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House Of House

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House Of House is the New York City-based dance music duo of Saheer Umar (Afrika Islam’s nephew) and Olivier “Liv” Spencer (Still Going, DFA, Manthraxx).

Throughout time, dance music has been celebrated in singular moments of contained chaos. It is night music, absorbed by “the people” in environments tucked away from mainstream society. To “the people”, the 12” and not the LP was king. These were records made to move masses with little more than a kick drum, hi-hat and a bass line. Needles would drop, crowds would rejoice. Simple science, thoroughly tested and assuredly proven.

In early 2009, NYC-based duo House of House honored that rich history by creating and releasing the beast that is the “Rushing to Paradise” 12” on cult label Whatever We Want Records. Instantly coveted and championed by cutting edge DJ’s, record collectors and cultural connoisseurs, “Rushing to Paradise” quickly moved up into the upper echelon of “years best” lists, even before the records official release date.

When the extremely limited run finally did hit stores, it instantly sold out and became “the” song of many memorable evenings across the globe. Clocking in at 13 minutes and weaving through the highest peaks and deep valleys of human emotion as well as the history of house music, House of House became synonymous with the word “epic”. Repeated requests followed from eager clubbers, itching to experience the fabled hysteria the track would inspire when played.

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