Often times it's hard to believe there was a time before our house music. When music festivals were one weekend and everyone jammed out in General Admission. Before it exploded and when it was just a small "underground thing." The entire genre has evolved over time taking on many different forms but it's an absolute must to go back to it's roots. From the disco days to the early 90s when house started making it's way over to the states. We've rounded up 8 songs that aren't exactly your hard hitting, bass-in-your-face, typical progressive house. These songs can be easily defined as the epitome of what house music really was.
1. Joachim Garraud- Are U Ready (Laidback Luke Remix)
2. Dirty South vs. Evermore- It's Too Late
Italian producer and DJ Alex Gaudino has been a big name in the business for over a decade. His hit track, 'Destination Calabria,' swept dancefloors across the globe in 2007. Having founded two labels, RISE and Magnificent Records, it seems the house music master has done it all, from finding talent as A&R to producing original chart-toppers. We had a chance to sit down with him to get the scoop on how he manages to excel at all of it.
When did you first begin producing music/DJing, and when did it hit you that this is what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?
Long considered one of the biggest names in techno, Joris Voorn continues to keep listeners hooked with his signature blend of dark and groovy house. The Dutch DJ and producer sat down with Joonbug before a show at Miami’s celebrated club Space to share his thoughts on the underground, NYC, and touring.
Even though house started in America, it evolved much faster in Europe than it did here in the States at the beginning of the movement. Who do you think is responsible for the EDM we’re listening to today?
Joris: All the music that I’ve been doing has been influenced by all the stuff that’s been made here in the US…in Chicago, in New York, Detroit as well…it became really big in Europe but I think all the credit goes to the US.Goodbye Fly (Original Mix) - Joris Voorn
It's hard to believe that the same producer who brought us the tech house classics like ‘Body Monster’ and ‘Like This, Like That’ is responsible for the dreamy, groovy, kaleidoscope of sound that is “In My Factory.”
The debut album by Italian DJ and producer Leon is the recent house star’s first full-length body of work, just released on Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music.
Australian DJ and producer Hook N Sling has come a long way since his days as a house party DJ ten years ago. With an ARIA nomination and several chart-topping tracks under his belt, Hook N Sling (known to his friends and family as Anthony Maniscalco) has remixed artists such as Fedde le Grand, Calvin Harris, and Miike Snow, and has garnered international acclaim for his collaborations as well as his originals. He sat down with Joonbug before a show at Mansion Nightclub in Miami to talk about his upcoming projects, life in Sydney, and his quest for the perfect burger.
Dance music has recently undergone a major transformation in the music industry, but with Size Record's newest foray into the app/'augmented reality' world, the forward thinking movement has reached a new frontier. Now, using your iOS or Android powered phone, you can dive into the world of Size by pointing your camera at certain predefined images. Sound cool? Let me explain.
Once you download the app (available here for Android and here for iOS) your phone will launch a camera like application, but you don't use it to take pictures. Simply point the camera at the Size marker, and voila! You enter a world of artist bios, concert calenders and streaming, bass-thumping EDM from the likes of Steve Angello and the rest of the Size crew. Download the app today and connect with some of the biggest names in EDM or be doomed to live in an unaugmented world forever.
A resident at the Terrace of Miami’s legendary club Space for seven years, Buenos Aires native Patrick M has made a name for himself in house music around the world. He sat down with Joonbug to talk about the global house scene, spinning in Miami, and his upcoming show in New York next week.
AM: You’ve performed with New York legends Danny Tenaglia and Eric Murillo, and you’ll be traveling there again next week. What’s the biggest difference between the house scene there versus the scene in Miami where you have a residency?
Becoming a world-renowned DJ doesn’t happen overnight, unless you’re Sander van Doorn, of course. In a mere seven years, the Dutch DJ has taken the world by storm with his eclectic musical makings that tantrum against being pigeonholed into one genre. Mixing every sound imaginable from traditional house to progressive electro-anthems and varying from vocal-free ballads to lyrically-powered love songs, Sander has effectively reached a multifarious fanbase of electronic music lovers across the world. The DJ and producer sat down with Joonbug before his show at Roxy Nightclub in Orlando to discuss his speedy breakthrough into the EDM scene, his current continent-crossing tour, and his newest release “Nothing Inside.”
Following recent news of Tiësto’s app launch for iPhone and iTouch, we decided to test the app ourselves here in the Joonbug NYC office. The app enables fans to directly connect with the infamous DJ as well as with other fans worldwide. Download the app and you are instantly granted access to exclusive photos, videos, podcasts, and news.
Users can check out upcoming tour dates and purchase tickets right on their phones. No need to worry if you can’t make the show – just click “Media” to watch 60 minutes worth of concert footage and you’ll feel like you were there! Save your favorite photo on your phone (we already have a new background picked out) or share with friends.