Soulful House

More often than not people hear the phrase house music and their ears coil over. They pull up images of hard-core, thumping beats that only the high on acid ravers amongst us can really handle (because they don’t know what they are listening to I presume.) Not only this but the word house has been used and abused for years with people associating it with the likes of Garage and Dubstep which are frankly pretty damn awful. To many though House music is more than just a sound it is a feeling and really can lift your spirit (a natural kind of high!). There is a soulful and melodic side to house music which makes it the respected genre that it is today. It is music that is easy on the ears, romantic, sometimes funky, and very playful. If you haven’t heard of or listened to such a thing then I suggest you do right this second (seriously go to YouTube right now!). Anyway, for those of you who are two damn lazy to do any research of your own (I guess that’s why I’m here after all) here is my little introduction to something known as Funky, Afro or Soulful House…

 

 

Soulful House has spreads its musical wings all across the world but is most popular in the underground scenes of Chicago, New York, London, Brazil, Melbourne and South Africa. The underground nature of this music genre is what keeps it exciting and resonates very much so with the underground soul and jazz-funk scene of the 1970s and 80s. In essence Soulful House it is a mix of soul, funk, disco, jazz and electronic music all coming together in perfect harmony to create a powerful rhythmic percussion-led beat.