Tribal House

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Traditional house music combined with world music, tribal house is characterised by heavy use of percussion (typically conga drums or their synthesized derivative) over a house tempo (120/125 BPM).

Tribal house roots are primarily in Florida, where the Caribbean percussive sound hugely influenced the post-electro scene; Rey Rodriguez, Tony Carrasco, MURK and George Acosta were the forerunners there and contributed to establishing Miami as a major clubbing town. Tribal house gained popularity from the early 90s into the early 00s, especially in New York, due to producers like Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez, Eric Kupper (alias K-Scope), Danny Tenaglia, Hex Hector and Mac Quayle (alias HQ2), Barry Harris and Chris Cox (alias Thunderpuss), Peter Rauhofer (alias Club 69), Little Louie Vega, Ralphi Rosario and Abel Aguilera (alias Rosabel), Victor Calderone and Junior Vasquez, amongst others.

There is also a Benelux school, which is a legacy of carnival tradition similar as in Central & South America; the labels Wonka Beats, Touché, Outland and Global Cuts are representatives of it. The London UK school takes more influences from Jamaican sounds like raggamuffin and integrated them in progressive house with leftfield; examples being Fabio Paras and KLF.

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