The ingredients of a classic house track

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With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe .
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House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s.
It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s and music producers experimented with remixing disco vocals over hard hitting drum machines. They would soon play a huge role in popularizing the sound and distinguishing house music as a global music genre.
Chicago gospel singer, Loleatta Halloway, is one of the most widely sampled artists in house music history. Her song “Love Sensation” has been sampled nearly 300 times, including on Black Box’s “Ride on Time”, the notorious hit that became the best selling single in the U.K in 1989.
Special thanks to James Wiltshire and Torsten Schmidt for offering their expertise in this video. Links to them are below:
James Wiltshire: • Style Guide: House - P...
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There are countless histories on house music across the internet, the ones listed below proved tremendously helpful in putting this video together.
Red Bull Music Academy, TR-909 and House music
Time to Jack: Chip E on the Birth of Chicago House
Frankie Knuckles on the Birth of House Music | Red Bull Music Academy
• Frankie Knuckles on th...
The Chicago Record Store That Popularized House
When Techno Was House
Collection of WBMX radio show playlists
How Loleatta Holloway Became Disco’s Most Sampled Artist
I was there when house music took over the world
• I Was There When House...
Note: The headline for this video has been updated since publishing.
Previous headline: How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco
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Vox 4 yıl önce
The House music episode is here! There are so many fantastic resources on the internet for deep dives on the history of House. Top among them are the oral histories that Red Bull Music Academy has collected over the years. Links to those are in the description! Thanks for watching, and be sure to check out the Video Lab if you want to help me make more Earworm vids: - Estelle
jaden ツ
jaden ツ 4 yıl önce
Ok thanks
David Hiller
David Hiller 4 yıl önce
Do one on drum n bass!!
B 4 yıl önce
I love being given oval... history.
Diego Satori
Diego Satori 4 yıl önce
More videos like this pleasee
jptxs 4 yıl önce
Great episode. Playlist please!
Pentacle 3 yıl önce
As a Chicagoan DJ-producer who wittnessed the birth of House Music growing up in the 80s, This is an uncanny accurate historical piece based on sheer facts. Good Job.
Tugboatpb 2 yıl önce
They managed to leave out Giorgio Moroder
Eve A Stardust
Eve A Stardust Yıl önce
As a person who was in their prime in chicago in 1984-1994 i don't remember seeing you there
Eve A Stardust
Eve A Stardust Yıl önce
@Tugboatpb they managed to leave out everything except their own weird take.
New Goliard
New Goliard Yıl önce
@Tugboatpb 💯 You don't have House or Disco without Giorgio Moroder
DISCO-INFERNO-70 4 yıl önce
It's a shame that Disco is not given the respect it deserves.
Riley 3 yıl önce
It's fantastic Music. I Still collect and mix with Disco records.
Jamie White
Jamie White 2 yıl önce
I think it is by the people that make music for a living
Louie 2 yıl önce
i mean us nudisco and loads of amazing samples, no ones complaining now
Dr. Christopher Diaz
Dr. Christopher Diaz Yıl önce
If Barry White did it...its good.
KVisser26 Games
KVisser26 Games Yıl önce
its also the source for french house
Idkblah 4 yıl önce
"Not everyone can understand House Music, it's a spiritual thing, a body thing, a soul thing"
secko13 4 yıl önce
"In the beginning there was Jack..."
Does it come in green?
Does it come in green? 4 yıl önce
Jack yo body!
Mona *4
Mona *4 4 yıl önce
You had to be there in the beginning!
Fundemental Roast
Fundemental Roast 4 yıl önce
Ain't that the truth.
pepe Aguilar
pepe Aguilar 3 yıl önce
@secko13 "and this is fresh!"
Pop Land
Pop Land 4 yıl önce
One of the worst things about House was that the real vocal talents were systematically ignored from Loletta to the unfairly treated Martha Wash. They were denied royalties, fame and recognition.
VengefulBatz 4 yıl önce
Pop Land And that’s the biggest reason House died in Chicago. People weren’t getting paid, contracts were never made, And London was stealing the fire quickly as they could. Many years ago I was talking to this guy and he said house music started in the UK. I had to set him straight...
Liam Len
Liam Len 4 yıl önce
VengefulBatz I agree, people seem to forget where it all started. London contributed to house as well tho. Let’s not forget UK 4/4 garage or today’s bass house.
mistyblu 3 yıl önce
It's because for the most part they were black women.
Míster Funke
Míster Funke 3 yıl önce
@Pop Land That is sad but true. Like in Hip Hop world ended gloryfiyng the violence and drug of Gangster Lifestyle for what the original Hip Hop culture fight against in the beginning
Míster Funke
Míster Funke 3 yıl önce
Blake Ronan hahaha you are kiddin? and in the 60s also steal music from Chicago (Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters)
Maria Itch
Maria Itch 3 yıl önce
She was so underrated. loleatta Halloway played so many good songs and a lot of people took her music with out crediting her.
Don Congjuico
Don Congjuico 4 yıl önce
Earworm has got to be my favorite Vox series. Always a treat to learn new things in music.
hfs 4 yıl önce
I personally like darkroom.
Don Congjuico
Don Congjuico 4 yıl önce
@hfs Darkrooms pretty good too!
RAM4 4 yıl önce
Mine too. There’s always the odd mistake here and there, but they’re so well crafted usually. And kudos to the writer for tackling subjects she (I guess?) knows nothing about.
conan smith
conan smith 4 yıl önce
Acharich Speaks
Acharich Speaks 4 yıl önce
eric burgos
eric burgos 4 yıl önce
Do not overlook that the game scheduled for "Disco Demolition Night" was CHICAGO vs DETROIT. The irony is utterly delicious.
top man
top man 4 yıl önce
What do you mean
Angel 🐎
Angel 🐎 4 yıl önce
EndlessEnigmaPart3 4 yıl önce
@top man The two teams involved in Disco Demolition Night would go on to see their cities spawn two popular disco-influenced genres.
top man
top man 4 yıl önce
@EndlessEnigmaPart3 house and techno?
MysteryMii 4 yıl önce
top man No. What do you think?
B. Smiley Music Producer, & DJ
B. Smiley Music Producer, & DJ 4 yıl önce
As a DJ and music lover of many diverse genres, I have never experienced better joy filled vibes and dance floor togetherness, than at House Music parties in England early/mid 90's and SF in the late 90's. With the right people and music, this can be a life changing, spiritual revelation. House lovers know what I'm talking about.
Night Owl
Night Owl 4 yıl önce
Carefree parties in SF 👍
koyangtsai 4 yıl önce
House, in my honest opinion, is one of the most revolutionary genres in electronic music.
Nuffail Daniaelle
Nuffail Daniaelle Yıl önce
And some people called them as Eurodance
Pino Marino
Pino Marino 2 yıl önce
One of the key figures in House Music, Benji Espinoza, passed away about a month ago in October. He was the co-founder of DJ International Records along with Rocky Jones. Next to the DJ's who were playing and producing the tracks, Benji was the one actually getting this music in the hands of those people by his means of distribution. While I only met him once, he taught me more in a day than I could have learned anywhere else. His character and personality were something not found in everyday life.
Hector Delgado
Hector Delgado 6 aylar önce
It was cool to visit him at his shop, he will tell you all kinds of cool stories. May he R.I.P
Lowerhaightstreet 4 yıl önce
Disco: "Ok we are dead" House: Hold my MDMA
Acharich Speaks
Acharich Speaks 4 yıl önce
GuantanaMoe 4 yıl önce
Stef M.W.
Stef M.W. 3 yıl önce
@GuantanaMoe What?
Anton Medvedev
Anton Medvedev 3 yıl önce
davinci barnette
davinci barnette 3 yıl önce
Hahahahaaa YES!!!!
Nate and Noah Try Life
Nate and Noah Try Life 4 yıl önce
I love how music begets more music, sampling and reworking of tracks always blows my mind.
Jared Blinken
Jared Blinken 4 yıl önce
Mike dean
cindy Queen
cindy Queen 4 yıl önce
Yup. Thanks to the endless creativity of black people💪🏿
VintageToiletsRock 4 yıl önce
Until WMG or the RIAA gets their lawyers out...
seb avalon
seb avalon 4 yıl önce
​@cindy Queen and others. Why gloss over them? The story of the music and the scene is 100% multicultural.
Jizzo 3 yıl önce
Honestly house music has gotten me through more mental problems than an actual therapist
Amanda Lando
Amanda Lando 2 yıl önce
Same here. I love my house music.
Sea ASMR 2 yıl önce
Darren Lennie
Darren Lennie 2 yıl önce
Dance it off
Triadii Official
Triadii Official 2 yıl önce
It’s a marvelous distraction couldn’t agree more
imdjc4 2 yıl önce
That was an aspect of the scene - therapeutic lyrics. HOPE...caused I've learned to cope.
Always Alive
Always Alive 4 yıl önce
Your episodes are just mind blowing.. I spend hours going through the songs you cover, following the genres throughout its development.. Could you please create a playlist along with each episodes..!? The best of each genre you cover..!! Thanks for the lovely hours I spent watching your videos..
spiritparty 4 yıl önce
honestly this music content from vox is second to none, the level of research, graphics, edit, everything is so good. just want to day to the people involved in creating this well done, youve done such a great job
Anshul 3 yıl önce
Look up Estelle Caswell :]
hamajangz 4 yıl önce
It’s amazing how much music black America has created. These styles may be bigger elsewhere but the roots are in the black American community.
Be Jentle
Be Jentle 4 yıl önce
@Spiral Scratch no influence same as tecno black African America created and was gentrified by Berlin
robinsss 4 yıl önce
Spiral is correct ……………………………………………………………………………… is a combination of 70's funky disco , Italo , electro and British New wave
G. Devan Smith
G. Devan Smith 4 yıl önce
@robinsss british new wave came afterward.
G. Devan Smith
G. Devan Smith 4 yıl önce
@Spiral Scratch um... who started House in Chicago? Seriously...
robinsss 4 yıl önce
@G. Devan Smith British new wave started in 1977
Paco Ceja
Paco Ceja 6 aylar önce
I do have to admit I feel so fortunate to have experienced the 90s in Chicago... House Music all night long! ❤🌱🌱🌱
-4 Subscribers with a hammer addiction
-4 Subscribers with a hammer addiction 4 yıl önce
Disco: “dies” House music: I’m about to start my whole career
CalliePossum 4 yıl önce
Ashwin Kalyan
Ashwin Kalyan 4 yıl önce
Clever m8.
Kīrīakū 4 yıl önce
Hammer Addiction4u 😂
jp 4 yıl önce
Hammer Addiction4u if tom dies then what are we gonna do to take out jerry
Ecléctico Iconoclasta
Ecléctico Iconoclasta 4 yıl önce
Disco and house sound very different from each other and are clearly different genres. Actually disco sounds closer to rock than house since disco was mostly still played with live musicians including actual human drummers.
Krynetik 4 yıl önce
It would also be interesting to explore Detroit and techno music in another episode.
huntrrams 4 yıl önce
Yes please
Jason 4 yıl önce
unfortunately, their scene is almost non-existent except for movement festival. sad how far Detroit has fallen down
bloop227 4 yıl önce
@Jason Berlin is the true successor of techno.
Jason 4 yıl önce
bloop227 exactly
Jacknasius 4 yıl önce
100% yes
Hasse R
Hasse R 4 yıl önce
Something that hasn't been touched upon by Earworm yet, is those golden years of Boogie - those binding years between Disco and House, the early to mid-80's, where a lot of the technology that came to define House was created and refined. The entire Paradise Garage scene, Francois K and the early innovators of remixing techniques, originally developed through the Dub scene in Jamaica... It'd make for an interesting episode! That said, you folks at Vox are doing an amazing job at giving us some of the very best content available on YT. Cheers!
Mr Tibbster
Mr Tibbster 4 yıl önce
The development of all this great music from way back; Jazz & Swing > Soul > Funk & Disco > House. Some of the best genres ever.
Bri10 2 yıl önce
Soul music is derived from gospel and blues more than jazz
Lazy lazy
Lazy lazy 6 aylar önce
Also, Disco > Hip Hop
Jay Fab
Jay Fab 5 aylar önce
country too
PubGamez711 4 yıl önce
Can You Feel It by Larry Heard still one of the greatest electronic tracks ever made. Those soulful chords give me absolute chills.
Dan 3 yıl önce
When you release earworm videos, could you make a playlist of all the songs mentioned in the video? That’d be awesome! :)
MrManifolder 4 yıl önce
Great video. Note that disco (like jazz) never received a backlash in Japan. Even today, examples of disco-inspired (and jazz-inspired) elements can be found throughout modern Japanese music.
sonikku956 4 yıl önce
Disco and funk were extremely influential to Japanese music, especially city pop.
Aaron Dunlap
Aaron Dunlap 6 aylar önce
@sonikku956 Yellow Magic Orchestra
Krmpfpks 4 yıl önce
These earworm episodes are such a gem. Unbelievably well done, and so important to describe these pivotal moments in recent music history.
westie430 3 yıl önce
This was so fascinating!! I want more😂 So well done. The narrating, the animations, the history, so good!!
erinblackirish. 4 yıl önce
I just want to tell you THANK YOU for the depths you go to to bring information about music to people. I’m deeply grateful to you for the knowledge you impart, with your earworm series and pray you continue because you are a historian of monumental significance. Thank you for all you do, the time you put in and the sacrifices you make to bring your series to us. You certifiably ROCK. ❤️❤️❤️💯🙌🏾🙏🏾
FoxerTails 4 yıl önce
How did I miss this episode? I'm am a passionate lover of house music and this episode was great! It's so good, I wish it was longer so it could talk about more about how much house was an impact on the world from 1989 - 1998 at least. For example, video games were incorporating that house style in their music and it was pure bliss.
EVILBUNNY28 3 yıl önce
Man, what I'd give to have my teens growing up in the 90s. Got mad respect for it, from this it then stemmed the Big Beat and the like. The diverse transition into British Jungle in the 90s feeding into today's Drum and Bass scene. The UK really was popping off at this time. I find myself sinking endless hours into illegal rave videos from the 90s. From warehouse raves in Brighton to fields in Cambridge, Old office blocks in London and abandoned quarries man it looked awesome.
Onyx 4 yıl önce
_In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box Jack boldly declared_ *LET THERE BE HOUSE!* _And house music was born._
luvmj32 4 yıl önce
Hey you know your house music! You have to be a lover of Defected Records.
Lego 4 yıl önce
- From Mr. Finger's house classic "Can You Feel It?" (1986)
Onyx 4 yıl önce
Strangely, I recited that from memory. But I was able to find the solo verson. Search: "My House" Chuck Roberts (In the beginning there was jack) Click on the yellow record.
Onyx 4 yıl önce
@luvmj32 I doooo love Defected Records!
David Alan
David Alan 4 yıl önce
Wiggly worms and power to do the know back in the 90s we swore this was low key drug related.
FYTJ 4 yıl önce
It's kind of fascinating to see how house took a life of its own in Europe. For example, it became techno in Germany and techno is now a quintessential part of the German experience yet it was originally started in Chicago by African Americans. It's also so strange to think that now we have subcategories like "afro house" when it wouldn't be a strech to call all house "afro house" since it started in the US Afro community. While I do recognize that the name "afro house" is useful since it's a genre that is more heavily influenced by continental African music, I just wish the world would know better about house music's origins. I feel like house and its offshoots are often seen as genres which are appealing to a predominantly white audience these days but history tells another story. In the end music is music and it brings people together. But videos like these are necessary and help put things into perspective.
sonikku956 4 yıl önce
Techno actually originated from Detroit, Michigan. It's just that the absolute second Germans heard it, they truly made it their own.
FYTJ 4 yıl önce
@sonikku956 Yes you're right of course my bad
AutPen38 6 aylar önce
Techno (the more robotic, artificial, and dystopian form of house, lacking the soulful vibes that were popular in Chicago) was essentially invented by the Belleville Three (Atkins, May, Saunderson) in suburban Detroit, but the European version was heavily influenced by musicians in Northern England (e.g. Warp Records in Sheffield) and Belgium. The Belgian techno of '88-'89 was particularly influential in continental Europe (especially Germany). Ironically, the Detroit techno pioneers had been influenced by Kraftwerk.
ChicagoDeepHouseHead 4 yıl önce
Proud to say I witnessed this beautiful era of Chicago's history. It is something we truly hold dear in our hearts.
Rhinojaxx 4 yıl önce
I love EDM! And to learn more about how it all started inspires me not only to find a new sound but to dig back in the past and learn from the pioneers themselves. Thanks Vox for this video!
Whiite shirt
Whiite shirt 4 yıl önce
Please don't call House EDM!
Random_Vince 6 aylar önce
Like always, such an amazing job informing us and showing us this information in such a clear and honest way.
Hᴀᴛsᴜᴋɪ | 羽月
Hᴀᴛsᴜᴋɪ | 羽月 Yıl önce
Roland Drum Machines invented many other genres of that era. All of them were featured in worldwide Top 10 records despite being often late compared to their competitors and made cheap because of that. CR-78, TR-808, TR-909, 707, 606, etc. All iconic
Bewilde 4 yıl önce
It's really interesting to learn of the history that make songs come to be through the process of sampling. I know the sample of Sweet Sensation from Chase N Status's Blind Faith, and this video explains what the music video for that song is all about. Where that one song reminds me of college days, could mean something complete different to another. As always, amazing stuff! 🙌🏾
Jayme Birgy
Jayme Birgy 4 yıl önce
Y’all are doing an amazing job! 💥🔥 I love these videos and it looks like you’ve got a lot of add-on content! It would be amazing if you had an accompanying playlist to go with some of them. 😎
CZ 2 yıl önce
Interesting! It explains why, everytime I went to Italy and Spain for work, during the early 2000's I always saw how ubiquitous House was there. Coming from Brazil, we had many other very different musical genres. It just makes me think that, with Italian House playing such an important role in Europe, or at least in these two countries, they have a strong heritage to rely on, something that i didnt know about, the first times I went there.
DataDietz 4 yıl önce
Earworm is my favorite series. Thank you all so much for your hard work and passion that you poured into these videos. I'm a huge fan :)
Nexu Jin
Nexu Jin 3 yıl önce
The sound fidelity difference between old music samples played and the ones used in this video is massive!
Olivia Moore
Olivia Moore 2 yıl önce
House / trance / techno / dance was all driven by the 909. Love the sound of it. I use the modern version of the 909 when I make my music
Vlogsdelomismo 4 yıl önce
This videos are awesome. Earworm is one of the best Vox content. The way the information is presented, the story telling, the quality of content. Everything is great.
Otto VMP
Otto VMP 4 yıl önce
Even though I can't find myself agreeing with VOXs stance on politics and current controversies, I have immense respect to the producing team behind EarWorm. One of my favourite music programs. Thank you!
Ajedaboss 4 yıl önce
I thought “house” music was just a sub genre of EDM. I thought that it was electronic music that had a very simple straightforward drum pattern of quarter notes in the “drop”. It’s really interesting to see here that it actually was like the 2nd life of disco. Really interesting video, please continue to make Earworm videos, they are the most entertaining videos on your channel in my opinion :)
Sir George
Sir George 4 yıl önce
Such a *fascinating* lesson in music history. So many bands and tracks that I now want to check out. And thank you for referencing British pop culture: Top of the Pops is the most iconic music show.
Jason Aaron Osgood
Jason Aaron Osgood 4 yıl önce
Nicely done. I'm embarrassed by how much I'm learning from these Earworm episodes. I grew up clubbing, hanging out in record stores, obsessing over zines and bands, but yet remained woefully ignorant of the creators, origins, influences. Thank you so much for helping me learn so much about my own past. Please, for future, create an ever growing cheat sheet for identifying musical genres. When my EDM & metal loving son enthuses about glitch or jungle or whatever, I have no idea what he's talking about. (I just like the music.)
Jahgrid Audio Reviews
Jahgrid Audio Reviews 4 yıl önce
Wow, I am always stunned by the quality of your videos, I can barely imagine the amount of research that have been put into every video, good job. Are you maybe planning on making videos about more electronic genres of music?
TheFlush 4 yıl önce
I love oldschool chicago house. It’s so soulful and DIY and euphoric, I just HAVE to dance when those tracks are played.
alana314 4 yıl önce
As a house music producer from Chicago, it’s nice to learn more about this history. The only Roland 909 I’ve played with was an emulator.
Allen Smithee
Allen Smithee 4 yıl önce
New Behringer remake comes out this fall
Bolek Kielak
Bolek Kielak 3 yıl önce
Estelle, I love your videos! Keep on producing this excellent content! ❤️
Jordandoesmx 6 aylar önce
i have most of these tracks on vinyl and still blast them out to this day
Oh hey Henry
Oh hey Henry 4 yıl önce
This series obviously takes time to produce and it’s so good that I don’t even mind. I love Earworm!
Tony Leva
Tony Leva 4 yıl önce
I lived through those years, ill never forget them! They made me into the musician I am now! Mixing those early house tracks, recording great sessions on tape from the radio... that piano sound man... yeah, so many memories! I miss those years! Viva house music!
TreesPlease42 4 yıl önce
God I love seeing a deep dive into the history of one of my favorite genres.
CJ Thibeau
CJ Thibeau 4 yıl önce
Amazingly educational video! Brought me back to my raver days lol. Would LOVE to see more Earworm episodes covering specific subgenres in the future!
eoin leen
eoin leen 4 yıl önce
The power of a diversity of views and backgrounds i I don't think can be underestimated in the creative and technical industries. Really cool TRshow series. Keep up the good work.
Cornelius White
Cornelius White 4 yıl önce
I find it strange that there's no mention of the time before this (1981 through 1986) where the combination of New York's Loft (David Mancuso) and Larry Levan (Garage) is not mentioned when discussing the history of house and REMIXES for artists e.g. Colonel Abrams, Gwen Guthrie and Jocelyn Brown. The way this video is presented, it's as if it was just Chicago and Italy, and that's not true. They were proponents, but you can't exclude New York.
63 Impala Rag Dude
63 Impala Rag Dude 2 yıl önce
I agree that's why the also called the "mixes".
Paul 2 yıl önce
The clue is in the length of the video
Enloucedé Yıl önce
SK 4 yıl önce
I really really enjoy your guys videos they always make me feel good idk if it's the voices or the way its edited just don't stop please
charmsz566 4 yıl önce
Disco and house are still very much alive but its so sad that club culture is dying so fast. RIP to OUTPUT in Brooklyn, one of the last great venues where disco and house reigned big time. Thank you Vox for putting some light on some of the best sounds of all time, and to those of us out there who keep it alive underground
Fajar Setiawan
Fajar Setiawan 4 yıl önce
I am so in awe and love with this series. Earworm is probably the best explanative video ever in TRshow history.
HERB 4 yıl önce
This is an excellent hit rewind on the history of HOUSE - As a High School Student we all would sit around with boxes of TDK Tapes and record the latest greatest mixtape. I would like to share you're missing one major element to the Chicago House music world - Its impossible to forget the Grand-Fathers of HOUSE/TECHNO/ELECTRO - Its impossible to leave out KRAFTWERK. These gentlemen changed the game.
garance ahran
garance ahran 4 yıl önce
sincerely people are doing too much with kraftwerk, i mean okay they were one of the first to use electronic instruments but if we focus on the rythms the way music works in such genre like house music, kraftwerk had zero impact.
TM 4 yıl önce
As someone that doesn't know much about music but loves music. Im glad vox made videos about them
emberchord 4 yıl önce
This is without a doubt the best series on your channel. Never stop making it!
Elvin Atombender
Elvin Atombender 4 yıl önce
8:46 No wonder why early Italian house music was also known as Piano House; the rise of Italo House also signalled the beginning of the transition from Italo Disco to Eurodance, another genre in which Italian producers will have a considerable influence over. And speaking of Italo House, a personal favourite of mine is Double Dee's Found Love.
allluckyseven 4 yıl önce
That was great, Vox! Good job! I loved that period between the mid to late 80s and early 90s. Music was just glorious.
B bo
B bo 4 yıl önce
I think music between 80 and 85 is far better. The 80s ended with vanilla ice being on top. That’s embarrassing. Sorry to say. Compared to today music even in 89 was brilliant. Today’s music is so boring and disposable. No one will listen to today’s music in 30 years.
Asher Ouk
Asher Ouk 4 yıl önce
No one will listen to todays music after even 3 years.
Hoop Jeanne
Hoop Jeanne 4 yıl önce
LOVE Earworm! This is my favorite Vox series, though Vox hires so many incredible video essayists/journalists
Mr M
Mr M 2 yıl önce
What a fantastic and informative video! I remember every one of these songs and how fantastic they were and still are! Back when music and DJs rocked!
Freeman Hawk
Freeman Hawk 4 yıl önce
The original title "How Chicago built house music from the ashes of disco" is what got me to press play but what I watched was definitely something different.
Carl T
Carl T 3 yıl önce
A lot of 80's music would not be around if it was not for Disco
Freeman Hawk
Freeman Hawk 3 yıl önce
For those late to the party, the original title of this a video was "How Chicago Built House Music From The Ashes Of Disco" Growing up in that area the house scene was disco and funk with some sprinkling of rock and new wave. "House" tracks obviously came later.
Glenn Davey
Glenn Davey 2 yıl önce
@Freeman Hawk If Disco is in ashes it's burned to the ground, meaning it was gone when this new style was created. The video delivered as promised.
Mr-Blitz 4 yıl önce
had no idea House came from the windy city, and right out of the ashes of Disco - it all makes sense!! Thanks Vox for this really cool piece, hope to see more great articles!
Terry Borderline
Terry Borderline Aylar önce
I know theres some official story out there about how House was named "House music" but one time I was on shrooms, listening to House music and the insight I got was its the sound of the loud houses those of the innercity lived in. Sisters and brothers arguing, mom and dad yelling, sirens in the street etc but instead of the negative energy that can from these loud moments in our house, house music turned it into a positive symphony of loudness that gets you lost in the music. If you ever find yourself in a "loud" home, parents or spouses arguing or those rough thanksgivings when people aren't getting along -- turn on some House music. I guarantee you will see exactly what I'm talking about! (and before someone does it, I repeat, this is from my insight, not historical fact-- I know the official story is completely different.)
Lewis McDermott
Lewis McDermott 4 yıl önce
to see Italo Disco on a VOX Earworm doc just brings me so much joy. one of the most iconic sounds and brings a groove no matter what. thank you VOX & Estelle!
Chris Loving
Chris Loving 4 yıl önce
Thanks Steve for reborning the genre! I love this kind of documentary, escpecially when it´s about house music and Disco. Keep up the work! Love it!
M. P.
M. P. 4 yıl önce
House music had the same popularity in the 80s in Detroit as it did in Chicago. House music was all that was played in the clubs and on the radio on weekend nights.
Ainsley Harriott
Ainsley Harriott 4 yıl önce
This was good I would also like to see a documentary or video as to why people suddenly got so sick of disco and what were the causes of the “death of disco”
melody arellano
melody arellano 4 yıl önce
This is superb! I totally wish this is more than 13 minutes! I absolutely love house music!
followtheboat sailing and travel
followtheboat sailing and travel 4 yıl önce
Love this series and this episode in particular, if for no other reason than to relive some great musical memories.
lysergia22 4 yıl önce
So trippy that all of this happened so that we could have such amazing music that we do today . I'm so grateful !!!
Myriam D
Myriam D 4 yıl önce
Me toooo
Joeka 4 yıl önce
What amazing music!? Are y'all kids deaf?
Cuix 4 yıl önce
@Joeka If you don't think there's amazing, innovative, creative, and varied music being made right now, then you must be trying really hard to avoid it.
Djordje Mojsilovic
Djordje Mojsilovic 4 yıl önce
Man i love how these are done.. From the story to the design and animation. Bravo
Splash '96
Splash '96 4 yıl önce
Love this series. Love this episode. Great work, Estelle!
oswjim 3 yıl önce
estelle, you should do a special on italo disco alone ... not that popular in the states, but huge everywhere else
miroslav cibula
miroslav cibula 4 yıl önce
fantastic :) Love this series - tho I am not a fan of most featured geners I love how it is made and it is really interesting to see how music evolved :) Thank you
Eliah Holiday
Eliah Holiday 4 yıl önce
Interestingly, not unlike Disco, House music was enjoyable to listen to outside of the clubs. I attribute this to the fact that there was still a lot of soul in House music. In fact some early House music was created and performed by full on bands, it wasn't all samples and drum machines.
Dante 4 yıl önce
Getting right into the "Mad-chester" era from my home city, you could do a whole episode on the history of Factory records and the Hacienda club. just watch the film "24hr Party People". It covers some of the biggest musical changes in music in the UK and how it tied into the drugs, guns and crime of the time which effected more than just Manchester.
Rohan Hoeksma
Rohan Hoeksma 2 yıl önce
Together with my love for music genres such as disco, house and techno, this video made me decide to write my whole bachelor thesis about the disco genre and it's evolution. Thank you
Seán G
Seán G 2 yıl önce
i didnt want this to end!! would absolutely love a 2 hr elongated doc of same
DJ NOHA Yıl önce
I loved this and found it very informative! I wasn't aware of the Italo-disco influence in the beginning stages of house. Thank you again, love content like this!
XeroSkillzXIV 4 yıl önce
I’ve been waiting like a year for you guys to make this video good job! I live in Chicago and wrote a speech about this in college, everyone was super shocked and had no idea house music and modern EDM started right here in Chi-Town.
Luke Rabin
Luke Rabin 2 yıl önce
How are you not referencing “Love can’t turn around “? Every single element of pure house, with Daryl Pandy’s amazing, gospel/operatic vocals!
Jack Starr
Jack Starr 4 yıl önce
Great video but two big corrections: 1:35 - that's not Manchester, that's Liverpool. 11:04 - the song it's transitioning to isn't Shame, it's 'Feel the Drive / Watch Out!' by Doctor's Cat, a different Italo Disco group.
James Vanaria
James Vanaria 4 yıl önce
Came here to say the same, I didn't hear Shame at all
Bâlearique 4 yıl önce
What version of "Feel the Drive" is this? I never heard these vocals "get ready or come back home"?
Jack Starr
Jack Starr 4 yıl önce
@Bâlearique it's the intro of feel the drive mixed into their other song 'watch out'
Bâlearique 4 yıl önce
@Jack Starr ohh i see! thank you
Mile Hund
Mile Hund 4 yıl önce
In the mix 'Shame' is actually the song after 'Watch Out' not heard in the video here but probably tracklist is missing 'Watch Out' so they made an honest mistake.
VoteForPedro 4 yıl önce
Thank you for making this video! I love house so much. It has been a part of my family's lives for a long time. We would listen to house almost every weekend to celebrate. I actually have uploaded one of my favorite house music mixes on my channel and if you choose to listen to it, I hope you enjoy it.
djeremyy 4 yıl önce
I love this! Thank you for shining a light on a very important part of dance music history.
Rob Huanout
Rob Huanout 4 yıl önce
12:04 Vox should really do a mini documentary on DC gogo music. Out of the 3 genres mentioned in this timecode, gogo is easily the least known internationally. I'm from UK and discovered gogo thanks to the internet. To anyone interested, DC gogo is very similar to the early hip hop from the 80's but is performed with live instruments.
kalilkash973 3 yıl önce
Easily one of my favorite series running on TRshow. I love house music and have never known about any of this in such detail. Thank you
Gabriel Calixto
Gabriel Calixto 3 yıl önce
We need more ear worm!!! Some of the best content in the game!!
Alix Montes
Alix Montes 4 yıl önce
This was really cool to see the link between disco and house music. I think a great follow up to this would be to explicitly talk about how Black LGBT culture in Chicago contributed to house music.
Onitram 4 yıl önce
yeah, disappointed that wasn't talked about all in the video
sss -
sss - 4 yıl önce
Not just black but latino! We were there at the beginning shaping the music as well
Guillaume 4 yıl önce
Yeah they fully ignore the fact its creation was very linked to LGBT people. They show it's from Chicago and show many black creators but avoid to discuss the rest.
TimothyVdp / DJ Tracksuit
TimothyVdp / DJ Tracksuit 4 yıl önce
and that being the reason a bunch of white supremacists trashed a bunch of records in the disco demolition ...
Nick 4 yıl önce
TimothyVdp / DJ Tracksuit they love the graze over facts like that 😒
George Adams
George Adams 4 yıl önce
I love these music vox series! I feel like I learn so much about music, trends, culture from one video
Tee Speck
Tee Speck 3 yıl önce
This was DOPE! Thanks for making these wonderful mini documentaries (or whatever they are called). 👍🕺
Louis Bourbon
Louis Bourbon 4 yıl önce
Detroit's Techno scene was huge in the 90's and hit its peak every year at the Electronic Music Festival. Lots of internationally known DJ's cut their teeth there and early 2000's EDM DJ's were heavily influenced by it. But Techno as a genre hasn't had the longevity of House, at least not in the U.S.
Arborpress 4 yıl önce
As a little kid living in Chicago in the 90's I use to hear my uncle DJ in his room to this music all the time. I had no idea house came from the city.