary club Melkweg takes our pick for the second week running, this time host to the mind and speaker-blowing Plump DJ's. Joined by Mad Ed and Sven & Tettero there's plenty to keep you entertained here.

Friday: SuriSuriMaSuri Meets Asia Mekong, Dice
€6 before midnight, €8 after. House, techno, progressive.
South-Korean Kim-Gangmin takes over the main room for this themed evening. Together with Mieko representing Japan they're representing the Asian continent. If you want something unique but not over-the-top this is the place to be.

PODCAST: House Music News Weekly

There's been a whole raft of new features at Best of House this new year but obviously not enough, with our weekly news podcast making a return! House Music News Weekly 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, 10 January 2010

Deadmau5 & Chris Lake - I Said (Michael Woods Remix)

Officially Pete Tong's first Essential New Tune of 2010 and Deadmau5's opener at his New Years gig at the London O2, this epic remix is one of Michael Woods' finest. To be released on the Mau5trap label this remix turns the original on its head replacing minimal and tech sounds with, well, club-shaking chaos really. Watch out for the hands-in-the-air electro-progressive break in the middle! Tune of 2010 so far.

Deadmau5's MySpace / Chris' MySpace / Michael's MySpace

Saturday, 9 January 2010

PODCAST: Random Access - Episode 001

New to Best of House is Random Access, featuring the 'best of the rest' so to speak. Featuring the hottest tunes that never made it to the blog, it's an extra something to spice up your month! We're also upgrading our servers this month due to popular demand. Thank you for your support!

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Friday, 8 January 2010

Nic Fanciulli - Feed The Freezer

Released just two weeks ago Nic's latest deep tech-house track has risen to great heights, currently sitting at No.4 in the Beatport charts. Produced with a pinch of 'disco' Feed The Freezer slots in seamlessly anywhere between a tech-house and funky house set. Nic will be DJing with John Digweed at the Bedrock Benefit (a charity gig for Macmillan Cancer Support) in London on the 4th of February. Click here for more info.

Nic's MySpace / Buy

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

NEWS: Amsterdam Dance Event Announces 2010 Dates

The biggest electronic music business festival has announced its dates for 2010. The conference will last between the 20th and 23rd of October and will feature the majority of last year's participants as well as many new comers. The first event was held in 1995 making this year's event a 15th anniversary special! Tickets start at €230 for a four-day pass if you register before May 1st. For more information visit the official ADE site here.

Sidney Samson feat. Wizard Sleeve - Riverside (Let's Go!)

Early last year Dutch DJ Sidney Samson released the original mix to the masses via clubs and the likes of Beatport. It was quite popular. But then two Americans came along to 'make it better'. This is the result. Currently battling it out for top spot in the iTunes UK charts with fellow American Iyaz, Wizard Sleeve and label Data Records have been in promotion overdrive all week. Check out the Benny Royal and Robbie Taylor remix for something a little more minimal.

Sidney's MySpace / Buy

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

NEWS: Paris Clubs Enjoy Extended Licence

Club owners and clubbers alike are to enjoy later parties in the city of love this year, after government officials extended Paris' late-night licence from 4am to 7am. After a petition signed by 12,000 bar and club owners warning the city was becoming the "capital of sleep" it seems those officials took notice. Paris currently enjoys a huge electro scene that is only to get bigger now the parties can go on all night!

Monday, 4 January 2010

CLUB LISTINGS: Jan 4th - 10th

New for Best of House in 2010 is our club listings CHART! In our opinion, the top nights to hit up in various cities around the world. We list cities based on the most popular areas you guys visit us from, but if you would like your city included leave a comment below and we'll do our best to include it next week!

Saturday: 8th Birthday Bash, Pacha
£15 Adv, £20 Door. All styles of house.
This will surely be the biggest night of the week. With a line up featuring Andy Baxter, Sarah Main and Seb Fontaine this should definitely be on your to-do list.

Friday: Melting Soul pres. Rubadeep, Djoon
€15. House and techno.
The latest in the Melting Soul pres. series, the promoters at Djoon have invited top American DJ Dennis Ferrer along to cause a stir at one of Paris' finest clubs. Also on the decks, DJ Gregory and Nicolas Denis.

Friday: Rauw, Melkweg
€17. House and electro
Londoner Erol brings his electro/alternative sound straight to the faces of Amsterdam's trend-setting clubbers. Also featuring Brodinski and club resident Joost van Bellen.

Friday: Brothers Vibe & Friends, Watergate
€10-15. All styles of house.
To celebrate the birthday of Brothers Vibe (aka Tony Rodriguez) Watergate are holding a great night for anyone into their house music. Line up includes Brothers Vibe, The Martinez Brothers, Giles Smith, and young sensation Wbeeza.

NEWS: Deadmau5 Wants Fans' Tattoo Designs

Never one to shy away from the lime light, house music's biggest rock-star Deadmau5 has opted for another tattoo. This time he's calling to fans who have the star's own image on their skin to submit designs for his next tattoo. Broadcasting his latest idea via Facebook the Canadian had this to say,

"..for every one of you crazy fans I love so much that have Deadmau5 tattoos, I'm going to give you a square inch or something like that for you to design me something. Then I'll eventually compile them all and get a full sleeve done.."

If you're a fan and have a 'Mau5 tattoo gracing your skin somewhere, get in touch with the DJ and send in your design! Full details can be found in his Facebook note here.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

PODCAST: Future Technology 2.0 Episode 010

With the New Year comes new podcasts, and FT2.0 celebrates its 10th edition by opening up 2010 with some reworked classics and future anthems. Tech beats and house rhythms to start your 2010 with a bang!

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Cicada - One Beat Away (Arno Cost Mix)

December 2009 saw the French maestro Arno Cost go totally epic with his remix of the UK electronica band's yet-to-be-released single. Tiesto's been hammering this one the whole winter (as you can see in numerous YouTube videos) while the track's also been a hit on the airwaves and podcasts. When he's not producing killer remixes or DJing to fanatic crowds Arno spends much of his time updating Twitter, it seems. You can follow him here.

Cicada's MySpace / Arno's MySpace / Buy

Saturday, 2 January 2010

NEWS: The Future's Bright

For electronic music at least, the future's bright. According to a BBC News article today summing up 2009's popularity for electro-pop acts 2010 is set to continue this trend. Yes, they may be talking pop but as we know, these days the rule of the 'big four' record companies is diminishing and independent artists have just as much chance of making the Charts as anyone else.

"Electro-pop will continue to dominate, judging by the 15 acts on the longlist for the BBC Sound of 2010.."

2009 saw both pop and hip hop largely influenced by house music - right now Lady GaGa's Bad Romance (produced by 'Best Dance Recording' Grammy Award nominee, Red One) tops the charts. The influence these tunes has on the general public will only grow their enthusiasm for electronic music and should provide easier access for house music artists to reach out to more people than ever before. Like the article says, the future's bright!

Friday, 1 January 2010

Eddie Amador - House Music (Filterheadz Remix)

We start the year with this, a 2003 remix of a well-respected classic. It ain't so new now but it shows just how far we've come since the evolution of Disco, the dawn of affordable home-recording equipment and those all too memorable warehouse raves. If the last few decades of house are anything to go by, the next one's going to be up there with the best..

Eddie's MySpace / Filterheadz's MySpace / Buy


House-heads of the world, grab your glow sticks and raise your hands up in the air! For this day is the first of a new and exciting decade that will see our beloved house music twist and evolve into many forms. Today’s best talent will strive to become veterans of the scene while new DJs and artists will emerge from obscurity hoping to stamp their mark on the world’s most exciting music genre.

Follow Best of House as we guide you through the very best of 2010, and beyond!