Antoine Simpson aka Househeadspeakz has been a huge proponent and catalyst for support in the House music community. Raised in Chicago, he started out as a dancer going to iconic clubs such as Jenal’s, AKA, Coconuts, Phoenix, the Riviera, Red Dog and the Shelter.
In 2011 he founded his HouseHeadSpeaks.com blog and fervently journaled about the House scene by attending almost every party in Chicago, interviewing DJs and promoting various events throughout the city. He then began broadcasting his own radio shows with guest DJs beginning at Electronic Rhythm in 2012, then moving on to UndergroundHouse.tv for another show called “H2S On-Live: Chicago House Experience.”
And as evolution would have it, he has taken the next step and turned into the art of presenting music. Spending the last year secretly honing his craft, he snuck in his mixing skills via his current “Elements of House” radio shows alongside DJ Lito, his mentor. Many didn’t know he was the one doing the mixes until later on.
As I’ve said before, I always thought that those who started DJing later in life almost had an advantage… they’ve been on the dancefloor as a consumer first. They know what moves them, what makes them dance, what calls them out to seek out a DJ to hear them play. Hearing Househeadspeakz I knew immediately he had the gift.
The “Elements of House” radio show airs every 3rd Saturday from 2pm to 4pm CST on SugarShackRadio.com
Louie Vega, Caron Wheeler, Vega Claussell – A New Day (Vega Claussell Dub Inst.W/Pad)
Louie Vega, Josh Milan – The World is a Family (Afro House Mix)
Aaron Smith, Luvli, DJ PP – Dancing (DJ PP Remix)
Bonetti, Samo – Jackin & Pumpin (Samo’s Old School Pump Remix)
HR & SKI, Harry Romero, Joeski – Rewind it Back
Sonny Fodera, DJ Mes – Everybody Get On The Decks (DJ Mes Re-Rub)
Mike Newman – My Sista
Paul Johnson – A Little Suntin Suntin
HR & SKI, Harry Romero, Joeski – Ghetto Bounce
John Julius Knight, Cleptomaniacs – Larry’s Jam (Cleptmaniacs Mix)
Jay Vegas – Born Free
K1 Creighton, Supernova – Nocturnal (Supernova In Da House Mix)
Jaques Le Noir – Groovejet
KangBlahBlah, Louie Gomez – Brianna’s Theme (Louie Gomez Remix)
Brame & Hamo – Roy Keane
KAJE, Sacha Williamson, Guy Robin – Butterflies (Guy Robin Remix)