Edited by Azizi Powell
This post presents information about House music with special focus on one sub-genre of that music -"Deep House music". This post also showcases one Deep House music mix that was produced by DJ Andylouisoulful and one Deep House Mix that was produced by DJ JaBig.
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INFORMATION ABOUT HOUSE MUSIC
"House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the American city of Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized circa 1984 in Chicago, but beginning in 1985, it fanned out to other major cities such as Detroit, Toronto, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Montreal, Manchester, Miami, London, and Paris. It then began to influence popular music in Europe... Since the early to mid-1990s, house music has been infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.
Early house music was generally dance-based music characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms centered around drum machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, it was more electronic and minimalistic, and the structured music's focus around a repetitive rhythm was more important than the song itself. House music today, while keeping several of these core elements, notably the prominent kick drum on every beat, varies a lot in style and influence, ranging from the soulful and atmospheric deep house to the more minimalistic microhouse. House music has also fused with several other genres creating fusion subgenres, such as Euro house, tech house, and electro house."...
"Deep house is a subgenre of house music that originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music.
Deep house is known for complex melody, complex chords underlying most sequences, and a soul, ambient, or lounge vibe to the vocals (if any). In the early compositions (1988—89), influences of jazz music were most frequently brought out by using more complex chords than simple triads (7ths, 9ths, 13ths, suspensions, alterations) which are held for many bars and give compositions a slightly dissonant feel. The use of vocals became more common in deep house than in many other forms of house music. Sonic qualities include soulful vocals (if vocals are included), slow and concentrated dissonant melodies, smooth, stylish, and chic demeanor. Deep house music rarely reaches a climax, but lingers on as a comfortable relaxing sound"...
The African American English meaning of "deep" is "profound", inspirational", something that is (or someone who is) "deep" causes us to think; to ponder on "heavy duty" thoughts or matters. And/or something that is (or someone who is "deep" causes us to feel more than we usually feel.
Also, the African American English meaning of the word "dope" [that is found on the mix cover in the 2nd example below along with the word "deep"] is "very good". "Ill" is another African American slang word for "dope" which has the same positive vernacular meaning. Maybe that's because the other form of dope makes you ill. (I'm only being a little bit facetious with that last statement).
PLEASE BE AWARE: Some sub-genres of House include profanity and sexually explicit language and sexual explicit visuals [in YouTube mixes.] Also, there are clean and x rated ["dirty house"] versions of some House songs, and some songs that don't have x rated language have sexually suggestive language. Also, be aware that most YouTube video comment threads contain profanity and sexually explicit language.
(These two examples of Deep House mixes are presented in chronological order by the date of the mixes' YouTube posting.)
MIX #1: DEEP SOULFUL HOUSE MIX - NOV 2011
Andylouisoulful, Uploaded on Nov 23, 2011
Tracklist & Description Below ( Tracklist Now Added!! )
Deep Soulful House Mix - Nov Session 2011. Mixed by Andylouisoulful. …
1- Cei Bei - I Need You Lord (Blaq Soul Mix)
2- Pasco Doble feat. Zano - Blind Faith (BSC Alma Remix)
3- Andre Harris - I Miss You (Nteeze & Andy's Main Vocal Mix)
4- Darque feat. Kaylow - Difference (Antidotes Remix)
5- Haldo feat. Melanie Gerren - The Sky (Black Sonix Hybrid Vox)
6- Malena - No Me Digas Nada - (URH Remix)
7- Gomez & Fresco feat. Marisa Lopez - La Vida Se Goza (Louie's Deep Vocal)
8- Haldo feat. Melanie Gerren - The Sky (Pablo Fierro Grooves)
9- Lemon & Herb - Velani (Main Vocal Mix)
10- Napoleons - Silence (Main Mix)
11- Dj Fudge - Ivette
12 - Andy Compton feat Rowan - Our Tribe (Kojo Akusa Remix)
The contact information for DJ Andylouisoulful found in the mix’s summary statement on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwPThEPAjMs
I want to call attention to the fact that the first song in this mix is a religious song.
Mix #2: Jazz Sax House Music Mix by DJ JaBig [DEEP & DOPE Saxophone Sounds]
Jabig, Published on Jun 13, 2012
Sax House Music Mix Playlist:
Sax Paco - Glenn Undergound
Sax On Da Beach - Demarkus Lewis
The Uc Anthem (Uc Sax Remix) - Marlon D
Qua Tanka (BSC Sax Dub beats) - Qua Tanka
O Samba E (Sandy Saxo Remix) - Frank Degrees
R U Ready (Sax Vocal Mix) - DJ Pierre Feat Licia
In the Morning (Jazztronik Remix) - Jafrosax feat. Victor Duplaix
If (Edmund Remix) - Gilbert Le Funk, DJ Bee & Kaysee Featuring Rub 'N' Morn on Sax
Poor People (Saxy Dub) - Quentin Harris feat. Monique Bingham
I Won't Let You Go (Sax Club Mix) - Anthony Romeno
New Day (Sax Vocal Mix) Hedi Benromdan ft. Chappell
Think Twice - The Detroit Experiment
Contact information for DJ JaBig is found in the mix’s summary statement on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IesAQus_zNU.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKS
Thanks to the composers of these songs & tunes. Thanks also to the featured musicians and vocalists. Thanks to the author/s of the Wikipedia pages on "House" and on "Deep House."
Special thanks to DJ Andylouisoulful and DJ JaBig for producing their mixes and sharing them on YouTube.
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