Disco – one of the major genres of dance music of the XX century, which arose in the early 1970-x years.Disco was developed almost simultaneously in the US and Europe. On the formation of the genre primarily influenced styles of music such as funk, Latin and soul music.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

For the American Disco characteristic sound, close to the funk and soul, while the European Disco is closely intertwined with the traditional stage and general trends of pop music. Most songs Disco strings, brass, electric piano and electric guitars create a lush and polished sound. Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used as a solo instrument, as opposed to the guitar solo in rock music. With the advancement of technology, many artists began to include the arrangement of electronic tools such as synthesizers.


In the ’70s Disco  had several sub-genres, including “Disco-Fusion”, “Munich Sound” and so on. D., And after 1976 because of the spread of electronic musical instruments – such sub styles as Euro -Disco, Italo-Disco and  Space – Disco.


The most famous performers of the disco – this is Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, Gloria Gaynor, Village People, Chic. Donna Summer would become the first well-known and most popular disco singer eventually received the title of “Queen of Disco”, bestowed upon her by various critics, and will play a pioneering role in electronic music, which later became a notable element of disco music in general. While performers and groups have received the lion’s share of public attention, the producers who work behind the scenes, have played an equal, if not greater role in the creation of disco music, as they wrote songs and created innovative methods of production, which have been part of the sound of disco .


DONNA SUMMER - I feel love (1977)

Despite its

American origin, with the drive time it has become more and more influential names in European guise. Disco business in Europe has grown purely musical level of the business, including as part of the economy in a number of countries.

European disco developed mainly in the Nordic countries and Germany (which is probably predetermined his several “coldish” sound), where there were many highly technical teams and producers – from ABBA to Supermax, successfully used in his work elements of the “classics”, art, reggae et al. the German “registration” and had a disco staff Boney M, consisting of black musicians, vocalists.


Disco was (and still is) “the plate” culture. “Live” performance here does not have such a “sacred” meaning as in rock, as essentially disco music is applied. Undoubtedly, as a performing artist of individuality in the disco is very significant, but it is in the first place – “the person on the cover,” for which there is a “gray cardinal”, namely the producer. Among the “bosses” disco business can be called Giorgio Moroder, Frank Farian, Jacques Morali and others.


Gaining weight and figure DJ, is a new type of musician-performer. DJ works with plates (usually special 12-inch wheels with extended versions of songs) like the source material that you want to build in the extended time for the composition of non-stop, stykuya the rhythm, tempo, tone, mood, and others. For It uses special “tables” with two turntables, rhythm boxes, equalizers, and so on., as well as common sleight of hand that allows “reduce” the plate so that the listener does not feel the moment of transition. Often and long play compositions written without interruption.

At the turn of the 70-80 first wave of European disco fever subsided, but its role in the development of pop music can hardly be overestimated.

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