House music returns thanks to MECH

I loved the early 1990s for songs like Deee-Lite’s “Groove Is In The Heart” and Londonbeat’s “I’ve Been Thinking About You.” Robert Mech, aka MECH, is bringing that early 1990s house music sound back thanks to hisĀ songs like “Night Driver” with its drum machine beat, funky horns and repetitive (read: catchy) 4/4 beat you can dance to. You want to boogie? Then you need to give MECH’s music a listen today.

For the record… House music is a form of electronic dance music that got its start in the clubs in the early 1980s in Chicago. It’s no surprise, then, that MECH hails from Illinois and grew up listening to Chicago house music. With his music, MECH adds in disco, soul, jazz and synths to make for a very listenable– and dance-friendly– concoction.

house musicAs a DJ, producer and independent music artist, MECH’s latest song is “Night Driver,” but he has also noticed people really seem to love another recent release of his: the song “Don’t Make Me Wait.” You’ll have to decide for yourself if you like one better than the other, or if you find them both aurally appealing. Sample them here:

House music grew out of disco music and placed/places importance on a song’s repetitive rhythm. Pioneers of house music include Frankie Knuckles and Mr. Fingers. Toward the end of the 1980s and right into the early 1990s, house music became very popular worldwide, making its mark not only in the States, but also in Europe, South America and Australia. A perfect example of a worldwide hit from that era is 1987’s “Pump Up The Volume” by MARRS. Also, you canĀ hear house music elements in the songs of artists like Madonna, C+C Music Factory and Janet Jackson.

House music never died; it just went underground.

MECH is very talented at what he does; as an aficionado of groovy music, I am impressed. I think he’ll help bring house music back into the spotlight. He knows how to make house music that’ll appeal to your ears and your dancin’ feet, too.

You can follow MECH on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/rwmech.

 

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