I’m in such a house mood today (well, everyday.) But today, for some particular reason, I’m really amped up. Perhaps because I found out about House Dance International 2013 taking place May 24th-26th in NYC and now that I’m back on the East Coast, I plan on going; no excuse not to. I love house, house dancing, and the vibrant community.
In the spirit of house music and the community, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite classic house tracks that you really should know, appreciate, and pass along to other house junkies. Those who grew up in the early days of house will probably know most of these classics; for some it will be an introduction to the classics.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy this time machine of classic house. Got any favorites to add to the list?
Oh, and there are so many classics. So I will be sharing some every Monday. And on Twitter be sure to join the movement #HOUSENATION
This song never gets old. Love the video too!
First heard this song when I was 15 and used to sing it to myself walking down the halls of school.
Tribal vibes! A few DJs have played this song and I’ve gone crazy on the dancefloor. Tribalism!
The pictures above feature Andrew Hogans, Stephanie Cooke, Boddhi Satva, Roland Clark, DJ Oji, DJ Cbreeze, & DJ Baby, Adam Rios, Rick Galactik, Jihad Muhammad, and Miranda Nicole.
I used to think that I’d have to drive all the way to Baltimore once a month for my fix of house, but it seems that there has been a new house music event brewing in D.C. Of course, it’s still nice to make that trek to Charm City and go to Deep Sugar, but for house junkies living closer to the capital, you might want to check out MOTIONS: DC’s Newest Dance Party.
MOTIONS was created by Ernest Fountain (KLUBNUT.COM) and Andrew Hogans(Global Beats Sessions.) The two of them noticed their was a void in
the D.C. dance party scene, and they wanted to bring back the good ol’ dance party vibe on a monthly basis. By using their love for house and good ol’ fashion dance party music, Fountain and Hogans realized that MOTIONS could be that superb combination of fun, house music, laughter, and dancing.
MOTIONS is a place where people of all ages, lifestyles, personalities, and outlooks on life can come together to get their boogie on.
So when and where does MOTIONS take place? Well folks, it’s the first Saturday of every month at Fasil Lounge in Washington, D.C. The party is quickly becoming known for it’s captivating sound; dance the night away to the latest and greatest deep, afro, soulful, and tech house.
The next MOTIONS Party will be June 2, 2012 @Fasil Lounge. The lineup will feature females DJs. MOTIONS is honored to have Francesca Magliano and DJ Housecat spinning at their next party.Both of the ladies have been recognized for their impeccable DJ skills and their ability to get the party started. While both of them may be female DJS, their journey and love for house music began differently.
DJ Francesca fell in love with DJing while in college, but didn’t actually dream of becoming a premiere DJ spinning along side Quintin Harris, DJ Spinna, Jellybeat Benitez, Louie Vega, and Todd Terry. But her hobby soon turned into a passionate career with over a decade of spinning the addicting sounds of house that have earned her guest sets at NYC clubs such as Happy Valley, Santos, Speed, Sullivan Room, Cielo, Aria, OHM, China Club, and Centro-fly.
She isn’t just a DJ, but she also is a producer known for working on remixes and original tracks. Her latest accolade is her remix of DJ Kent’s “Falling” and Darryl D’bonneau’s “Strong Love.” You can hear more of her mixes here http://djfrancesca.podomatic.com
The second lady spinning at Motions on June 2, 2012 is DJ HouseCat. She first fell in love with house music in 86, but as of 2011 she decided to embark on a career as a DJ. Her internet mixshow “House of Soul” has become a popular show on Cyberjamz Radio (she is partner of the show with Sammy Rock) and house fans have quickly fallen in love with the sounds of DJ HouseCat.
Even though she resides in Hyattsville, Maryland, DJ HouseCat has still made appearances on the web and live-sets. She’s had guest shows on Sweatzone.com, FacetheBasslive.com, and Mixedin.net. She has also made an amazing appearance at the WMC *FEMANCIPATION* party at the Shelley Hotel in Miami. You can also listen to her live set at the Just Heat party in Chicago, which will feature Sammy Rock, Greg Grey, J.R. Jam, DJ Ronnie, and Carla Prather.
But if you can’t make it to Chicago, then no worries. You can stop by MOTIONS @ Fasil Lounge in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 2012 and check out DJ HouseCat and DJ Francesca spinning up a vicious storm of good ol’ house music.
©Jasmine McGee.ThinkSoul25. http://thinksoul25.com