Deep House Goes Pop

Chris Macom —  July 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

Disco ball4Since the 80’s House music has been creeping into and out of the mainstream’s limelight with each iteration having it’s own special flavor. It started in the 80’s with post disco pop beats, moving through the 90’s various rave stabs and trancey interpretations, and ending up in a gaudy, progressive-electro state. Each time the sound quickly disappears as major labels scoop up the next sound that is seemingly marketable from the underground and UK.

With the explosion of deep house and nu-disco in clubs around the world and with progressive-trash officianados looking to greener pastures, a deeper sound is definitely getting much more attention. Even Hitler is well aware of its presence.

All fictional jokes aside, I believe deep house has the potential to invade radio airwaves and win the hearts of jocks and prom queens for at least a short period of time. Maybe I’m just hoping my fantasy of more people liking better music will come to fruition one day. Either way deep house will always have its relevance in the the heart of the Detroit underground which is all that really matters, but it is fun to theorize.

The truth is that deep house is definitely gaining popularity, but will it replace progressive as the main house influence in the mainstream after Alan Thicke’s son is done blurring the lines? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Chris Macom


Chris Macom is a DJ, producer, and writer in the Detroit Metro area. Growing up in the 90's, Chris grew fond of electronic music and started collecting vinyl and DJing. Now, as a founder of both Detroit Techno House and Lost Science, Chris hopes to share with the world his experiences through music and writing.
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