Monday, May 15, 2006

HITHOUSE - Hithouse (1989)

"One of worlds BEST producer and remixer during his short life !!!"

Real Name:
Peter Slaghuis 21 August 1961.....5 September 1991.

Dutch house-producer. Founder of the
Hithouse Records label. Sadly Peter Slaghuis died due to a car accident.

Pictures of the video: Woodpeckers from space-Videokids

Style: House, Acid House
All Tracks by Peter Slaghuis


01 Move Your Feet To The Rhythm Of The Beat (4:32)
02 I Felt Acid House Love (8:12)
03 The Deep Piano House (6:40)
04 I Don't Know (1018 Mix) (5:22)
05 Everybody (Got To Get Some) (6:00)
06 I Like Hithouse (The Hithouse Theme) (5:37)
07 Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (7:07)
08 ROB's Acid Hell (6:19)
09 Blast Off (4:26)
10 Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Meltdown Mix) (7:07)
11 Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Acid Mix)

Links to download: part 1. part 2.

The name Hithouse is Peters lastname in English. Slag means Hit, Huis means House. So in English his name would be Peter Hithouse.PeterDJ-ed in The Bluetiek Inn in Rotterdam and before that he DJed at J&S (Jack & Sweder) at the Herengracht in Den Haag. He bought a lot of his 12"es at 'LP top 100' in the Weimarstraat (Den Haag) and Rhythm Import (Nieuwstraat Den Haag).His Style could be described as 'hard cuts and big sample sequences'. Uptillnow his style is widely copied but never equalled.He kept his mixes on Hifi stereo Betamax (videotapes) because of the compactness and the good soundquality..Peter Slaghuis was a meteor in the world of dance music in mid and late eighties. Based in Holland, Slaghuis gets known in the world of underground djs for his fourteen albums of "Disco Breaks", and builds a credibility with a series of remixes, like Abba's "Lay all your love on me", Maria Vidal's "Body rock" and especially the million selling Nu Shooz hit "I can't wait", in 1986. In 1984 he is also involved in dance act The Video Kids, releasing the single "Woodpeckers from space". When the house music phenomenon reaches Europe, not only Slaghuis is one of the first dutch deejays to spin house (at the Bluetiek Inn in Rotterdam) but also one of the pioneers of sampling, with a couple of 1988/89 hits made under the name Hithouse. His first hit record is "Jack to the sound of the underound" (the term "jack" comes from Chicago house slang and recalls the act of frenetically dancing to a house beat - see US titles like Steve "Silk" Hurley's "Jack your body") and at the beginning it lifts some samples from Coldcut's "Say kids what time is it". The track goes to no.14 in the UK charts. "Jack to the sound..." also is one of the first records to have an "acid" remixtreatment, and finally the track itself gets sampled on Italian underground dance hit "Judicta" by Mod n.4.The sequel ("Move your feet to the rhythm of the beat") isn't equally lucky. The formula is basically the same (a catchy hi-energy loop covered with a collection of samples) but it lacks of those catchy hooklines that were present in the first one. One of these was a large excerpt of Kelly Charles' "You're no good for me".After these two singles and a bunch of some other minor productions (like a weird remix of Lynn Collins' version of the classic Isley Brothers-penned "Shout", obscure dj-only mixes like a DMC remix of Madonna's "La Isla Bonita" and the Holy Noise project with his dj friend Paul Elstak, later known as the godfather ofgabber and owner of Rotterdam Records), Hithouse mixes one of the versions of the Technotronic megahit "Pump up the jam" (both acts were on the same Benelux label, Ars) before disappearing into legend.Peter Slaghuis sadly dies in a car accident a couple of years later (5-sep-1991), but honest historians of dance music will never be able to deny that he gave a small -but essential- contribution to the birth of sampling and electronic scene. The Kelly Charles sample resurfaces in 1994, as the vocal hook on a major international hit: "No good" - by none else than The Prodigy.

more info: everything about his releases!!! an interesting interview and more Site of Helen Slaghuis -This Site is made in LovingMemory of my SonPeter Slaghuis.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

...... :(
I remember ,,Woodpeakers..." it was hit in Europe :)

very interesting song nr 08 :ROB's Acid Hell hmmm... :)

ROb. :>

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Ryoga said...

Hmm... do You have "Herd of Instinct" (1995) or "Spoor" (EP) (1994) from .O.Rang? This band was formed by Paul Webb and Lee Harris from Talk Talk in 1993-1994. I'm looking for those two items. I'm also looking for "Pitcher, Flask & Foxy Moxie" (2006) from Heligoland - project of Tim Friese-Greene, also from Talk Talk. Well, I’ve asked many persons, and it's very hard to find. I'm asking everyone I can :). If You could look for those albums, I will be very grateful. It’s worth it :).

Greetings :)

6:41 PM  
Blogger saltyka said...

i know them,but still havent.
ill try to get!

1:44 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

REUP (05.2008)


11:27 PM  
Anonymous dynamite said...

Thank you for the re up :-)

12:53 PM  

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