Class, consistency, forward thinking and an unbridled passion for quality house music define the essence of MoreHouse Records.
Morehouse Records | Location: Los Angeles
Founded in 2002 by: Evan & LMH Landes
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Groovefinder’s who work(ed) with this label:
Husky | Montana & Stewart | Soulfuledge
Class, consistency, forward thinking and an unbridled passion for quality house music define the essence of MoreHouse Records. Founders Evan & LMH Landes’ desire to enlighten and ultimately transform new listeners into loyal followers on a global level has been their mission since the label’s inception. MoHo’s strategy of releasing an eclectic array of intoxicating dance grooves which are not bound by any gimmicky trends, and memorable songs that stand the test of time has paid off since their doors first opened in 2002. A brilliant collective of singers, musicians, writers & producers, who are featured throughout MoreHouses’ impressive catalogue have helped define the “MoHo Sound”. Each unique release can run the gamut stylistically – ranging from organic soul, funk, afro, latin, jazz and gospel drenched songs, to peak hour, deep, tribal, and electronic influenced tracks.
After the label’s first release “Inside My Soul” garnered immediate critical acclaim and international attention and subsequent hit singles “Gonna Get By” & “Deeper” took clubland by storm, MoreHouse had positioned themself as one of dance music’s elite imprints. Within a relatively short period of time by industry standards, the label had earned the praise and support from even the most jaded house purists. The aforementioned songs, co-penned and co-produced by Landes under his highly regarded production moniker Groove Junkies (along with other MoreHouse chart toppers), have been played, charted and reviewed by a who’s who list of tastemaker’s over the years. Original titles such as “Music’s Gotcha Jumpin’”, “Dr Feelgood,” “Oh Lord,” “Black Man In The White House,” “In The Zone,” “The White Light,” and ”Far Away,” all found their way into the record bags of House music’s elite DJs.
The aforementioned titles from MoHo’s catalogue and recent critically acclaimed hits like “Times Up,” “Play,” “Sunshine (The Remixes),” “Perception,” and “Higher” have received consistent club and mix show support from industry icons such as the late Frankie Knuckles, Louie Vega, David Morales, Ben Watt, Tony Humphries, Roger Sanchez, Joey Negro, Danny Rampling, Richard Earnshaw, DJ Spinna, CJ MacKintosh, DJ Spen and Brian Tappert to name a few. Their deep catalogue of originals (many of which are considered to be ‘classics’), along with amazing House covers of iconic tunes such as the Beatles “Let It Be,” Billie Holiday’s “God Bless The Child,” and Phyllis Hyman’s “You Know How To Love Me” have helped to cement their legacy as an imprint who prides itself on quality over quantity.
The MoreHouse catalogue has amassed an impressive 25 Top 10 singles positions and a no. 1 Album on industry leader Traxsource.com’s Top 100 download charts, as well as the coveted no. 1, 2 & 5 slots on the highly coveted European based DJ Mag Hype Chart.
MoreHouse has graced the pages of hi-profile trade magazines such as DJ Mag, IDJ, M8 and DJ Times. Label/Artist featured articles and stellar reviews of chart topping MoHo releases have bolstered their reputation as one of the worlds most respected indie dance labels.
MoreHouse songs have been played and charted on numerous international radio shows such as BBC’s Radio One, Ministry Of Sound, Hed Kandi & Galaxy FM in the UK, as well as Radio Italia in Italy, Pacha Radio in Spain, DV FM in Denmark, Braga Radio in Portugal, UDM in Switzerland, Radio1 Rodos in Greece, Radio Norway, Orbit FM & Pulse Radio in Australia, Beats Radio in So. Africa, KCRW & Power Tools in the US and many more outlets both FM and internet based throughout the world. Groove Junkies immensely popular ‘MoHo Stereo’ Radio Show aired on 5 continents to over one million confirmed listeners each month from 2006-2010.
MoHo’s rich discography can boast licensing songs to some of the most successful branded House compilation series such as Defected’s “In The House” & “Connected”, Hed Kandi’s “Stereo Sushi”, Ministry Of Sound’s “House Sexy”, Seamless Recordings “Bargrooves” and Om Records “House of Om” to name a few. In 2008 MoreHouse issued its 100th license for 3rd party compilations.
Building upon an already loyal fan base and forever evolving, MoHo’s branded events in So. Beach, Miami at the Shelbourne (MoHo in SoBe) and in their hometown of Los Angeles at Libertine & Dragon Bar (MoHo Los Angeles) have attracted thousands of partygoers and house enthusiasts from around the world.
The summer of 2017 will mark MoreHouse’s 15th Year Anniversary. A retrospective compilation celebrating the achievement is scheduled for release in June. Future Classics’ to be on the lookout for on MoreHouse include original releases from Evan under his Groove Junkies moniker, as well as his Deep House alias ‘Nimble Digits’, along with a variety of singles from a vast array of gifted artists. Expect nothing less than fresh, high quality releases in the upcoming months and years to come!
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