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House music is a style of dance music, born from the clubbing scene in the late 90s, known to be the rebirth of disco music, being an combination of disco and electropop.

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House music is characterized by repetitive 4/4 rhythms including Bass Drums, off-beat hi-hats, Snare Drum, claps, and/or snaps, at a tempo between 115 and 130 bpm, featuring a counter melody Synthesizer.

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House music was born though the club scene just a few years after Disco died out, in the late 80s. House music picked up where disco left off, welcoming both Black and Queer subcultures. House music begun having and overnight success: In the early 80s, radio's begun to play a range of styles of dance music, including House music. Starting in the mid 80s, more and more Chicago DJs began producing and releasing original compositions. These compositions used newly affordable electronic instruments and enhanced styles of disco and other dance music they already favored. By 1985, House music encompassed Chicago DJ's, introducing early sub-genres of House music like Deep House and Acid house. Acid house, a rougher and more abstract subgenre, arose from Chicago artist's experiments with the squelchy sounds of the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer that define the genre. House music rose in popularity in the 90s in the UK though the club scene, further experiments in the genre boosted its appeal. House and rave clubs such as Lakota and Cream emerged across Britain, hosting house and dance scene events. Towards the end of the 1990s and into the 2000s, French DJ/producers such as Daft Punk began producing a new sound in Paris' club scene, becoming a sub-genre of house music, French House. Although House music found popularity in the late 80s and 90s, the 2010s offered it a place in mainstream music, which during the 2010s multiple new sounds in house music were developed by DJs, producers and artists, like Bass House, Future House, Future Bass and Big room house.

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