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Alton Miller
Alton Miller
Alton Miller
is a Detroit-based producer, singer, and percussionist.Contents1 Biography 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Miller is a Detroit-based DJ, producer, singer and percussonist as well as a pioneer of Detroit house music. Miller became interested in progressive dance music in the mid 1980s. He came to Detroit willing to create a club dedicated to electronic music. Music Institute[1] was founded in 1988 by Miller, George Baker and Chez Damier.[citation needed] The Music Institute closed in 1989 and Miller left for Toronto, where he hosted a radio show. He returned to Detroit and started producing on KMD Records, Kevin Saunderson’ record label founded in 1987. He played his first European gig in Italy alongside Derrick May the next year, and worked for Transmat at the same period
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House Music
House music
House music
is a genre of electronic music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago
Chicago
in the early 1980s.[10] Early house music was generally characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines,[10] off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, which preceded and influenced it, as both were DJ and record producer-created dance music, house was more electronic and minimalistic.[10] The mechanical, repetitive rhythm of house was one of its main components
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Deep House
Deep house is a subgenre of house music.[1][2] It originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house
Chicago house
with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music. Deep house tracks generally have a tempo of between 120 and 125 beats per minute (BPM).[1][3] This style of house music can often have an acoustic feeling.[4] The online music store Beatport
Beatport
is credited with driving the popularity of deep house,[5] but also mislabeling a number of artists in the process[6] and giving rise to the future house genre.Contents1 Characteristics 2 History 3 Artists, DJs and record labels 4 See also 5 ReferencesCharacteristics[edit] Deep house is known for tempos typically from 100bpm-130bpm, spacious use of percussion elements, muted basslines, soft keyboard sounds (pads), use of advanced chord structures, ambient mixes, and soulful vocals (if any)
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Soulful House
House music
House music
is a genre of electronic music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago
Chicago
in the early 1980s.[10] Early house music was generally characterized by repetitive 4/4 beats, rhythms mainly provided by drum machines,[10] off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While house displayed several characteristics similar to disco music, which preceded and influenced it, as both were DJ and record producer-created dance music, house was more electronic and minimalistic.[10] The mechanical, repetitive rhythm of house was one of its main components
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Disco
Disco
Disco
is a musical style originating in the early 1970s. It began to emerge from America's urban nightlife scene, where it had been curtailed to house parties and makeshift discotheques from the middle of the decade onwards, after which, it began making regular mainstream appearances, gaining popularity and increasing airplay on radio. Its popularity was achieved sometime during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Its initial audiences in the U.S. were club-goers, both male and female, from the African American, Italian American,[1][2] Latino, gay, and psychedelic communities in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and New York City during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco
Disco
can be seen as a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period
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Guidance Recordings
Guidance Recordings was a House music record label based in Chicago, Illinois. The record label was founded in 1996 by Ivan Pavlovich, Rob Kouchoukos, Sid Stary and Kelly McNeer. The label has released a great number of compilation albums in the subgenre of deep house, with the strains of soulful electronic music, nu-jazz, funk, Afro-Caribbean, Latin, electro and broken beat rhythms. One of their most illustrious and memorable productions was the Hi-Fidelity House Imprint series, which lasted for five volumes, featuring homegrown artists such as Nuspirit Helsinki, and guest appearances like tracks from Dubtribe Sound System. Artists[edit]A:xus Alpine Stars Bent Common Nature Deep Sensation Flunk Grey Groove Corporation Kasio Nuspirit Helsinki The Dolphins Projekt:p.m
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Peacefrog Records
Peacefrog Records is an independent record label based in London, United Kingdom. The label produces releases in many different styles of electronic music, as well as branching out into folk and indie artists such as José González, Nouvelle Vague and Little Dragon. The label was started by Pete Hutchison and Paul Ballard in 1991. After the Lodger 303 E.P., Ballard withdrew from Peacefrog Records. The record label subsequently released a number of techno records by artists including Luke Slater, Moodymann and Suburban Knight. The label has built up a following over the years, increased by the mainstream success of José González and has become synonymous for synching many of its recently signed artists music to film and television. Notable examples of this include the 2006 iconic Sony Bravia "Balls" (Jose Gonzalez) and in 2011, Twinings "Sea" (Charlene Soraia)
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Alton Miller
Alton Miller
Alton Miller
is a Detroit-based producer, singer, and percussionist.Contents1 Biography 2 Discography2.1 Albums 2.2 Singles3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Miller is a Detroit-based DJ, producer, singer and percussonist as well as a pioneer of Detroit house music. Miller became interested in progressive dance music in the mid 1980s. He came to Detroit willing to create a club dedicated to electronic music. Music Institute[1] was founded in 1988 by Miller, George Baker and Chez Damier.[citation needed] The Music Institute closed in 1989 and Miller left for Toronto, where he hosted a radio show. He returned to Detroit and started producing on KMD Records, Kevin Saunderson’ record label founded in 1987. He played his first European gig in Italy alongside Derrick May the next year, and worked for Transmat at the same period
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