How to Spot a Deep House Record


There are some many different genres of house out there that it isn’t always easy to tell what type of music you’re listening to, especially in the heat of the moment onto the dance floor. This may be a problem in the future if you are at the local record store trying to find more audio in a particular style that you truly enjoyed. This article talks about some of the hints that indicate that the track you are grooving also is a deep house music record.

Deep house is an interesting style that reaches all the way back to innovative DJ Frankie Knuckles, who is said to have out some of the first deep house tracks in 1987. In reality, the style is called after an EP he published that exact same year. Over time, the genre has evolved but still maintains some basic features that have held true over the intervening period.

Deep house music does not assault the listener with rapid-fire beats or heavy synth lines. On the contrary, it shows a laidback groove that typically hovers above 110 beats per minute but never surpasses 125. This home genre doesn’t opt for showy melodies or attention-grabbing releases and builds but rather works to make a sonic environment that calms and moisturizes the listener. It follows that each of the components in the monitor behave as brush strokes to build a full sonic picture.

The building blocks of deep house music are fairly simple. Some people have called this style’jazzy house’ because of the frequent inclusion of jazz samples or the use of seventh and ninth chords, which are generally held over more than one bar in order to deliver a landscaping effect. Reverb and echo are liberally employed as a way to help flesh out the noise of the trail, but never to the point at which percussion starts to get a thriving sound. Filters may also be used to take the edge off some of those cymbals and greater frequencies. One of the closing defining features of deep home is that the usage of a man vocal in a soulful, nearly gospel-influenced vein. The lyrics are often deeply emotional and in tune with the overall vibe of the track.