Music Metrics Vault

Deep house

Most popular artists in Deep house

This chart is based on the monthly listeners metric for all artists tagged with the genre deep house by Spotify. It may contain some errors or some data may not be up to date. You can check the artist profile to update data if necessary.

# Artist Monthly Listeners Followers
1
25,356,034
3,088,164
2
14,337,609
693,112
3
11,106,162
267,863
4
7,317,644
29,169
5
5,600,432
53,236
6
5,055,704
262,685
7
2,929,079
500,346
8
2,683,539
254,999
9
2,385,689
427,181
10
Todd Terry
1,549,538
72,883
11
Riva Starr
1,526,000
49,325
12
1,453,103
94,437
13
Mousse T.
1,129,441
39,948
14
998,709
134,794
15
ATFC
995,210
26,204
16
David Penn
974,901
46,686
17
Dennis Ferrer
955,441
104,938
18
Junior Jack
945,722
57,540
19
Fish Go Deep
717,403
21,212
20
Crazy P
714,477
121,011
21
Frankie Knuckles
694,620
135,622
22
Louie Vega
694,163
71,849
23
Coeo
684,023
53,377
24
Moodymann
613,331
162,866
25
Knee Deep
599,012
6,072
26
Zakes Bantwini
596,584
185,287
27
Mood II Swing
570,492
20,486
28
Terrence Parker
558,562
30,637
29
Dave Lee
529,028
48,188
30
Barbara Tucker
526,496
29,794
31
Kerri Chandler
503,686
97,446
32
Cajmere
453,804
32,967
33
Lovebirds
446,505
41,181
34
Kings Of Tomorrow
409,434
52,163
35
Dusky
400,508
117,613
36
Maya Jane Coles
380,922
219,506
37
Thomas Jack
340,961
85,371
38
Session Victim
335,915
65,202
39
Alex Schulz
328,613
208,266
40
Dam Swindle
326,636
73,329
41
Leon Vynehall
317,596
98,088
42
Hot Natured
297,106
65,767
43
Harry Romero
277,845
25,283
44
Midland
239,805
39,072
45
Peven Everett
234,481
26,355
46
Motor City Drum Ensemble
234,107
88,301
47
Sandy Rivera
229,647
32,720
48
Ralf Gum
222,678
82,614
49
Roy Davis Jr.
212,639
19,693
50
Tortured Soul
210,389
47,604
51
Crackazat
205,301
21,513
52
Seth Troxler
197,026
113,248
53
Osunlade
194,669
69,192
54
Masters At Work
194,351
61,140
55
Atjazz
185,595
47,973
56
Mike Dunn
185,385
21,556
57
Blaze
181,553
14,803
58
Monique Bingham
170,453
37,218
59
Miguel Migs
166,466
75,006
60
Ian Pooley
162,817
34,543
61
Ava Asante
156,407
3,338
62
Harvey Sutherland
153,329
46,272
63
Fouk
146,014
28,091
64
Black Loops
142,103
37,685
65
Rick Wade
141,409
24,861
66
Axel Boman
138,628
62,010
67
Art of Tones
138,343
12,426
68
Jimpster
138,244
34,394
69
Mano Le Tough
133,685
78,282
70
Floorplan
131,914
46,046
71
DJ Fudge
130,625
10,396
72
Soul Central
126,328
12,936
73
Kink
120,524
64,462
74
DJ Gregory
117,768
13,676
75
Seamus Haji
110,570
14,330
76
Soul Clap
109,758
43,027
77
DJ Spen
107,559
22,351
78
Full Intention
97,903
11,158
79
Huxley
94,217
45,172
80
Gary Caos
93,344
7,586
81
Larry Heard
92,877
55,973
82
Mr. V
90,777
9,231
83
Eli Escobar
88,212
19,894
84
Julien Jabre
86,497
9,710
85
Ten City
85,566
23,655
86
Jon Cutler
85,200
11,188
87
Reel People
84,204
28,637
88
Hunee
81,152
42,590
89
Quentin Harris
77,917
28,632
90
N'Dinga Gaba
77,886
4,186
91
The Layabouts
76,409
12,785
92
Ron Trent
73,999
34,628
93
Ross Couch
72,490
9,420
94
Brazo Wa Afrika
71,609
49,740
95
Richard Earnshaw
69,452
9,161
96
JT Donaldson
67,484
4,979
97
Move D
63,306
42,644
98
Lisa Shaw
62,265
30,832
99
Kid Fonque
61,506
30,312
100
Copyright
60,474
9,333
101
Nick Holder
59,226
10,197
102
Rocco Rodamaal
58,602
6,776
103
Scott Diaz
55,258
6,647
104
Fred Everything
54,239
19,460
105
Kevin Yost
53,106
15,910
106
Demarkus Lewis
53,091
9,451
107
The Sunburst Band
51,209
7,426
108
Robert Owens
50,278
14,100
109
Nastee Nev
49,171
43,770
110
Marc Evans
47,529
9,128
111
Mr. G
46,765
20,978
112
Clara Hill
44,454
10,988
113
DJ Sneak
43,718
22,428
114
Jovonn
40,813
12,174
115
Franck Roger
40,230
8,463
116
Ananda Project
38,048
11,631
117
Borrowed Identity
37,213
11,122
118
Blue Six
37,074
35,041
119
MAW
36,717
4,029
120
Genius Of Time
35,863
14,394
121
Glenn Underground
35,225
29,176
122
Andy Caldwell
34,939
8,400
123
Joi Cardwell
32,406
7,192
124
Elements Of Life
31,570
9,661
125
Groove Junkies
28,328
12,522
126
Boo Williams
21,989
10,564
127
The Rurals
21,903
12,975
128
Kenny Bobien
21,674
12,003
129
Stephanie Cooke
16,989
11,817
130
Arnold Jarvis
16,415
7,515
131
Shur-I-Kan
15,805
8,109
132
Derrick Carter
12,401
18,461
133
Blue 6
11,638
8,943
134
Kimara Lovelace
11,082
6,020
135
Mateo & Matos
10,791
4,590
136
Jasper Street Co.
10,545
5,042
137
Naked Music
10,001
12,604
138
Aquanote
8,258
8,011
139
Fingers Inc.
7,882
8,997
140
Portia Monique
7,775
5,540
141
Naked Music NYC
7,022
8,822
142
Julius Papp
6,967
4,528
143
Glovibes
5,376
812

Some info about deep house

Deep house, a subgenre of house music, stands out with its complex melodies, soulful vibes, and a deeper, mellow sound that distinguishes it from mainstream house music. Born in the mid-1980s in Chicago, deep house carved itself a niche within the electronic music scene through its subtlety, depth, and emotive atmosphere, leveraging elements of jazz, soul, and funk.

Deep house’s roots trace back to the innovative work of DJs and producers such as Larry Heard, also known as Mr. Fingers, whose seminal track "Can You Feel It?" encapsulates the essence of deep house with its soft bass lines and ambient soundscapes. Another pivotal figure, Frankie Knuckles, often called the "Godfather of House," contributed significantly to its soul-infused style. These pioneer artists injected a warmth and complexity into their music that contrasted sharply with the colder, more mechanical rhythms that characterized much of early electronic dance music.

Deep house typically operates between 110 and 125 beats per minute, showcasing smoother rhythmic transitions and a focus on vocals and instrumental elements that convey a more relaxed, introspective mood. This genre emphasizes quality production skills creating tracks that offer not just music but an auditory experience that appeals to a listener's deeper musical senses. Its sound is characterized by lush harmonics, muted basslines, ambient mixes, and a generally laid-back, groove-oriented sound.

Globally, the genre gained significant popularity in Europe, particularly in the UK, Netherlands, and Germany, where it influenced and was influenced by local music scenes. Clubs across these nations often featured deep house not just as dance music but as a sophisticated soundtrack for social interaction. In the early 2000s, another resurgence saw deep house melding with pop and nu-disco, propelling it into mainstream listening.

Artists like Solomun and Dixon, as well as collectives like Anjunadeep, have been instrumental in deep house’s evolution in the 21st century. Their work has carried the genre forward, maintaining the integral elements of its sound while adapting to new musical trends and technologies. These contemporary artists have helped to maintain deep house’s prominence within the broader landscape of electronic music, captivating audiences worldwide with their innovative and emotionally resonant music.

For festivals and nightclubs that cater to true music aficionados, deep house represents an awe-inspiring blend of musical complexity and emotional depth, making it a favorite among DJs who wish to connect with their audience on a more profound level. Major music festivals around the world now routinely feature deep house artists who draw crowds with their nuanced and textured musical storytelling.

Deep house is not just music—it's an experience. It's reflective, it's emotive, and it strikes a chord with those listeners who seek more than just a beat to dance to. The genre continues to evolve, yet it always stays true to its roots, offering a deeper dimension to house music that rewards the discerning ear.