Alfred Azzetto Live Set # 11 - 2012 by Alfred Azzetto published on 2012/11/17 11:37:32 +0000 Deep house was largely pioneered by Larry Heard (Mr. Fingers) with tracks such as "Mystery of Love" (1985) and "Can You Feel It?" (1986); the latter had a similar impact on deep house as Derrick May's "Strings Of Life" (1987) did on Detroit techno. Heard's deep house sound moved house music away from its "posthuman tendencies back towards the lush" soulful sound of early disco music (particularly that of old Philadelphia International and Salsoul records). Later deep house tracks (1993—94) were more heavily influenced by disco and even merged into a disputable disco house genre. Modern deep house (post-2000) often shares features with the related genre of tech house but tends to focus on musical complexity where tech house focuses on simplicity.