Basement Jaxx
Homework
Frequencies
Todd Terry

Electronic » House

House music grew out of the post-disco dance club culture of the early '80s. After disco became popular, certain urban DJs -- particularly those in gay communities -- altered the music to make it less pop-oriented. The beat became more mechanical and the bass grooves became deeper, while elements of electronic synth pop, Latin soul, dub reggae, rap, and jazz were grafted over the music's insistent, unvarying four-four beat. Frequently, the music was purely instrumental and when there were vocalists, they were faceless female divas that often sang wordless melodies. By the late '80s, house had broken out of underground clubs in cities like Chicago, New York, and London, and had begun making inroads on the pop charts, particularly in England and Europe but later in America under the guise of artists like C+C Music Factory and Madonna. At the same time, house was breaking into the pop charts; it fragmented into a number of subgenres, including hip-house, ambient house, and most significantly, acid house (a subgenre of house with the instantly recognizable squelch of Roland's TB-303 bass-line generator). During the '90s, house ceased to be cutting-edge music, yet it remained popular in clubs throughout Europe and America. At the end of the decade, a new wave of progressive house artists including Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, and House of 909 brought the music back to critical quarters with praised full-length works.

House Artists Highlights

Basement Jaxx
Basement Jaxx
Todd Terry
Todd Terry
Larry Heard
Larry Heard
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
Disclosure
Disclosure
Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys

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Homework
Daft Punk
Homework
Frequencies
LFO
Frequencies
Remedy
Basement Jaxx
Remedy
Moby
Moby
Moby
Settle
Disclosure
Settle
Todd Terry's Greatest Hits
Todd Terry
Todd Terry's Greatest Hits

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House Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Back to Life Soul II Soul
Red Alert Basement Jaxx
Can You Feel It Larry Heard
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) C+C Music Factory
What Time Is Love? The KLF
Get Ready for This 2 Unlimited
Not Forgotten Leftfield
Good Life Inner City
To Be in Love Masters at Work
Baby Wants to Ride Frankie Knuckles / Jamie Principle

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