If Chicago was the birthplace of house and Detroit invented techno , then a soulful offshoot of both was born in New Jersey in the mids. In the UK, for fairly unfathomable reasons, it became known as garage named after the Paradise Garage in New York , while in NJ itself they simply called it club or perhaps more pertinently, the Jersey sound. The Jersey sound was arguably even bigger in the UK, particularly in the south-east, where for a period it was the sound of young London. This brilliant and unusual reworking of the Otis Redding classic was a massive club record and top twenty hit for Adeva in Licensed to Cooltempo , it went top twenty in March Yet another Blaze nearly-hit.
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House is a genre of electronic dance music characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat and a tempo of to beats per minute. Fingers , Marshall Jefferson , Phuture , and many others. From its beginnings in the Chicago club and local radio scene, the genre expanded internationally to London, then to other American cities such as New York City and Detroit before becoming a worldwide phenomenon. House has made a large impact on pop music , especially dance music.
To those who know the old-school definition, it refers to a brand of post-disco dance music created in Chicago by pioneers like Frankie Knuckles or Jesse Saunders. These DJs and producers created a soul-and-jazz-based brand of light-footed, soulful synthesized dance music, the kind of songs that could pulse endlessly like the lights on a club dance floor. It was similar to disco but more minimal, often relying on drum machine beats, keyboards and a vocal hook and little else to carry the load.