December 2008. This mixtape was made for Gillian, Fritz von Runte’s girlfriend, as a Christmas gift. Her love for house music was one of the things that brought these two together. The House Always Wins is a love letter to house music. The mix itself is a masterpiece — with the seminal Aqua Regia, the multicultural Deee-Lite and the classic Bomb the Bass. Underworld disguised as Lemon Interrupt, Saint Etienne as Cola Boy. Spiller, Vicious Pink, Future Sound of London… MJ Cole, Björk, New Order, Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and of course 808 State. The best of the best for the best girlfriend ever.