Our argument every time is developed in the three different phases, whose names took inspiration from groove and whose content changes according to the mood of the discussion. The “forerunner” is like an introduction, the “tour de force” is the place hosting the hottest words, and the “slow dance” is the conclusion.
CAN THE 70S DISCO MUSIC STILL BE A GOOD INSPIRATION FOR DJS?
The new younger DJs of course, put current hits in the playlist, but the “cradle of all dance music”, so to speak” is the 70s dance music. We wonder if the disc jockeys are inspired to make new sounds thinking of that music, or if they only sample and include those sounds, purely for fun.
TOUR DE FORCE
The epic 70s, as mentioned above, were the decade of when disco music was conceived, when the drum beat grew so important that even rock bands, in the Anglo – American countries and few of the non-speaking English performers throughout Europe – all have to fit to record in the studio disco dance songs. The drum beat was the rule if they wanted to be relevant, to sell and to get popularity on the stage, in the clubs, in the discotheques.
DJs in the 70s were much less “influential” so to speak as they are now, but they worked in the radio stations and they had the task (and the honour) to pass the disco dance artists. They actually helped the artists to build their legacy. In the following years, younger DJs, meant as the “multi-tasking artists” who are grown now, they’re making the favour to their older radio pals to keep the disco artists’ legacy alive, by spinning their 70s hits songs.
We have to keep in mind the funny fact that deejays are young guys who come from the diverse music fields, beyond radio: they might be originally rappers, producers, drummers… : it’s funny that who more, who less within them, has known a bit of what disco music was in the 70s.
Do we still dance to 70s music in the clubs? Yes, because it is much requested. Most modern dancers still have fun to hear that drum beat. Although over 30 years passed, young DJs “complete” their DJ sets with 70s reminders, because if they don’t, they would be lynched out on their way… LOL! The dance floors “aficionados” don’t mind how they hear the 70s music: a snippet, a mash-up, a medley with a more modern beat: they go bananas with the disco beat and young DJs are happy with this.
What is the 70s disco music artists’ perspective?
Some of these artists are still making music and playing live tours, whereas others are gone or retired. We guess all of them would be happy to see the dance floors crowded after several years thanks to their beat: the younger kids are getting now aware of the ill-fated “Disco sucks” excesses and all are re-discovering the 70 music under a new perspective, as much genuine as the one of the 70s.
In a 35 years- time, deejays have been essential: first they spread the word thru the radio on disco, so to speak, now they keep it relevant in their DJ sets.
The set lists offers samples of the original hits, never covers …
Deejays can only pay tributes to that music genre, but too much long has passed to be influenced.
We wonder what if the back then disco music performers hosted in their records deejays to add some “electronica”: i.e. fancy Chic featuring Dj David Guetta in 1975.
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