NEWS

Covenant House Texas Thanks Housto for One Year of Donations 

Leslie Bourne, Executive Director of Covenant House Texas, thanks Housto, the philantropist DJ, for one year of donations and efforts to support the homeless youth shelter located in Montrose. Covenant House Texas does a fantastic job in accompanying young adults, aged from 18 to 20 years-old, in a two-year program where they rebuild their confidence, help them find a job, manage their budget and move in into an apartment to become autonomous, happy and productive citizens. Housto was pleased to be able to help in 2017 and promises to raise more money in 2018!

OPEN HOUSE Sunday Funday are now held every weekend 

GREAT NEWS! The "Open House Sunday Fundays" are becoming more successful therefore Sterling House owners asked that the event be held EVERY Sundays instead of every other week as it originally started. Outside terrace, great food and Jackin House Music created live for you by Housto. Guest DJs such DJ Farr from Armando’s in River Oaks and Nathan Looney from Local Pour.  The whole of terrace, restaurant and indoor dance floor and day bar is truly unique in town for Sundays. You are invited to come by this weekend.

Sterling House in Midtown, 3 PM-8PM. Free admission.

Housto introduces House Music dance show at Sunday Funday.  

Housto, in collaboration with MODE, is hosting another SUNDAY FUNDAY!

OPEN HOUSE is a Rain-or-Shine-Sunday-Funday in Midtown dedicated to House Music. See a Live House Music dance show from performers of from the Assorted Flavors Dance Crew at 5 PM. See an example of this amazing form of dance . 

3 Houston House Music DJs: DJ Farr (the musical genius behind Armando’s legendary Thursdays), DJ Looney (resident DJ at Local Poor in River Oaks) and Housto (Armando`s, 1919 Mixology, Sterling House). 

Entrance is FREE. A portion of food and beverage sales will be remitted to Covenant House Texas, a Montrose-area shelter for homeless youth aged 18 to 20. Come discover the outdoor terrace, porch, restaurant and upstairs day club at Sterling House. Dance, mix and mingle in a friendly atmosphere and other House Music fans.

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  1. Open House Music Mix

Housto Goes All Out for Sunday Fundays at Sterling House  

Following on the successful introduction of his Open House music format, Housto -- the philanthropist DJ of Houston-- and his colleague, DJ Farr -- the musical genius behind Armando’s legendary Thursdays -- have been invited to hold regularSunday Funday Open House parties that will benefit Covenant House Texas, a Montrose-area shelter for homeless youth aged 18 to 20. The venue for Sunday Funday is Sterling House in Midtown, the Inner Loop neighborhood known for its many dining and nightlife options. The events are co-promoted by Housto and Mode, and together they invite the finest crowd to come for the best house and electronic dance music (EDM) as well as the signature live remixes of Housto. Dancing not required but highly encouraged. Come discover the outdoor terrace, porch, restaurant and upstairs day club at Sterling House. Mix and mingle in a friendly atmosphere. Rain or shine, the event is from 4 to 8 pm. Entrance is FREE, and a significant portion of all food and beverage sales support the work of Covenant House Texas. This weekend, come join Housto, DJ Farr and special guest DJ Looney -- from Local Pour in River Oaks -- for this “FUNdraising” event!

Listen to the music mix below to get a taste of the party and go the MUSIC page for more podcasts from Housto, DJ Farr and DJ Looney.

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  1. Open House Music Mix

Housto creates the "OPEN HOUSE" music format and event series  

Housto, the philanthropist DJ of Houston, is introducing the OPEN HOUSE music format which consists of House Music and spices of EDM. Of course, as always, Housto creates live remixes that surprises and galvanizes the crowds in order to provide a more memorable unique experience. A podcast entitled OPEN HOUSE 1 was also released this week to inaugurate the new sonic experience.  

The new music format is designed for dancers and event goers who wish to hear new energetic music that does not play on the radio because it is not mainstream but yet very fun to dance to and melodic. This format adds up to the other musical experience already proposed by Housto which is the successful DECADES concept comprising Top 40 hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and today.  

OPEN HOUSE is also the name of a new series of events featuring the music format. The first happening is co-promoted by Social Graces Social Club, Houston Young Professionals, MODE and Housto and is held at Sterling House in Midtown on July 9, 2017.

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  1. Mix of House Music and EDM

Peek behind the sonic curtain  

Above, Housto’s studio, where he performs The Art of the Third Song and blends a wide variety of live music genres and samples to his mix.

Housto created The Art of the Third Song as a live happening during and between two songs. He blends an energetic performance of improvisational sampling, a capella, percussion and decades of hit songs into a single harmony.

New music mix from DJ Farr   

DJ Farr is performing with Housto at Cause We Can Dance Saturdays beginning May 6 at 1919 Wine & Mixology. He cuts together multiple genres of music in his performances, here sharing with us a new blend of his current house music favorites featuring his signature driving beats and infectious basslines. Test drive more of DJ Farr’s tracks at http://jasonfarr.podomatic.com/.

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  1. DJ Farr May 2017 Promo Mix

A chic venue in Upper Kirby, a stone’s throw from River Oaks  

Modern speakeasy 1919 Wine & Mixology (https://www.facebook.com/1919wineandmixology/), located in the Upper Kirby area of Houston at 2736 Virginia St., features a 1920s ambience combined with modern entertainment and the latest in cocktail recipes. 1919 Wine & Mixology will not only host the inaugural Cause We Can Dance Saturdays, but also has plans to make ongoing contributions to Covenant House Texas.

New music mix from Housto  

Housto will post new music mixes regularly.  Here is the first one featuring multiple genres from house music to 80s, top 40 , hip hop, and even Latin. A sonic experience brought together in an energetic mix that explores the boundaries of a multiplicity of musical styles.   Live in studio, this mix features no edits.  Register on www.causewecandance.com to make sure you are notified of new music posted to the website.

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  1. Decades Vol. 1