House is back? Huh? When did it ever go away? And why does everyone who plays this so-called house sound like the progressive kings of yesterday?

The British titans of momentous, electronic, melodic house still rule if you ask us. Nic Fanciulli is one of those stone heads that proudly tops Mt. Progmore, and he'll be at Avalon Saturday to prove why his beats endure.

But don't just take our word for it …

… listen to this Fanciulli mix (download/stream here) and decide for yourself.

The Maidstone, UK spinner is in the middle of his “Saved Americas Tour,” named for his label.

While prog in reputation, Fanciulli has touted the edge of today's Berlin-to-Barcelona dark-and-tribal sounds (Paolo Mojo, Loco Dice).

L.A. needs this vibe. Now.

[Info and tix].

LA Weekly