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Italo disco (Music)


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  • Variants

    • Italo beat (Music)
    • Italo dance (Music)
    • Italo house (Music)
    • Italo (Music)
    • Spaghetti disco (Music)
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    • found: Work cat.: Cataldo Verrina, F. The history of Italo disco, 2015:p. 9 (composed for the dance floors) p. 11 (Italo; within the pop-dance of the 80's) p. 20 (dance tracks, able to combine an easy melody, a catchy and repetitive sang [sic], a futuristic sound, sometimes spatial and airy with a regular rhythm and a strong propensity to the dance, embroidered with simple effects created with synthesizers, drum machines and vocoder of the first generation)
    • found: Continuum encyclopedia of popular music of the world, 2003- :v. 11, p. 220 (Italo-disco or simply Italo) p. 237 (Italo disco was noteworthy as a subgenre [of Eurodisco] that also proved to have some lasting influence on the international development of dance music) p. 417 (Italo Disco. The term Italo disco, replacing the term spaghetti disco; As well as making an important contribution to the character of early house music, Italo disco also influenced early Detroit techno; Italo disco style: a rigid four-in-a-bar rhythmic pattern; a tendency to use repetitive bass riffs rather than the more inventive ones derived from soul music; the supremacy of catchy melodies with vocal parts up-front in the mix; and full access to state-of-the-art technologies; characteristic recognized by Anglophone listeners was a tendency to naïve lyrics with non-native pronunciations; other labels have been and are used: Italo beat, Italo house and Italo dance)
    • found: Exploring Italo-disco, via Discogs website, Dec. 20, 2017(Generally, Italo-Disco consists of English pop vocals (often sung a little weirdly by non-native English speakers) over mid-tempo, heavily synthetic disco or hybrid disco-electro rhythms, with emphasized lead synths. It was mostly produced by Italians in the mid-1980s; the term is sometimes used more broadly to describe dance music from outside of Italy and from different eras and in more diverse styles)
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    • ML3528.74
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    • 2018-01-01: new
    • 2018-03-13: revised
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