House music from '97 to '07: what's good?

erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts
edited April 2007 in Strut Central
Partly inspired by the Daft Punk thread...I've got the early house years pretty well covered, but my knowledge of dope house trax of the past ten years (with the exception of Baltimore stuff) is very spotty- a little Daft Punk here, a little Armand Van Helden there, some Felix Da Housecat...etc. Anyone care to shed some light on the best house records of the last ten years? Maybe some top ten lists?
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  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Armand Van Helden

    hands down worst "producer" evurrrrrr, capt cheese...

    Not House Music

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Armand Van Helden

    hands down worst "producer" evurrrrrr, capt cheese...

    Not House Music
    he certainly is house music

    "U Don't Know Me," "Flowerz" and that one song w/ the puerto rican chick talking about how she wants to have sex w/ you = classics

    couldn't listen to anything he's done recently though...turned into a 'dancerock artist'

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Armand Van Helden

    hands down worst "producer" evurrrrrr, capt cheese...

    Not House Music
    he certainly is house music


    "U Don't Know Me," "Flowerz" and that one song w/ the puerto rican chick talking about how she wants to have sex w/ you = classics

    couldn't listen to anything he's done recently though...turned into a 'dancerock artist'





    But 97-07.....?

  • keithvanhornkeithvanhorn 3,855 Posts
    Armand Van Helden

    hands down worst "producer" evurrrrrr, capt cheese...

    sample slayer was dope. i dont claim to know anything about house music, but there were some useful tracks on there that i still play today (word up doc, reservoir dogs).

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,832 Posts
    Armand Van Helden

    hands down worst "producer" evurrrrrr, capt cheese...

    Not House Music

    While Armand ain't anything near the greatest. You can't deny he's got some pretty decent tracks.

    Tho I think "U Don't Know Me" was the last track he ever did that I liked.

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    Armand Van Heldon was huge right around 1997-'98 with his "Professional Widow" Tori Armos remix that tore up the clubs, or in my case rave parties in Chicago as I was "too young to party" legally. I know he had a few more big remixes and helped spawn the bastard "speed garage" subgenre.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    97-07 favorite house records (subject to change)
    can't claim comprehensiveness, house has been something i've been exploring for about 3 years in between rap releases but consider it more of a personal list

    1. CZR - Chicago House Experience (1997)
    2. Basement Jaxx - Rooty (2001)
    3. Theo Parrish - Parrallel Dimension (2000)
    4. Moodymann - Black Mahogani (2004)
    5. Luomo - The Present Lover (2003)
    6. Michael Mayer - Immer (2002)
    7. Archigram - Crydamour Presents Waves II (2003)
    8. V/A - Get Physical 2nd Anniversary (2004)
    9. Mei Lwun Presents Uno Compilation, Vol. 1 (2004)
    10. Green Velvet - Green Velvet (2000)

    that green velvet is technically a comp of stuff from earlier but since most of that shit was only avail. on 12" before i figure what the hell

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,784 Posts
    I'm not an expert on house, but I like Cassius

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    my list, btw, is both mixes and 'artist albums'

    some more - the rest of the Basement Jaxx albums and the two Atlantic Jaxx compilations, Derrick Carter's "About Now," Roy Davis Jr "Traxx from the Nile", Deep Dish's "Yoshiesque," Armand Van Helden's "2 Future 4 U," various releases on Kompakt (total 3&4 esp), Luomo's debut, Herbert's "Around the House" & "Bodily Functions," Superpitcher's "Today," kind of veering in and out of techno here tho.

    honestly one of the best things to do if yr into trad-style house is go to http://www.deephousepage.com/ and check out some of the mixes...


  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    A few of my faves which probably fall into these years:

    1. Blaze, Productions
    2. Isolee, Rest (not really "house" per say but who cares)
    3. Derrick Carter, Squaredancing in a Round House
    4. Greens Keepers, the Ziggy Franken Show
    5. Anything by Theo Parish, Moodyman, Norma Jean Bell, etc.

  • DORDOR Two Ron Toe 9,832 Posts
    The Cleptomaniacs version of All I Do is pretty wicked.

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts
    Theo and Moody are def on the top of what kind of house music I like. However, Armand Van Helden and Daft Punk, do not[/b] fall under house music. There are so many sub genres, that it is hard to name a bunch of producers.

    Ill have to go brew a cup of coffee and look through my records before I come back and name em.

  • RustyBRustyB 223 Posts
    Anything Crispin J. Glover
    Crazy Penis ???A Nice Hot Bath???
    Idjut Boys
    Chicken Lips
    Early Glagow Underground Recordings
    Basement Jaxx ???Fly Life???

  • bubor0ckbubor0ck 141 Posts
    I believe Carl Craig's "More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art" makes the cut, though maybe thats techno and not house per se.

    Televised Green Smoke

    one of my favorites ever

  • erewhonerewhon 1,123 Posts
    Green Velvet - Green Velvet (2000)

    that green velvet is technically a comp of stuff from earlier but since most of that shit was only avail. on 12" before i figure what the hell

    Yeah, I'm kind of feeling the Green Velvet stuff I've heard. Sometimes the lyrics could be a little bit more minimal and/or less self-consciously "inspirational", but the beats are pretty hard to hate on.


    I'm not an expert on house, but I like Cassius

    The only Cassius track I know is "La Mouche", which hints at better things, but doesn't knock me out or anything. Are there any tracks in particular to seek out?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts


    Matthew Herbert

    and



    But alot of this stuff is is either House w/ healy "Electronica" leanings or Afro Breakbeat....

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    However, Armand Van Helden and Daft Punk, do not[/b] fall under house music.
    ok KRS

  • catalistcatalist 1,373 Posts

    Crazy Penis ???A Nice Hot Bath???

    Ayo!

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    I believe Carl Craig's "More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art" makes the cut, though maybe thats techno and not house per se.

    Televised Green Smoke

    one of my favorites ever

    Cosign. That album is so nice. I have Science Fiction on my iPod right now, but I don't like it quite as much.

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Another dude who deserves mention = Todd Edwards
    His Full On comp is so neccessary



    Although not labelled as such, this is the vid for the Todd Edwards remix:


  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    best of i! records is pretty good
    http://www.discogs.com/release/477016

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts
    On a simliar level as St. Germain...

    Chicago's Strictly Jaz Unit

    Glenn Underground
    Boo Williams
    Tim Harper

    I have some Boo Williams tapes

  • House music sucks. It's not even music. It's the Techno of people that don't do drugs.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    Although not labelled as such, this is the vid for the Todd Edwards remix:


    See I wouldnt really call this House. Regular ass Club music.

    It sure aint that Deep House shit.

  • Garcia_VegaGarcia_Vega 2,428 Posts


    Matthew Herbert

    This picture reminds me of Schnipper, he knows a thing or two about house records, so does Cosmo Baker, they should report to this thread.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    House music sucks. It's not even music. It's the Techno of people that don't do drugs.


    Girl, I see you
    Do what you do
    Go on, girl, and act a fool
    Theres no need to play it cool
    Everybody, shake your body
    (we gots to make this a real house party)
    Come on, come on and stick with me
    Ill keep things the way they should be
    Keep your house until you sweat
    cause you aint seen nothin yet
    House is food and you need it
    If I feed it, you should eat it
    Say, house your body, house your body (2x)
    You know, mike g wont steer you wrong
    House music all night long
    (say what? ) house music all night long (2x)
    House music all night long



  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts
    Maybe some top ten lists?

    As for the most recent ish, this is what I got. This is usually what I will play on the weekends. To each their own.

    Anything on the Dirtybird label...well almost anything. Some of it can get to be too rave-like for me.
    Especially Claude Von Stroke is the best bet.

    FreeRange records are always nice as well. It can go from deep to funky.

    -Chris Grant - Slow Your Roll (Odds and Ends)

    -The Martin Brothers - Stoopit (Christian Martin Remix) (Dirtybird)

    -Santiago & Bushido - What's Your Name EP (Robsoul)

    -Inland Knights-Come With Me (Drop)

    -Bioground- Outstanding Emptiness (Plastic City)

    -Subjekt-Stepback (Freerenge)

    -Kerri Chandler- Back to the Raw (Deeply Rooted House)

    -Del Costa and Pedro Goya- Fuck Yo! (Music For Freaks)

    -Bionic Bump Band- Chiggle (Dotbleep)

    -Jesse Rose- A-Sided (Dubsided)

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts
    Regular ass Club music
    =
    house

    its got the beat, thats all it needs
    i guess he's also classified as 'garage'

  • deejdeej 5,125 Posts

    Girl, I see you
    Do what you do
    Go on, girl, and act a fool
    Theres no need to play it cool
    Everybody, shake your body
    (we gots to make this a real house party)
    Come on, come on and stick with me
    Ill keep things the way they should be
    Keep your house until you sweat
    cause you aint seen nothin yet
    House is food and you need it
    If I feed it, you should eat it
    Say, house your body, house your body (2x)
    You know, mike g wont steer you wrong
    House music all night long
    (say what? ) house music all night long (2x)
    House music all night long[/i]
    timeless acapella

  • eliseelise 3,252 Posts
    However, Armand Van Helden and Daft Punk, do not[/b] fall under house music.
    ok KRS

    haha! Ok, ok. Under my definition.

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