The following is a list of Italo disco artists and songs , divided in two sections. The first section includes notable Italo disco groups and solo artists. The second section includes Italo disco songs. Solo artists are listed alphabetically by last name while groups are listed alphabetically by the first letter not including the prefix "the", "a" or "an". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 May Retrieved 3 May Tiny Mix Tapes. Charts in France. Pure Charts.
Italo disco various capitalized, and sometimes hyphenated as Italo-disco  is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late s to the late s. Italo disco evolved from the then-current underground dance, pop, and electronic music, both domestic and foreign American hi-NRG , French Euro disco and developed into a diverse genre. The genre employs drum machines , synthesizers , and occasionally vocoders. It is usually sung in English, and to a lesser extent in Italian and Spanish. The origin of the genre's name is strongly tied to marketing efforts of the ZYX record label, which began licensing and marketing the music outside Italy in The term "Italo", a generic prefix meaning Italian, had been used on pop music compilation albums in Germany as early as , such as Italo Top Hits on the K-Tel label and the first volume of Italo Super Hits on the Ariola label. There is no documentation of where the term "Italo-Disco" first appeared, but its origins are generally traced to Italian and other European disco recordings released in the German market. These records, along with the Italo Boot Mix megamix , were released by Bernhard Mikulski on his ZYX label, who was therefore credited with coining the term "Italo disco". Both series primarily featured disco music of Italian origin, often licensed from independent Italian labels which had limited distribution outside Italy, as well as songs in a similar style by other European artists. The presenters of the Italian music show Discoring produced by RAI usually referred to Italo disco tracks as "rock elettronico" electronic rock or "balli da discoteca" disco dance before the term "Italo disco" came into existence.
The following is a list of Italo disco artists and songs , divided in two sections. The first section includes notable Italo disco groups and solo artists. The second section includes Italo disco songs. Solo artists are listed alphabetically by last name while groups are listed alphabetically by the first letter not including the prefix "the", "a" or "an". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 1 May Retrieved 3 May Tiny Mix Tapes. Charts in France. Pure Charts. Retrieved 18 January France Culture. Plotek in Polish. Archived from the original on 5 March Release Magazine.
Retrieved 2 May The Guardian. Retrieved 11 November Spiegel Online. Vorrei lavorare ancora con lui … e con Gigi D'Alessio! Velvet Music Italia in Italian. All Media Network. Retrieved 10 November Aftenposten in Norwegian. Blog di Cultura. El Correo in Spanish. Lion, dai successi anni? Corriere della Sera in Italian. Magnetic Magazine. Amoeba Music. Helsingborgs Dagblad in Northern Sami. The Quietus. NPR Music. Lead singer Alex Frankel touches on all corners of the up-till-the-crack-of-dawn nightlife over a dope interpretation of the '80s Italo Disco classic "I'm Ready" by Kano.
However, I did not know that Shannon's hit record "Let the Music Play," which I played faithfully for a couple of months, was part of a new genre called "freestyle" or "Latin freestyle. Record Collector Slant Magazine. Pitchfork Media. Anybody truly scandalized about this track's sampling of Gary Low's Italo-disco jam "I Want You" would've been just as pissed at the original for having synths. El Mundo in Spanish. Electronic Music. Cambridge University Press. The Stranger.
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