House music

House is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by a repetitive four-on-the-floor beat and a typical tempo of 115 to 130 beats per minute.[10] It was created by DJs and music producers from Chicago's underground club culture in the 1980s, as DJs from the subculture began altering disco songs to give them a more mechanical beat and deeper basslines.[1]

The genre was pioneered by DJs and producers in Chicago such as Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Jesse Saunders, Chip E., Steve "Silk" Hurley, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk, Marshall Jefferson, Phuture and others. From its beginnings in the Chicago club and local radio scene, house music expanded internationally to London, then to other American cities such as New York City and Detroit and became a worldwide phenomenon.[11]

House has had a large impact on the pop music scene, especially dance music. It was incorporated by major international pop artists including Janet Jackson ("Together Again"), Kylie Minogue and Madonna ("Vogue"), but also produced some mainstream hits on its own, such as "French Kiss" by Lil Louis, "Show Me Love" by Robin S. or "Push the Feeling On" by the Nightcrawlers. Many house DJ's also did and continue to do remixes for pop artists. House music has remained popular on radio and in clubs while retaining a foothold on the underground scenes across the globe.


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