The House Moguls began in 2004 as a tag team of two producers who in their respective individual careers have accomplished more in 12 years than most DJ/producers do in a lifetime. The House Moguls are comprised of Gus Calderone (also known as GusEGruv) and Bill Basil (also known as Billy The Kid).
Gus Calderone (GusEGruv)
Gus Calderone is not only one half of the musical genius that is The House Moguls; he is also the co-owner of Funktion Recordings and the driving force behind the business aspects of both entities. After getting a start playing house parties, Calderone completed his education at the world-renowned music school Full Sail in Florida before he set his sights on Chicago’s House Music scene.
Bill Basil (Billy The Kid)
The other half of The House Moguls is Bill Basil. One of the most respected and sought after talents from Chicago, Bill has residences at all of Chicago’s major hotspots including Sound Bar, Y Bar, and Level nightclubs. He is also a Mixmaster on WBBM FM B96.3, and is a contributor to one of the most popular mix shows in North America. He has represented Chicago as a nominee for both Emerging Artist of the Year 2006 and DJ of the Year 2004 & 2005 by Scion and Local Sound Chicago.
The House Moguls
As strong as Gus Calderone and Bill Basil are individually, together as The House Moguls they’re a force that is to be reckoned with. In four short years, The House Moguls already have a variety of successes under their belt, and are supported by a variety of record labels, including Dim Mak (US/ Steve Aoki) Dumb (Sweden), Eden (Donald Glaude), Gung Ho Records (UK), Hump (US/ Harrison Crump), Nervous (US), PBR Recordings (Canada), Play Digital (Canada/ Deadmau5) , Pure Funk Records (Portugal), S & S Records (US), Session/Global (Switzerland/ DJ Antonie), System Recordings (US), and their label Funktion Recordings(US). Their music has been included on a number of mix compilations including System, Ministry of Sound, Cream Fields, Funky House Anthems, and Ibiza Summer House Mix, and their tracks receive regular airplay on XM Radio’s BPM 81, AOL Radio, Kiss FM UK, Radio 1 UK, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
With the feeling of industry success and achievement at their fingertips, The House Moguls have just started to unleash their creativity. With no plans to slow down, they are taking the House music scene and bringing it to a whole new level with forthcoming North American and European Tours.