House on the Hill is the creative vision of San Francisco based house music DJ and producer Ed Mazur, who is rapidly becoming one to watch for. In addition to its original concept as a studio, House on the Hill is a label and hosts events. Ed’s music features a distinctive style that blends widely varying sounds together seamlessly into a sound that is solidly underground yet still accessible.
Born in New York City, he began DJing and producing in 2000 while living in Boulder, Colorado after previously working on rock music projects. In 2001, he took a year long road trip up and down the coast of California he discovered what the West Coast had to offer as his love for dance music began to focus on house. Shortly after, he permanently settled in San Francisco to devote himself to house music, enticed by the creative energy of the City by the Bay and its vibrant music and party scene.
Ed doesn’t like purism and throws down anything from the deeper soulful sounds to bangin’ underground house or minimal tech house. His favorite music fuses creative sound design and driving beats with soulful, organic funky grooves. He has played at most of the major San Francisco clubs as well as many underground parties. In 2004, he helped put together a float for the first ever American Love Parade alongside techno legends Jon Selway and Christian Smith. For the last eight years he has played epic sets to capacity crowds at the Green Gorilla Lounge and Disco Knights camps at Burning Man. More recently, he made his international debut at the 2010 Amsterdam Dance Event. Ed has also been involved as a promoter with various San Francisco undergrounds such as Don’t Hold Back, Jack Da Bass and Dirty Beats for Thirsty Freaks, as well as club nights including Love Deluxe and Close Knit Circle.
Ed shines as a producer. His work features strong funk influences and deep organic sounds mixed in with the techier side of house. Newer projects have increasingly featured greater live instrumentation and vocals. He first gained attention for his work with DJ Seven on a remix of Radiohead’s “Punchup at a Wedding” on the Fresh Press imprint which has received widespread play. 2008 saw the launch of his label, House on the Hill to showcase the rich variety of sounds in the spectrum of house. The third release, “View From Within”, received widespread play in clubs and was featured on radio on many top European dance radio stations, including Ibiza Global Radio, Berlin FM, Ministry of Sound Radio, and more. The label’s fourth release, “It’s All About” , includes a remix by London house music superstar Giom that reached #3 on the Stompy.com Top 100 Chart. Recent releases have received strong support from A-list house DJs including DJ Heather, Massimo Dacosta, Nick Holder, Andy Riley of Inland Knights, Jay West, Miles Maeda, and many others. His recent remix of Marissa Guzman’s “My Balloon” was one of the best selling remixes of her debut album.