Developing in the 1980s, this genre of dance music developed from Disco music and culture of the 1970s, and subsequently proliferated a whole series of sub-genres (e.g. Acid House, Ambient House).
It is of particular significance as an early area of music making to make whole scale and integral use of emerging sampling (and sequencing) technologies, and that practitioners re-deployed cheap synthesiser and drum machine units with inventive ‘do-it-yourself’ aesthetics. This latter heralded a broader tendency for musicians to become increasingly less reliant on commercial and institution recording and studio facilities.
(Source – SA)