French house, also known as French touch is a style of house music originally produced by French musicians in the 1990s. The defining characteristics of the sound are heavy reliance on filter and phaser effects both on and alongside samples from late 1970s and early 1980s American or European disco tracks. Generally the tracks maintain a steady 4/4 beat with a tempo range of 110–130, and artists generally associated with the genre include Daft Punk, Cassius, Modjo.