Future house (also known as UK deep house) is an electronic dance music genre that emerged in the 2010s United Kingdom, described as a fusion of deep house, UK garage and incorporating other elements and techniques of other EDM genres.
The word was coined by French DJ Tchami. In an interview, he says that he tagged his tracks "Future House" on SoundCloud "as a defiant joke. It has never been about to launch a new genre. I guess people loved it and made it a new genre. That's the beauty of internet. Future House basically means every tunes that push forward [the] House genre. Whatever it is. It's open."
Future house is a subgenre of house music. Songs within the genre are normally characterized by a muted melody with a metallic, elastic-soundingdrop and frequency-modulated basslines. The most common tempo is around 125 BPM, but it can vary around the 120-130 mark.
Heldens' international chart successes "Gecko (Overdrive)" and "Last All Night (Koala)" brought the genre to wider mainstream recognition in 2014, leading to minor feuds between him and Tchami on social media. Artists such as Don Diablo, Mike Williams, Mesto, Brooks and Curbi have since incorporated the sound into their work, leading some commentators to observe the commercialisation of the style.
From the jackin' house that pours out of Chicago to this day, characterized by its repetitive 4/4 beats, drum machine rhythms, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and synthesized basslines, to the present tides of deep house and future house that are washing over the music world, the chances are high that listeners will fall in love with the genre
I can certainly remember there was a period when I was listening to a lot of UK music, like Shadow Child. At one point, I seemed to be going back in time, checking out tracks from 2005 and 2006, but then I somehow tried working on my own version of UK deep house, and that turned into Gecko
So all these things together is what made me make stuff like 'Koala' and 'Gecko' -- it's like UK deep house but then with a more big room sound
One of the pioneers of the genre is Dutch DJ/producer Oliver Heldens.