Real Name:
Peter Slaghuis
Dutch house producer. Founder of the Hithouse Records label.

The name Hithouse is the literal translation of Peter's last name in English. Slag means Hit, Huis means House.

Slaghuis was born in Rijswijk, Netherlands. He was a figure in the European dance music scene in the 1980s, producing popular remixes of various hits (most notably the "Long Vocal Dutch Mix" of "I Can't Wait" by Nu Shooz). Slaghuis stated "I hated that song so much... I just has to put a hook over it." With the arrival of house music in Europe, Slaghuis took up the pseudonym Hithouse and began using his sampling techniques in this field. His best known work, "Jack to the Sound of the Underground", reached #14 on the UK Singles Chart in 1988. His next few works did not attain the same level of success, though "Jack to the Sound of the Underground" remained in public consciousness in the UK when used as the theme for both the radio and television versions of the BBC comedy show The Mary Whitehouse Experience.

He was part of the VideoKids group, which released the song "Woodpeckers from Space" in 1985, featuring Slaghuis in the video.

Slaghuis also delivered remixes to the Disco Mix Club which published them on their monthly and compilation CDs. One of his most famous mixes was Madonna's "La Isla Bonita".

Slaghuis' career was cut short by his death, at the age of 30, in a car accident in 1991, when his car at speed of 220 km/h crashed into an oncoming truck.

Hithouse Discography


Hithouse Hithouse (Album) ARS, ARS Europe 1989 Sell This Version
D.J. 2 Hithouse Acute Sense Of Hearing(LP, Ltd) Hithouse Records D.J. 2 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Wise Guys (5) Featuring Hit-House* Wise Guys (5) Featuring Hit-House* - Samplification ARS Records Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
Hithouse Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Single, Maxi) ARS Benelux, ARS Records Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Hithouse Move Your Feet To The Rhythm Of The Beat (Single, Maxi) ARS Records Italy 1989 Sell This Version
Hithouse Featuring Dave D.M.D* Hithouse Featuring Dave D.M.D* - A Bright Day (Maxi) ARS Records Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
Hithouse I've Been Waiting For Your Love (Maxi, Single) ARS Productions France 1990 Sell This Version
NU-144 Hithouse / Lorraine McKane Hithouse / Lorraine McKane - Jack To The Sound Of The Underground / Let The Night Take The Blame(12") Numuzik Inc. NU-144 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
ARS 3735, ARS 3729 Hithouse / Mad Madison Hithouse / Mad Madison - Move Your Feet To The Rhythm Of The Beat / Je Te Veux Oui, Je Te Veux Non(12", Ltd, D.J) ARS Productions ARS 3735, ARS 3729 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version


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November 19, 2002
Peter Slaghuis: that's Mr Hithouse's name. Why "Hithouse" then? This is quite simple: translation from Dutsh to English! Slag = Hit and Huis = House!

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