House Music Essay

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WHO GAVE BIRTH TO HOUSE MUSIC, WHAT HAS INFLUENCED ITS CHANGES AND WHAT HAS DERIVED FROM IT? 11th December 2008 Word Count: 1675 INTRODUCTION As it was known for the culture to build music, nowadays different kinds of music build different cultures. Thus we have Pop culture, Rock culture, Electronic music culture etc. As part of Electronic dance music, House music has managed to, over the years, develop its own culture. It became popular in mid 1980s especially among African-American, Latino and gay population who have build up its culture. Influenced by disco, funk, synthpop and soul, house music has a prominent drum on every beat, 4/4 structure, and may also feature…show more content…
In 1987, once again, two boys from Chicago, DJ Pierre and Marshall Jefferson, knew that something had to be done so they have decided to create a new sound by using Roland TB 303 bass synthesizer (the instrument that has appeared in the 1983 in disco via Alexander Robotnick). It was a sound which when emitted from the machine swirl it stabs across House music 4/4 beat and that was completely overpowering the listeners. The first Acid House record was released in the same year by the group of artists formed by Nathan "DJ Pierre" Jones, Earl "Spanky" Smith Jr., and Herbert "Herb J" Jackson. It was created by experimenting with Roland TB 303. The Record was called ‘Acid Tracks’ and it was played for the first time by Ron Hardy at the Music Box. The name originated from the hallucinogenic effect it had in the clubs, for e.g. One of the first UK clubs where Acid House was introduced was London’s ‘Shoom’ opened by Danny Rampling and his wife in 1987, which was extremely exclusive and featured thick fog, and a dreamy atmosphere alongside Acid House. Rampling’s friend, Nick Holloway, who he had been working with on Ibiza over the summer, has also opened a club called ‘Trip’ in 1988 which was made especially for the Acid house music scene. MELODY AND EMOTIONS – PROGRESSIVE FUSION After Acid House was created in 1987, a lot of different styles were emerging and
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