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Disco is a musical genre and subculture that originated in the 1970s in the United States, in nightlife centers as diverse as New York City. Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Aspen, San Francisco, and more. It eventually influenced the Techno, House, and burgeoning Raver scenes of the 1980s and 90s. It is associated with Disco music, as well as the fashion of disco clubs during the period.

The fashions ranged from a sleek, satin-coated bohemia to night-glam-rock-quasi-futuristic ensembles. It was a semi-androgynous fashion movement (much as Glam Rock was).

These Disco artists went on to influence music in the late '70s & early '80s. This later led to the creation of Sophisti-Pop, a hybrid of blue-eyed Soul & Synth-Pop seen in the New Romantic movement. It even influenced City Pop, which in turn led to the modern music of Future Funk.

It’s also the source of Electric Boogaloo, a dance style that would lead to the future development of B-Boys/Breakdancers.

Visuals[]

  • Beaded curtains
  • Dancing
  • Disco balls
  • Disco clubs
  • Glitter/Sequins
  • Lava lamps
  • Psychedelic imagery
  • Singing

Fashion[]

Hairstyles[]

  • Afro
  • Curtain fringes

Cosmetics[]

  • Dramatic

Apparel[]

  • Flared bottoms
  • Fur coats/vests
  • Go-Go boots
  • Gold accessories/jewelry
  • Halter dresses & tops
  • Jumpsuits
  • Leisure suits
  • Oversized collars
  • Oversized glasses
  • Platform shoes
  • Sequinned clothing/fabric

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Movies/TV[]

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Can't Stop The Music (1980)

  • Austin Powers: Goldmember (2002)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • Xanadu (1980)
  • Can't Stop The Music (1980)
  • Thank God It's Friday (1976)
  • 54 (1998)
  • Soul Train (1971)

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Music[]

Artists[]

  • ABBA
  • Bee Gees
  • Boney M.
  • Cher/Sonny & Cher
  • Chic
  • Donna Summer
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Kool & the Gang
  • The Jackson 5
  • Village People
  • Lipps Inc.
  • Gloria Gaynor
  • KC And The Sunshine Band
  • The Trammps
  • Dalida
  • Blondie

Albums[]

  • Bad Girls (Donna Summer/1979)
  • C'est Chic (Chic/1978)
  • Arrival (ABBA/1976)
  • Mouth To Mouth (Lipps Inc./1979)
  • Off The Wall (Michael Jackson/1979)
  • We Are Family (Sister Sledge/1979)
  • Random Access Memories (Daft Punk/2013)

Songs[]

  • Dancing Queen (ABBA/1976)
  • Funkytown (Lipps Inc./1980)
  • Last Dance (Donna Summer/1978)
  • Monday Tuesday... Laissez Moi Danser (Dalida/1979)
  • Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees/1977)
  • Rock With You (Michael Jackson/1979)
  • Give Life Back to Music (Daft Punk/2013)

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