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What is Progressive House? All you wanted to know.

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    Milan Zeisler
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What is Progressive House? All you wanted to know.


In this article, I will share all the information about Progressive House that you may want to know. Let's get started.


Progressive House is a subgenre of House music, so you can even call it a style of House music genres. Originally, its primary roots are from the United Kingdom beginning nearly in early 1990. Apart from the '90s, the development has started in the '80s as a natural development powered by a type of American and European house music.

Style elements/features

Typically, just like House as its "parent" genre, the BPMs (Beats per Minute) are around 125BPM. Literally, it's a combination of trance and house music: with an ambivalent (deep & chill) effect on your feelings, it will give you that great dance feeling. Most of the time, you can notice Progressive House by its nice vocals. As its name reveals, being "progressive" simply means the song will progressively build up during the play-time.

  • Around 125BPM
  • Common use of vocals
  • Melodic drops
  • Bright leads


Historically, Progressive House was typified by producers just like William Orbit, Leftfield and the subgenre was originally populized by two british DJs Sasha and John Digweed.

In the past ten years, the most popular Progressive House artists were:

  1. Calvin Harris
  2. Martin Garrix
  3. David Guetta
  4. Tiësto
  5. Hardwell
  6. R3HAB
  7. Nicky Romero
  8. Afrojack
  9. Alesso
  10. Steve Angelo

Labels that make Progressive House

There are thousands of record labels that focus on Progressive or only on Progressive House out there. Its always great to know about them to keep updated about the new releases or just to follow the changes that this subgenre goes through over the time.

Top labels:

  • Ultra Music
  • Armada Music
  • Revealed Recordings
  • Protocol Recordings
  • Anjunadeep


Make your own Progressive House

Are you looking forward to join the electronic music industry? There are many professional ghost producers out there to help you out. Here I some I recommend to you: