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 uplifting Tribal/Progressive/Tech 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 won one of the most prolific Tribal/Progressive House label the GUAREBER RECORDINGS Remix Contest 2011 with the remix of Fran Ramirez ft. Particia Ledig – Echo. HouseAmigo DJs collaboration track’s with Heikki L "GOD SAVE THE QUEER" were released at one of the top dance labels in the world SPINNIN'/OXYGEN RECORDINGS and the track called "SLEAZY BITCH" with the provocative diva MELLEEFRESH saw the daylight on globally respected Electro-,Tech-, and Progressive House label PLAY DIGITAL RECORDS (home of Deadmau5, Freshmau5 etc.). Their productions have been supported by globally recognised DJ's such as Deux (David Penn & Toni Bass), Tony English (SuperMartXé/Lovechild), Ivan Gomez (Guareber Rec), G-Martin (Matinée Group), Chris Montana (S2G), Per QX (Stealth), Oliver M (Circuit/La Demence), Edu De La Torre (Salvation/HustlaBall), StoneBridge and many more!
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, Turkey, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, UK, Finland to venues like Ministry of Sound (London), Pacha (Ibiza, London, Porto), Turnmills (London), Essential Club (Riga), The Hall (Istanbul), Barcode (London), Shoko (Barcelona), Cargo (London), Herbal (London) to parties like Release Yourself, The Gallery, London Pride, Mondays Calling @ Space (Catamaran Fiesta), Helsinki Pride, Hed Kandi, Pushca (Ibiza, London, Helsinki, Windsor), La Beauté Club (Finland, Estonia), 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 and Danny Rampling trough to Taito Tikaro, Danny Verde, Thomas Gold, Tom Stephan, David Penn to name a few. HouseAmigo DJs run 3 successful years MEDITERRANEO parties in London and after moving back to Helsinki 2011 it was time to start new club night LA BEAUTÉ with the hottest super star guest DJs and the sexiest clubbing experience with hi-tech production, stunning visuals and live performance like Helsinki have never seen it.
Alongside several other club residencies, HouseAmigo DJs has also appeared on radio stations all around the world through the global radio stations like: Gaydar, 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.
Fran Ramirez ft Patricia Leidig- Echo (HouseAmigo DJs Remix) [Guareber Recordings] OUT NOW!!! - "Guareber Recordings 2011 Remix Contest" WINNER!!!
HouseAmigo DJs - Twister [Feel Free Rec] OUT NOW!!
HouseAmigo DJs - Viva La Revolution [Feel Free Rec] (tba)
Heikki L, HouseAmigo DJs - God Save The Queer [Spinnin'/Oxygen Rec] 2010
Melleefresh vs. HouseAmigo DJs - Sleazy Bitch [Play Digital] 2009
HouseAmigos - Déjà Vu [SoulHeat Rec] [MIAMI WMC PROMO] 2009
HouseAmigos vs. Medicine Men - Sauna [CueTip Rec.] 2006
HouseAmigos vs. Medicine Men - Passion Eterna [CueTip Rec.] 2006