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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.

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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!