what classifies different types of HOUSE MUSIC ?

Discussion in 'General DJ Forum' started by migsk8, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. migsk8

    migsk8 Forum Member

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    im trying to identify the music in my library a little bit better and i know i have different types of house music i just want to break them up into different types of folders. what i want to know is what are tall tale signs of certain types of house.

    progressive house-buildups with bpm between 126-132

    deep house- early 90's type and very soulful, bpm between 119-125

    regular house - around 126-130bpm with no buildups and less electronic sounding bass

    funk house- 120-125bpm sounds like 70's funk

    electro house- ? idk what specifically classifies something as electro house ?

    Dirty Dutch- im even more confused about this ?

    Tech house ? idk either, someone explain this to me.

    also are the ones i wrote correct ?
     
  2. kallekenkel

    kallekenkel NI Product Owner

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    Very much open to interpretation.. there's no standard.
    Deep House does not have to be soulful, for example.
     
  3. migsk8

    migsk8 Forum Member

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    are there specs for deep house ?
     
  4. bi!LY eagle

    bi!LY eagle Forum Member

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    Exactly. Some of the categorizations I see on beatport I would not agree with. Seems to me that maybe the artists/remixers decide where they want there tracks to be? For example some of the stuff I see in the indie/nu-disco category doesn't belong there IMO.

    Agreed that deep doesn't have to be soulful, but the bpm range is accurate. It usually does have a more classic-type beat structure. When I think deep house, I think of someone like Sharam Jey. Electro house is similar to progressive, but it's more synthy, like those buzzy type synths. Tech house has like the repetitive techno-like elements, when I think tech-house, I think of the monotonous sound of machinery running lol.
     
  5. oldgit

    oldgit NI Product Owner

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    And progressive now seems to be more commercial eg Guettaish or Avicii
     
  6. malzfreund

    malzfreund NI Product Owner

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    there's this good ****. ...and there is that other ****...
     
  7. kallekenkel

    kallekenkel NI Product Owner

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    Doin ya thang, malzfreund? :cool:
     
  8. KirkKenneth

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    Sometimes the labels of what you read on DJ pools are incorrect. They say it's house but it's not. One really has to have a good ear to determine which is which.
     
  9. rjrrmjet

    rjrrmjet NI Product Owner

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    Sadly enough with places like Beatport labeling tracks genres completely wrong, it's going to be a lot harder for people new to the music to actually understand and or determine genres correctly.

    ****, I've got some of the most ball tearing "Chill Out" and "Deep House" records ever released. They've gotta stop letting the work experience kids tag records I reckon...
     
  10. KirkKenneth

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    I have been DJing for almost three years and I have to admit the sub-genres of House still confuse me.