Disco

Disco is a style of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the Nineteen Seventies from the United States’ city nightlife scene.

The disco sound is typified by means of “four-on-the-floor” beats, syncopated basslines, and string sections, horns, electric powered piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars. Lead guitar points less frequently in disco than in rock. Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.While performers and singers garnered public attention, file producers working at the back of the scenes played an important role in growing the genre. Films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It’s Friday (1978) contributed to disco’s mainstream popularity.