Originally Posted by laikenf
Oh dear, another one of you "bored with life" individuals (I had lots of respect for you man). Some of y'all people really need to get a grip, it's a goddamn discussion, if we would just go ahead and google everything we want to talk about there would be no discussion, what's the point?!?. Jesus, not even being polite works with some of you grunts. Everything is on the web, but articles can't reply questions, humans (if that's what y'all are :P) will elaborate, which is, again, the point of forums like these. Thanks for the link, but I didn't even bother (same as if someone made me the offer in such a diplomatic way in person), I would prefer to see what will be talked about in the following posts of this very thread.
But you came into the discussion with a basic question about the history of the genre. I recommend a five minute read to familiarize yourself with the basics so we can then have a richer discussion.
If you followed a few of the links that the search provided, you would know that :
Electro house is a subgenre of house music influenced by 1980s music. Its origins are obscure
, with sources claiming varying influence from 1980s-electro, electroclash, pop, synthpop, and tech house. It has subsequently become a hard form of house music. The term has been used to describe the music of many of the world's top DJs, such as David Guetta, deadmau5, Skrillex and Tiësto.
Chris Norriss (intuitivebeats.com):
Electro house uses some elements of traditional electro music but it has evolved from a somewhat different perspective. In the 1990?s, some artists began to experiment with reducing the bit rate on their samples and creating more lo-fi vocals and percussion while maintaining smooth, very electronic sounding basslines. This ‘dirtier’ house sound was sometimes accompanied by vocals which had been heavily filtered to drop out the lower frequencies. Gradually, this type of music began to add course synth sweeps and an even fatter bassline until a thick bottom end came to define the genre. Vocals remained spooky and distant for the most part, sometimes being heavily slathered in reverb and delay to make them a part of the foundation of the track rather than the focus.
Electro-house is not Electro, nor is it House. It is it's own genre with tangential connections to both, adding elements of other things too.
IMO it shares none of the good stuff of either, but that's another topic.
Since people can coin their own phrases there is no linguistic requirement that the phrase chosen relate to it's roots. "two-step", "bro-step" are a couple more examples of made-up words to describe "genres" of music.
Now perhaps I was rude, but that doesn't mean there was not information to further fuel this discussion. I think that everyone having a basic knowledge is fundamental to a good discussion, rather than a top-down..."i know nothing about the history of this, so tell me everything you know" approach. You may disagree. You may no longer respect me. You have free reign in that arena.