Electro House is a form of house music. Electro house’s influences include electro,electroclash, pop,synthpop, and tech house.The term has been used to describe the music of many DJ Mag Top 100 DJs, including Deadmau5, Kaskade, Knife Party, Madeon, Porter Robinson, and Zedd.
Electro house sometimes contains elements of tech house such as prominent basslines, short and high-pitched riffs, and minimal to medium amounts of percussion. Unlike tech house, however, it can include abrasive, electro-influenced synths and vocal or instrumental samples. The tempo is usually around 128 to 130 BPM. Recent compositions tend to feature a “dirty” bass sound created from saw waves or FM with compression and distortion.
The genre has been described as a fusion genre of house and electro, either in its original form or as fused with synthpop and techno in its late-1990s revival, electroclash. It has also been seen as a term created from using “electro” as an adjective (meaning “futuristic” or “hard”) for “house”.
Benny Benassi, with his track “Satisfaction” released in 2002, is seen as the forerunner of electro house who brought it to the mainstream. In the early 2000s, the genre saw the emergence of new producers, such as Yasutaka Nakata. In 2005, electro house saw an increase in popularity. In November 2006, electro house tracks “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” by Fedde Le Grand and “Yeah Yeah” by Bodyrox and Luciana held the number one and number two spots, respectively, in the UK Top 40 singles charts. Since then, electro house producers such as Porter Robinson, Feed Me, The M Machine, Knife Party, and Skrillex have emerged and become increasingly popular.