While classic (Chicago) house music has a very strong funk influence, Garage House music is heavily influenced by soul music. It's more vocally and melody driven (as opposed to beat driven), and may be noted as having a disco influence as well. This style was popular in the beginning of the 90's. In the European record shops, it was one the first style available on the market due to the better distribution from New-Yorker labels as Nervous Records or Strictly Rhythm on the club circuit. A good Chicago answer was held by Cajmere on his label Cajual Records.