|Originally posted by rattymouse |
Isn't Chicago House crafting new music from existing records? Either laying drum tracks over classic soul tunes or mixing two on top of each other? Today's House music is not made this way, as far as I understand it.
No, Chicago House was mostly created from existing hardware - Roland drum machines (especially the 909, not to mention the little silver box that gave birth to Acid House), Rhodes keyboards, a dude giving a monologue, and the like. DJs may have mashed a Chicago House record with a soul record during a set, but that's about the extent of it.
However, as the genre caught on, the gear became more prevalent, and people all over the globe tried their hand at making the Chicago sound, they often raided acappellas of soul and disco songs for sampling (they *loved* Loleatta Holloway acappellas). Once this caught on, American house producers did it as well. The classic 'jack-jack-jackin' Chicago sound was pretty much dead by '92, its sound coming off dated compared to the advances in music production, a relic of a scene in its primordial state.
Naturally, it came back in the mid-'00s, thanks to the power of retro.
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Last edited by Sykonee on Oct-20-2018 at 12:06