Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Brief History Of House Music

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House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. In the early 1980s, Chicago radio jocks The Hot Mix 5, and club DJs Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles played various styles of dance music, including older disco records, electro funk tracks, newer Italo disco, hip hop music and electronic pop music.

Using drum machines to replace live drumming on soulful disco classics and laying sweeping, drawn-out melodies on top created such a distinct sound that Knuckles' residence at the Warehouse quickly became seen as one of the best. Over time, people dropped the 'ware' and simply came in search of 'house' music.

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