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Hipp-e & Halo, from West Coast, USA take Honkytonks famous Five Hour Challenge, grab yr boards and jump in yr woody!!
H-Foundation - artist info:
When the windy city native who created the undeniable classic “Future” and the Mile High mastermind DJ that rocked the US coast to coast locked themselves in the studio for the first time after a gig in San Diego they immerged with a track that became the seminal release for West Coast House. Since that early project, 420 Session on Siesta, the duo have both relocated to California in an effort to make joint studio work a little easier but with the performance demands for these DJs who acknowledge that their insight for tracks that really work lies hails from their experiences residing over dance floors it is a delicate balance.
With sets that provide the perfect mix of deep house and the thump the crowds need to create energy Hipp-E and Halo of H-Foundation have left audiences around the world craving more. They have established strong followings at Fabric in London, Pacha in Buenos Ares, Portugal and Istanbul. They have received rave reviews for their performances at massive events all around the world including the biggest festivals in Brazil, Germany, the UK, and the States, but remain highly respected in even the smallest and most respected clubs such as Sno Drift in San Francisco and Centro Fly in New York, both known for their scrutinizing booking policies. Together Hipp-E and Halo have broken through the barriers in house music that kept the elitist house heads and open minded music lovers everywhere and created a sound loved by all.
It is no wonder that a breakthrough duo like the Chemical Brothers chose these two masterminds to remix the title e track for their latest Album Come With Us. The remix was a masterful reworking of a mainstream track that no honest DJ or dance music lover can deny is perfectly at home on the dace floor. Though Pete Tong has been a strong supporter of H-Foundations material for the last two years on his Essential mix for Radio 1, this remix is bringing their work to heavy rotation on radio stations even in the US where support for house music has been almost non-existent.
So what is next for the dynamic duo of West Coast House?? Well their full-length album for much the respected house aficionados at Soma Records is at the very top of that list. The long awaited project should be completed at the end of spring and out in September of the year. Both have also taken on the task of owning labels. Using their well trained ears to pick up on tracks from producers they encounter in their travels Halo will be releasing tracks on Bluem while Hipp-E’s picks and much of his own amazing solo projects will be on his label Nightshift. Regardless of the project at hand, be it high profile performances or their continuously evolving production one thing is certain: H-Foundation is headed straight to the top of their field. They will break the barriers wide open for the masses that they have inspired to pursue their sound and remind us all that the originators are always one step ahead with the diverse and impressive style on their first complete album. Just wait!
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