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Progressive house is a style (subgenre) of house music. The progressive house style emerged in the early 1990s. It initially developed in the United Kingdom as a natural progression of American and European house music of the late 1980s.

In the context of popular music the word "progressive" was first used widely in the 1970s to differentiate experimental forms of rock music from mainstream styles. Some acts also attempted to elevate the aesthetic values of rock music by incorporating features associated with classical instrumental music.

In disco music, and later house music, a similar desire to separate more exploratory styles from standard approaches saw Producers and djs adopting the word "progressive" to make a distinction. According to the DJ and producer Carl Craig, the term "progressive" was used in Detroit in the early '80s in reference to Italo disco. The music was dubbed "progressive" because it drew upon the influence of Giorgio Moroder's Euro disco rather than the disco inspired by the symphonic sound of Philadelphia soul.In Detroit, prior to the emergence of techno, artists like Alexander Robotnick, Klein + M.B.O. and Capricorn filled a vacancy left after disco's demise in America. In the late 1980s, UK music journalist Simon Reynolds introduced the term "progressive dance" to describe album oriented acts such as 808 State, The Orb, Bomb the Bass and The Shamen. Between 1990 to 1992, the term "progressive" referred to the short-form buzz word for the house music subgenre "progressive house".

Progressive house emerged after the first wave of house music. A combination of US house, UK house, Italian house, German house, and techno largely influenced one another during this era. The buzz word emerged from the rave scene around 1990 to 1992, describing a new sound of house that broke away from its American roots.The label progressive house was often used interchangeably with trance in the early years.Progressive house has been described as anti-rave as its popularity rose in English clubs as the more hardcore, dance focused styles flourished at raves.

Progressive house is a style (subgenre) of house music. Between 1990 to 1992, the term "progressive" referred to the short-form buzz word for the house music subgenre "progressive house".

Progressive house emerged after the first wave of house music. A combination of US house, UK house, Italian house, German house, and techno largely influenced one another during this era. The buzz word emerged from the rave scene around 1990 to 1992, describing a new sound of house that broke away from its American roots.The label progressive house was often used interchangeably with trance in the early years.Progressive house has been described as anti-rave as its popularity rose in English clubs as the more hardcore, dance focused styles flourished at raves.

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