The ingredients of a classic house track

  • Published: 15 July 2019
  • With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe .

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    House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s.

    It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s and music producers experimented with remixing disco vocals over hard hitting drum machines. They would soon play a huge role in popularizing the sound and distinguishing house music as a global music genre.

    Chicago gospel singer, Loleatta Halloway, is one of the most widely sampled artists in house music history. Her song “Love Sensation” has been sampled nearly 300 times, including on Black Box’s “Ride on Time”, the notorious hit that became the best selling single in the U.K in 1989.

    Special thanks to James Wiltshire and Torsten Schmidt for offering their expertise in this video. Links to them are below:
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    Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing.
    Previous headline: How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco

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