House (Music subgenre)
House music is a style of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago, Illinois, United States in the early 1980s. The common element of house is a prominent kick drum on every beat (also known as a four-on-the-floor beat), usually generated by a drum machine or sampler.
House in Features
Music List | posted 26.10.2015
Off the beaten tracks with...
Blond:ish
We go off the beaten tracks. In our ongoing series we give artists the space to talk about a passion which isn’t their own music. This time around Blond:ish take us with them on their travels. Here are facts and tipps from busy globetrotters for busy globetrottes. Including: What to do against hangovers, how to eat clean, what to weare, where to party and where to to some exercises for your pelvis.
Music List | posted 24.08.2015
Fred P
10 All Time Favs
We ask musicians to list and comment on 10 records by which they have been formed, mended and educated. This time, the producer and DJ The Fred P takes on the task. For us, the relentless producer has compiled a current collection which also sums up his activities in 2015.
Music List | posted 31.07.2015
The Black Madonna
10 Classic Midwest Rave Favs
We ask musicians to list and comment on 10 records by which they have been formed, bettered and educated. This time, producer and DJ The Black Madonna takes on the task. The relentless dance music veteran has selected tunes she considers to be pivotal for the 90s Midwest scene for us.
Music Interview | posted 28.03.2011
Big Strick
Strickly analogue, Baby!
Being known as an enigma to the international techno and house scene – releasing two outstanding EPs on his cousin’s Omar-S FXHE label – Big Strick is going to drop his trailblazing debut album Detroit Heat on his own label 7 Days ENT soon. HHV.de-Mag got a chance to catch up with Motor City’s very own Leonard Strickland.
Music Interview | posted 28.02.2011
Virgo Four
Born Again
Topping last year’s best albums list with a reissue (!) of their 1989 selt-titled classic longplayer Virgo, the two Chicago natives Eric Lewis and Merwyn Sanders are set to make Chicago House enthusiasts go apeshit again in 2011 with a huge collection of unreleased tracks, mostly recorded prior to their classic debut. Merwyn Sanders sat down with Florian Aigner to discuss the details.
House in Reviews
Music Review | posted 09.01.2020
Bufiman
Albumsi
Jan Schulte, also known as Wolf Müller, here as Bufiman, has released a whole »Albumsi« with the Dutch trendsetters of Dekmantel. Pure summer!
Music Review | posted 31.10.2016
Kassem Mosse
Disclosure
This record wants to be conquered: On »Disclosure«, his latest album on Honest Jon’s, Kassem Mosse is concealing the groove. Not suitable for quick consumption.
Music Review | posted 03.08.2016
Igor Tipura
Dwams
Igor Tipora has appeared out of nowhere and puts you on your couch with goosebumps. It took a Philip Lauer to make Tipura’s debut »Dwams« become the uber-hit it is.
Music Review | posted 27.05.2016
Max Graef & Glenn Astro
The Yard Work Simulator
There is freedom in the confusion: With »The Yard Work Simulator«, Max Graef and Glenn Astro are celebrating their joint debut in album-length for Ninja Tune.
Music Review | posted 15.03.2016
City People / 20 Below
It's All In The Groove
Decksharks and DJs are bowing their heads, Motor City Drum Ensemble have taken City People’s and 20 Below’s deep house-gospel back to the dancefloors.
Music Review | posted 09.03.2016
Mark E
Basement Trax
On »Basement Trax«, Mark E is delivering two flawless wild-pitch-tracks for the late hours in basement clubs, deeply rooted in the tradition of DJ Pierre.
Music Review | posted 02.02.2016
Matt Karmil
IDLE033
On »IDLE033« there’s not much left of Matt Karmil’s previous sassy house releases. But this piece is also sassy, just in a different way.
Music Review | posted 26.01.2016
myr.
Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets
»Diamondbacks Make Wonderful Pets«, the album debut by Myr. has become a rare and an exceptional album. Since it is something, that captivates. What is it? A secret.
Music Review | posted 12.01.2016
The Analog Roland Orchestra
Roden Crater Vision EP
For »Roden Crater Vision«, The Analog Roland Orchastra drew his inspirations from the Roden Crater Project by U.S.-artist James Turrell. If only he followed them through all the way…
Music Review | posted 05.11.2015
Floating Points
Elaenia
It’s friendly and accessible, and still somewhat ethereously detached, even mysterious. »Elaenia«, Floating Points’ debut is all that.
Music Review | posted 09.09.2015
DJ Richard
Grind
Supposedly, the ocean has played a big role for »Grind«, and the way that DJ Richard loops his elements makes us think of waves washing against the shore.
Music Review | posted 26.08.2015
Sadar Bahar
Tik Tok/At The Concert
Music made for vinyl: On »Tik Tok/At The Concert«, Sadar Bahar shows us what kind of dynamics can derive from vinyl sounds.
Music Review | posted 24.07.2015
Seven Davis Jr
Universes
Everyone expected Seven Davis Jr.‘s debut to become a classic straight away – »Universes« doesn’t disappoint us, even though it’s »just« a very good record.
Music Review | posted 14.07.2015
Hunee
Hunch Music
It’s hard to believe that this is Hunee’s debut. Without difficulty, Hunee slips into the different roles of DJing and producing as if it was the same pair of shoes.
Music Review | posted 10.07.2015
Matrixxman
Homesick
The works of a dystopian anachronist: With»Homesick«, the U.S.-musician Matrixxman is summing up the aporia of techno. A record yearning for a future.
Music Review | posted 23.06.2015
Ital
Toxic Work Environment
On »Toxic Work Environment«, Ital is presenting minimal techno tending towards dystopian waters. In terms of complexity, this is a new approach.
Music Review | posted 25.05.2015
Glenn Astro
Throwback
It’s all been there before, but hardly ever played out this well: On »Throwback«, boom-bap is doing it with house, beatmaking with disco-soul. It’s hard to beef about this feel-good-record.
Music Review | posted 13.04.2015
Hedge Maze
Dysania
There’re various shades of grinding. On this record, house music has a sock in its mouth, which allows the listener to get lost in a world of back ground noise.
Music Review | posted 03.10.2014
Hieroglyphic Being & the Configurative Modular Me Trio
The Seer of Cosmic Visions
With the support of Planet Mu, Jamal Moss could find his way to a bigger audience. »The Seer of Cosmic Visions« is a collection of his earlier productions.
Music Review | posted 05.09.2014
Ital
Endgame
The house-anarchist Ital is refining his methods on »Endgame«. However, instead of leading to astonishment, this strategy mostly leads to casual head-nodding.
Music Review | posted 02.09.2014
Panthera Krause
Rules
Panthera Krause’s debut-EP »Rules« is being released on Lobster Theremin and touches upon everything from Chicago to Hamburg which bears traditions and depth.
Music Review | posted 27.08.2014
Drexciya
Neptune’s Lair
Music like an adventure: »Neptune’s Lair«, the debut by the two exceptional producers James Stinson and Gerald Donald is now being re-released.
Music Review | posted 08.07.2014
Floating Points
King Bromeliad
News about Sam Shepherd a.k.a. Floating Points releasing a new record are always good news. »King Bromeliad« is no exception to this rule.
Music Review | posted 12.06.2014
Ninos Du Brasil
Novos Mistérios
Techno isn’t dead. For sure. All you need is the right and anarchistic approach, as Nino Du Brasil’s »Novos Mistérios« proves.
Music Review | posted 09.06.2014
Fhloston Paradigm
The Phoenix
With the project Fhloston Paradigm, house-producer King Britt is indulging in his love for science fiction and the respective musical vocabulary.
Music Review | posted 08.05.2014
Leon Vynehall
Music For The Uninvited
A debut? That’s easy to forget when listening to Leon Vynehall’s self-confident and original »Music For The Univited«.
Music Review | posted 25.04.2014
Max Graef
Rivers Of The Red Planet
On his debut »Rivers Of The Red Planet«, Max Graef presents himself as an easygoing jack-of-all-genres with a master-degree in beat-science and sampleology.
Music Review | posted 07.04.2014
Dauwd
Kindlinn
With his 12" »Kindlinn« for the renowned label Kompakt in Cologne, the British producer Dauwd gives us yet another glimpse of his versatility.
Music Review | posted 04.03.2014
Matrixxman
808 State of Mind
With the self-confident sound of »808 State Of Mind«, Matrixxman emancipates himself from being »one half of 5skinsandbone5«.
Music Review | posted 28.02.2014
Moodymann
Moodymann
»Moodymann«, technically Kenny Dixon Jr.’s sixth record, is also his most personal one so far. But is it also another masterstroke?
Music Review | posted 03.12.2013
Mathew Jonson
Typerope 12"
Ten years after its initial release, Mathew Jonson’s »Typerope« is still an exceptional album, sending its listener on a strange journey – no matter if you’re in the club or at home.
Music Review | posted 05.11.2013
Strategy
Return From the Stars 12"
In the last ten years, Strategy has activated all genres of electronic music. His new single can be considered »house« with influences of »balearic«, »dub« and »reggae«.
Music Review | posted 04.11.2013
Huerco S
Colonial Patterns
Irritating loops, dystopian soundscapes and bone-crushing collages of noise are the basis of Huerco S’s fantastic debut album »Colonial Patterns«.
Music Review | posted 07.06.2013
John Roberts
Fences
John Roberts set out to travel the world with detail-loving house-music and has returned with house-loving detail-music. »Fences« relocates Chicago into an Asian Jungle.
Music Review | posted 15.04.2013
Craig McWhinney
Make Your Mess
On the eights release by Project: Square, Craig McWhinney from Australia is presenting a diversified and successful selection of his repertoire.
Music Review | posted 10.04.2013
Dauwd
Heat Division
After having taken some time off, Dauwd, the half-Iraqi musician raised in Wales, is back. His style is somewhat altered – more house, more techno, less garage.
Music Review | posted 23.11.2012
LA Vampires & Maria Minerva
The Integration LP
They could have done even better: dusty vintage-house-beats meet weirdo-pop-vocals. However, the record is lacking the courage for catchiness at some points.
Music Review | posted 20.08.2012
Teengirl Fantasy
Tracer
The spread-out samples of the debut »7 AM« gave way to the vocals of Panda Bear, Laurel Halo or newcomer Kelela and fill the ten tracks with masses of hits.
Music Review | posted 28.05.2012
Dave Aju
Heirlooms
One of the most souly long-needed house-records and a producer who has to be discovered imperatively. This music works in the club as well as on the sofa.
Music Review | posted 17.05.2012
Soul Clap
Efunk - The Album
In order to differ from Chicago and Detroit, Boston focuses on variety. Soul Clap are one of the flagships of the city’s scene.
Music Review | posted 22.02.2012
John Talabot
ƒin
It seems as if a first candidate for the year’s best-of-lists has already been found. John Talabot from Spain has recorded a very, very good album.
Music Review | posted 19.09.2011
Efdemin
Please EP
Rich Tech-House, which – with the help of deep bass-lines and the insertion of various sound-effects – puts the listener into deep trance: it’s all been heard before, but it still does the trick well.
Music Review | posted 09.07.2011
Big Strick
Detroit Heat
With his debut album Detroit Heat, Big Strick sums up the full essence of American House- and Techno-music on his very own Imprint 7 Days.
Music Review | posted 08.07.2011
James Braun
Massacre EP
The House of the Danish James Braun is simple and groovy. That’s a good basis for the dancefloor. And a swerve into the unexpected isn’t missing, either.
Music Review | posted 07.06.2011
6th Borrough Project
One Night In The Borough
The music of Graeme »The Revenge« Clark and Craig Smith has two different tempos and two levels of quality. The new album of the Englishmen shows: They’re better when they’re slow.
Music Review | posted 16.05.2011
Mark E
Stone Breaker
Mark E carries the principles he formally used through the Edits over to his debut album and proves that he knows the history of House Music like the back of his hand.
Music Review | posted 19.03.2011
Rick Wilhite
Analog Aquarium
A record we have been waiting for: House-music is not programmed, it is played here, it is jammed, lived and preached with sacral dedication.
Music Review | posted 08.11.2010
John Roberts
Glass Eights
Percussion elements, arranged with an obsession for details, can be heard on different levels just as other bits and pieces. A masterpiece? More than that!
Music Review | posted 01.11.2010
Maxmillion Dunbar
Cool Water
Slow Motion House? Cosmic Boogie? All is possible, nothing is carved in stone. But we are astonished by one of this year´s best albums. A revelation!
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 18.04.2019
Flying Lotus
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.
Music Essay | posted 01.07.2019
Women Of Jazz
We Insist Female
Women in jazz are still not a matter of course. That has to change. For in the past, female musicians have had a decisive influence on jazz and the future is also in their hands.
Music Portrait | posted 17.01.2020
Blackest Ever Black
Search for alienation
Among connoisseurs of fucked up, intoxicating sounds, the record label Blackest Ever Black was appreciated like no other. IAt the end of the year 2019 it was suddenly closed. We look back on a label that musically determined the 2010s like few others.
Music Review | posted 20.01.2020
Steve Roach
Quiet Music 1-3
Telephone Explosion has reissued »Quiet Music 1-3« by Californian ambient musician Steve Roach, first released only on cassette in 1986 .
Music Review | posted 15.01.2020
Dark Arts
Reflections In A Rear View Mirror
With »Reflections In A Rear View Mirror« the label Stroom introduces us to the band Dark Arts from Columbus, Ohio, which was founded in the early 1980s.