The NYC house duo rushes to paradise on this week's RA podcast.
It may not have been the originator of the genre, but New York certainly has its fair share of house music heritage. As House Of House, Olivier Spencer and Saheer Umar are one of the latest acts to take their place in NYC's house lineage, causing a major stir last year with their dance floor-slaying debut single, "Rushing To Paradise (Walking These Streets)." Its slick synth pulses, cascading pianos and visceral climax made sure that it found its way into the boxes of DJs looking for a dance floor track with plenty of emotional clout, and our panel of critics here at RA couldn't get enough, placing it at #20 in our Top Tracks Of 2009 poll.
When they both get behind the decks as House Of House, though, don't expect a straight up set of deep house. As this week's podcast proves, Spencer and Umar are a wild and diverse pair when they get down to mixing, managing to traverse from organic house through to dark minimal techno and back, even managing to work in a bit of pitched-down dubstep. We caught up with the duo by e-mail to ask them about the mix, their recent activities and what revellers can expect when House Of House hit their local clubbing establishment.
Romanthony - Testify (Soul Vamp) - Black Male Records
Rudoulpho - Touch Me - Atlantic
Paperclip People - Slam Dance - Planet E
Kuba Sojka - Voice Of Soul - Matrix Records
Joe Claussell - Je Ka Jo (Crazy Vocal Mix) - Ibadan
Francois Kevorkian - Edge Of Time (Tees's Freeze Mix) - Wave Music
JohNick - Play The World - Henry Street Music
The Soundman - The Factory (Klubb Kidz Flava Dub) - Sex Mania
U.B.P. Presents Jay Williams - Testify (Mousse T's Test-A-Dub) - Diffusion
House Of House - Rushing To Paradise (Tapesh Remix) - White Label
Heaven & Earth - Space And Time - Running Back
Peter Van Hoesen - Face Of Smoke - Komisch
DBX - Bleep - Accelerate
Emptyset - Seclusion - Future Days
The Martinez Brothers - Won't Somebody - Objektivity
Peverelist - Clunk Click Every Trip - Punch Drunk
Mariah Carey - Fly Away (Butterfly Reprise) - Fly Away Club Mix
STL - Loop - Something
Filesize / 89.68 MB
Length / 01:14:42