[Music genres] What is house music? History and subgenres


House music is synonymous with fashionable music. This music, which is said to have originated in the United States in the 1970s, has become very popular worldwide and has become mainstream. House music is a popular genre not only in the United States, but also in Europe and Japan, and is extremely popular. Many sub-genres have emerged as a result.

What is house music?

House music is said to have originated from club music and disco music. There is no clear definition, but BPM is often a high tempo around 120-130. Many of them are created by typing, using techniques such as remixing and sampling, so they are called four-on-the-floor dance music. In addition, the composition has a lot of repetition, and the same rhythm is often repeated. It’s the perfect genre of music for dancing in clubs. Due to the fact that it has become very popular around the world, many subgenres have been created to date.

House Music

Acid house

Acid house is a genre of house music developed by Chicago DJs around the mid-1980s. This style features synthesizer/sequencer sounds and basslines. The genre has expanded internationally to other American cities such as New York City, becoming a global phenomenon.

Deep house

It is a genre with many middle tempos around 110-120 BPM. It is a music born in the 1980s characterized by a sound that mixes Jazz Funk and Soul Music. There is a lot of music that combines muted basslines and percussion in a variety of ways.

Big room house

This genre is a new genre spreading in the 2010s. It’s a fusion of progressive house and electro house, with a lot of BPM around 120-130. This sound features four floor kick drums typical of house music.

Electro house

Electro house is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by low bass and a tempo of 130 BPM. A new genre of music that has emerged in recent years, characterized by lively basslines, such as those created with sawtooth waves and distortion.

Hip house

This genre of house music combines rap and other elements and originated in the United Kingdom and the United States in the late 1980s. It has very strong hip-hop elements and remains popular on radio and in clubs.

Progressive house

Progressive house has been around since the late 1980s. It emerged in the 1990s on the British and American house music scene. One of the most popular genres in the 2000s.

house music history

House music originated in the United States around 1977, and it is said that it came from the club “Warehouse” that opened in Chicago. House music was born with the help of new technologies such as drum machines and synthesizers when DJs played disco music records. After that, the popularity of house spread to England, and Pump up the Volume released by M/A/R/R/S became a big hit in Europe and became the main genre in the world.

House, Chicago house, etc. became popular in the world, and top American artists such as Madonna began to imitate this genre. This genre is all the rage in Europe, especially in the UK, and it becomes a standard genre used in clubs and parties. Daft Punk, who were active in the 1990s and early 2000s, led the development of the genre. Following the debut single “The New Wave”, “Da Funk” became a big hit mainly in Europe. Even in the 2000s, house music has spawned numerous subgenres and shows no signs of slowing down. Speaking of club music, it is rooted to the level of house.


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