Mr. Fingers - "Can You Feel It" (1986)
With this track, DJ and producer Larry Heard pioneered the development of deep house, which tempered the no-B.S. austerity of Chicago house's stripped-down tracks with jazzy, soulful touches. Constructed from an insinuating bass roll, a low synth thrum, and cymbal flurries, "Can You Feel It" is still pretty spare, though it was later fleshed out with the addition of Chuck Roberts' churchy exhortations, which suggested the Book of Genesis rewritten at a warehouse party, embodying house music's utopian vision: "In my house there is only house music. But, I am not so selfish because once you enter my house it then becomes our house and our house music."