London's DJ Haus (Rupert Cogan) is the man behind the highly productive dance label Unknown to the Unknown, as well as its Hot Haus sublabel. As with the releases on both imprints, DJ Haus' records strictly consist of energetic club tracks which faithfully draw from across the dance music spectrum from vintage Chicago house to current U.K. bass styles. Aside from his numerous 12" EPs, he's released two full-lengths, including the acid house/garage fusion of 2015's Burnin' Up, and mixes for Defected and UTTU.
Cogan began making tracks during the mid-2000s as part of house/garage duo Hot City (with Benjamin Keen). The pair built a buzz through several rave-friendly released on labels like Ramp Recordings and Moshi Moshi Records from 2008 until 2012. By this time, Cogan had founded Unknown to the Unknown and released his first single as DJ Haus, "Needin' U," which was remixed by MK on a one-sided 12". Starting in 2013, Hot Haus released a series of Thug Houz Anthems EPs by DJ Haus. He also began collaborating with U.K. garage producer DJ Q as Trumpet & Badman. Aside from releases on his own labels, DJ Haus also appeared on labels like Crème Organization and Clone Jack for Daze.
In 2015, Rinse released DJ Haus' debut full-length, Burnin' Up, which was followed by Artificial Intelligence in 2016. Both albums seamlessly blended vintage house, garage, and rave influences with up-to-date production. DJ Haus Enters the Unknown, a label compilation which also included a continuous DJ mix, appeared in 2016. In 2017, DJ Haus mixed In the House for Defected; the double-CD included several exclusive tracks and mixes. DJ Haus also collaborated with Mall Grab on a self-titled 12" under the name Mystik Menn. DJ Haus Enters the Unknown, Vol. 2 appeared in 2018. ~ Paul Simpson