Thursday, September 25

Juando : Bad Ass Bass : HH144

Juando is back for his 2nd mix on the show! It's a new school year down at Texas State they even know this guy is walking in their midst? LOL He heard our show on KTSW last year and hit me up. Now I'm bringing him up to Lanai Rooftop Lounge on Thursday October 30tht to play and you should be there to jam with us! This mix is a great introduction if you haven't already heard his previous outing. Enjoy!

Question of the week:

Best gig you ever played?

BigHaus Christmas bonfire party in 2012. It was held at a good friend of mine's out in the country of north Alamo, TX. It was a chilly night and all our good friends made it out. The BigHaus DJs, including myself, were jamming our styles all night and rocking a solid intimate dance floor. It was a memorable one for sure.

Carlo - Keep It Low (Pablo Bolivar Remix)
Alfred Heinrichs - Sweet Memory
Fritts Wentink - Shrewd
Mickey - Holding Hands
Deeptrak, Emma - Swear Down
Miguel Migs - I Can Feel It (Piano Love Mix)
Copyright - Submarine
Stuart Ojelay - Remember The Good Times
Black Loops - Up On You
Erik Hagleton - The After After
Joyce Muniz, Kiki - Warriors
Eli & Fur, Davidian - Let It Go
Saccao, Marco Tegui - Your Loving
RUFUS - Take Me (Miguel Campbell Remix)


Wednesday, September 17

Seville Lilly (Austin) : All Nighter : HH143

Seville Lilly is one of Austin's veterans playing some of the first raves to be put on in our city. I met him a few years ago after he moved back here from Chicago and I love the fact he's a DJ that dances like me! He's wanted to be on the show for a long time and to say he put in the hours for this is understating it a little. :) Nevertheless, enjoy this hour-long groovy ride!

Question of the Week
How do you search for, shop, and choose music?

Wow, where to begin? I have always been obsessed with discovering new music. It's why I’m a DJ. My next immediate thought after "This track is really great" is always "What context can I put this in to make people hear what I hear in it?" I record DJ charts at online music stores overnight, usually 8 hours' worth, and then listen to them the next day at work. I jot down the time on the recording whenever I hear something I like, and then after work I triangulate which track it was. Then I’ll listen for a week or so and see if there's anything there, if it grows on me. A lot of my all-time favorite music didn't stop me in my tracks on first listen; it grows with time. I'm religious about rotating through the different online stores because each has their own flavor. I probably spend the most auditioning time at Beatport, because the Beatport pro app is so good for keeping track of all those auditions I liked. My Beatport is really useful... I add every artist and label that even remotely catches my fancy to my Beatport. But I also audition lots of Juno (vinyl and download sites), Traxsource,, Bleep, and Stompy. I also make an effort to go hear touring DJs from out of town whenever I can and I will shamelessly Shazam the heck out of those poor mofos on my phone. When I lived in Chicago I was 20 minutes' walk from Smartbar and would go there all the time, at least once a week. Smartbar had the kind of global booking rotation where you could go there every night for a month and not hear a single track repeated. I make a point of not using my phone when I go out, but if you see me on there, I’m probably Shazaming the DJ.

Faites Leur La Danse-Boca de Yaruco
Harry Romero-Tania (Riva Starr rmx)
Doc Daneeka and Ratcatcher-Walk On In
Gel Abril-Changing Steps
krankbrother-Thank You Baby
Seven Davis Jr.-One (Live Edit)
Vanilla Ace-All I Really Want (Dub mx)
Dego-Could Murder a Burger
Max Graef-No 5
DJ Oji and Original Man-Lets Get It (DJ Ojis Intense-Condensed 347 Vocal mx)
Greeko-We Do Fiesta
Marlon and Dansson-Shake That (Shadow Child rmx)
Frits Wentink-Goose
Rampa feat. Meggy-Everything (Sonny Fodera rmx)
L.B. Dub Corp-Turner's House
Ejeca-Together (Terrence Parker's Motor City Soul mx)
Let The Machines Do The Work-Let Me Be the One
thatmanmonkz-Girl I Know It
Disclosure-Boiling (Medlar rmx)
FCL-It's You (San Soda's Panorama Bar Acca Version)
NoxiD-Midnight Expresss


Thursday Sept 25th catch Seville at Plush:

Wednesday, September 10

Paul Honescko : Bringin' It Back : HH142

Paul's been popping up at a lot of my local gigs. He's really friendly and ALL ABOUT house music, and he's only 21! 10 years ago that wouldn't be such an outrageous thing but percentage wise his demographic having actual taste in dance music is maybe 10% if we're feeling optimistic. He'll be playing our next THH showcase at Lanai on October 30th, a show I'm dedicating to young guns and up and comers. More mixes from the other DJ's before the gig, but for now enjoy Paul's mix!

Question of the week:

What's your club/rave history and what brought you to Austin?

My club/rave experience started up in Dallas. Growing up in Cali I was exposed to disco, funk, jazz. At 16 I attended first rave club called Afterlife. One of the rooms was playing funky/jackin house and I was hooked instantly. Since then I've avoided the EDM popularity explosion and stuck to the house scene, going to as many shows/parties as possible. I soon saved up for some turntables and played some house parties and a few after hour clubs. I first came out to Austin a few years back and fell in love with the music scene and whole vibe of the city & was finally able to move here a year ago through my job.


Tell You Why- Miles Maeda
Windy Dayz- Kinky Movement
Come Together- Mario Fabriani
Freak Show- Da Sunlounge
Black Culture- DJ Jacq
Berlin- The Littlemen
Step Daddy- DJ Homewrecker
I Wanna Know (Phil Weeks Ghetto Dub)- David Glass
Crashin Down- DJ Sneak
The Ghetto- Bob Sinclar
Filthy Mcnasty- Wattie Green
Droppin Bombs- Joey Youngman
Be Urself- Jason Hodges
Bringin It Back (Motto Mix)- Mark Farina
Room 25- Joss Moog
Tribute To Alice- Malakill


Sunday, September 7

Don't Call It a Throwback

Why House Music is not the equivalent of an 80's Party for dance music.

I've always felt that the biggest void in the EDM sphere has been a lack of inclusion.  For the last 5 years I've watched lineup after lineup, headline after headline completely ignore what's going on in house music today.  Now that "deep house" is the in genre, does that mean we're about to see some well deserved attention shifted over?   I wouldn't count on it.

What I am seeing and hearing is this attitude about house almost as if it's a novelty item.  Like a promoter who runs out of ideas and decides hey let's do a tribute and do an all vinyl party!  On the surface it sounds like fun, but what about all the great music being put out NOW?  Look at Nocturnal Wonderland.  All the badass house DJ's are separated as a tribute to the "longest running festival"?  This is what I'm talking about.

If you think Derrick Carter and Mark Farina aren't playing hot new shit, and just crate digging from ten years ago you're crazy! There's a difference between old-school and veteran.  Veteran means you've been doing this shit forever and you're still going.  Old-School means you're stuck in the past, great at what you do, but your sound is dated and kitschy.  There's nothing wrong with that but please let's not get it confused.  I've come up with a few examples of hot new shit that proves my point:

Get Up Recordings killing it lately - 

I play this one, I'm singing:

Bit darker but it bangs -

Old school group, vocalist - new material, still bangin (check the last remix at 4:00)

 Homey J.A.M.O.N. lyrics with young gun Aaron Jackson (shit is CATCHY!)

Sounded so good on a good system the other night:

Last but not least, my homey from Chi-Town, one of the baddest most original producer/DJ's in house today - K.E.!

So there you go.   A spectrum of current house tracks that are awesome.  .  Don't call it a throwback!  House is still jammin.

Wednesday, September 3

Eric Scholwinski (Dallas) : Fall 2014 : HH141

Eric does what I wish I still had the time to do: make intentional mixes every few months. I'm happy he's once again giving us the first access to his latest Fall 2014 mix! If you want something that's a nice and easy listen but you still want a good tempo, this is it. Eric's brand of deep house features good pulsing basslines and spacey melodies to match. Be sure to follow him on soundcloud, check the link below. He'll have the non HH version up soon.

Question of the Week:
Who are some of your current favorite current producers?

Addex, Vincenzo, Ben Le Desh, Da Funk, Shur-i-Kan, Marvin Zeyss, and definitely The Disclosure Project.

1 Funtom - Time Again (Rory Cochrane Remix)
2 Moe Turk - What You Need (Dub Mix)
3 McNair & Clarke - Bread Ring (Addex Remix)
4 Kiano -Face Off (Original Mix)
5 Christian Prommer - Can It Be Done (Sascha Braemer Remix)
6 Moti Brothers - Get Down (Original Mix)
7 Koala - Days Without Sunlight (Original Mix)
8 Professional Losers - Crazy Sexy Hypnotic (Tim Andresen Rmx)
9 Josh Winiberg - A Hard Night's Day (Original Mix)
10 Loz Goddard - Looking Back (Dual T Remix)
11 Steve Huerta - Smoky (Original Mix)
12 Tim Andresen - A Little Boogie (Original Mix)
13 Tonys Wayback Machine - In The Beginning(Elektromekanik Remix)