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Slow Hands - House of Disco Guestmix
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February 16, 2012 04:24 AM PST
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Todays houseguest is the New York Slo-mo (although he’ll hate that) producer Slow Hands. Not to be pidgeon-holed by his name he’s not all 90bpm’s. His edits and remixes seem to track his music interest, touching on tracks that obviously hold a place in his musical past. You certainly couldn’t refer to Slow Hands as a predictable producer or even Dj, its apparent from listening to his productions, remix’s and Dj sets that this is a man who likes to push the boat out and then when its gone a safe distance blow it to bits with blatant disregard to anti-dynamite fishing laws. He tackles really tough to touch subject matter in his edits such as Led Zeppelin and Sufjan Stephens but he not only does it well he makes them memorable by not relying on the original but more by plundering elements to use as familiar bricks in an entirely new production. Having previously released on Wolf + Lamb Slow Hands is nestled right into the Wolf + Lamb family in New York and has a dedication that a lot of those artists seem to possess, perhaps they encourage each other, or compete with each other, star-sign dependant. He put out an impressive 17 Podcasts last year but this is the first non live output in 6 months and by the sounds of things he’s been sitting on some serious golden eggs. His guestmix today is a varied journey of twists and sudden turns, setting the tone wonderfully from the get go with a John Talabot edit. In fact 2/3 of all the tracks in this mix are remix’s, but thats neither here nor there. The arrival of Appaloosa – Patchwork (Bostro Pesopeo Remix) is when the tone is really set for what to expect, and that is to not know what to expect next. A real surprise was the inclusion of a Dj Harvey remix of a Canyons track. I’ve always preferred the Mic Newman version but the Harvey remix seems to sit perfectly in this mix, making me question my earlier convictions. The highlight for me however was the pairing of Jonas Rathsman – Feeling You into Pete Herbert/Golden Fleece – Ivory Waves (Sare Havlicek Remix). Neither track I’d heard before (yikes) but both I instantly nabbed. A lot of Dj’s in this style play good music but they should consider the ante upped!

Magnier - The House of Disco Guestmix
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February 14, 2012 10:28 AM PST
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Todays guestmix is brought to you by The House of Disco Owner Magnier. We’re really looking forward to what this year brings, we have some fantastic artists lined up and hopefully some really special releases for you all. The support recieved from all angles has been mindblowing. So heres a collection of some of Magnier's favourite sweat enducing bangers. I know its early in the year, a time for responsibility, caution and repair……..apparently. Well you can still be cautious while you bang it out with your mates. It would be irresponsible not to!

Ilya Santana - The House of DIsco Guestmix
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January 16, 2012 09:03 AM PST
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Many of our recent guestmixes have been on the deep and slower side of Disco and trespassing heavily into House. Todays guestmix is something a little different. Ilya Santana is well-known for his warm layered and strong sound with his releases coming out on Eskimo, Balihu, Permanent Vacation and Gomma. We could think of no-one better to represent a side of disco that is frankly getting overlooked recently. He discovered his passion for music 20 years ago through his father’s love of artists like Alan Parsons, Vangelis, Giorgio Moroder and many more. Disco isn’t all about groovy basslines and chopped up vocals, it’s also about soaring synths, rolling italo arpeggiators, and a chunky dramatic sound. Ilya has given that to us today. Hailing from the Canary Islands it’s not surprising that his mix is sun soaked and full of character. It starts off super enthusiastically as if summer was still in its peak. He keeps a speedy pace and constant optimistic rhythm opting for fast mixes instead of gradual blends as if each track were itching to be played immediately. Full of a classic feel and italo patterns this mix is a bit of a nod to the heritage of disco subgenres. An unusual and unexpected highlight for me is Max Essa’s new project Jan ken po’s track ‘First Touch’ with its rolling synths and guitar picks and calypso drum machine. In fact the last three tracks are pretty outstanding and provide a suitably more-ish wrap up.

Luminodisco - The House of Disco Guestmix
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November 11, 2011 03:49 AM PST
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This weeks guestmix is of italian origin. Federico Costantini or Luminodisco, as his name appears on posters, is a talented man. An avid producer and a resident Dj with Execute in Rome, Fede spends a lot of time immersed in music and it shows. His sound is immersive and tinged with emotion. His upcoming track on our second vinyl release ‘Too Night’ is a perfect example of imbibing emotion into a deep track and thats all too rare in the deep house and disco genres. Fede has created a mix that’ll make you turn down the lights. It starts off smooth and haunting with admittedly a touch and go first mix. Have you ever made pancakes? The first one never works but the rest are perfect. Its a bit like that, you still eat the first one anyway. His mix is very groove dependent relying on a strong core bass to keep your attention and guide you along. Some highlights are Erdbeerschnitzels track and the real highlight for me is the K-Bonus and Klic tracks. Overall its very warm and sultry and I get the impression that Fede plays in a lot in dim hot basements, and I’d say he kills it.

Sleazy McQueen - The House of Disco Guestmix
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October 04, 2011 09:35 AM PDT
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Sleazy by name, sleazy by nature; this week’s guestmix from Sleazy McQueen is a funked-up masterclass in sexy disco. Born and raised in America’s deep south, where disco isn’t exactly the most in-demand genre, McQueen made sure he heard the music he loved by putting on his own nights.

Now resident in Orlando, Florida, Sleazy (real name Laurin) is in demand the world over for his live sets, edits and production skills. His November tour sees him take in Istanbul on the 18 and 19 November, Oslo on 26 November and Stockholm on 25 November, and he has recordings coming out on Deep & Disco, Paper Recordings, Adult Only and Headtunes Recordings, as well as his own Whiskey Disco edits label.

To read the interview please visit: http://bit.ly/o9bdMx

Roberto Rodriguez - The House of Disco Guestmix
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September 20, 2011 09:11 AM PDT
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This week’s guest mix from Roberto Rodriguez will lull you into a false sense of mellow security, before picking you up with some classic disco and then shaking you around with full-on techno. Despite its laid back opening, it’s not one for the faint hearted and if it doesn’t get you in the mood for the weekend you might as well just go to bed now and stay there until Monday.

With his first track recorded at the tender age of 13 and his first release ten years later in 1997, Roberto has 35 original recordings under his belt. His remixes and edits are in constant demand, with 25 edits in the last year alone for the likes of Yoko Ono and Crazy P.

This eclectic masterpiece is typical of Finnish Roberto’s style, and his childhood soundtrack spanning 70s boogie and flamenco classics from his Spanish father and Finnish mother set the tone for his open-minded policy on music – anything goes, as long as it’s good. His mixes are as likely to feature Salsoul classics as they are old school acid, but the one thing they all have in common is quality – this guy oozes it.

Deep&Disco - The House of Disco Guestmix
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June 27, 2011 01:44 AM PDT
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JKriv (Jason Kriveloff) is a man of many musical hats.As a founding member, bass-player, and co-songwriter/producer for the live-house band Tortured Soul, he has toured the world and contributed to tracks that are classic staples of the 2000-something deep house oevre. Lately J’s been collecting his forays into the world of DJing and production under the moniker Deep&Disco, which aptly describes the sound and style that informs his musical approach. He’s amassed a formidable following of discophiles around the globe through his signature-crafted edits and reworks, which have won the praise and play of luminaries such as Greg Wilson, Craig Smith (6th Borough Project), Bag Raiders, Jody Watley, OOFT!, Dicky Trisco, Yam Who?, Cosmic Boogie, Ashley Beedle, and many more. June 2011 will see the release of the electro-soul anthem “Another Night” by JKriv featuring Adeline Michèle, on J’s freshly-launched Deep&Disco Recordings. With an edit from Greg Wilson, and remixes from Social Disco Club and more, this track is already generating serious buzz and looks destined for instant-classic status.

Sleazy Beats - The House of Disco Guestmix
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June 17, 2011 08:15 AM PDT
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There are a lot of labels out there who put out anything with a pulse and a name attached to it, todays guestmix is by no such label. Sleazy beats have been at the forefront of a slow motion wave recently. Pushing sleazy, chugging grooves by some of the industry's rising stars the guys over at Sleazy Beats have put out some of our favourite tracks. These guys have a great attitude to it all, remaining humble and genuinely interested. They run Sleazy Beats because they genuinely love music. In their own words they are "by no means a spectacular DJ's". I have to disagree, 80% of being a good DJ is selection, even a DJ who cant mix for his life will get applause if his track selection is good enough. I think we're all in agreement that's what comes across so strongly in this guestmix, immaculate track selection. Its a slow but typically groovy and soulful mix of earphone friendly head nodders including some as yet unreleased tracks. To check out the interview and download a full quality version visit www.thehouseofdisco.com

Rayko - The House of Disco Guestmix
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March 18, 2011 09:21 AM PDT
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Born in the Canary Islands, 'Rayko' needs very little introduction in disco edit circles. He is no doubt the hardest working producer I've come across, by which I mean he has the highest output of great tracks. His Soundcloud has 99 tracks and he releases a new one on average every 2-3 days. Impossible you say! So did I. Now living in Spain this edit junkie somehow maintains a very high standard both in his song choice and his production technique, touching on tracks from 4 decades and only selecting the finest for reworking. In 2008 Rayko created Rare Wiri Records who are renowned for releasing quality disco tracks and 12' that are a little bit special, and not in a 'Whats eating Gilbert Grape' way, Rayko was generous enough to answer a few questions for us and craft together an mix of disco monsters exclusively for www.thehouseofdisco.com which is guaranteed to increase your heart-rate by at least 26%

Francis Inferno Orchestra - The House of Disco Guestmix
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February 18, 2011 05:12 AM PST
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With Melbourne being a haven for all things clubbing and house related at the moment, the corresponding plethora of DJ’s and producers that compile the scene are making their mark outside, and spreading the Melbourne gospel further afield. One of the most exciting of these producers is Griffin James, aka Francis Inferno Orchestra, who in the last 6 months has been kicking up a whirlwind of attention in the last few months due to his own slick productions and growing listenership on Soundcloud.

Ringing endorsements have come in the form of luminaries such as Mark E spinning his tracks, not to mention the likes of Soul Clap queuing up to do remixes, while Resident Advisor also pointed him out as the one to watch coming out of Melbourne. As a DJ, his Melbourne Deepcast Set was a blistering showcase of his mature appreciation of the finest in house, a sensibility he clearly carries into his production a-game, exhibited by two of this years finer releases, ‘So Divine’ and ‘Meet Me In Salt Lake City’. His production midas touch certainly belies his age, and the appetite for more has definitely been whetted. Thankfully for the House Of Disco, FIO has taken some time out to give a wuick interview on his approach to production and DJing, the Melbourne scene and cap on some of his main influences. He’s also kindly put together a guestmix of some choice cuts for us to enjoy… Make sure to check it out!

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