What is disco?

  • (noun): A public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music.
    Synonyms: discotheque


Disco is a genre of dance music. Disco acts charted high during the mid-1970s, and the genre's popularity peaked during the late 1970s. Its initial audiences were club-goers from the African American, Latino, gay, and psychedelic communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco also was a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Women embraced disco as well, and the music eventually expanded to several other popular groups of the time.

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Live At Low End Theory - Track Listing
... Snooze" - 325 "Samba Grandly" - 149 "Ready the End" - 201 "Disco, Disco, Disco" - 651 "Play it Again" - 154 "Now's the Time" - 224 "Say Yes" - 324 "Arouse Suspicion" - 151 "Break ...
List Of Post-disco Artists And Songs
... The term post-disco is a referral to the early to late 1980s era movement of disco music into more stripped-down electronic funk influenced sounds post-disco was also predecessor to house music ... – pop music, C – crossover), contains examples of post-disco artists, songs and even albums ... electro, garage house (proto-house), boogie songs influenced by and/or done in a post-disco style are also included ...
Disco - Influence On Other Music - Nu-disco
... Nu-disco is a 21st century dance music genre associated with the renewed interest in 1970s and early 1980s disco, mid-1980s Italo disco, and the synthesizer-heavy Eurodisco aesthetics ... These vendors often associate it with re-edits of original-era disco music, as well as with music from European producers who make dance music inspired ...
Shifty Disco
... Shifty Disco is a British independent record label based in Oxford, England ... Shifty Disco has released recordings by artists such as Beulah, Mark Gardener, Unbelievable Truth, and Young Knives ... One of Shifty Disco's early, defining initiatives was the Shifty Disco Singles Club which released a new single every month to subscribers ...
Live In Japan (Simian Mobile Disco Album)
... Live In Japan is a live album from Simian Mobile Disco ... the track listing given inside the CD case shows only Simian Mobile Disco tracks, except for Ladyflash which was originally composed by The Go! Team and remixed by Simian Mobile Disco for the single release of the ...