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Chicago House

Chicago house is a sub-genre of house music originated in the Chicago night club WareHouse. That time DJ Frankie Knuckles was WareHouse`s resident famous for his major contribution to the popularization of the house music.

Birth: 1984 Bloom: 1992

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Chicago House

House music derived from the early `80s post-disco dance culture. Disco reached its peak of popularity, and after that some urban DJs (mostly from LGBT communities) decided to make disco music less pop. Beat became more mechanic, bass became deeper, elements of synthpop, Latin soul, dub, rap, and jazz music were overdubbed on four-on-the-floor beats.

By the late 80s house escaped from underground clubs in Chicago, New York City, and London. In no time house tracks topped pop-chars, especially in England and Europe, and then due to artists like C+C Music Factory and Madonna house got popular in America. 

Meanwhile, house divided into several sub-genres including hip-house, ambient house, and acid house, which became more recognizable for the usage of the legendary synth Roland TB-303.

During the 90s house was extremely fashionable being in-demand in Europe and America. In 2010 there was a new wave of house music caused by the success of the record labels as Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations. That wave revived the interest to the traditional Chicago house style. Modern house-producers more and more often began to recall primary sources looking for the right sound.

Umbrellate style: House

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Chicago House mixes

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Chicago House, Russian Pop
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Chicago House, Club House
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Chicago House, House
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Chicago House tracks and remixes

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Chicago House, Club House
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Chicago House, Miami Bass
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