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 − Portrait | posted 09.06.2020
For the better part of a decade now, the Dekmantel imprint from Amsterdam is successfully squaring the circle as label, festival and promoter of several events: Connecting innovation and underground with a quality standard that is by now globally recognized without failing its aspirations. An end? Even in times of crisis far away. Soon the debut of upsammy will be released and this could already be the next big Dekmantel thing.
Music − List | posted 26.10.2015
Off the beaten tracks with...
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
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
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
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 01.05.2020
Each Dawn Every Dawn
The new reissue label Mixed Signals has dedicated itself to the reappraisal of hidden corners of house music. One of their first releases is »Each Dawn Every Dawn« by Litia~Loe.
Music − Review | posted 20.04.2020
Barely two years ago, Roza Terenzi made her debut on Planet Euphorique. Now she presents her debut album on Sophie Sweetland’s label with »Modern Bliss«.
Music − Review | posted 06.03.2020
Barely Alive Remixes
The Australian Kris Baha is not getting tired and brings another release with »Barely Alive Remixes« on (Emotional) Espacial.
Music − Review | posted 20.02.2020
In 1992 Gary D. and Boris Dlugosch presented the EP »Controversy« as Subtle Houzze, which is now being reissued by Running Back. They are tracks for all day and night times.
Music − Review | posted 11.02.2020
On »Fortunate Isolation« Borusiade makes it clear to even the last one: we’re fucked, there’s no way back. So the new album is the perfect soundtrack for now.
Music − Review | posted 09.01.2020
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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«, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Slow Motion House? Cosmic Boogie? All is possible, nothing is carved in stone. But we are astonished by one of this yearÂ´s best albums. A revelation!
Music − Portrait | posted 12.11.2020
Riding the Wave
A powerful wave has already washed many treasures ashore. Seen in this way, the name fits, because the Belgian reissue label Tidal Waves searches for, discovers and publishes pearls of music history believed to be lost.
Music − Portrait | posted 15.10.2020
Between Disco, Goth and Porno Soundtracks
Since 2009, Josh Cheon has been running his label for underground music from the 1980s and those who want to be the next big underground hit. Next year he will have released over 300 records. We introduce you to the label from San Francisco.
Music − Review | posted 23.07.2020
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Music − News | posted 09.07.2020
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.