House music originated in the early 1980s in Chicago. Since then it has grown and has a range of sub-genres, one of which is electro house. Electro house is a very intense style of music, with glimpses of beauty lost among a cascade of heavy drops and mind-blowing synths. It is gradually making its way into mainstream music, however, electro house still has a strong underground following, with new artists emerging all the time. As well as these new artists, there are of course the big names that are pioneering this diverse sub-genre of one of the most popular and recognisable forms of dance music.