Thursday, January 2, 2014

Genre research project 14/1360: Dutch House

Anti-G - Presents 'Kentje'sz Beatsz'

Instantly recognizable due to the ever-present high-pitched wonky synth melodies, Dutch House emerged as a distinct subgenre (as opposed to referring just to House tracks from the Netherlands) during 2007 and 2008. The sound of Dutch House is heavily influenced by that of Fidget House; indeed, it is possible to describe the Dutch House sound as being a minimalistic take on the aforementioned genre, stripped of its Electro House heritage. The genre became widely known in 2009 with 'Riverside' by Sidney Samson becoming an international hit. Tracks are typically made up of complex percussion and drumbeats, dramatic buildups and short riffs of high-pitched synths.


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