I know I don’t need to tell you that House Music is awesome. You already know. You are reading a blog about house music.
But maybe I do have to tell you why house music is awesome. Because most of the time, when something is awesome, we don’t ask why. We just enjoy it, and hope everyone else will too, without asking ourselves why we love it so much.
And that’s okay. Because when something is awesome, it usually doesn’t matter why it’s awesome. It’s just there for us to enjoy.
But with house music—or any musical form—there are deeper reasons why we tend to love it so much. And by understanding this deeper reason, we can actually get more out of the music itself—and understand House Music as a unifying nonverbal language in a new way.
House music is a unifying language. It’s a way for people to communicate and express their feelings with each other, even if they don’t speak the same verbal language.
As I’ve listened to house music over the years, it’s given me the chance to experience emotions I didn’t know I could feel. I’ve experienced them at the clubs and raves, listening to mixes on headphones while walking around the city, and even while working out in the gym.
House music is like a combination of many different types of dance music into one. It includes elements of soul, funk, disco, electro and even pop music with an upbeat tempo that keeps you dancing all night long.
House music has been used as a tool for expressing emotions since it was first created in Chicago back in 1984 by DJ Frankie Knuckles at his club “The Warehouse.”
If you’re looking for new ways to express yourself through music then house might just be what you’re looking for.
As a DJ, I have met many people who are avid house music fans. It is truly an international sensation and has a massive following. I have met people from all over the world who love house music and the culture that surrounds it. What makes house music so great? It has to be the fact that it is so simple yet so complex.
In fact, house music is sort of like a nonverbal language. It is spoken by essentially everyone in the world, but it is not really understood by anyone except those who understand its intricacies.
It seems that almost everyone just knows how to dance to this type of music. The beat is constant and predictable yet there are subtle differences in every track that make each one unique.
Perhaps humans are hard wired to enjoy this type of music because it reminds us of our primal past. When we hear the rhythms and melodies of house music, perhaps we are reminded of our ancestors dancing around a fire under the stars?
I sometimes get people asking me what the “story” is with house music. You know, how it all started, where its roots are, how it got to where it is now, why it sounds the way it does. I’ve also gotten a lot of people asking me how to explain this music to others. I’m not a historian, but I can talk about the music as a living thing — you can’t really separate out house from the people who listen to and make it.
I’ll be talking about house music in general, but the same principles apply to any dance-based electronic genre — techno, trance, drum n bass, electroclash.
Use your hands when you talk about house music. It’s an incredibly physical music. Use your hands and your body to describe the rhythm and flow of the music, because that’s what makes it special — even if you’re talking in words that don’t have anything directly to do with dancing or moving your body.
House music, like many other forms of music, has its own little secrets. It’s a whole other language that most people don’t understand. Fortunately, I’m here to help you out. I’m going to explain the mystery of house music and how it can be used as a tool for communicating with others.
House Music has its own special place in my heart. I would like to share with you why it means so much to me and what it means to the world around us. House Music is a form of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s. It was created by DJs who would often play extended four-on-the-floor rhythms.
The key element of house music is a prominent kick drum on every beat or “beat one” as well as a prominent bassline on every beat. The kick drum may be produced by a synthesizer or an analog drum machine such as the Roland TR-808 or TR-909, while the bassline may be generated by a bass guitar, synthesizer or an analog bass drum machine such as the Roland TB-303.
I once had a conversation with a friend of mine who was telling me about how much he hated electronic music. He said that electronic music didn’t have any soul, and that it was like dancing to a computer. And I just couldn’t understand why he felt that way. I love electronic music and think it has so much soul and character.
One thing I’ve learned about house music is that it’s really not all about the music. Dance music is one of the few genres of music where the main focus isn’t really about the song itself, but rather the experience as a whole: the beats, the bass, the bass drops, lights, strobes, lasers and fog machines. Electronic dance music takes you on a journey; a journey through sound waves and frequencies; an experience in which you get lost in time and space; an escape from reality; a euphoric rush that gets your body moving uncontrollably at times.
But what truly makes EDM so powerful is its ability to bring people together. And when you got thousands of people who are all there for one purpose — to lose themselves in the moment and let go — this creates a special kind of energy in which everyone feeds off each other’s positive vibes. It’s almost as if we are communicating
Being a generally non-verbal person, I’ve always been fascinated by the kind of communication that doesn’t require words. There’s the body language we all know about, which can be very subtle and nuanced. There’s also music, which can carry emotion in an almost primal way.
One thing I’ve discovered is that when you get past the relatively mundane communication of everyday life (making appointments, buying groceries, etc.), body language and music are actually pretty similar. They are both forms of non-verbal communication that have a very direct connection to our emotions.
Of course someone like me who isn’t good at communicating with words will tend to gravitate toward other forms of communication. But I think it’s even deeper than that. The nature of body language and music serves as a kind of “default” for human communication. When we want to communicate something very basic and primal, we often reach for dance or music before anything else.
I think this is because both body language and music have a certain “inherentness” to them. They are part of us in a way that words aren’t always able to be. With enough practice you can learn to speak any language on earth in its native form, but you can’t learn to dance or make music like