HOUSE MUSIC

H O U S E - M U S I C
    C A N  Y O U  F E E L  I T ?!


ELECTRONIC MUSIC: BEFORE THE AGE OF ELECTRONICS, PEOPLE HAD TO PHYSICALLY PLAY MUSIC FOR ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN. ALONG CAME THE PHONOGRAPH, RADIO, DRUM-MACHINE AND SYNTHESIZER; BEFORE LONG, WHAT WOULD TAKE A FULL ORCHESTRA OF 75 MEMBERS OR MORE, COULD ALL BE DONE IN THE BASEMENT OF YOUR HOME. THIS PARTICULAR STORY BEGINS IN THE BASEMENT OF A FUTURE LEGEND, LARRY HEARD. THE TEENAGE BOY'S FIRST COMPOSITION IS COMPLETED USING A MINIMAL SETUP - DRUM MACHINE, MICROPHONE AND SYNTHESIZER. HE LITERALLY MAKES ONLY THREE COPIES OF THIS SONG ON ACETATE AND DELIVERS ONE TO THE MOST FAMOUS DJ AROUND AT THAT TIME. THE DJ SLIDES THE NEEDLE ON THE RECORD, THE BEAT STARTS AND THE CROWD GOES CRAZY, DANCING THEMSELVES INTO A EUPHORIC, YET TRANCELIKE COMA. AS THEY SAY, THE REST IS HISTORY...



- TODAY, MOST PEOPLE haven't the slightest CLUE about ELECTRONICA; GEORGIE PORGIE just DOESN'T know WHERE to START and FINDS himself STUCK reluctantly SIFTING through the VAST and INFINITE UNIVERSE of ELECTRONIC MUSIC...
ELECTRONICA is an UMBRELLA TERM, meaning that many songs could be classified as electronica/electronic. DUE to ELECTRONICA'S nature (as an awfully BROAD GENRE with CONFUSING/SPECIFIC jargon) it has become FLOODED with an ARRAY of REPETITIVE music... I am constantly OVERWHELMED because there is just an ENDLESS supply of TERRIBLE SHIT! 



MY SUGGESTION FOR THE MUSICAL CURIOUS: START with DOCUMENTARY (below)



**IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH ELECTRONIC-DANCE MUSIC 
(SPECIFICALLY HOUSE) YOU MUST WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY! ***

The Evolution of House Music
(run time: 1 hour 30 mins)




THIS DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS: THE BEGINNINGS OF THE CHICAGO HOUSE SCENE AND THE EVOLUTION OF DANCE MUSIC, WHICH ROSE FROM THE ASHES OF DISCO IN THE EARLY 1980'S.  THIS VIDEO INCLUDES NAMES AND PICTURES OF ALL THE MOST EPIC CLUBS, PARADISE GARAGE, THE MUSIC BOX, ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE INFLUENCE AMERICAN HOUSE MUSIC HAD ON CULTURE THROUGHOUT ENGLAND

YOU WILL SEE SOME OF THE FIRST HOMEMADE ACETATES; THE MOST RAW AND DIRTY BASEMENT MIXTAPES THAT TURNED VIRAL OVERNIGHT. 

NO LONGER WILL YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHEN, HOW AND WHY DRUM MACHINES CAME INTO THE PICTURE. SIT BACK AND LEARN OF THE WORLD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL DJ'S AND PRODUCERS INCLUDING LARRY LEVANJESSE SAUNDERSRON HARDY, FARLEY "JACKMASTER" FUNK, RALPHI ROSARIO AND MANY OTHERS 








THE "GROOVIEST" GENRE EVER
- HOUSE TO PLEASE YO EARS -



A U D I O - V I S U A L  L I N K S


House Music - Live News Cast (1986)

HOUSE MUSIC begins receiving credit on Chicago Local NEWS



Love Can't Turn Around (1986)
Farley "Jackmaster" Funk

This is a really funny and expressive video. This song was semi-popular in the STATES but it LITERALLY blew up overnight ALL over ENGLAND! 
Love Can't Turn Around Reached #1 on the Hit TV Show TOP OF THE POPS









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