It’s time to get deep into the ever-growing genre that is Deep House.
Starting with the basics.
Having originated in the 80’s initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980’s jazz-funk and touches of soul music, it’s pretty safe to say Deep House has quite a long and soulful history.
People began to capture emotion and rhythm through deeper baselines and repetitiveness – much like techno but with a less industrial feel.
Though Deep House Deep house is known for complex melody, use of unrelated chromatic chords underlying most sequences, and a soul, ambient, or lounge vibe to the vocals (if any). In the early compositions, influences of jazz music were most frequently brought out by using more complex chords than simple triads, suspensions, and quite whimsical alterations which are held for many bars – giving compositions a slightly dissonant feel.
For me personally, this is one of my favourite worldwide genres of music for the sonic qualities that include soulful vocals (if vocals are included), slow and concentrated dissonant melodies, and a smooth, stylish, and chic demeanour.
Deep house is deep.
Tune in for my favourite selections, starting from the 1990’s right up until 2017.