House music first emerged as a distinct genre in Chicago in the US in the early 1980’s. It took elements of hip-hop, disco, soul and funk and fixed them to a steady 4 - 4 kick drum beat with samples and synthesized bass. Along with the other dance music genre taking shape at the same time over in Detroit, house started the dance music revolution.
After its early years the genre fragmented rapidly, laying the foundations for all future dance music genres, such as trance, jungle and garage. Within the house music genre multiple subgenres emerged, creating a wide spectrum of styles that range from the commercial mainstream through to the dance floor sounds of Tech-House.
As the years have passed Tech House and its numerous sub-genres have moved back towards techno, often blurring the distinctions between House and Techno.