Garage house is a subgenre of electronic dance music emerged in New York City and New Jersey during the early to mid-1980s and popularized in discothèques like Paradise Garage and Zanzibar.
DJs playing this genre include Junior Vasquez, Tony Humphries and Larry Levan.
Subgenres of garage house include speed garage, which incorporates the elements of drum and bass, and the British variant called UK garage.
In comparison to house music, garage house has more polished attributes, including gospel-influenced piano riffs and female vocals.
The genre was popular in the 1980s in the U.S. and 1990s in the United Kingdom. Popularity of the genre in the UK gave birth to UK garage, a British variant of garage house.
After the collapse of disco music in the late 1970s, dance music became overwhelmed with synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines. Therefore these said musical instruments were and are an essential part of garage music. The direction of garage house was primarily influenced by the New York-based discothèque Paradise Garage where the influential DJ Larry Levan played records.
According to Blues & Soul, garage house started with the early records of Visual, e.g., "The Music Got Me" in 1983 and the material of The Peech Boys.
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- ^ "untitled". Blues & soul: Issues 526-537 (Napfield Ltd., the University of Virginia '(originally)'). 1988. "[...] term as garage music now started about five years ago with the first Boyd Jarvis records and the group Visual who did the songs "Somehow, Someway" and "The Music Got Me""