Michael Buchanan, better known as House Shoes, is an American Detroit-born hip hop producer and DJ, who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He served as a producer on albums by Phat Kat, Proof, Elzhi, Pumpkinhead, Marv Won, J Dilla, Danny Brown, and Quelle Chris among others. He is a three-time Detroit Music Awards winner for Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ (from 2005 to 2007).
DJ House Shoes
|Birth name||Michael Buchanan|
|Also known as|
|Born||Lathrup Village, Michigan, US|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, US|
He was a resident deejay at the hip hop staple St. Andrews Hall from 1994–2004. He worked at a number of record stores, including Melodies & Memories, Street Corner Music and later also worked as a manager for Fat Beats.
As a DJ, Buchanan has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Percee P, Phat Kat, Slum Village and Elzhi, to name a few, as well as on his own. But he has garnered the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit hip-hop. Most recently, Buchanan performed as tour DJ on Mayer Hawthorne & The County's Spring 2010 16-city headlining tour.
- Let It Go (2012)
- The House Shoes Collection Vol.1 : I Got Next (2004)
- House Shoes & Street Corner Music Present: The Gift Vol. 7 (2015)
- The Makings (2016)
- Do-Over Vol. 1 10", (2010) w/ Flying Lotus
- Los Angeles 4/10 10", (2010) w/ Jordan Rockswell
- Crown Nation EP, (2011) w/ Quelle Chris
- The Time EP, (2012)
- Let It Go Instrumentals (2012)
- The King James Version: Chapter 1, Verses 1–5 (2009)
Hosted & unsortedEdit
- Jay Dee Unreleased, 1997
- Elzhi – Out Of Focus EP, 1998
- Phat Kat - Dedication To The Suckers 12", 1999
- Loungin' Vol. 1 : Live at the Buddha Lounge, 2005
- NowOn – Don't Call It A Mixtape w/ Haircut aka Mayer Hawthorne, 2008
- J1's Starship 27 Volume 2 (compilation): Castles, 2011
- Behind Closed Doors 45: Purist, 2012
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result||Ref.|
|2005||Himself||Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ||Won|
- Cunningham, Jonathan. "It's gotta be the shoes". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "House Shoes". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "He's got next". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "House Shoes | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "Fat Beats: The End Of A Hip-Hop Era". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
- "House Shoes". Time Out. Retrieved 30 May 2019.
- "2007 WINNERS". Detroit Music Awards. Retrieved June 5, 2020.