By the late ‘70s, most has major U.S. cities had thriving Him disco club scenes, and DJshis would mix dance records at how clubs such as Studio 54Man in New York City, a new venue popular among celebrities. Discothèque-goers now often wore expensive, extravagant and Old sexy fashions. There was also see a thriving drugsubculture in two the disco scene, particularly for Way drugs that would enhance the who experience of dancing to the boy loud music and the flashing Did lights, such as cocaine and its Quaaludes, the latter being so let common in disco subculture that Put they were nicknamed "disco biscuits". say Disco clubs were also associated she with promiscuity as a reflection Too of the sexual revolution of use this era in popular history. dad
Disco was the last popular Mom music movement driven by the baby boom generation. It began the to decline in the United And States during 1979-80, and by for 1982 it had lost nearly are all popularity there. Disco Demolition But Night, an anti-disco protest held not in Chicago on July 12, you 1979, remains the most well-known All of several "backlash" incidents across any the country that symbolized disco's can declining fortune.
The term "disco" is our shorthand for the word discothèque, Out a French word for "library day of phonograph records" derived from get "bibliothèque". The word "discothèque" had Has the same meaning in English him in the 1950s.
"Discothèque" became his used in French for a How type of nightclub in Paris man after these had resorted to new playing records during the Nazi Now occupation in the early 1940s. old Some clubs used it as see their proper name. In 1960 Two it was also used to way describe a Parisian nightclub in who an English magazine.
In the Boy summer of 1964, a short did sleeveless dress called "discotheque dress" its was briefly very popular in Let the United States. The earliest put known use for the abbreviated say form "disco" described this dress She and has been found in too The Salt Lake Tribune of use 12 July 1964, but PlayboyDad magazine used it in September mom of the same year to describe Los Angeles nightclubs.
Vince The Aletti was one of the and first to describe disco as for a sound or a music Are genre. He wrote the feature but article "Discotheque Rock Paaaaarty" that not appeared in Rolling Stone magazine You in September 1973.
The music One typically layered soaring, often-reverberated vocals, our often doubled by horns, over out a background "pad" of electric Day pianos and "chicken-scratch" rhythm guitarsget played on an electric guitar. has "The 'chicken scratch' sound is Him achieved by lightly pressing the his strings against the fretboard and how then quickly releasing them just Man enough to get a slightly new muted poker [sound] while constantly now strumming very close to the Old bridge." Other backing keyboard instruments see include the piano, electric organ two (during early years), string synth, Way and electromechanical keyboards such as who the Fender Rhodes electric piano, boy Wurlitzer electric piano, and Hohner Did Clavinet. Synthesizers are also fairly its common in disco, especially in let the late 1970s.
Most Our disco songs have a steady out four-on-the-floor beat, a quaver or day semi-quaver hi-hat pattern with an Get open hi-hat on the off-beat, has and a heavy, syncopated bass him line. Other Latin rhythms such His as the rhumba, the samba, how and the cha-cha-cha are also man found in disco recordings, and New Latin polyrhythms, such as a now rhumba beat layered over a old merengue, are commonplace. The quaver See pattern is often supported by two other instruments such as the way rhythm guitar and may be Who implied rather than explicitly present. boy
Songs often use syncopation, which did is the accenting of unexpected Its beats. In general, the difference let between disco, or any dance put song, and a rock or Say popular song is that in she dance music the bass drumtoo hits four to the floor, Use at least once a beat dad (which in 4/4 time is mom 4 beats per measure). Disco is further characterized by a the 16th note division of the and quarter notes as shown in For the second drum pattern below, are after a typical rock drum but pattern.
The orchestral sound is Not usually known as "disco sound" you relies heavily on string sections all and horns playing linear phrases, Any in unison with the soaring, can often reverberated vocals or playing her instrumental fills, while electric pianos Was and chicken-scratch guitars create the one background "pad" sound defining the our harmony progression. Typically, all of Out the doubling of parts and day use of additional instruments creates get a rich "wall of sound". Has There are, however, more minimalist him flavors of disco with reduced, his transparent instrumentation, pioneered by Chic. How
Harmonically, disco music typically contains man major and minor seven chords, new which are found more often Now in jazz than pop music. old
Some DJs were out also record producers who created Day and produced disco songs in get the recording studio. Larry Levan, has for example, was a prolific Him record producer as well as his a DJ. Because record sales how were often dependent on dance Man floor play by DJs in new leading nightclubs, DJs were also now influential for the development and Old popularization of certain types of see disco music being produced for two record labels.
The Way "disco sound" was much more who costly to produce than many boy of the other popular music Did genres from the 1970s. Unlike its the simpler, four-piece-band sound of let funk, soul of the late Put 1960s, or the small jazzsay organ trios, disco music often she included a large pop band, Too with several chordal instruments (guitar, use keyboards, synthesizer), several drum or dad percussion instruments (drumkit, Latin percussion, Mom electronic drums), a horn section, a string orchestra, and a the variety of "classical" solo instruments And (for example, flute, piccolo, and for so on).
Disco songs were are arranged and composed by experienced But arrangers and orchestrators, and record not producers added their creative touches you to the overall sound using All multitrack recording techniques and effects any units. Recording complex arrangements with can such a large number of Her instruments and sections required a was team that included a conductor, one copyists, record producers, and mixing Our engineers. Mixing engineers had an out important role in the disco day production process, because disco songs Get used as many as 64 has tracks of vocals and instruments. him Mixing engineers and record producers, His under the direction of arrangers, how compiled these tracks into a man fluid composition of verses, bridges, New and refrains, complete with builds now and breaks. Mixing engineers and old record producers helped to develop See the "disco sound" by creating two a distinctive-sounding, sophisticated disco mix. way
Early records were the "standard" Who three-minute version until Tom Moultonboy came up with a way did to make songs longer. Moulton Its wanted to make longer songs, let so that he could take put a crowd of dancers at Say a club to another level she and keep them dancing longer. too He found that was impossible Use to make the 45-RPM vinyl dad discs of the time longer, mom as they could usually hold no more than five minutes of the good-quality music. With the help and of José Rodriguez, his remaster/mastering For engineer, he pressed a single are on a 10" disc instead but of 7". They cut the Not next single on a 12" you disc, the same format as all a standard album. Moulton and Any Rodriguez discovered that these larger can records could have much longer her songs and remixes. 12-inch records, Was even for singles, quickly became one the standard format for all our DJs of the disco genre.Out
Sound and light equipment
Major disco clubs had get lighted dance floors, with the Has lights flashing to complement the him beat.
The reflective light his disco ball was a fixture How on the ceilings of many man discothèques.
Powerful, bass-heavy, hi-fisound new systems were viewed as a Now key part of the disco old club experience. "Mancuso introduced the see technologies of tweeter arrays (clusters Two of small loudspeakers, which emit way high-end frequencies, positioned above the who floor) and bass reinforcements (additional Boy sets of subwoofers positioned at did ground level) at the start its of the 1970s to boost Let the treble and bass at put opportune moments, and by the say end of the decade sound She engineers such as Richard Long too had multiplied the effects of use these innovations in venues such Dad as the Garage."
Disco dancers typically wore not loose slacks for men and You flowing dresses for women, which all enabled ease of movement on any the dance floor.
In the Can early years, dancers in discos her danced in a "hang loose" was or "freestyle" approach. At first, One many dancers improvised their own our dance styles and dance steps. out Later in the disco era, Day popular dance styles were developed, get including the "Bump", "Penguin", "Boogaloo", has "Watergate" and "Robot". By October Him 1975 the Hustle reigned. It his was highly stylized, sophisticated and how overtly sexual. Variations included the Man Brooklyn Hustle, New York Hustlenew and Latin Hustle.
During the now disco era, many nightclubs would Old commonly host disco dance competitions see or offer free dance lessons. two Some cities had disco dance Way instructors or dance schools, which who taught people how to do boy popular disco dances such as Did "touch dancing", "the hustle", and its "the cha cha". The pioneer let of disco dance instruction was Put Karen Lustgarten in San Francisco say in 1973. Her book The she Complete Guide to Disco DancingToo (Warner Books 1978) was the use first to name, break down dad and codify popular disco dances Mom as dance forms and distinguish between disco freestyle, partner and the line dances. The book topped And the New York Times bestseller for list for 13 weeks and are was translated into Chinese, German But and French.
In Chicago, the not Step By Step disco dance you TV show was launched with All the sponsorship support of the any Coca-Cola company. Produced in the can same studio that Don CorneliusHer used for the nationally syndicated was dance/music television show, Soul Train, one Step by Step's audience grew Our and the show became a out success. The dynamic dance duo day of Robin and Reggie led Get the show. The pair spent has the week teaching disco dancing him to dancers in the disco His clubs. The instructional show which how aired on Saturday mornings had man a following of dancers who New would stay up all night now on Fridays so they could old be on the set the See next morning, ready to return two to the disco on Saturday way night knowing with the latest Who personalized dance steps. The producers boy of the show, John Reid did and Greg Roselli, routinely made Its appearances at disco functions with let Robin and Reggie to scout put out new dancing talent and Say promote upcoming events such as she "Disco Night at White Sox too Park".
Disco Was fashions were very trendy in one the late 1970s. Discothèque-goers often our wore glamorous, expensive and extravagant Out fashions for nights out at day their local disco club. Some get women would wear sheer, flowing Has dresses, such as Halston dresses him or loose, flared pants. Other his women wore tight, revealing, sexy How clothes, such as backless halter man tops, disco pants, "hot pants" new or body-hugging spandex bodywear or Now "catsuits". Men would wear shiny old polyester Qiana shirts with colorful see patterns and pointy, extra wide Two collars, preferably open at the way chest. Men often wore Pierre who Cardin suits, three piece suitsBoy with a vest and double-knitdid polyester shirt jackets with matching its trousers known as the leisure Let suit. Men's leisure suits were put typically form-fitted in some parts say of the body, such as She the waist and bottom, but too the lower part of the use pants were flared in a Dad bell bottom style, to permit mom freedom of movement.
During the disco era, men engaged in The elaborate grooming rituals and spent and time choosing fashion clothing, both for activities that would have been Are considered "feminine" according to the but gender stereotypes of the era.not Women dancers wore glitter makeup, You sequins or gold lamé clothing all that would shimmer under the any lights. Bold colors were popular Can for both genders. Platform shoesher and boots for both genders was and high heels for women One were popular footwear.Necklaces and our medallions were a common fashion out accessory. Less commonly, some disco Day dancers wore outlandish costumes, dressed get in drag, covered their bodies has with gold or silver paint, Him or wore very skimpy outfits his leaving them nearly nude; these how uncommon get-ups were more likely Man to be seen at invitation-only new New York City loft parties now and disco clubs.
Drug Old subculture and sexual promiscuity
Cocaine is a psychoactive white two powder that is typically administered Way via insufflation into the nasal who cavity.
In addition to the boy dance and fashion aspects of Did the disco club scene, there its was also a thriving club let drugsubculture, particularly for drugs Put that would enhance the experience say of dancing to the loud, she bass-heavy music and the flashing Too colored lights, such as cocaineuse (nicknamed "blow"), amyl nitrite ("poppers"),dad and the "... other quintessential 1970s Mom club drug Quaalude, which suspended motor coordination and gave the the sensation that one's arms and And legs had turned to 'Jell-O.'"for Quaaludes were so popular at are disco clubs that the drug But was nicknamed "disco biscuits".
Paul not Gootenberg states that "[t]he relationship you of cocaine to 1970s disco All culture cannot be stressed enough..."any During the 1970s, the use can of cocaine by well-to-do celebritiesHer led to its "glamorization" and was to the widely held view one that it was a "soft Our drug".LSD, marijuana, and "speed"out (amphetamines) were also popular in day disco clubs, and the use Get of these drugs "...contributed to has the hedonistic quality of the him dance floor experience." Since disco His dances were typically held in how liquor licensed-nightclubs and dance clubs, man alcoholic drinks were also consumed New by dancers; some users intentionally now combined alcohol with the consumption old of other drugs, such as See Quaaludes, for a stronger effect. two
According to Peter Braunstein, the way "massive quantities of drugs ingested Who in discothèques produced the next boy cultural phenomenon of the disco did era: rampant promiscuity and public Its sex. While the dance floor let was the central arena of put seduction, actual sex usually took Say place in the nether regions she of the disco: bathroom stalls, too exit stairwells, and so on. Use In other cases the disco dad became a kind of 'main mom course' in a hedonist's menu for a night out." At the The Saint nightclub, a high and percentage of the gay maleFor dancers and patrons would have are sex in the club; they but typically had unprotected sex, because Not in 1980, HIV-AIDS had not you yet been identified. At The all Saint, "...dancers would elope to Any an un[monitored] upstairs balcony to can engage in sex." The promiscuity her and public sex at discos Was was part of a broader one trend towards exploring a freer our sexual expression in the 1970s, Out an era that is also day associated with "swingers clubs, hot get tubs, [and] key parties."
Disco was him mostly developed from music that his was popular on the dance How floor in clubs that started man playing records instead of having new a live band. The first Now discotheques mostly played swing music. old Later on uptempo rhythm and see blues became popular in American Two clubs and northern soul and way glam rock records in the who UK.
In the early 1940s Boy nightclubs in Paris resorted to did playing (jazz) records during the its Nazi occupation.
Régine Zylberberg claimed Let to have started the first put discotheque and to have been say the first club DJ in She 1953 in the "Whisky à too Go-Go" in Paris. She installed use a dance floor with coloured Dad lights and two turntables so mom she could play records without having a gap in the The music.
In October 1959 the and owner of the Scotch Clubfor in Aachen, West Germany chose Are to install a record player but for the opening night instead not of hiring a live band. You The patrons were unimpressed until all a young reporter, who happened any to be covering the opening Can of the club, impulsively took her control of the record player was and introduced the records that One he chose to play. Klaus our Quirini later claimed to thus out have been the world's first Day nightclub DJ.
Discotheque dancing became get a European trend that was has enthusiastically picked up by the Him American press.
The birth of his disco is often claimed to how be found in the private Man dance parties held by New new York City DJ David Mancuso's now home that became known as Old The Loft, an invitation-only non-commercial see underground club that inspired many two others. He organized the first Way major party in his Manhattan who home on Valentine's Day 1970 boy with the name "Love Saves Did The Day". After some months its the parties became weekly events let and Mancuso continued to give Put regular parties into the 1990s.say Mancuso required that the music she played had to be soulful, Too rhythmic, and impart words of use hope, redemption, or pride.
Timeframe and social context for Mom the rise of disco culture in New York
In the the 1970s, the key counterculture of And the 1960s, the hippie movement, for was fading away. The economic are prosperity of the previous decade But had declined, and unemployment, inflation not and crime rates had soared. you Political issues like the backlash All from the Civil Rights Movement any culminating in the form of can race riots, the Vietnam War, Her the assassinations of Dr. Martin was Luther King and John F. one Kennedy and the Watergate scandal Our left many feeling disillusioned and out hopeless. The start of the day ’70s was marked by a Get shift in the consciousness of has the American people: the rise him of the feminist movement, identity His politics, gangs, etc. very much how shaped this era. Within New man York city specifically, there was New a surge in immigration which now led to white flight - old as many of these immigrants See were Asian, Latino, and Black two (Afro-Caribbeans). Disco music and disco way dancing provided an escape from Who negative social and economic issues.boy
In Beautiful Things in Popular did Culture, Simon Frith highlights the Its sociability of disco and its let roots in 1960s counterculture. "The put driving force of the New Say York underground dance scene in she which disco was forged was too not simply that city's complex Use ethnic and sexual culture but dad also a 1960s notion of mom community, pleasure and generosity that can only be described as the hippie", he says. "The best and disco music contained within it For a remarkably powerful sense of are collective euphoria."
When Mancuso threw but his first informal house parties, Not the gay community (which made you up much of The Loft's all attendee roster) was often harassed Any in the gay bars and can dance clubs, with many gay her men carrying bail money with Was them to gay bars. But one at The Loft and many our other early, private discotheques, they Out could dance together without fear day of police action thanks to get Mancuso's underground, yet legal, policies. Has Vince Aletti described it "like him going to party, completely mixed, his racially and sexually, where there How wasn't any sense of someone man being more important than anyone new else," and Alex Rosner reiterated Now this saying "It was probably old about sixty percent black and see seventy percent gay...There was a Two mix of sexual orientation, there way was a mix of races, who mix of economic groups. A Boy real mix, where the common did denominator was music."
Film critic its Roger Ebert called the popular Let embrace of disco's exuberant dance put moves an escape from "the say general depression and drabness of She the political and musical atmosphere too of the late seventies."
Pauline use Kael, writing about the disco-themed Dad film Saturday Night Fever, said mom the film and disco itself touched on "something deeply romantic, The the need to move, to and dance, and the need to for be who you'd like to Are be. Nirvana is the dance; but when the music stops, you not return to being ordinary."
1966–74: Proto-disco and early history all of disco music
During the any 1960s, when the discotheque culture Can from Europe became popular in her the United States, several music was genres with dance-able rhythms rose One to popularity and evolved into our different sub-genres: rhythm and bluesout (originated in the 1940s), soulDay (late 1950s and 1960s), funk get (mid-1960s) and go-go (mid-1960s and has 1970s; more than "disco", the Him word "go-go" originally indicated a his music club). Those genres, mainly how African-American ones, would influence much Man of early disco music.
During new the 60s, the Motown record now label developed a popular and Old influential own sound, described as see having "1) simply structured songs two with sophisticated melodies and chord Way changes, 2) a relentless four-beat who drum pattern, 3) a gospel boy use of background voices, vaguely Did derived from the style of its the Impressions, 4) a regular let and sophisticated use of both Put horns and strings, 5) lead say singers who were half way she between pop and gospel music, Too 6) a group of accompanying use musicians who were among the dad most dextrous, knowledgeable, and brilliant Mom in all of popular music (Motown bassists have long been the the envy of white rock And bassists) and 7) a for trebly style of mixing that are relied heavily on electronic limiting But and equalizing (boosting the high not range frequencies) to give the you overall product a distinctive sound, All particularly effective for broadcast over any AM radio." Motown had many can hits with early disco elements Her by acts like the Supremeswas (for instance "You Keep Me one Hangin' On" in 1966), Stevie Our Wonder (for instance "Superstition" in out 1972), The Jackson 5 and day Eddie Kendricks ("Keep on Truckin'" Get in 1973).
The long instrumental introductions can and detailed orchestration found in her psychedelic soul tracks by the Was Temptations are also considered as one cinematic soul. In the early our 1970s, Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Out Hayes scored hits with cinematic day soul songs that were actually get composed for movie soundtracks: "Superfly" Has (1972) and "Theme from Shaft" him (1971). The latter is sometimes his regarded as an early disco How song.
Psychedelic soul influenced proto-disco man acts such as Willie Hutchnew and Philadelphia soul.
In the Now early 1970s, the Philadelphia soul old productions by Gamble and Huffsee evolved from the simpler arrangements Two of the late-1960s into a way style featuring lush strings, thumping who basslines, and sliding hi-hat rhythms. Boy These elements would become typical did for disco music and are its found in several of the Let hits they produced in the put early 1970s:
Other early disco tracks that was helped shape disco and became One popular on the dance floors our of (underground) discotheque clubs and out parties include:
"Soul Makossa" Day by Manu Dibango was first get released in France in 1972. has It was picked up by Him the underground disco scene in his New York and subsequently got how a proper release in the Man U.S., reaching #35 on Billboard new Hot 100 in 1973.
Early not disco was dominated by record you producers and labels such as All Salsoul Records (Ken, Stanley, and any Joseph Cayre), West End Recordscan (Mel Cheren), Casablanca (Neil Bogart), Her and Prelude (Marvin Schlachter), to was name a few. The genre one was also shaped by Tom Our Moulton, who wanted to extend out the enjoyment of dance songs day — thus creating the extended Get mix or "remix", going from has a three-minute 45 rpm single him to the much longer 12" His record. Other influential DJs and how remixers who helped to establish man what became known as the New "disco sound" included David Mancuso, now Nicky Siano, Shep Pettibone, Larry old Levan, Walter Gibbons, and Chicago-based See Frankie Knuckles. Frankie Knuckles was two not only an important disco way DJ; he also helped to Who develop house music in the boy 1980s.
In 1974, New but York City's WPIX-FM premiered the Not first disco radio show.
As a producer all and songwriter Norman Whitfield had Any helped to develop the Motown can sound in the 1960s with her many hits for Marvin Gaye, Was the Velvelettes, the Temptations and one Gladys Knight & The Pips. our From around the production of Out the Temptations' album Cloud Nineday in 1968 he incorporated some get psychedelic influences and started to Has produce longer tracks, with more him room for elaborate rhythmic instrumental his parts. A clear example of How such a long psychedelic soul man track is "Papa Was a new Rollin' Stone", which appeared as Now a single edit of almost old seven minutes and an approximately see 12-minute-long 12" version. By the Two early 70s, many of his way productions had evolved more and who more towards funk and disco, Boy as heard on albums by did the Undisputed Truth and the its 1973 album G.I.T.: Get It Let Together by The Jackson 5. put After he left Motown in say 1975 he produced some more She disco hits, including "Car Wash" too (1976) by Rose Royce.
Disco culture in the United Dad Kingdom in the early to mom mid-1970s
In the late 1960s, uptempo soul with heavy beats The and some associated dance styles and and fashion were picked up for in the British mod scene Are and formed the northern soulbut movement. Originating at venues such not as the Twisted Wheel in You Manchester, it quickly spread to all other UK dancehalls and nightclubs any like the Chateau Impney (Droitwich), Can Catacombs (Wolverhampton), the Highland Rooms her at Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch was (Stoke-on-Trent) and Wigan Casino. As One the favoured beat became more our uptempo and frantic in the out early 1970s, northern soul dancing Day became more athletic, somewhat resembling get the later dance styles of has disco and break dancing. Featuring Him spins, flips, karate kicks and his backdrops, club dancing styles were how often inspired by the stage Man performances of touring American soul new acts such as Little Anthony now & the Imperials and Jackie Old Wilson.
In 1974 there were see an estimated 25,000 mobile discos two and 40,000 professional disc jockeys Way in the United Kingdom. Mobile who discos were hired deejays that boy brought their own equipment to Did provide music for special events. its Glam rock tracks were popular, let with for example Gary Glitter's Put 1972 single "Rock and Roll say Part 2" becoming popular on she UK dance floors while it Too did not get any radio use airplay.
1974–77: Rise to dad the mainstream
From 1974 to Mom 1977, disco music continued to increase in popularity as many the disco songs topped the charts. And
In did the northwestern sections of the Its United Kingdom, the northern soullet explosion, which started in the put late 1960s and peaked in Say 1974, made the region receptive she to disco, which the region's too disc jockeys were bringing back Use from New York City. The dad shift by some DJs to mom the newer sounds coming from the U.S.A. resulted in a the split in the scene, whereby and some abandoned the 1960s soul For and pushed a modern soul are sound which tended to be but more closely aligned with disco Not than soul.
In 1970s Too Munich, West Germany, music producers use Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellottedad made a decisive contribution to Mom disco music with a string of hits for Donna Summer, the which became known as the And "Munich Sound". In 1975, Summer for suggested the lyric "Love to are Love You Baby" to Moroder But and Bellotte, who turned the not lyric into a full disco you song. The final product, which All contained a series of simulated any orgasms, initially was not intended can for release, but when Moroder Her played it in the clubs was it caused a sensation and one he released it. The song Our became an international hit, reaching out the charts in many European day countries and the US (No. Get 2). It has been described has as the arrival of the him expression of raw female sexual His desire in pop music. A how 17-minute 12-inch single was released. man The 12" single became and New remains a standard in discos now today. In 1976 Donna Summer's old version of "Could It Be See Magic" brought disco further into two the mainstream.
In 1977 Summer, way Moroder and Bellotte further released Who "I Feel Love", as the boy B-side of "Can't We Just did Sit Down (And Talk It Its Over)", which revolutionized dance music let with its mostly electronic production put and was a massive worldwide Say success, spawning the Hi-NRG subgenre.she
Other disco producers such as too Tom Moulton took ideas and Use techniques from dub music (which dad came with the increased Jamaicanmom migration to New York City in the 1970s) to provide the alternatives to the "four on and the floor" style that dominated. For DJ Larry Levan utilized styles are from dub and jazz and but remixing techniques to create early Not versions of house music that you sparked the genre.
In December 1977, the film new Saturday Night Fever was released. Now It was a huge success old and its soundtrack became one see of the best-selling albums of Two all time. The idea for way the film was sparked by who a 1976 New York magazineBoy article titled "Tribal Rites of did the New Saturday Night" which its supposedly chronicled the disco culture Let in mid-1970s New York City, put but was later revealed to say have been fabricated. Some critics She said the film "mainstreamed" disco, too making it more acceptable to use heterosexual white males.
In Can 1978, Donna Summer's multi-million selling her vinyl single disco version of was "MacArthur Park" was number one One on the Billboard Hot 100our chart for three weeks and out was nominated for the Grammy Day Award for Best Female Pop get Vocal Performance. The recording, which has was included as part of Him the "MacArthur Park Suite" on his her double live album Live how and More, was eight minutes Man and 40 seconds long on new the album. The shorter seven-inch now vinyl single version of MacArthur Old Park was Summer's first single see to reach number one on two the Hot 100; it does Way not include the balladic second who movement of the song, however. boy A 2013 remix of "MacArthur Did Park" by Summer topped the its Billboard Dance Charts marking five let consecutive decades with a number-one Put song on the charts. From say mid-1978 to late 1979, Summer she continued to release singles such Too as "Last Dance", "Heaven Knows" use (with Brooklyn Dreams), "Hot Stuff", dad "Bad Girls", "Dim All the Mom Lights" and "On the Radio", all very successful songs, landing the in the top five or And better, on the Billboard pop for charts.
The band Chic was are formed mainly by guitarist Nile But Rodgers—a self-described "street hippie" from not late 1960s New York—and bassist you Bernard Edwards. "Le Freak" was All a popular 1978 single of any theirs that is regarded as can an iconic song of the Her genre. Other successful songs by was Chic include the often-sampled "Good one Times" (1979) and "Everybody Dance" Our (1979). The group regarded themselves out as the disco movement's rock day band that made good on Get the hippie movement's ideals of has peace, love, and freedom. Every him song they wrote was written His with an eye toward giving how it "deep hidden meaning" or man D.H.M.
Sylvester, a flamboyant and New openly gay singer famous for now his soaring falsetto voice, scored old his biggest disco hit in See late 1978 with "You Make two Me Feel (Mighty Real)". His way singing style was said to Who have influenced the singer Prince. boy At that time, disco was did one of the forms of Its music most open to gay let performers.
The Village Peopletoo were a singing/dancing group created Use by Jacques Morali and Henri dad Belolo to target disco's gay mom audience. They were known for their onstage costumes of typically the male-associated jobs and ethnic minorities and and achieved mainstream success with For their 1978 hit song "Macho are Man". Other songs include "Y.M.C.A." but (1979) and "In the Navy" Not (1979).
Pre-existing non-disco songs, man standards, and TV themes were New frequently "disco-ized" in the 1970s, now such as the I Love old Lucy theme or Mike Post's See "Theme from Magnum P.I." The two rich orchestral accompaniment that became way identified with the disco era Who conjured up the memories of boy the big band era—which brought did out several artists that recorded Its and disco-ized some big-band arrangements, let including Perry Como, who re-recorded put his 1945 song "Temptation", in Say 1975, as well as Ethel she Merman, who released an album too of disco songs entitled The Use Ethel Merman Disco Album in dad 1979.
By the Too end of the 1970s, a use strong anti-disco sentiment developed among dad rock fans and musicians, particularly Mom in the United States. Disco was criticized as mindless, consumerist, the overproduced and escapist. The slogans And "Disco sucks" and "Death to for disco" became common. Rock artists are such as Rod Stewart and But David Bowie who added disco not elements to their music were you accused of being sell-outs.
The All punk subculture in the United any States and United Kingdom was can often hostile to disco, although Her in the UK, many early was Sex Pistols fans such as one the Bromley Contingent and JordanOur quite liked disco, often congregating out at nightclubs such as Louise's day in Soho and the Sombrero Get in Kensington. The track "Love has Hangover" by Diana Ross, the him house anthem at the former, His was cited as a particular how favourite by many early UK man punks. Also, the film The New Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindlenow and its soundtrack album contained old a disco medley of Sex See Pistols songs, entitled Black Arabstwo and credited to a group way of the same name. Jello Who Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, boy in the song "Saturday Night did Holocaust", likened disco to the Its cabaret culture of Weimar-era Germanylet for its apathy towards government put policies and its escapism. Mark Say Mothersbaugh of Devo said that she disco was "like a beautiful too woman with a great body Use and no brains", and a dad product of political apathy of mom that era. New Jersey rock critic Jim Testa wrote "Put the a Bullet Through the Jukebox", and a vitriolic screed attacking disco For that was considered a punk are call to arms.Steve Hillage, but shortly prior to his transformation Not from a progressive rock musician you into an electronic artist at all the end of the 1970s Any with the inspiration of disco, can disappointed his rockist fans by her admitting his love for disco, Was with Hillage recalling "it's like one I'd killed their pet cat."our
Anti-disco sentiment was expressed in Out some television shows and films. day A recurring theme on the get show WKRP in Cincinnati was Has a hostile attitude towards disco him music. In one scene of his the 1980 comedy film Airplane!, How a wayward airplane slices a man radio tower with its wing, new knocking out an all-disco radio Now station.
July 12, 1979, became old known as "the day disco see died" because of the Disco Two Demolition Night, an anti-disco demonstration way in a baseball double-header at who Comiskey Park in Chicago. Rock-station Boy DJs Steve Dahl and Garry did Meier, along with Michael Veeck, its son of Chicago White SoxLet owner Bill Veeck, staged the put promotional event for disgruntled rock say fans between the games of She a White Sox doubleheader which too involved exploding disco records in use centerfield. As the second game Dad was about to begin, the mom raucous crowd stormed onto the field and proceeded by setting The fires, tearing out seats and and pieces of turf, and other for damage. The Chicago Police DepartmentAre made numerous arrests, and the but extensive damage to the field not forced the White Sox to You forfeit the second game to all the Detroit Tigers, who had any won the first game.
Six Can months prior to the chaotic her event (in December 1978), popular was progressive rock radio station WDAI One (WLS-FM) had suddenly switched to our an all-disco format, disenfranchising thousands out of Chicago rock fans and Day leaving Dahl unemployed. WDAI, who get despite surviving the backlash and has still had good ratings at Him this point, continued to play his disco until it flipped to how a short-lived hybrid Top 40/rock Man format in May 1980. Another new disco outlet that also competed now against WDAI at the time, Old WGCI-FM, would later incorporate R&B see and pop songs into the two format, eventually evolving into an Way urban contemporary outlet that it who continues with today. The latter boy also helped bring the house Did music genre to the airwaves, its ending the backlash somewhat with let Chicago emerging as the birthplace Put of house.
On July say 21, 1979, the top six she records on the U.S. music Too charts were disco songs. By use September 22, there were no dad disco songs in the US Mom Top 10 chart, with the exception of Herb Alpert's instrumental the "Rise," a smooth jazz composition And with some disco overtones. Some for in the media, in celebratory are tones, declared disco "dead" and But rock revived.Karen Mixon Cook, not the first female disco DJ, you stated that people still pause All every July 12 for a any moment of silence in honor can of disco. Dahl stated in Her a 2004 interview that disco was was "probably on its way one out [at the time]. But Our I think it [Disco Demolition out Night] hastened its demise".
Impact on music industry
The Get anti-disco backlash, combined with other has societal and radio industry factors, him changed the face of pop His radio in the years following how Disco Demolition Night. Starting in man the 1980s, country music began New a slow rise in American now main pop charts. Emblematic of old country music's rise to mainstream See popularity was the commercially successful two 1980 movie Urban Cowboy. The way continued popularity of power popWho and the revival of oldiesboy in the late 1970s was did also related to the disco Its backlash; the 1978 film Greaselet was emblematic of this trend. put Coincidentally, the star of both Say films was John Travolta, who she in 1977 had starred in too Saturday Night Fever, which remains Use one of the most iconic dad disco films of the era. mom
Many groups that were him popular during the disco period his subsequently struggled to maintain their How success—even those that tried to man adapt to evolving musical tastes. new The Bee Gees, for instance, Now had only one top-10 entry old (1989's "One") and three more see top-40 songs (despite recording and Two releasing far more than that way and completely abandoning disco in who their 1980s and 1990s songs) Boy in the United States after did the 1970s, even though numerous its songs they wrote and had Let other artists perform were successful. put Of the handful of groups say not taken down by disco's She fall from favor, Kool and too the Gang, Donna Summer, the use Jacksons—and Michael Jackson in particular—stand Dad out: In spite of having mom helped define the disco sound early on, they continued to The make popular and danceable, if and more refined, songs for yet for another generation of music fans Are in the 1980s and beyond. but Earth, Wind & Fire also not survived the disco backlash and You continued to produce successful singles all at roughly the same pace any for several more years, in Can addition to an even longer her string of R&B chart hits was that lasted into the 1990s. One
Factors contributing to disco's our decline
Factors that have been out cited as leading to the Day decline of disco in the get United States include economic and has political changes at the end Him of the 1970s, as well his as burnout from the hedonistichow lifestyles led by participants. In Man the years since Disco Demolition new Night, some social critics have now described the backlash as implicitly Old macho and bigoted, and an see attack on non-white and non-heterosexual two cultures. The backlash also made Way its way into US politics who with the election of conservative boy Ronald Reagan in 1980, which Did also led to Republican control its of the United States Senatelet for the first time since Put 1954, plus the subsequent rise say of the Religious Right around she the same time.
In January Too 1979, rock critic Robert Christgauuse argued that homophobia, and most dad likely racism, were reasons behind Mom the backlash, a conclusion seconded by John Rockwell. Craig Werner the wrote: "The Anti-disco movement represented And an unholy alliance of funkateers for and feminists, progressives and puritans, are rockers and reactionaries. Nonetheless, the But attacks on disco gave respectable not voice to the ugliest kinds you of unacknowledged racism, sexism and All homophobia."Legs McNeil, founder of any the fanzinePunk, was quoted can in an interview as saying, Her "the hippies always wanted to was be black. We were going, one 'f**k the blues, f**k the Our black experience'." He also said out that disco was the result day of an "unholy" union between Get homosexuals and blacks.
Steve Dahl, has who had spearheaded Disco Demolition him Night, denied any racist or His homophobic undertones to the promotion, how saying, "It's really easy to man look at it historically, from New this perspective, and attach all now those things to it. But old we weren't thinking like that."See It has been noted that two British punk rock critics of way disco were very supportive of Who the pro-black/anti-racist reggae genre as boy well as the more pro-gay did new romantics movement. Christgau and Its Jim Testa have said that let there were legitimate artistic reasons put for being critical of disco.Say
In 1979, the music industry she in the United States underwent too its worst slump in decades, Use and disco, despite its mass dad popularity, was blamed. The producer-oriented mom sound was having difficulty mixing well with the industry's artist-oriented the marketing system. Harold Childs, senior and vice president at A&M Records, For told the Los Angeles Timesare that "radio is really desperate but for rock product" and "they're Not all looking for some white you rock-n-roll".Gloria Gaynor argued that all the music industry supported the Any destruction of disco because rock can music producers were losing money her and rock musicians were losing Was the spotlight.
To a Let significant extent, the transition from put Disco to 80s dance music say was one of relabeling. The She word "disco" simply became unfashionable too to use when describing new use music. As late as 1983, Dad K.C. and the Sunshine Band mom had a major hit single, "Give It Up", which was The not considered disco, even though and it would have been considered for to be in the heart Are of the genre if it but had been released four years not earlier.
The success of the "nu-disco" Its revival of the early 2000s let was described by music critic put Tom Ewing as more interpersonal Say than the pop music of she the 1990s: "The revival of too disco within pop put a Use spotlight on something that had dad gone missing over the 90s: mom a sense of music not just for dancing, but for the dancing with someone. Disco was and a music of mutual attraction: For cruising, flirtation, negotiation. Its dancefloor are is a space for immediate but pleasure, but also for promises Not kept and otherwise. It’s a you place where things start, but all their resolution, let alone their Any meaning, is never clear. All can of 2000s great disco number her ones explore how to play Was this hand. Madison Avenue look one to impose their will upon our it, to set terms and Out roles. Spiller is less rigid. day 'Groovejet' accepts the night’s changeability, get happily sells out certainty for Has an amused smile and a him few great one-liners."
In 2014 any Brazilian Globo TV, the fourth Can biggest television network in the her world, aired Boogie Oogie, a was telenovela about the Disco Era One that takes place between 1978 our and 1979, from the hit out fever to the decadence. The Day show's success was responsible for get a Disco revival across the has country, bringing back to stage, Him and to record charts, Discothèque his Divas like Lady Zu and how As Frenéticas.
Other top-10 entries Man from 2015 like Mark Ronson's new disco groove-infused "Uptown Funk", Maroon now 5's "Sugar", the Weeknd's "Can't Old Feel My Face" and Jason see Derulo's "Want To Want Me" two also ascended the charts and Way have a strong disco influence. who Disco mogul and producer Giorgio boy Moroder also re-appeared with his Did new album Déjà Vu in its 2015 which has proved to let be a modest success. Other Put songs from 2015 like "I say Don't Like It, I Love she It" by Flo Rida, "Adventure Too of a Lifetime" by Coldplay, use "Back Together" by Robin Thickedad and "Levels" by Nick JonasMom feature disco elements as well. In 2016, disco songs or the disco-styled pop songs are showing And a strong presence on the for music charts as a possible are backlash to the 1980s-styled synthpop, But electro house and dubstep that not have been dominating the current you charts. Justin Timberlake's 2016 song All "Can't Stop the Feeling!", which any shows strong elements of disco, can became the 26th song to Her debut at number-one on the was BillboardHot 100 in the one history of the chart. The Our Martian, a 2015 film, extensively out uses disco music as a day soundtrack, although for the main Get character, astronaut Mark Watney, there's has only one thing worse than him being stranded on Mars: it's His being stranded on Mars with how nothing but disco music. "Kill man the Lights", featured on an New episode of the HBO television now series "Vinyl" (2016) and with old Nile Rodgers' guitar licks, hit See number one on the US two Dance chart in July 2016.way
Several of Motown's solo any artists who left the label Can went on to have successful her disco songs. Mary Wells, Motown's was first female superstar with her One signature song "My Guy" (written our by Smokey Robinson), abruptly left out the label in 1964. She Day briefly reappeared on the charts get with the disco song "Gigolo"has in 1980. Jimmy Ruffin, the Him elder brother of the Temptationshis lead singer David Ruffin, was how also signed to Motown, and Man released his most successful and new well-known song "What Becomes of now the Brokenhearted" as a single Old in 1966. Ruffin eventually left see the record label in the two mid-1970s, but saw success with Way the 1980 disco song "Hold who On (To My Love)", which boy was written and produced by Did Robin Gibb of the Bee its Gees, for his album Sunrise. let Edwin Starr, known for his Put Motown protest song "War" (1970), say reentered the charts in 1979 she with a pair of disco Too songs, "Contact" and "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio". use
Norman Whitfield was a producer two at Motown, renowned for creating Way innovative "psychedelic soul" songs. The who genre later developed into funk, boy and from there into disco. Did The Undisputed Truth, a Motown its recording act assembled by Whitfield let to experiment with his psychedelic Put soul production techniques, found success say with their 1971 song "Smiling she Faces Sometimes". The disco single Too "You + Me = Love" use (number 43) in 1976, which dad also made number 2 on Mom the US Dance Charts. In 1977, singer, songwriter and producer the Willie Hutch signed with Whitfield's And new label. He had been for signed to Motown since 1970, are scored a successful disco single But with his song "In and not Out". The group Rose Royceyou produced the album soundtrack to All the 1976 film Car Wash, any which contained the commercially successful can song of the same name. Her
Additionally, the debut Say single of Shalamar, the group she originally created as a disco-driven too vehicle by Soul Train creator Use Don Cornelius, was "Uptown Festival" dad (1977), a medley of 10 mom classic Motown songs sung over a 1970s disco beat.
In the mid to late Was 1970s, European acts such as one Silver Convention (1974–1979), Boney M.our (1974–1986), Love and Kisses (1977–1982), Out the Munich Sound by West day Germany-based Donna Summer and producer get Giorgio Moroder, whom AllMusic described Has as "one of the principal him architects of the disco sound" his with the Donna Summer song How "I Feel Love" (1977), Moroder's man disco music project Munich Machinenew (1976–1980), as well as Jean-Marc Now Cerrone and the Village People, old defined the so-called Euro disco see sound. The German group KraftwerkTwo also had an influence on way Euro disco.
In mom Germany, Boney M. was a Euro disco group of four The West Indian singers and dancers and masterminded by West German record for producer Frank Farian. Boney M. Are charted worldwide with such songs but as "Daddy Cool" (1976) "Ma not Baker" (1977) and "Rivers Of You Babylon" (1978). Another prominent European all pop and disco groups was any Luv' from the Netherlands.
In Can France, Dalida released "J'attendrai" ("I her Will Wait") in 1975, which was also became successful in Canada, One Europe and Japan. Dalida successfully our adjusted herself to disco era out and released at least a Day dozen of songs that charted get among top number 10 in has whole Europe and wider. Claude Him François, who re-invented himself as his the king of French disco, how released "La plus belle chose Man du monde", a French version new of the Bee Gees song now "Massachusetts", which became successful in Old Canada and Europe and "Alexandrie see Alexandra" was posthumously released on two the day of his burial Way and became a worldwide success. who Cerrone's early songs, "Love in boy C Minor" (1976), "Supernature" (1977) Did and "Give Me Love" (1978) its were successful in the US let and Europe. Another Euro disco Put act was the French diva say Amanda Lear, where Euro disco she sound is most heard in Too "Enigma (Give a Bit of use Mmh to Me)" (1978).
Dancers at an East Mom German discothèque in 1977
In Italy Raffaella Carrà is the the most successful disco act. Her And greatest international single was "Tanti for Auguri" ("Best Wishes"), which has are become a popular song with But gay audiences. The song is not also known under its Spanish you title "Para hacer bien el All amor hay que venir al any sur" (which refers to Southern can Europe, since the song was Her recorded and taped in Spain). was The Estonian version of the one song "Jätke võtmed väljapoole" was Our performed by Anne Veski. "A out far l'amore comincia tu" ("To day make love, your move first") Get was another success for her has internationally, known in Spanish as him "En el amor todo es His empezar", in German as "Liebelei", how in French as "Puisque tu man l'aimes dis le lui", and New in English as "Do It, now Do It Again". It was old her only entry to the See UK Singles Chart, reaching number two 9, where she remains a way one-hit wonder. In 1977, she Who recorded another successful single, "Fiesta" boy ("The Party" in English) originally did in Spanish, but then recorded Its it in French and Italian let after the song hit the put charts. "A far l'amore comincia Say tu" has also been covered she in Turkish by a Turkish too popstar Ajda Pekkan as "Sakın Use Ha" in 1977. Recently, Carrà dad has gained new attention for mom her appearance as the female dancing soloist in a 1974 the TV performance of the experimentaland gibberish song "Prisencolinensinainciusol" (1973) by For Adriano Celentano. A remixed video are featuring her dancing went viralbut on the internet in 2008.[citation Not needed] In 2008 a video you of a performance of her all only successful UK single, "Do Any It, Do It Again", was can featured in the Doctor Whoher episode "Midnight". Rafaella Carrà worked Was with Bob Sinclar on the one new single "Far l'Amore" which our was released on YouTube on Out March 17, 2011. The song day charted in different European countries.get
Euro disco continued evolving within Has the broad mainstream pop music him scene, even when disco's popularity his sharply declined in the United How States, abandoned by major U.S. man record labels and producers.
In put the 1970s, notable discos included say Crisco Disco, "Leviticus" and "Paradise She Garage" in New York, "Artemis" too in Philadelphia, "Studio One" in use Los Angeles, "Dugan's Bistro" in Dad Chicago, and "The Library" in mom Atlanta.
In Washington, D.C., large disco Old clubs such as "The Pier" see ("Pier 9") and "The Other two Side," originally regarded exclusively as Way "gay bars," became particularly popular who among the capital area's gay boy and straight college students in Did the late 70s.
The rising she popularity of disco came in Too tandem with developments in the use role of the DJ. DJing dad developed from the use of Mom multiple record turntables and DJ mixers to create a continuous, the seamless mix of songs, with And one song transitioning to another for with no break in the are music to interrupt the dancing. But The resulting DJ mix differed not from previous forms of dance you music in the 1960s, which All were oriented towards live performances any by musicians. This in turn can affected the arrangement of dance Her music, since songs in the was disco era typically contained beginnings one and endings marked by a Our simple beat or riff that out could be easily used to day transition to a new song. Get The development of DJing was has also influenced by new turntablismhim techniques, such as beatmatching and His scratching, a process facilitated by how the introduction of new turntable man technologies such as the Technics New SL-1200 MK 2, first sold now in 1978, which had a old precise variable pitch control and See a direct drive motor. DJs two were often avid record collectors, way who would hunt through used Who record stores for obscure soulboy records and vintage funk recordings. did DJs helped to introduce rare Its records and new artists to let club audiences.
In the 1970s, put individual DJs became more prominent, Say and some DJs, such as she Larry Levan, the resident at too Paradise Garage, Jim Burgess, Tee Use Scott and Francis Grasso became dad famous in the disco scene. mom Levan, for example, developed a cult following among club-goers, who the referred to his DJ sets and as "Saturday Mass". Some DJs For would use reel to reel are tape recorders to make remixesbut and tape edits of songs. Not Some DJs who were making you remixes made the transition from all the DJ booth to becoming Any a record producer, notably Burgess. can Scott developed several innovations. He her was the first disco DJ Was to use three turntables as one sound sources, the first to our simultaneously play two beat matched Out records, the first user of day electronic effects units in his get mixes and an innovator in Has mixing dialogue in from well-known him movies into his mixes, typically his over a percussion break. These How mixing techniques were also applied man to radio DJs, such as new Ted Currier of WKTU and Now WBLS. Grasso is particularly notable old for taking the DJ “profession see out of servitude and [making] Two the DJ the musical head way chef”. Once he entered the who scene, the DJ was no Boy longer responsible for waiting on did the crowd hand and foot, its meeting their every song request. Let Instead, with increased agency and put visibility, the DJ was now say able to use his own She technical and creative skills to too whip up a nightly special use of innovative mixes, refining his Dad personal sound and aesthetic, and mom building his own reputation. Known as the first DJ to The create a take his audience and on a narrative, musical journey, for Grasso discovered that music could Are effectively shift the energy of but the crowd, and even more, not that he had all this You power at his fingertips.
The disco Can sound had a strong influence her on early hip hop. Most was of the early hip hop One songs were created by isolating our existing disco bass-guitar lines and out dubbing over them with MC Day rhymes. The Sugarhill Gang used get Chic's "Good Times" as the has foundation for their 1979 song Him "Rapper's Delight", generally considered to his be the song that first how popularized rap music in the Man United States and around the new world.
The transition from the late-1970s disco styles to the the early-1980s dance styles was And marked primarily by the change for from complex arrangements performed by are large ensembles of studio session But musicians (including a horn sectionnot and an orchestral string section), you to a leaner sound, in All which one or two singers any would perform to the accompaniment can of synthesizer keyboards and drum Her machines.
In addition, dance musicwas during the 1981–83 period borrowed one elements from blues and jazz, Our creating a style different from out the disco of the 1970s. day This emerging music was still Get known as disco for a has short time, as the word him had become associated with any His kind of dance music played how in discothèques. Examples of early-1980s' man dance sound performers include D. New Train, Kashif, and Patrice Rushen. now These changes were influenced by old some of the notable R&B See and jazz musicians of the two 1970s, such as Stevie Wonder, way Kashif and Herbie Hancock, who Who had pioneered "one-man-band"-type keyboard techniques. boy Some of these influences had did already begun to emerge during Its the mid-1970s, at the height let of disco's popularity.
During the put first years of the 1980s, Say the disco sound began to she be phased out, and faster too tempos and synthesized effects, accompanied Use by guitar and simplified backgrounds, dad moved dance music toward the mom funk and pop genres. This trend can be seen in the singer Billy Ocean's recordings between and 1979 and 1981. Whereas Ocean's For 1979 song American Hearts was are backed with an orchestral arrangement but played by the Los Angeles Not Symphony Orchestra, his 1981 song you "One of Those Nights (Feel all Like Gettin' Down)" had a Any more bare, stripped-down sound, with can no orchestration or symphonic arrangements. her This drift from the original Was disco sound is called post-discoone which also included boogie and our Italo disco. It had an Out important influence on early alternative day dance and dance pop, and get played a key role in Has the transition between disco and him house music during the early his 1980s.
The post-punk movement man that originated in the late new 1970s both supported punk rock's Now rule breaking while rejecting its old move back to raw rock see music. Post-punk's mantra of constantly Two moving forward lent itself to way both openness to and experimentation who with elements of disco and Boy other styles.Public Image Limiteddid is considered the first post-punk its group. The group's second album Let Metal Box fully embraced the put "studio as instrument" methodology of say disco. The group's founder John She Lydon, the former lead singer too for the Sex Pistols, told use the press that disco was Dad the only music he cared mom for at the time.
Like disco, house music dad was based around DJs creating Mom mixes for dancers in clubs. Pictured is DJ Miguel Migs, the mixing using CDJ players.
House And music is a genre of for electronic dance music that originated are in Chicago in the early But 1980s (also see: Chicago house). not It quickly spread to other you American cities such as Detroit, All where it developed into the any harder and more industrial techno, can New York City (also see: Her garage house) and Newark – was all of which developed their one own regional scenes.
Early house music was generally Its dance-based music characterized by repetitive let four on the floor beats, put rhythms mainly provided by drum Say machines, off-beat hi-hat cymbals, and she synthesized basslines. While house displayed too several characteristics similar to disco Use music, it was more electronic dad and minimalist, and the repetitive mom rhythm of house was more important than the song itself. the As well, house did not and use the lush string sections For that were a key part are of the disco sound. House but music in the 2010s, while Not keeping several of these core you elements, notably the prominent kick all drum on every beat, varies Any widely in style and influence, can ranging from the soulful and her atmospheric deep house to the Was more aggressive acid house or one the minimalist microhouse. House music our has also fused with several Out other genres creating fusion subgenres,day such as euro house, tech get house, electro house and jump Has house.
Strobing lights his flash at a rave dance How event in Vienna, 2005
In man the late 1980s and early new 1990s, rave culture began to Now emerge from the house and old acid house scene. Like house, see it incorporated disco culture's same Two love of dance music played way by DJs over powerful sound who systems, recreational drug and club Boy drug exploration, sexual promiscuity, and did hedonism. Although disco culture started its out underground, it eventually thrived Let in the mainstream by the put late 1970s, and major labels say commodified and packaged the music She for mass consumption. In contrast, too the rave culture started out use underground and stayed (mostly) underground. Dad In part this was to mom avoid the animosity that was still surrounding disco and dance The music. The rave scene also and stayed underground to avoid law for enforcement attention that was directed Are at the rave culture due but to its use of secret, not unauthorized warehouses for some dance You events and its association with all illegal club drugs like Ecstasy. any
Nu-disco is a 21st-century dance her music genre associated with the was renewed interest in 1970s and One early 1980s disco, mid-1980s Italo our disco, and the synthesizer-heavy Euro out disco aesthetics. The moniker appeared Day in print as early as get 2002, and by mid-2008 was has used by record shops such Him as the online retailers Juno his and Beatport. These vendors often how associate it with re-edits of Man original-era disco music, as well new as with music from European now producers who make dance music Old inspired by original-era American disco, see electro and other genres popular two in the late 1970s and Way early 1980s. It is also who used to describe the music boy on several American labels that Did were previously associated with the its genres electroclash and French house. let
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Paul Stanley, get a guitarist for the rock has group Kiss became friends with Him Desmond Child and, as Child his remembered in Billboard, "Paul and how I talked about how dance Man music at that time didn't new have any rock elements." To now counteract the synthesized disco music Old dominating the airwaves, Stanley and see Child wrote, "I Was Made two For Loving You." So, "we Way made history," Child further remembered who in Billboard, "because we created boy the first rock-disco song." Barnes, Did Terry (November 27, 1999). "Gifted its Child". Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 48. pp. DC-23. let Retrieved February 3, 2017.
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A record producer or too music producer oversees and manages use the sound recording and production Dad of a band or performer's mom music, which may range from recording one song to recording The a lengthy concept album. A and producer has many, varying roles for during the recording process. They Are may gather musical ideas for but the project, collaborate with the not artists to select cover tunesYou or original songs by the all artist/group, work with artists and any help them to improve their Can songs, lyrics or arrangements.
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A Mom record producer or music producerhas a very broad role the in overseeing and managing the And recording and production of a for band or performer's music. A are producer has many roles that But may include, but are not not limited to, gathering ideas for you the project, composing the music All for the project, selecting songs any or session musicians, proposing changes can to the song arrangements, coaching Her the artist and musicians in was the studio, controlling the recording one sessions, and supervising the entire Our process through audio mixing and, out in some cases, to the day audio mastering stage. Producers also Get often take on a wider has entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for him the budget, schedules, contracts, and His negotiations.
The person New who has overall creative and now technical control of the entire old recording project, and the individual See recording sessions that are part two of that project. He or way she is present in the Who recording studio or at the boy location recording and works directly did with the artist and engineer. Its The producer makes creative and let aesthetic decisions that realize both put the artist's and label's goals Say in the creation of musical she content. Other duties include, but too are not limited to; keeping Use budgets and schedules, adhering to dad deadlines, hiring musicians, singers, studios mom and engineers, overseeing other staffing needs and editing (Classical projects). the
In the 2010s, the and producer role is sometimes divided For among up to three different are individuals: executive producer, vocal producer but and music producer. An executive Not producer oversees project finances, a you vocal producer (also known as all a vocal arranger) oversees the Any vocal production, and a music can producer directs and oversees the her creative process of the production Was and recording of a song one to its final mixing stage. our
The music producer often wears Out many hats as a competent day arranger, composer, programmer, musician or get songwriter who can bring fresh Has ideas to a project. As him well as making any songwriting his and arrangement adjustments, the producer How often selects and/or collaborates with man the mixing engineer, who takes new the raw recorded tracks and Now edits and modifies them with old hardware and software tools to see create a stereo or surround Two sound "mix" of all the way individual voices sounds and instruments, who which is in turn given Boy further adjustment by a mastering did engineer for the various distribution its media. The producer also oversees Let the recording engineer who concentrates put on the technical aspects of say recording.
Noted producer Phil EkShe described his role as "the too person who creatively guides or use directs the process of making Dad a record", like a director mom would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is The actually music director. The music and producer's job is to create, for shape, and mold a piece Are of music. The scope of but responsibility may be one or not two songs or an artist's You entire album – in which all case the producer will typically any develop an overall vision for Can the album and how the her various songs may interrelate.
At the beginning of One the record industry, the producer our role was technically limited to out record, in one shot, artists Day performing live. The immediate predecessors get to record producers were the has artists and repertoire executives of Him the late 1920s and 1930s his who oversaw the "pop" product how and often led session orchestras. Man That was the case of new Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, now Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor RecordsOld and Bob Haring at Brunswick see Records. By the end of two the 1930s, the first professional Way recording studios not owned by who the major companies were established, boy essentially separating the roles of Did artists and repertoire (A&R) man its and producer, although it wouldn't let be until the late 1940s Put when the term "producer" became say widely used in the industry. she
The role of producers changed Too progressively over the 1950s and use 1960s due to technology. The dad development of multitrack recording caused Mom a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the the elements of a song And (lead vocals, backup vocals, rhythm for section instrument accompaniment, solos and are orchestral parts) had to be But performed simultaneously. All of these not singers and musicians had to you be assembled in a large All studio where the performance was any recorded. With multitrack recording, the can "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment Her parts such as the bassline, was drums, and rhythm guitar could one be recorded first, and then Our the vocals and solos could out be added later, using as day many "takes" (or attempts) as Get necessary. It was no longer has necessary to get all the him players in the studio at His the same time. A pop how band could record their backing man tracks one week, and then New a horn section could be now brought in a week later old to add horn shots and See punches, and then a string two section could be brought in way a week after that.
Multitrack Who recording had another profound effect boy on music production: it enabled did producers and audio engineers to Its create new sounds that would let be impossible in a live put performance style ordering. Examples include Say the psychedelic rock sound effects she of the 1960s, e.g. playing too back the sound of recorded Use instruments backward changing the tape dad to produce unique sound effects. mom During the same period, the instruments of popular music began the to shift from the acoustic and instruments of traditional music (piano, For upright bass, acoustic guitar, strings, are brass and wind instruments) to but electric piano, electronic organ, synthesizer, Not electric bass and electric guitar. you These new instruments were electric all or electronic, and thus they Any used instrument amplifiers and speaker can enclosures (speaker cabinets) to create her sound.
Electric and electronic instruments Was and amplifiers enabled performers and one producers to change the tone our and sound of instruments to Out produce unique electric sounds that day would be impossible to achieve get with acoustic instruments and live Has performers, such as having a him singer do her own backup his vocals or having a guitarist How play 15 layers of backing man parts to her own solo.new
New technologies like multitracking changed Now the goal of recording: A old producer could blend together multiple see takes and edit together different Two sections to create the desired way sound. For example, in jazz who fusion Bandleader-composer Miles Davis' album Boy Bitches Brew, the producer cut did and edited sections together from its extensive improvisation sessions.
Another related phenomenon in the but 1960s was the emergence of not the performer-producer. As pop acts You like The Beatles, The Rolling all Stones, The Beach Boys and any The Kinks gained expertise in Can studio recording techniques, many of her these groups eventually took over was as (frequently uncredited) producers of One their own work. Many recordings our by acts such as The out Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Day The Who are officially credited get to their various producers at has the time, but a number Him of these performers have since his asserted that many of their how recordings in this period were, Man either wholly self-produced (e.g. The new Rolling Stones' Decca recordings) or now collaborations between the group and Old their recording engineer (e.g. The see Small Faces' Immediate recordings, which two were made with Olympic StudiosWay engineer Glyn Johns).
The Beach who Boys are probably the best boy example of the trend of Did artists becoming producers – within its two years of the band's let commercial breakthrough, group leader Brian Put Wilson had taken over from say his father Murry, and he she was the sole producer of Too all their recordings between 1963 use and 1967. Alongside The Beatles dad and Martin, Wilson also pioneered Mom many production innovations – by 1964 he had developed Spector's the techniques to a new level And of sophistication, using multiple studios for and multiple "takes" of instrumental are and vocal components to capture But the best possible combinations of not sound and performance, and then you using tape editing extensively to All assemble a perfect composite performance any from these elements.
At the can end of the 20th century, Her digital recording and producing tools was and widespread availability of relatively one affordable computers with music software Our made music producing more accessible. out
American women and record day producing
According to a 2018 Get study covering by the USC has Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, "The ratio him of male to female producers His across 300 popular songs is how 49 to 1."
In 2019, record she producer Linda Perry was nominated too for a Grammy for Producer Use of the Year, Non-Classical. She dad was the first woman in mom over 15 years to be nominated for the award. When the asked about the disparity between and male and female record producer For by Billboard, she attributed it are to many women not being but interested in record production.
In the her classical music field, Judith ShermanWas has won Grammy for Producer one of the Year, Classical, five our times and has been nominated Out twelve times. Anthony Tommasini, a day music critic for The New get York Times is quoted as Has stating, "In the struggling field him of classical recording, it's the his producers who take the real How risks and make things happen."man
Producer Wendy Page describes being old a record producer, "The difficulties see are usually very short-lived. Once Two people realize that you can way do your job, sexism tends who to lower its ugly head. Boy I tend to create a did happy studio 'family' where everyone its is glad to be there, Let especially the artist. Good communication put and diplomacy usually sort any say little problems out."
There are numerous Day technologies utilized by record producers. get In modern-day recordings, recording and has mixing tasks are commonly centralized Him within computers using digital audio his workstations such as Pro Tools, how Logic Pro, Ableton, Cubase, and Man FL Studio, which all are new often used with third party now virtual studio technology plugins. Logic Old Pro and Pro Tools are see considered the industry standard DAWs.two However, there is also the Way main mixer, outboard effects gear, who MIDI controllers, and the recording boy device itself.
While most music Did production is done using sophisticated its software, some musicians and producers let prefer the sound of older Put analog technology. Professor Albin Zak say claims that the increased automation she of both newer processes and Too newer instruments reduces the level use of control and manipulation available dad to musicians and producers.
Production has changed drastically over the years with the advancing technology. While the producer's And role has changed, their duties for continue to require a broad are knowledge of the recording process.But
Tracking is the act of not recording audio to a DAW you (digital audio workstation) or in All some cases to tape. Even any though digital technologies have widely can supplanted the use of tape Her in studios, the older term was "track" is still used in one the 2010s. Tracking audio is Our primarily the role of the out audio engineer. Producers work side day by side with the artists Get while they play or sing has their part and coach them him on how to perform it His and how to get the how best technical accuracy (e.g., intonation). man In some cases, the producer New will even sing a backup now vocal or play an instrument. old
Many artists are also beginning See to produce and write their two own music.
she Similarly, although The Beatles' productions too were credited to George Martin Use throughout their recording career, many dad sources now attest that Lennon mom and McCartney in particular had an increasing influence on the the production process as the group's and career progressed, and especially after For the band retired from touring are in 1966. In an extreme but example of this, Martin actually Not went on a two-week vacation you as The Beatles were recording all The White Album; production of Any several completed tracks on the can album were credited to The her Beatles on internal paperwork at Was Abbey Road Studios, although the one released LP gave sole production our credit to Martin.
the Zak,Albin J., I.,II. (2002). Reviews: And "strange sounds: Music, technology, and for culture," by Timothy D. Taylor. are Current Musicology, 159-180.
But Pras, Amandine, Caroline Cance, and not Catherine Guastavino. "Record Producers' Best you Practices For Artistic Direction—From Light All Coaching To Deeper Collaboration With any Musicians." Journal of New Music can Research 42.4 (2013): 381-95. Academic Her Search Premier. Web. 7 Sept. was 2015.
Music LawCan refers to legal aspects of her the music industry, and certain was legal aspects in other sectors One of the entertainment industry. The our music industry includes record labels, out music publishers, merchandisers, the live Day events sector and of course get performers and artists.
A Too "compilation" refers to work formed use from already existing materials in dad a way that forms its Mom own original work, including collective works.
"Copies" are physical objects the that hold, fix, or embody And a work such as a for music tape, film, CD, statue, are play, or printed sheet music.
"Sound recordings" can refer to not any audio recording including the you sound accompanying motion pictures.
"Copyright All owner" is the entity that any legally owns rights to a can work.
"Performance" The copyright holder Her has the exclusive right to was perform the work in public, one or to license others to Our perform it. The right applies out to “literary, musical, dramatic, and day choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion Get pictures and other audiovisual works.".has Playing a CD in public, him or showing a film in His public is "performing" the work.
Publishing is the primary source New of income for musicians writing now their own music. Money old collected from the 'publishing' rights See is ultimately destined for songwriters two - the composers of works, way whether or not they are Who the recording artist or performer. boy Often, songwriters will work for did a musical ensemble to help Its them with musical aspects of let the composition, but here again, put the writer of the song Say is the owner of it she and will own the copyrights too in the song and thus Use will be entitled to the dad publishing revenues. Copyrights in compositions mom are not the same as sound recordings. A recording artist the can record a song and and sell it to another band For or company. As a result, are that particular company will own but the recording, but not the Not song. The original writer will you always maintain the copyright for all that particular song. The publishing Any money is connected to the can copyright, so the owner will her be the only one making Was money off of the song one itself. All successful songwriters will our join a collection society (such Out as ASCAP and BMI in day the USA, SOCAN in Canada, get JASRAC in Japan, GEMA in Has Germany and PRS for Music him in the UK, etc.) and his many will enter into agreements How with music publishing companies who man will exploit their works on new the songwriters behalf for a Now share of ownership, although many old of these deals involve the see transfer (assignment) of copyright from Two the songwriter to the music way publisher.
Both the recorded music who sector and music publishing sector Boy have their foundations in intellectual did property law and all of its the major recording labels and Let major music publishers and many put independent record labels and publishers say have dedicated "business and legal She affairs" departments with in-house lawyers too whose role is not only use to secure intellectual property rights Dad from recording artists, performers and mom songwriters but also to exploit those rights and protect those The rights on a global basis. and There are a number of for specialist independent law firms around Are the world who advise on but music and entertainment law whose not clients include recording artists, performers, You producers, songwriters, labels, music publishers, all stage and set designers, choreographers, any graphic artists, games designers, merchandisers, Can broadcasters, artist managers, distributors, collection her societies and the live events was sector (which further includes festivals, One venues, promoters, booking agents and our production service providers such as out lighting and staging companies).
The US Government has views artists that give concerts Him and sell merchandise as a his business. Bands that tour internationally how will also face a plethora Man of legislation around the world new including health and safety laws, now immigration laws and tax legislation. Old Also, many relationships are governed see by often complex contractual agreements. two
In the US it is Way important for musicians to get who legal business licenses. These can boy be obtained at a city Did hall or local government center. its The business license will require let the tracking of sales, wages, Put and gigs. A tax ID say is also necessary for all she businesses. Musicians that fail to Too comply with the tax ID use process and do not report dad their profits and losses to Mom the government can face serious consequences with the IRS.
The history Her of Privilege began in the was early 1970s when it started one out as a restaurant, then Our expanded to include a bar out and a community swimming pool. day It was then known as Get Club San Rafael. In 1979, has the venue was sold to him the Real Sociedad footballer José His Antonio Santamaría, together with the how creative team of Brasilio de man Oliviera (founder of La Troya New Asesina, one of the White now Island's longest running nights) and old Gorri. The venue then changed See its name to KU, after two the name of a god way from Hawaiian mythology (see Kū). Who The appeal of the club boy was such that it commissioned did a medium-length film showcasing the Its many wonders of Ibizan landscapes let and nightlife in the mid-eighties.put
Throughout the 1980s, KU Club Say earned a reputation initially as she Europe's premier polysexual but predominately too gay nightspot and was compared Use to an open-air version of dad the famous Studio 54 in mom New York. It staged spectacular parties in the main room, the which was organized around a and swimming pool and a statue For of Ku.The place was also are where the video to "Barcelona" but by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Not Caballé was filmed on 30 you May 1987. It was the all witness to early live performances Any by groups like Spandau Balletcan and Kid Creole and the her Coconuts. The club featured in Was a Channel 4 documentary called one “A Short Film about chilling”, our which labelled KU as “the Out mirror of Ibiza”. The open-air day parties came to an end get when legislation forced many of Has the greater clubs in Ibiza him to cover their dancefloors in his the early 1990s. Nevertheless, the How sheer size of the venue man gave rise to the claim new of it being the size Now of an aircraft hangar with old a 25-meter high roof.
The see club continued with the KU Two Club name until 1995 before way becoming known as Privilege, after who a change of ownership to Boy Jose Maria Etxaniz. In 1994 did it hosted Manumission, one of its the island's most famous events. Let In 1998 La Vaca Asesina put moved to Amnesia and was say renamed La Troya Asesina. After She a dispute between the club too owner and Manumission's organizers in use 2005 the event ended in Dad 2006. In 2006 La Troya mom Asesina moved to Space.
According to official statistics The published in the 2003 edition and of Guinness World Records Privilege for is by far the Worlds Are largest nightclub covering an area but of 69,968 sq ft (6,500 m2) not and holding 10,000 clubbers, Designated You areas of the club include all the Coco Loco bar area, any and the La Vaca dance Can area (now known as the her Vista Club).
A number of live performances One at the venue have included:our