What an absolute honour. When I set up the The House of Disco record label in July 2011 as an evolution of the blog it was one of those hobbies I couldn’t shake. I did it as a bit of an experiment to keep my life interesting in the face of working a job I hated. I needed a creative outlet for my newfound passion for, well, disco. Anyway it quickly became apparent that people gave a shit about my passion project and it grew into much more than an experiment. It didn’t take long before the label and the rest of House of Disco became my main focus. I ditched the now redundant job and that pie chart that used to read 85% ‘work’ 15% ‘passion’ switched dramatically to 95% ‘my work is my passion’ and 5% ‘freakout that i’ll starve to death’. It’s been 6 years now and the love for what I do is still there, going strong, and having House of Disco named as one of the most influential disco labels of the past decade by Mixmag reminds me that 6 years later people still give a shit too and that makes me a very proud fella indeed.
Thanks to everyone who has supported the label, most importantly the artists who trusted me with their babies, the peeps who bought the music, the dancers with their heads down, the lovely souls who sent the kind messages when they didn’t have to and the people who took a risk helping me in the early days. Let’s keep the fire burnin, I know I will. – Magnier