In an all-too-typical pattern plaguing Yankee dance music, San Diego's H_Foundation -- DJs Hipp-E and Halo -- had to first garner the attention and respect of an overseas record label (Scotland's Soma, most famous for introducing France's Daft Punk to the world) before a sizable American imprint like Astralwerks would even sneeze in its direction. Not so for its DJ career. The duo is just about as in-demand in the United States as in places like London and Ibiza. While DJs don't always make for the most innovative producers, H_Foundation has come up with a decent debut album commensurate to its experience spinning feel-good house. Sun-drenched and spliffed-out, the warm tones and shimmering sound effects reflect years of playing records up and down the... More >>>