House Music Documentary

house music documentary

This House Music Documentary from UK TV Channel 4 made in 2001 hits all the right points and has interviews with the real legends of House.

It would be fair to say few movements in music have gained as much critical mass as House Music.

Pump Up The Volume: A History of House Music is a fantastic documentary about one of the biggest music groundswells in history, which began in basements and ended up at the forefront of pop culture.

You can watch this House Music Documentary right here on the link below.

It seriously is the Dogs Bollocks.  ANYONE who loves House needs to watch this.

The film traces house music from its early days as New York disco to its engulfing takeover of Europe’s dance scene through fascinating interviews with the people who propelled the movement and rare footage of the clubs where it came of age.

Fast forward 32 years and you can listen to quality House streaming 24/7 here on House Music 1 by clicking on this link. 

We stream the best in House and Dance Music non-stop

Much of the early House tunes borrow heavily from the worlds of Disco, Funk and the early “Electro” sound from the early 80’s

However, House has constantly evolved and created many sub-genres, some of which you would be hard pressed to realize where they came from.

It’s often been said that House Music is a feeling, it’s a spiritual thing. I wouldn’t say I’m the most spiritual person, but I certainly believe House is a feeling.

Sure, many people can appreciate the uplifting vibes, the pure dance-ability and the engaging lyrics sung by some of the most amazing Soul Singers, but for others, including me, House is more, much more.

House Music can move me to tears, can make goosebumps appear over my body and make me feel on top of the world….. and no, I’m not tabbed off my face on Ecstasy or anything else.

I know many genres of music can do this to people, but for me, it’s House.

House music went on to dominate the UK and many European Charts up to 2009. You could argue it’s still there, but the tunes in the Charts now have morphed with Pop, R&B, Rap and god knows what else. Good House Music is still out there, it always has been, but I would suggest that a lot of what is in the Charts today isn’t exactly House.

The time from 1985 to 2009 has been called “The Dance Years” and has even been immortalized in a series of CD’s (yes, remember those?) compiled by early UK House DJ and Producer, Dave Pearce under that exact name.

The USA finally caught up with the rest of the world and a sub-genre of Dance Music which quickly became known as “EDM” kicked off in the USA in 2009.

One of the first tracks of this Genre being “The Black Eyed Peas ft. David Guetta – I Gotta Feeling”  (notice which way around the Artists are listed there…!)

This ultra commercial sound with it’s emphasis on auto-tuned vocals, an element called “the drop”, predominantly female singers and a collection of producers who release “ghost written” tracks such as:  David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj  is not a big hit on this station.

By the way, The Drop and a dig at the EDM “DJs” are wonderfully portrayed in this video:

This station doesn’t play EDM.   There are many many stations out there that do, but we dont.

Watch the House Music Documentary “Pump Up the Volume”  it’s essential for any House Head.

Cheers

James
Station Manager

 

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