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Future house is a house music genre that emerged in the 2010s in the United Kingdom, described as a fusion of deep house,[5] UK garage[1][2] and incorporating other elements and techniques of other EDM genres.[6] It is high in energy, generally consisting of big drops, 4/4 beats and is sonically bass heavy.


The term "future house" was coined by French DJ Tchami[7][8] and was first used to categorise his 2013 remix of Janet Jackson's "Go Deep" on SoundCloud.[9] Tchami used the term without considering it a genre saying in a 2015 interview "Future house was meant to be 'any kind of house music that hasn't been invented yet,' so I never considered it as a genre. I guess people made it what it is because my music was specific and leading to build a bridge between house and EDM, which isn't a bad thing".[10] Later, in 2016, the popular online music store for DJs Beatport added Future house as one of three new genre tags.[11] The genre has been credited as also being pioneered by Oliver Heldens and Don Diablo.[12]


Future house is a subgenre of house music. Songs within the genre are normally characterized by a muted melody with a metallic, elastic-sounding[13] drop and frequency-modulated basslines.[14] The most common tempo is 126 and 128 BPM, but it can vary around the 120–130 mark.


Oliver Heldens' international chart successes "Gecko (Overdrive)" and "Last All Night (Koala)" brought the genre to wider mainstream recognition in 2014, leading to minor feuds between him and Tchami on social media.[15] Artists such as Martin Solveig, GTA and Liam Payne have since incorporated the sound into their work, leading some commentators to observe the commercialization of the style.[14]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Tchami Releases New EP: After Life". EDM Chicago. December 22, 2015. Archived from the original on July 30, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Ferry Corsten Discusses New Album Blueprint Interview". Your EDM. June 3, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Launchpad: Lose yourself in this sweeping house playlist". Dancing Astronaut. January 13, 2018. Retrieved February 8, 2018. From the jackin' house that pours out of Chicago to this day, characterized by its repetitive 4/4 beats, drum machine rhythms, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines, to the present tides of deep house and future house that are washing over the music world, the chances are high that listeners will fall in love with the genre
  4. ^ "Future House - Music Genres". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Laidback Luke Coins A New Genre: Future House Is Deep House Meets EDM". 2014-10-03. Archived from the original on 2015-01-05. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
  6. ^ "Tchami is Interviewed by 808sJake for Complex'". Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2019: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  8. ^ Rodriguez, Krystal (2015-11-19). "Is There a Future for Future House?". Beatport. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  9. ^ Tchami x Janet Jackson - Go Deep (remix), retrieved 2019-06-02
  10. ^ Khawaja, Jemayel (2015-01-27). "Tchami Does Not Fear the Rinsing of Future House". Thump. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  11. ^ "Beatport Adds Three New Genre Tags, Takes the 'EDM' Out of 'Progressive House'". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
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  13. ^ Cameron, John. "Vicetone Brings The Bounce To Future House With Catch Me". Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  14. ^ a b Jemayel Khawaja (January 27, 2015). "Tchami Does Not Fear the Rinsing of Future House". Thump - Vice. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  15. ^ Brockelbank, Elliott. "Tchami Throws Shade at Oliver Heldens Over Future House Supremacy". EDMTunes. Retrieved 2016-02-17.