Poker Flat turns 100: House Of God Mixes
06 November 2008
Almost 20 years on from the original release of D.H.S.‘s classic, ‚The House of God‘, (DHS = Dimensional Holofonic Sound) is back to guide us and persuade us once again. Championed in Germany by Techno innovators such as Sven Väth in the golden age of 1989/1990, the track quickly reached cult status and is a true example of the power and magic of this music form. DHS is the techno alias of San Francisco based electronic musician and member of the Meat Beat Manifesto, Ben Stokes.
Heading up this exciting new package, to celebrate 100 releases of Poker Flat Recordings, we‘ve got three new mixes to inspire the mind and captivate the senses, starting with a top-form remix from central Dessous and Poker Flat artist Phonique.
Phonique‘s name is a regular and highly respected one amongst both DJs and clubbers and really needs no introduction... ‚Mr. Good Idea‘ presents his vision of ‚House of God‘ as a cheeky, modern jacking track, complete with climbing, squelching basslines and tweaked out FX spinning around those infamous siren stabs and the classic vocal. Its a high-energy remix that will leave the dancefloor totally breathless! Phonique loved the orginal so much he made this remix independently, but when Steve Bug heard it, it was time to resurrect this timeless track and bring it to a new audience.
Martin Landsky is also on hand with another stunning remx. Landsky, who enjoyed recent success with his last bomb on Poker Flat - ‚Man High‘ - is also central to the label‘s sound and continues to promote it here with his deep and powerful club remix. Its a bass energy monster that chugs along with the just right contrast between darkness and salvation.
This time DHS has updated his original version with a very special modern interpretation of his self-made milestone in house and techno history. Chunky, functional and minimal inspired beats pump as the mystery preacher works his magic... leading us through many exciting passages of dark, house energy!
A: House Of God (Phonique remix)
B1: House Of God (Martin Landsky remix)
B2: House Of God (20 years DHS remix)