In the early 1980s Chicago DJs were playing various styles of electronic dance music. By 1985 there was a name for these locally produced tracks: House music. House music is a blend of various music styles such as Disco, Electro, Soul and Dance. It didn’t last long before subgenres of house emerged. The house music didn’t stay in Chicago because house music quickly spread to other cities in the United States like Detroit and New York City. In the late 1980s house music also became popular in the European cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin and London. The name house music is said to have originated from a Chicago club called The Warehouses. House music became really mainstream in the early 1990s and various house track went to the top of the charts in the United States but also in Europe. Since then house music has always been around in the top of the charts. In the 2000s house music witnessed great commercial success thanks to acts such as Fedde le Grand and Deadmau5. The Dutch DJ Fedde le Grand is widely in the world known for his track Put Your Hands Up For Detroit. The track reached in several countries the top of the charts. In the 2010s multiple new sounds in house music were developed by House DJs. The Swedish House Mafia created a Swedish progressive sound and Dutch DJs such as Laidback Luke and Chuckie developed the concept of Dirty Dutch. In order to get more commercial success various pop artists produced tracks together with House DJs. A great example of this is Rihanna’s We Found Love feat DJ Calvin Harris. In the early 2010s Deep House music also became very popular in Europe. Artists such as Duke Dumont reached in several countries the top of the charts with their Deep House tracks.
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