Euro-Disco

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Euro-disco generally refers to disco-pop songs that have a strong influence from Italo-disco yet do not originate from Italy. The term suggests a relation to Europe as a whole, although most songs belonging to this genre are overwhelmingly German productions Just like Italo-disco, it includes mixing electronic sounds and disco rhythms together with a strong synth prominence to create a bittersweet tune accompanied by vocals which are often contemporary-themed.
This style heavily dominated the German music industry during the mid-1980's and gained popularity in several other European countries such as France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Although it fell into obscurity in the 1990's, its influence lived on through the following genres such as Eurodance, Europop, Eurobeat etc.

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