To be clear, this post is not meant to offend. It is meant to inform: those who don’t know about this phenomenon that’s literally taken over the recent music industry. Because while the sizable increase of popularity in house and progressive electronic music has converted many a new follower, there are still more wandering lost and confused in this mansion of a genre.
House falls under the Umbrella Genre of Electronic Dance Music, or EDM. The creation of EDM can be associated with the nightclub scene since the 1980s. It is inherited from the electropop and even disco days of the 1970s.
House is created with electronic instruments such as synthesizers/sequencers and drum machines. The sounds of these instruments are very particular, and the music emphasizes the uniqueness of the sounds into music that can be danced to if chosen.
House beats are patterned at a ‘four on the floor’ pattern, which means it beats uniformly at 1, 2, 3, 4 counts – arguably in a repetitive and redundant style. So while you may find yourself getting up and dancing to house, you may also find yourself doing the same moves over and over, because that same beat will prevail throughout the entire song.
House originated in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1980s.
Not just for Guidos:
With the worldwide phenomenon of MTV’s Jersey Shore over the last two years, some have come to associate house music with “fist-pumping” and the Guido preferred choice of music. In actuality, the original targeted audience of this genre was towards the Latin American and gay communities. Eventually, as the genre’s popularity expanded, its audience also broadened worldwide, particularly in the UK/Europe.
Popular House Artists:
Even if you haven’t jumped on House Train yet, there are quite a few artists who have made household (no pun intended) names in the music industry – popularizing themselves past just their initial genre. Examples include: Armin Van Buuren, Afrojack, Basement Jaxx, Benny Benassi, The Bloody Beetroots, Bob Sinclair,
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