Song in the Key of House

Song in the Key of House

atitlan's picture



Liner Notes: 

Don't seem to have much to say lyrically this year, so here's another instrumental (with a couple of vocal samples thrown in for good measure)

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


When punk arrived, it was all about "Three chords and the truth." What I love about house is the way it simplified things even further to "two piano chords and a solid beat."

The cut-up vocal samples are disconcerting, but I really like them.

coolparadiso's picture

yeah thats really cool. a good listen - more proof of no need for over complexity. nice clean sound

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderful groove. You create some fun traditions and different section that works well together and create a cool composition. Surprising and fun. Great energy!

What keeps this going is the cool arrangement with adding different layers and textures. Hey. it's got a god beat, and I can dance to it. What's not to like?

sbs2018's picture

Of course the title grabbed me right away. Clever! I missed the punk movement but I heard country music was “3 chords and the truth” - lol! Like the idea of “2 piano chords and a beat.” Love it when the hats speed into a new beat with the vocal samples. Really really cool!!

Klaus's picture

Hey, dance music! This "house" genre is something that I can relate to since I heard it way back when it was in fashion. Good collection of sounds and vocal samples. I like the cool hi-hat, tambourine break and that lively section it leads to it especially. A bit experimentation with the vocals there keeping it fresh. Bonza!

splittybooms's picture

Like sbs2018, immediately drawn due to the title.
I just lost myself in some old Chicago house yesterday for a couple hours.
To me, this could easily be found in an old beat up crate with all my uncle's (who was a DJ...still is actually now and then) other records.
This has the feel, and many of your sound choices made me think for a moment I was back on youtube revisiting those old songs.
I appreciate this post.