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Abba

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...In becoming the most significant Swedish music export, ABBA transformed the pop and disco landscape across the globe. In 1966, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, both veterans of multiple bands, began writing songs while simultaneously...

Boney M

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...Boney M. is a Caribbean-tinged disco/vocal group created by German producer Frank Farian (born 1941, also known for his work with Milli Vanilli) in 1976. Originally consisting of Liz Mitchell (born 1952) and Marcia Barrett (born 1948) from...
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...Considered one of the first songwriters and producers to have brought disco music to the international stage, Giorgio Moroder paved the way for pop music’s contemporary focus on electronic production. Born in Italy in 1940, Moroder toured...
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...As the flagship act of Motown Records during the 1960s, the Supremes became the national face of Detroit’s R & B and soul sound. Originally formed in Detroit in 1958 as the Primettes, a female version of local group the Primes, the group...

Bee Gees

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...The trajectory of the Bee Gees from the late 1960s through the 1970s provides a cartographic representation of the transition from studio-oriented psychedelic music to the disco sound the band became most associated with in popular memory...
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...From the 1960s onward, Michael Jackson forced pop music to change around him. He was born in Gary, Indiana in 1958, the eighth of ten children. Jackson’s parents were both musical and pushed this in their children, despite raising them...

The Village People’s Can’t Stop The Music: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1980)

Rebecca Wallwork

Rebecca Wallwork is a writer and content director based in Miami Beach. She is a former music editor for Interview magazine and in the name of journalism, she has been inside the New York Jets locker room, backstage at the Westminster dog show, a guest at Donald Trump’s wedding–and a passenger on the inaugural New Kids on the Block cruise. She’s a Joe girl for life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...Like all good things, it starts with Steve Guttenberg. Before Police Academy and 3 Men and a Baby, we see The Gutt dressed in white jeans, a green polo, and roller skates. He is begging his record-store boss for the night off. No dice. So...

Disco edits: Analog antecedents and network bias

Margie Borschke

Margie Borschke is Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She studies contemporary and historical media use and how it contributes to the production of knowledge and culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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This is Not a Remix : Piracy, Authenticity and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Remix has rhetorical force in the networked environment, aiming to shift the discussion away from the “property talk of piracy,” towards a discussion of the everyday uses of media in contemporary culture (cf. Labato 2014: 121–33...

High-Energy (Hi-NRG)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...High-Energy (often written as Hi-NRG) is a genre of post-disco electronic dance music (EDM) that simultaneously emerged from gay club culture in Europe and the USA in the early 1980s. The genre integrated a four-to-the-floor basic disco...

Goldfrapp’s Genre Perversion

Mute Records : Artists, Business, History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory formed Goldfrapp in 1999. Both had previous experience as musicians: Alison Goldfrapp had provided vocals for artists including Add N To (X), Orbital and Tricky, and Gregory had worked with, among others...