Bumping 4/4 beats and bright, thick synthesizers are some of the most notable traits of house music, a genre of dance that was birthed in the late '80s in Chicago. For much of the early to mid nineties, this was the predominant strain of dance heard in clubs or on the radio. The genre lost some of its popular appeal thanks to the rise of other, frequently less overt types of electronica, but in the early part of the 2010s, the genre has seen a rebirth of sorts.