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Have you ever asked yourself—What is deep house music?

Deep house, as its name suggests, is a subgenre of house music that has a deeper sound. It was developed in Chicago in the 1980s. Deep house music was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Larry Heard.

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Deep house music is a subgenre of house music that has been around for almost 40 years. This type of music was created in Chicago nightclubs in the early to mid-eighties and it incorporated elements of jazz, soul, gospel music, and even rock.

The earliest record to be labeled as deep house was Larry Heard’s “Mystery of Love” in 1985 under the stage name Mr. Fingers.

Mr. Fingers – Mystery of Love

When Larry Heard realized that his unique musical input was not being utilized by the rock music cover bands he had been playing drums in, he decided to create a new song. With help from Roland Jupiter-6 and two cassette tapes—one for “Mystery of Love” and one for “Washing Machine”—the artist recorded both songs at home in 1984.

Mr. Fingers’s Mystery of Love is a deep house track from 1985 that charted in Billboard magazine as a single, reaching No. 10 on April 19th, 1986.

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The original mix has a running time of 6 minutes and 54 seconds. The record itself is a double A-side single, with What is Mystery of Love being one side of the record, and Mystery of Love (Dub) being the other.

The song was originally released as an instrumental track on DJ International Records in 1984 under the name “Instrumental Mix”. However, this version faded early and swapped channels on each side—this makes it sound like you’re listening to two different songs at once!

Deep house is a subgenre of house music

Deep house is a subgenre of house music. Deep house has been heavily influenced by jazz and soul music, with elements of dub and reggae also often heard in its compositions.

Deep house takes many of its stylistic cues from the late 1980s when artists like Larry Heard and Frankie Knuckles started to produce slower songs with more emphasis on chords, melodies, harmonies, and other musical structures than beat-oriented percussion—characterized by an emphasis on deep bass and soulful vocals, and it’s often played in nightclubs and bars.

The history of deep house is closely tied to the history of house music itself. House music first emerged in Chicago, where DJs were playing disco records at underground parties.

These DJs wanted to make their own tracks that sounded like disco but also incorporated other influences, such as jazz and soul. They also wanted to give their music longer intros and outros so they could mix those tracks together during their sets.

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The term “deep house” was popularized by DJ Frankie Knuckles in the early 1990s when he formed a record label called Trax Records.

He wanted to distinguish his brand of music from other types of house music at the time—for example, he felt that some forms of ’90s house were too fast-paced and aggressive for his liking.

Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Tee Scott

The term deep house

It’s said that deep house came from Chicago nightclubs in the early to mid-eighties and the original style incorporated elements of jazz, soul, gospel music, and rock.

The name “deep house” comes from the fact that this type of music tends to emphasize deep basslines and low-end frequencies—the opposite of what you’d hear in a song with a more up-tempo beat.

The term was coined to describe the music played in these clubs. The sound was not just a fusion of house with jazz, soul, gospel, and rock; it was also heavily influenced by electronic elements such as drum machines and synthesizers.

Deep house refers to a slower tempo than most other forms of dance music (115-125 bpm (although it can vary)). It has a mellow groove that is sometimes described as “soulful” or “relaxed.”

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What defines deep house?

Deep house music is a style of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the 1980s. It has a slower tempo than other forms of house and techno, with a more soulful sound.

The roots of deep house can be found in disco, jazz, and soul music, but the more contemporary form borrows from other genres as well: techno, trance, hip hop, and even ambient music.

Deep house is characterized by chord structures that are less rigid than those in other genres of electronic dance music and key signatures that tend to change every eight bars. The arrangements build slowly through repetition but never reach a climax.

Deep house songs are often described as “melodic” or “sensual” because they focus more on creating an emotional connection with the listener than other forms of electronic dance music.

Deep house songs often use synthesizers to create rich melodies and harmonies—these melodies may be simple or complex depending on the artist.

Unlike many other types of dance music, deep house songs usually don’t have just one main hook; instead, they often have several hooks throughout the song that build upon each other to create a deeper emotional connection between artist and listener.

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How Larry Heard made house music deep

DJ Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers also goes by Loosefingers, Gherkin Jerks, The Count, and Trio Zero is a pioneer in the world of Deep House music.

He was born in Chicago, Illinois, but started DJing in Detroit, Michigan. He spent some time working as a carpenter before he became a full-time DJ, and it’s said that his love of music came from his father who taught him how to play the drums.

Heard has been credited with pioneering the genre of deep house music after he introduced it at an event called “The Warehouse” where he played alongside other DJs such as Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy. He has released several tracks including “Mr Fingers”, which is considered by many to be one of the best tracks ever produced.

The Chicago house master, who has been suffering from ongoing ear problems for years, told Resident Advisor that he believed these ailments would eventually force him to leave the live music scene.

He has claimed that he began to lose the higher frequencies in his hearing range about three or four years ago, when his hearing deterioration became more serious.

Heard says that he likes to make sure his actions line up across tracks by using the hi-hats.

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He learned that, when performing in a club, he must pay close attention to the monitor speaker even if it sounds as though there is something wrong with it. This is because his ears have become sensitive to loud music and are trying their best not to be overwhelmed by sound pressure—but he still needs them for making sure everything’s okay on stage!

What is the Best Deep House Songs of All Time

Deep house music is a genre that originated in Chicago in the early 80’s. It has its roots in soul, jazz, and disco with influences from Chicago’s underground house scene. The best deep house songs of all time are often slower than other genres like big room or trance and focus on groove rather than melody.

Here are some of the best deep house songs ever (personal choice):

1. Idriz Oman – Sweeties (Extended)

Idriz Oman’s new song, “Sweeties (Extended),” is a banger. It’s got that heavy bassline that’s gonna knock your grandma out of her rocker, but it also has some melodious melodies that’ll get you in the mood to dance with your girl.

Idriz Oman is a deep house producer and this track is no exception—you can feel the sound waves pulsing through your body as soon as you start listening. The instrumental accompaniments are rhythmic and smooth, atmospheric and ethereal. But what really makes this song stand out are the artists who recorded it: not only does Idriz have skillful production skills, but his collaborators do too!

The music structure of this song is beautiful and flowing, making it dreamy and nostalgic at the same time. The heavy bassline gives it depth. For anyone who loves deep house music—this is definitely worth a listen!

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Download: https://www.beatport.com/track/sweeties/16579576

2. Mauro B & Gerard C – Real Moment (Prosis Remix)

The song Real Moment (Prosis Remix) by Mauro B, Gerard C & Prosis is an excellent example of deep house music. It has a catchy melody and a warm, feeling vocal performance. The lyrics are deep and meaningful. The instrumental accompaniments are rhythmic and atmospheric, which makes the listener feel like they’re in a deep sultry world after the intro.

The artists were very professional in their delivery of this song. They knew how to get the groove going right away with this song! This song would be great for any music producer looking for something to add to their collection or even record labels looking for new talent to showcase!

Download: https://www.beatport.com/track/real-moment-prosis-remix/3974218

3. Oscar Barila & Tatsu – People Are People (Extended Mix)

Oscar Barila and Tatsu’s People Are People (Extended Mix) is a slammin’ hot banger that you won’t be able to stop listening to.

The track features creative vocals, melodic instrumentals, and punchy lyrics that are sure to make you feel good.

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The song begins with a smooth, atmospheric instrumental accompaniment that builds into a groovy bassline. The deep melodic bassline gives the song a groovy oomph that makes it impossible not to dance along.

The artists’ voices are also distinct and attractive—you won’t find any other voices like this on the record label Glasgow Underground.

The lyrics are witty: “People are people,” repeats the chorus.

This track is perfect for music producers who want something unique for their mixes and for people who listen to deep house music genres in general.

Download: https://www.beatport.com/track/people-are-people/16631023

The bassline is usually simple but sometimes has a repetitive, hypnotic feel

The bassline is the foundation of deep house music. It’s the heartbeat of the song, and it’s what drives the rhythm forward. The bassline creates a feeling that makes your body move to its rhythm.

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The best way I can describe this feeling is through an example: imagine yourself walking down a dark street at night, with nothing but your own footsteps for company—but then suddenly someone comes along and starts walking next to you! That person may have been just another stranger before, but now they’re part of what makes up your experience of walking alone in the dark—they’ve become part of your reality because they walked into it with their own set of footsteps.

That’s what deep house music does for me; it takes me out of my day-to-day existence (where I’m usually alone) and brings me into another world where people are moving around together towards some shared goal or purpose that goes beyond any individual person involved in creating or listening to that particular piece of music.

The bassline is the backbone of deep house music, and it’s what gives any song its energy. The best way I can describe this feeling is through an example: imagine yourself walking down a dark street at night with nothing but your own footsteps for company-but then suddenly someone comes along and starts walking next to you! That person may have been just another stranger before, but now they’re part of what makes up your experience of walking alone in the dark-they’ve become part

The phrase “deep house” may refer to the deep mood that most tracks in this genre have or the nature of the club sound system where some people enjoy listening to deep house music.

“Deep House” may refer to the deep mood that most tracks in this genre have or the nature of the club sound system where some people enjoy listening to deep house music.

The phrase “deep house” has been used for decades and is often used by producers and DJs themselves, but it wasn’t until recently that “deep house” gained mainstream popularity.

The term began to be used when producers wanted to differentiate between other forms of electronic dance music (EDM) before EDM became popularized.

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It was during this time when DJs began playing their own tracks and remixes instead of just remixing other songs from other genres like pop, rock, or hip hop.

Deep house music can be calming while still being danceable

Deep house, a subgenre of house music, is characterized by a tempo ranging from 115 to 125 beats per minute and the use of smooth, soulful vocals.

Deep house songs are usually longer than other forms of EDM and tend to be more relaxed in nature than some other electronic dance music genres. They often have an R&B-influenced sound that can be mellow or upbeat depending on the artist.

Deep house music can be calming while still being danceable. It’s the perfect soundtrack for a night at the club, an afternoon on the beach, or even just chilling out with friends around your house. The most famous deep house songs are those that have been remixed to create more upbeat, positive vibes.

Conclusion

Deep house is a subgenre of house music. The term deep house was said to come from Chicago nightclubs in the early to mid-eighties and the original style incorporated elements of jazz, soul, gospel music, and rock.

The earliest record to be labeled as deep house was Conrad’s “Deeper” in 1985 and then eight years later Larry Heard released an EP called “Mystery of Love.”

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The genre is characterized by a tempo ranging from 115 to 125 beats per minute (but that varies), chord structures that are less rigid than those in other genres of electronic dance music, key signatures that tend to change every eight bars, and arrangements that build slowly through repetition but never reach a climax.

The bassline is usually simple but sometimes has a repetitive hypnotic feel.

Written by: Heathcliff

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