With a disco sample and drum machine house music took over the globe .

House has become one of the most popular forms of electronic music since its inception in the late 80’s.

It began in Chicago, when local DJ’s and music producers experimented with remixing disco vocals over hard hitting drum machines. They would soon play a huge role in popularizing the sound and distinguishing house music as a global music genre.

Chicago gospel singer, Loleatta Halloway, is one of the most widely sampled artists in house music history. Her song “Love Sensation” has been sampled nearly 300 times, including on Black Box’s “Ride on Time”, the notorious hit that became the best selling single in the U.K in 1989.

Special thanks to James Wiltshire and Torsten Schmidt for offering their expertise in this video. Links to them are below:

Torsten Schmidt: https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/author/torsten-schmidt

There are countless histories on house music across the internet, the ones listed below proved tremendously helpful in putting this video together.

Red Bull Music Academy, TR-909 and House music https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/09/instrumental-instruments-909

Time to Jack: Chip E on the Birth of Chicago House

https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2019/01/chip-e-interview

Frankie Knuckles on the Birth of House Music Red Bull Music Academy

The Chicago Record Store That Popularized House

https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/11/importes-etc-feature

https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2017/08/chicago-house-detroit-tech...

Collection of WBMX radio show playlists

How Loleatta Holloway Became Disco’s Most Sampled Artist https://www.electronicbeats.net/how-loleatta-holloway-became-discos-most...

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