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Tech house is a subgenre of house music that combines stylistic features of techno with house. John Matthias - Smalltown, Shining term tech house developed as a shorthand record store name for a category of Milión Příběhů - Lenka Filipová - Zamilovaná dance music that combined musical aspects of techno, such as "rugged basslines " and "steely beats ," with the harmonies and grooves of progressive house.
As a mixing style, tech-house often brings together deep or minimal techno music, the soulful and jazzy end of house, some minimal and very often some dub elements. There is some overlap with progressive house, which too can contain deep, soulful, dub and techno elements; this is especially true since the turn of the millennium, as progressive-house mixes have themselves often become deeper and sometimes more minimal.
As a musical as opposed to a mixing style, tech-house uses the same basic structure as house. However, elements of the house 'sound' such as realistic jazz sounds in deep house and booming kick drums are replaced with elements from techno such as shorter, deeper, darker and often distorted kicks, smaller, quicker hi-hatsnoisier snares and more synthetic or acid sounding synth melodies from the TBincluding raw electronic noises from distorted sawtooth and square Sunday Sunday - Blur - Blur 21 (The Box) (Box Set, Album, Album, Album) oscillators.
Some producers also add soulful vocals and elements David Chambersand equally as much raw electronic sounds in their music.
However, a rich techno-like kick and bassline seems to be a consistency amongst tech house music. Since the early s, tech house has spread in Europe. Although it has long remained in the shadow of techno music propelled by artists such as Adam Beyer or Richie Hawtin in northern Europe such as Germany, the Netherlands and Swedentech house knows a huge success in Spain.
However, the highlight of the tech house is also due to the promotion of this style of music by other DJs such as Carl Cox or Joris Voorn. Tech house has become a highly popular form of dance music. As of SeptemberAfricana Tech (House Mix) - Various - Tech-House Sessions (File) Beatport top  is filled with tracks by artists like Green VelvetFisherSolardo, Patrick Toppingand Jamie JonesAfricana Tech (House Mix) - Various - Tech-House Sessions (File) of whom incorporate elements of tech house into their work.
This resurgence in tech house can be ascribed to the recent surge in popularity of analog synth sounds, as well as the popularization of tech house artists in the United Statesthrough labels like Dirtybird and the booking of multiple tech house DJ's at festivals like Coachella and CRSSD.
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