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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...

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...

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...
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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...

Left Bank

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Historically regarded as the haunt of Parisian intellectuals, the rive gauche (left bank) is actually the south bank of the Seine, and comprises a third of the French capital. After the Roman Era, it remained almost abandoned for centuries....

Miami, FL

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 368,624 (1998); Miami-Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area – 2,253,362 (2000). Miami, Florida is situated on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula in close proximity to the Caribbean...
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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...

Italo Disco

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term Italo disco, replacing the term spaghetti disco (Fikentscher 2009, 198–9), was created by German producer Bernhard Mikulski sometime in the early 1980s to denote dance music produced in Italy – the success of the movie Saturday...

Garage, US

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The terms US garage and UK garage both refer to varieties of dance music that emerged in the post-disco era of the 1980s, first in the United States and later in the UK. The stylistic affinity of garage to uptempo R&B, disco and house...