Registered: Nov 2003
Location: P R E S T O N ,England,UK
What is the difference???
Hi, what is the difference between Minimal House and Deep House?
Registered: Sep 2003
Genres are seriously blurred these days, especially 25-30 year old terms like "deep house" where the music has changed so much since the phrase was coined.
My understanding of "minimal house" is basically minimal techno but groovier and less k-holed. Deep house is more traditional in sound and generally somewhat denser in its arrangements, but when you get to the really stripped down end of deep house, the differences can become negligible. I've heard tunes on labels like Poker Flat that could be described either way, and then they have chords in them straight out of dub techno as well.
If you've got a really simple deep house record, I doubt you'd get shot down for calling it minimal. It's not like 2007 when everyone on TA had to insist that "minimal" was some transcendental aesthetic philosophy being mis-used by the uneducated masses.