House Junkies’s first musical project started hitting the streets after the launch on Thursday.
The listening session of the 13-track album attracted the house music lovers who filled O’Hagans pub to capacity. House Junkies (HJ) has in the past two years of existence grown and had good reception and is bound to be ranked among the top DJ groups in the country.
The atmosphere provided the listeners with sounds ranging from soulful house, hints of deep house, and minimal and tech house.
The four talented DJ’s met years back to carve the path for a movement that would hopefully revolutionalize the house music landscape by refraining from playing the usual commercial house music that is heard on the airwaves.
The quartet comprises of Dj Spinz, Bush, Archduke and Dj Stomps.
In early 2009, Thuo from Altitude Sounds, approached them with an idea to work on a house music compilation. This was the birth of HOUSE XPRESSIONS VOL. 1.
“Let’s break the chain and do something different, and ours is a story of determination and hard work,” said Dj Spinz. Their events have steadily grown in popularity because of providing value added entertainment for their followers.
The CD covers a wide range of house music base and has different sounds to cater for the larger crowd and, of cause soulful. On this project, they worked with talented local producers, the likes of Dj Kuchi of Blue Boom Productions, Styles of Phaze One Productions, Benny T, Glem and Dj Oats.
From South Africa, they worked with two other upcoming producers, Dj Kabza and Dj Nkhokhi. The final mastering of the track was done by Chris Palmer at Layered Sounds in Johannesburg.
“We are market access providers for youth oriented bands, and there is competition in our music industry and we are aiming higher,” said Dj Spinz. The group has plans to do charity work and they are targeting schools for talk sessions.
Global Holdings Liquor Distributors Sales Manager, Lizwe Giddie, spiced up the night with Clan Macgregor Blended Whisky.