Electro house is a style of house music at the junction of progressive house and electroclash.
Birth: 1996 Bloom: 2003
The style emerged due to electroclash in the late 90s. Electroclash combines styles such as new way, synthpop, and disco. It is characterized by punk female vocals, lyrics discuss topics as glamour, sex and science fiction. Benny Benassi is considered to be first who popularized electroclash. And due to him electro house became one of the most popular styles of electronic music. Benny Benassi`s composition «Satisfaction» first was played at parties by famous DJs like Soulwax, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Larry Tee. The track became extremely popular and topped charts all around the world — from Canada to Australia and Russia, and it`s still in fashion.
Electro house is typified by the usage of drum machines, sawtooth bass, high-pitched synth leads; a tempo can be varied from 125 to 135 BPM.
In spite of the similarity of names, electro house and electro don`t have anything in common.
Electro house has several sub-genres: Dirty electro — dynamic, more commercial, with vocals and «dirty» sound. In general, the style is represented by French musicians such as Justice, Teenage Bad Girl, Boys Noize, and many others. Electro-Tech emerged on the base of tech house and has hard dark, and «synth» sound with noises. Electro-Tech is represented by musicians such as Gregor Tresher, Xenia Beliayeva, Kiko. In the music by French artists like Etienne De Crecy, Digitalism, Autokratz, Justice, Alex Gopher can be noticed the influence by electroclash, new rave, and Daft Punk. Nowadays, fidget house, another sub genre of electro house, is actively growing, it contains hip-hop, new rave, dubstep elements and represented by Crookers, Ac Slater, Aquasky.
Umbrellate style: House
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