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House music


The A-Z Of House Music Styles (2020 Update)


House Music Styles/Sub-Genres: DJ MIX & TIPS


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House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s. Early house music was generally characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, which preceded and influenced it, as both were DJ and record producer-created dance music, house was more electronic and minimalistic. The mechanical, repetitive rhythm of house was one of its main components. Many house songs were instrumental, with no vocals; some had singing throughout the song with lyrics; and some had singing but no actual words.
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  • Characteristics 

  • Influences and precursors 

  • Early history (1980s) 

  • Regional scenes (1980s–1990s) 

  • 21st century 

  • House dance