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Helsinki might not have the reputation for its hedonistic lifestyle or the cosmopolitan and diverse crowds, but it is definitely one of the coolest clubbing destinations in the world. The clubland of the city is ever more inventive in order to create the vibe, groove and sensations that a late evening under the Balearic sky or an early morning on a heaving London basement delivers, i.e. party with a big P.
Today and for the past five years at the forefront of making the city move and groove has been HouseAmigo DJs. A collective of two internationally recognised Finnish DJ’s and producers, Sami Kiiveri and Sakke Haaranen.
Years of DJ’ing to crowds varying from hundreds of people on a cruise ship to thousands of people at a beach in Indonesia, dragging the boxes of plastic through sand and snow, it was time to put the wealth of experience, expertise and unique sound into one box and Sami and Sakke joined forces. For them, nothing beats seeing the people tapping to the beat and taking a journey with them through sexy Balearic Tech / Progressive / Tribal / Electro House.
First came the monthly club night in Helsinki, Kinyobi that quickly got the attention of the Finnish house scene. In 2005 HouseAmigo DJs first release “Passion Eterna/Sauna” was produced in conjunction with Medicine Men, collective known in Finland for their deep tribal house sound of mainland Spain.
The success of the release encouraged HouseAmigo DJs to re-locate to London while still continuing their monthly nights in Helsinki with ever more impressive line up of international superstar DJ’s along them. Soon after the move, DJ MAG praised their mix as one that makes a difference and the bigger doors began opening.
HouseAmigo DJs recently signed their collaboration track with Heikki L “GOD SAVE THE QUEER” to one of the top dance labels in the world OXYGEN RECORDINGS (SPINNIN’). HouseAmigo DJs other collaboration with the provocative diva MELLEEFRESH “SLEAZY BITCH” were released on globally respected Electro-,Tech-, and Progressive House label PLAY DIGITAL RECORDS (home of Deadmau5, Freshmau5 etc.). Another tracks: “VIVA LA REVOLUTION”, “TWISTER”, “VORTEX” and “DEJA VU” are coming out later this year 2010. Earlier productions were released on CUETIP RECORDS and have been supported by globally recognized DJ’s such as Kamisshake, Shik Stylko, Toni Bass (Deux), Eric Entrena, Gavyn Mytchel, Darude etc.
Their unique pounding sound with touches of the Scandinavian madness, Mediterranean passion with a sexy London edge has taken them to cause damage on dance floors in countries like: Indonesia, Thailand, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, UK, Finland to venues like Ministry of Sound (London), Pacha (Ibiza, London, Portugal), Turnmills (London), Essential Club (Riga), Barcode (London), Shoko (Barcelona), Cargo (London), Herbal (London) to parties like Release Yourself, The Gallery, London Pride, Mondays Calling @ Space (Catamaran Fiesta), Hed Kandi, Pushca (Ibiza, London, Helsinki), Matador London, Fierce Angel, Pacifique, Redlight, Funky4love etc.
They have shared the sound system with some of the biggest names in house music from the pioneers like Roger Sanchez, Danny Rampling and Anthony Pappa trough to Thomas Gold, Tom Stephan, David Penn, Hoxton Whores to name a few. HouseAmigo DJs continue to promote their own club nights in London and Helsinki. During the past two years their night MEDITERRANEO has established itself on the monthly clubbing calendars of London and Helsinki.
Alongside several other club residencies, HouseAmigo DJs has also appeared on radio stations all around the world through the global radio stations like: Push FM, Sirius Satellite Radio, ETN.fm, Proton, Energy FM, Masmusic.fm etc.
On top of everything else, HouseAmigo DJs are regularly booked to play in private parties for companies like Nokia, MTV, SONY Play Station, Red Bull and has been voted by Megamind.se as one of the TOP 10 “Most Popular Nordic DJ’s” 06 and 05.
No need to mention that there is more to come from these boys.
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Heikki L and HouseAmigo DJs – God Save The Queer [Oxygen Recordings] (Spinnin’) OUT NOW!!
HouseAmigo DJs feat. Melleefresh – Sleazy Bitch [Play Digital] OUT NOW on BEATPORT/iTUNES/JUNO
HouseAmigo DJs – Vortex [Peppermint Jam Rec] (tba 2010)
HouseAmigo DJs – Twister [cdr]
HouseAmigo DJs – Viva La Revolution [cdr]
HouseAmigo DJs vs. Kimmo K – Untitled [cdr]
HouseAmigo DJs – When Will I [cdr]
HouseAmigos – Déjà Vu [SoulHeat Rec] (tba 2010)
HouseAmigos vs. Medicine Men – Saimaa (tba)
HouseAmigos vs. Medicine Men – Sauna [CueTip Rec.] 2006
HouseAmigos vs. Medicine Men – Passion Eterna [CueTip Rec.] 2006