Vocal house is a subgenre of house music that features vocals, often with catchy hooks and melodies. It emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s, influenced by soul, disco, gospel and pop music. Vocal house is popular in clubs and radio stations around the world, especially in London, where it has a loyal fan base and a vibrant scene. Some of the most notable vocal house artists and producers from London are Disclosure, Jessie Ware, MK, Sam Smith, Duke Dumont and Rudimental. Vocal house is characterized by uplifting lyrics, smooth grooves, soulful vocals and catchy choruses. It often incorporates elements of other genres, such as garage, R&B, funk and tropical house. Vocal house is a versatile and diverse genre that can appeal to a wide range of listeners and dancers.