Taking the U.K. styles of garage and tech-house and adding a Dutch spin to them, DJ/producer Vato Gonzalez created a genre he called “Dirty House”. Born Björn Franken, Vato had been gigging across the Netherlands for over a decade when his Dirty House Mixtapes series began to break on video sharing sites around 2007. He opened his own Dirty House label in 2008 and signed with Ministry of Sound in 2010. MOS released single “Badman Riddim” that same year.
~ David Jeffries