They say that strength comes in numbers – and two is certainly mighty when it comes to dynamic duo Him_self_Her.
Hailing from Leicester in the UK, the astute combination of Claire and Leon came together after honing individual skills for many years on their local scene. All that it took was one studio session to realise the potency of their union; and what a union it is.
Infusing all genres of underground house, from deep grooves, to driving tech – right through to disco enhanced techno, they love to play with bold house vocals, be it through well sourced samples or self penned hits.
And those hits are what have sent them stratospheric.
Best known for their release ‘Gone Too Long’ on Cream Couture records in 2012, the track spent 11 weeks at no1 in the Beatport New Disco chart, and spent a mind blowing 7 months in the top 10.
Support came from the likes of Pete Tong, who billed it as his ‘Essential New Tune’ and Jamie Jones, who played it in his Hot Creations closing set at DC10. The track was soon picked up by Damian Lazarus, who has since signed the pair to Crosstown Rebels.
Big things are set to come with their signing, with a track not too far in the distance featuring a stellar remix. An album is also planned later in the year, as well as a re-release remix package of ‘Gone Too Long’.
In the mean time their studio has been kept busy with releases for Eskimo, Love Matters, Runnin’ Wild, Love Not Money and Circle Records – all achieving Beatport charting and peer respect from the likes of Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Solomun, H.O.S.H, Lee Foss, Jamie Jones and Sandy Rivera.
The Him_self_Her tour schedule is also ever increasing, with gigs passed in cities across the globe, including Russia, Romania, Denmark, Belgium and Germany. Looking forward they have secured bookings across the UK and Ireland, as well as Berlin, Switzerland and Ibiza.
Him_self_Her…house music with feeling.