The common element of house music is a prominent kick drum on every beat (also known as a four-to-the-floor beat), usually generated by a drum machine or sampler. The kick drum sound is augmented by various kick fills and extended dropouts. The drum track is filled out with hihat cymbal patterns on the eighth-note offbeats, and a snare drum or clap sound on beats two and four of every bar. This pattern is derived from so-called "four-on-the-floor" dance drumbeats of the 1960s and especially the 1970s disco drummers.
Producers commonly layer sampled drum sounds to achieve a more complex sound, filling out the audio spectrum and tailoring the mix for large club sound systems. House music is uptempo music for dancing and has a tempo range of between 118 and 135 bpm. Producers use many different sound sources for bass sounds in house music, from continuous, repeating electronically-generated lines sequenced on a synthesizer such as a Roland TB-303 to studio recordings or samples of live electric bassists, or simply filtered-down samples from whole stereo recordings (from classic funk tracks or any other song).
Electronically-generated sounds and samples of recordings from genres such as jazz, blues and synth pop are often added to the foundation of the drum beat and synth bass line. House songs may also include disco or soul-style and gospel vocals and additional percussion. Techno and trance, which developed alongside house music, share this basic beat infrastructure, but they usually eschew house's live-music-influenced feel and Black or Latin music influences in favor of more synthetic sound sources and approach.
Joe Smooth - Promised Land
Kerri Chandler - The Machine
House Music includes various subgenres such as Deep House(My Favorite), Hard House, Tech-House, Funky House...etc.
House music contains many different influences and styles that range from electronic to disco. There is funky house (close to funk music), electro house (close to techno), disco house (close to disco 70s style), and groovy house (flowy and groovy). There is also progressive house and hard house plus many more depending on the djs style.
The distinguishing factor between house and techno (which is what many people confuse it for) is that in house one can feel the kick/clap beat to it and the 70s disco that is in it. There are many different songs that are very borderline house/techno but before you sound like an idiot saying something is house hear for the funky/disco sense to it.
Although the popularity of house music has declined, there are many different djs and fans that are keeping the genre alive. Many shirts exist with things saying "i love house music" or "house music souldier".
If You really care and wanna take the minute to hear the difference listen to :
Daft Punk - Around The World (HOUSE)
Dj Isaac - Go Insane (TECHNO)
regardless its music and if you like you do and if you don't....
The definition of the word is currently degenerating and being used to describe techno music, mainly by closet homosexual frat boys attempting to usurp the word to cover up the gayness of the reality of their listening to techno music.
Dj: wbcn whos this?
Brad: hey this is brad (this is brad this is)
Dj: now uh whos your favorite artist, who
Do you want to hear?
Brad: well m my favorite artist right now is
Fatboy slim, that guy kicks ass.
Dj: how tremendous is fatboy slim?
Brad: the band of the 90s, if you want to call
It a band because its a one man name.
Dj: wow...fatboy, and you want to hear that
New fatboy song?
Dj: which one?
Brad: the um funk soul brother check it out.
Dj: sing it, I dont know which one.
Brad: right about now, the funk soul brother
Check it out now, the funk soul brother.