The WMC in Miami is over, and exhausted I am from all the parties... it appears to be true what some people say: "you need need vacation from the WMC". Of course, some parties were going on on Sunday, but I decided to take a break and just hang out with friends.

I'll be on my way back to Switzerland today, so expect an update with reviews and fresh mixes featuring exclusives promos within the next couple of days. Also I will publish my recap of this years WMC soon.

On another note, the site will be moved to a new server within the next week as well. We'll do everything to make sure there are no interruptions to the service, but you'll never know...

Mike Fossati
Chief Editor

My business trip to New York is over, and I have to admit I had a fantastic time working and hanging out with my office colleagues...

Today was a beautiful day in New York with blue skies and warm temperatures... perfect to take a "walk in the park" (Central Park that is), to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and go down to Chinatown and Little Italy...

All that is left to say: Miami here I come...

Regards,
Mike Fossati
Chief Editor

As I will be on a business trip to New York next week and will head straight down to Miami from there to attend the Winter Music Conference, there won't be an update next weekend; however I will make another Classic Mix available on the mix archive. Expect the next regular update around beginning of April.

For those that want to hook up with me in Miami, I'll be arriving the evening of Sunday, March 21, and will be there until Sunday, March 28.

Regards,
Mike Fossati
Chief Editor

After taking a break last year, I plan to be back in Miami for the WMC this coming March. However please do not expect extensive coverage as in past years with party lists etc. as I will focus on bring you quality mixes and reviews.

Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

You might remember that beginning of the year I announced changes to Spirit of House, but actually only some of them were introduced. Reflecting the past year, I have to admit that I spent much more time on the site than initially planned which kept me from doing other things. Looking forward I decided it is finally time for these changes to make time for other important things in my life.

So again I'm going to announce changes, and be prepared that this time I will actually implement them:

  • The fundament will be weekly updates (usually late Saturday) as you are used from the past
  • These weekly updates will include mixes and reviews
  • The amount of reviews will be limited (exceptions to be made only for important events such as the Winter Music Conference)
  • The focal point will be on soulful vocal house, the tracky/techy stuff will get fewer space and no longer get dedicated update cycles
  • Everyone that is using my reviews for any type of activity (e.g. quotes, mail outs, promotional texts) will have to add a reference such as "Written by Mike Fossati for Spirit of House (www.spiritofhouse.com)"

Happy new year to all my loyal followers and all the music lovers out there !!

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

With 2009 going to be over soon, wouldn't it be time to look back on the year? I won't do this right now, instead lets look what is still ahead for Spirit of House...

Expect another mixshow loaded with all the deeper stuff I got in the past few weeks, but unfortunately time does not allow me to do it before mid next week. Then there should also be some "Pour le Connaisseur" reviews around that time as well.

And while we will take a short break over the new year, you will still get some fresh mixes as we plan to upload one or two Classic Mixes.

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

Tascam DR-100

Well, after my beloved Tascam CD-RW700 gave me so many troubles in recent weeks (not only that it stopped recording in the middle of the mix past weekend, but it also was very picky on the CD-R's used), I decided to finally replace it.

Instead of going for another CD recorder or using a laptop, I decided to buy a "Field Recorder", the Tascam DR-100. Might be a bit of an overkill as some cheaper (and smaller) devices would have been good enough for me, but the ease of use and built-in features convinced me this is the right choice.

Mike Fossati,
Chief Editor
"Spirit of House"

Well, what a day it was... Had to start three times over to get the mix done as my Tascam CD-RW700 stopped recording in the middle, it the end I had to cut the pieces together on the PC. The unit is a couple of years old, either it doesn't like the brand of CD-R I'm using or its simply broken...

I planned to do another mixshow with all the deeper promos I got recently, but the delay caused by these issues didn't allow me to do it. No idea if I'll find time sometime soon... so basically I have around 20 promos not yet reviewed, including some bombs like

  • Michele McCain presents Marivent Soul "All I can do" (Andy Ward & BSC Mixes)
  • BSC "Ubatuba" (Louie Vega Remix)
  • some exclusive unreleased tracks
  • ...

UPDATE: I just went through the list of pending reviews and cut the list down radically - let's call it quality control...

Some asked me if I go to Miami for the "Winter Music Conference" next year. Things look good, you might indeed see me there...

Regards,
Mike Fossati
"Spirit of House"

You can find an exclusive interview with our chiefeditor Mike Fossati on Beyond Clubbing - don't miss is it, he had some interesting things to say... The interview was taken some time ago, but it surely stands the test of time.

Admin
"Spirit of House"

It has been a long time since you've heard from me on general things about Spirit of House, so its time to get some news to you.

Yes, finally after a long time and many thoughts I decided to create an account on Facebook - and I also created a fan page for Spirit of House.

Go straight to my page by following this link.

Alternatively, search for Michael Fossati to become a friend, and for Spirit of House to become a fan.

Best,
Mike Fossati

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