Progressive house emerged after the first wave of house music. The roots of progressive house can be traced back to the early 1990s rave and club scenes in the United Kingdom. In 1992, Mixmag described it at the time as a “new breed of hard but tuneful, banging but thoughtful, uplifting and trancey British house.” A combination of US house, UK house, Italian house, German house, and techno largely influenced one another during this era.
The term was used mainly as a marketing label to differentiate new rave house fromtraditional American house.
Progressive house was a departure from the Chicago acid house sound..