Funky house

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For the UK garage subgenre, see UK funky.

Funky house is a subgenre of house music that uses funk samples, a funk-inspired bass line or a strong soul influence, combined with drum breaks that draw inspiration from 1970s and 1980s funk records.[1]

Like most variants of house, the genre follows a traditional four to the floor house beat, and makes heavy use of synthesizers, samples and soulful vocals, although unlike in more electronically bent Chicago and deep house, presence of acoustic instrumentation is much more common. Notable producers that have worked in this genre include the Freemasons, Soul Central, Armand van Helden, StoneBridge, Seamus Haji, Moto Blanco and Mikey High Jinks.[citation needed]

The genre is commercially popular, with record labels such as Defected Records, Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi, and Fierce Angel all releasing compilation albums dedicated to the genre.[2][3] It was particularly successful in the early 2000s (decade).[4]

Notable artists include Armand Van Helden, Olav Basoski, Les Rythmes Digitales, Cassius.


  1. ^ Zielinski, Kevin. "Funky House". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Sound Funky House Sessions Compilation
  3. ^ Hed Kandi Classic Funky House Compilation
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