Electro house

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Stylistic originsElectro house_header_cell_0_1_0 Electro house_cell_0_1_1
Cultural originsElectro house_header_cell_0_2_0 Late 1990s – early 2000s, EuropeElectro house_cell_0_2_1
Typical instrumentsElectro house_header_cell_0_3_0 Electro house_cell_0_3_1
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Electro house is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by heavy bass and a tempo around 130 beats per minute. Electro house_sentence_0

Its origins were influenced by tech house and electro. Electro house_sentence_1

The term has been used to describe the music of many DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, including Benny Benassi, Daft Punk, Skrillex, and Steve Aoki. Electro house_sentence_2

Characteristics Electro house_section_0

Electro-house is typified by its heavy bass. Electro house_sentence_3

This is often in the form of buzzing basslines, such as those created with sawtooth waves and distortion. Electro house_sentence_4

It is also often in the form of large bass drum sounds in a four-on-the-floor pattern. Electro house_sentence_5

The tempo of electro house is usually between 125 and 135 beats per minute. Electro house_sentence_6

Electro house sometimes resembles tech house, but it can contain melodic elements and electro-influenced samples and synths. Electro house_sentence_7

History Electro house_section_1

In his book on Rave music and Dance culture, Simon Reynolds asked friend DJ Josiah Schirrmacher described electro house, a style as provided by artists like Zedd, Erol Alkan and Bloody Beetroots as being called electro house despite it having "little relationship with either house or electro". Electro house_sentence_8

Reynolds described the sound as being influenced by Discovery by Daft Punk as well as music by Justice and Digitalism. Electro house_sentence_9

The sound was popuarlized in the United States by deadmau5 and noted the style's distinct style had a 'dirty bass' with "grinding and whirring sawtooth b-lines". Electro house_sentence_10

More recently, the word "electro" has been seen as an adjective that denotes "hard electronic dance music". Electro house_sentence_11

Early songs that have been labelled retroactively as electro house include "Dark Invader" by Arrivers in 1996 and "Raw S*it" by Basement Jaxx in 1997. Electro house_sentence_12

Mr. Electro house_sentence_13 Oizo's 1999 hit "Flat Beat" has also been considered an early example of the genre. Electro house_sentence_14

Italian DJ Benny Benassi, with his track "Satisfaction" released in 2002, is seen as the forerunner of electro house who brought it to the mainstream. Electro house_sentence_15

By the mid 2000s, electro house saw an increase in popularity. Electro house_sentence_16

In November 2006, electro house tracks "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" by Fedde Le Grand and the D. Electro house_sentence_17 Ramirez remix of "Yeah Yeah" by Bodyrox and Luciana held the number one and number two spots, respectively, in the UK Top 40 singles charts. Electro house_sentence_18

Since then, electro house producers such as Feed Me, Knife Party, The M Machine, Porter Robinson, Yasutaka Nakata and Dada Life have emerged. Electro house_sentence_19

Subgenres Electro house_section_2

Big room Electro house_section_3

Main article: Big room house Electro house_sentence_20

In the early 2010s, a type of electro house known as "big room" began to develop, particularly gaining popularity through EDM-oriented events and festivals such as Tomorrowland. Electro house_sentence_21

Big room then began to subside from the classification of a subgenre of electro house and develop more as its own genre. Electro house_sentence_22

Big room songs resemble Dutch house, often incorporating drops, minimalist percussion, regular beats, sub-bass layered kicks, simple melodies and synth-driven breakdowns. Electro house_sentence_23

The layout of a big room track is very similar to the layout of a typical electro house song. Electro house_sentence_24

Big room is thought of as a subgenre of electro house. Electro house_sentence_25

Complextro Electro house_section_4

Complextro is typified by glitchy, intricate basslines and textures created by sharply cutting between instruments in quick succession. Electro house_sentence_26

The term, a portmanteau of the words "complex" and "electro", was coined by Porter Robinson to describe the sound of the music he was making in 2010. Electro house_sentence_27

He has cited video game sounds, or chiptunes, as an influence on his style of music along with 1980s analog synth music. Electro house_sentence_28

Other producers of the genre include Adventure Club, Kill The Noise, Knife Party, Lazy Rich, The M Machine, Madeon, Mord Fustang, Savant, Virtual Riot and Wolfgang Gartner. Electro house_sentence_29

Dutch house Electro house_section_5

Dutch house, sometimes referred to as 'Dirty Dutch', is a style of electro house that originated in the Netherlands and found prominence by 2009, mainly pioneered by Vato Gonzalez and DJ Chuckie. Electro house_sentence_30

It is primarily defined by complex rhythms made from Latin-influenced drum kits, a lower emphasis on basslines and squeaky, high-pitched lead synths. Electro house_sentence_31

Influences on the subgenre include Detroit techno, hip hop and other urban styles of music. Electro house_sentence_32

Fidget house Electro house_section_6

Fidget house, or fidget, is "defined by snatched vocal snippets, pitch-bent dirty basslines and rave-style synth stabs over glitchy 4/4 beats." Electro house_sentence_33

It contains influences from Chicago house, Detroit techno, Baltimore club, Kuduro, Pimba and hip hop. Electro house_sentence_34

Purveyors of the genre include The Bloody Beetroots, AC Slater, Danger, Hervé, Sinden, Jack Beats and Switch. Electro house_sentence_35

The term fidget house was coined by DJs/producers Jesse Rose and Switch, "as a joke, which has now gone a little too far." Electro house_sentence_36

Jungle terror Electro house_section_7

Jungle terror is a music genre that developed in the 2010s. Electro house_sentence_37

It is often described as a "chaotic" mix of house with grime and drum 'n' bass rhythms. Electro house_sentence_38

There are also animal noises as well as vocal cuts and percussions. Electro house_sentence_39

The Dutch DJ and music producer Wiwek is named as the founder of the genre, who made the style popular in the EDM scene between 2013 and 2016. Electro house_sentence_40

Meanwhile, musicians such as Skrillex, Diplo and KURA are also associated with the genre. Electro house_sentence_41

Melbourne bounce Electro house_section_8

Melbourne bounce is a subgenre of electro house characterized by the progression from the uptempo, horn-infused Dutch house style, tech trance synths, electro house stabs, and scouse House-influenced bass lines from around 128 up to 150 bpm. Electro house_sentence_42

The term has been used to describe the music of DJ/Producers, including Deorro, Joel Fletcher, Will Sparks, SCNDL, Reece Low, VINAI, and TJR. Electro house_sentence_43

The genre is generally characterized by a standard 128 bpm. Electro house_sentence_44

It is composed of bouncy offbeat bass, whiny vocal cut/saw lead, raucous horns, 8-bar snare fills before the drop. Electro house_sentence_45

It often features a repetitive beat structure with some amount of build-ups and mild drops throughout. Electro house_sentence_46

It started as a cross between elements of mákina, acid house, acid techno, psytrance, and underground Melbourne House/minimal style. Electro house_sentence_47

Melbourne Bounce has gained mainstream popularity around mid to late 2012 and had a steady rise from 2013. Electro house_sentence_48

In 2014, productions of pioneers like Joey Fletcher, Will Sparks, and Uberjak’d were in huge demand and their songs were not only being played on Aussie commercial radio, but also spreading to worldwide and influencing international EDM style with Steve Aoki, TJR, and more. Electro house_sentence_49

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Moombahton Electro house_section_10

Main article: Moombahton Electro house_sentence_50

Moombahton came as a mixture of slowed-down Dutch house and reggaeton. Electro house_sentence_51

Its identifying characteristics include "a thick, spread-out bass line; some dramatic builds; and a two-step pulse, with quick drum fills", but it has "no real rules beyond working within a 108 bpm range." Electro house_sentence_52

A portmanteau of "moombah" and "reggaeton", moombahton was created by DJ Dave Nada when he slowed down the tempo of the Afrojack remix of the Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie song "Moombah" to please party-goers with tastes in reggaeton. Electro house_sentence_53

Other producers of the genre include Dillon Francis, Diplo and Munchi. Electro house_sentence_54

Moombahcore is a style of moombahton with elements of breakcore, dubstep, techstep and newstyle hardcore. Electro house_sentence_55

Characteristics of the genre include chopped vocals, dubstep-influenced bass sounds and extensive build-ups. Electro house_sentence_56

Artists who have produced moombahcore include Delta Heavy, Dillon Francis, Feed Me, Knife Party and Noisia. Electro house_sentence_57

See also Electro house_section_11

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