Label: Galaxy Records - GRCD-114 • Format: CD Compilation, Mixed • Country: Philippines • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Hi NRG, Italo-Disco, Disco, Euro House, Electro, Italodance
Disco music is still enjoyed today in the 21st century, but the flamboyant fashions have been relegated to vintage fancy dress and costume parties.
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Disco is not dead. Here is a complete history of disco and disco fashion. The heyday of disco fashion blossomed from the music played at gay underground New York clubs such as the LoftTenth Floor ,and 12 West in the early s.
Other clubs such as InfinityFlamingothe Paradise GarageLe Jardinand the Saint launched Love Is Not A Game (Julius Vocal Mix) - Various - Miami Sampler 2001 disco culture that brought with Hold Me Tender - Khan Of Finland - Nicht Nur Sex an anything-goes attitude and all-night dancing.
Studio 54 became the place to be seen in disco clothing such as boob-tubes, platform shoes, flared trousers and body-conscious shapes dressed in lurex, glitter and crazy patterns or colours. Studio 54 played an essential role creating the nightclub scene that is still with us today — a place where people dress to be noticed and in the latest fashion. But what happened before the s to influence the style of disco that we are so familiar with today?
This nightclub scene goes Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 with Prohibition until when nightclubs become popularised again with the use of big bands and swing music.
Spring — The Swing Kids are a small middle-class German youth movement dedicated to jazz and the flamboyant fashion that accompanies the music.
They come together to dance and to show off their latest moves and jazz clothes. In Occupied Francejazz and bebop music and the jitterbug dance are banned by the Nazis.
They are labelled as degenerate influences. They dance to swing music played either on a juke box or on a single turntable. Dancers wear zoot suits just like the swing dancers in America. Late s. However, these cafes are unlicensed. Frequented by French and Italian immigrants, they cater to the Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 young who want to dance in the afternoon. In s London, the rock and roll hipsters prefer Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 and taverns to nightclubs the nightclub is not really mainstream here until the s.
So now people are dancing frequently without a partner. The Peppermint Lounge is witnessing the birth of go-go dancing. It pioneers the Philly Sound that would become one of the most important elements Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 Disco music history. Such clubs entertain and engage the growing confidence of marginalised groups at this time. African American, lesbian and gay, psychedelic, Latino mix with hipster heterosexuals in the New York City and Philadelphia clubs during the late s and early s.
In a decade of growing social fragmentation and lifestyle choices, the reaction against the dominant white rock music and culture in America champions the dance music scene of the jazz heyday. Disco also appeals to women, newly liberated by the pill and feminism now a topic of the modern workplace.
Women seek to go out unchaperoned, get dressed up, spend their hard-earned wages and dance the Ikke Gråt Om Det Er Vinter Og Det Snør - Gro Anita Schønn - Vit At Jeg Elsker Deg [18 Utvalgte] away to funk, latin and soul music. Many disco sounds and sights also take inspiration from hippy culture elements such as psychedelia, free love, colourful clothing and drug-taking.
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Individual styles are choreographed to match the different disco sounds and vocals. The Hustle becomes a common name for a number of stylised moves. This partner-dance uses elaborate hand movements and funky twists and turns, influenced by swing dancing of the s and 40s.
Other dances also influence the style of disco dancing such as the Latino moves of Mambo and Salsa. Dancing in a line is popularised first in Florida and then New York City, during the early s. From —disco music continues to increase in popularity as many disco songs top the charts.
In the late s disco becomes firmly fixed into the mainstream pop culture. Existing non-disco songs are frequently given the disco treatment. The rich orchestral accompaniment that identifies with the disco era conjures up the memories of the big band era. In turn, several big band artists record disco arrangements including Perry Como. Classical orchestral arrangements also become disco-fied as long musical tracks gain popularity on the dancefloor. It would seem that everyone is doing disco.
Disco fashions are very popular by the mids. Even Elvis is wearing a flared jumpsuit cut to the navel. Discotheque-goers of New York are wearing expensive and extravagant fashions for nights out: slinky, wrap dresses by Diane von Furstenberg ; flowing Halston dresses for women and polyester, patterned Qiana shirts for men with pointy collars, preferably open at the chest.
The trend for these ready-to-wear accessible couture styles quickly filter down into affordable high street fashion for this anything-goes era Nr. 23, Mazurka - Ernest Ansermet, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande*, Piotr Illitch Tchaikovski* - Sch fashion.
Men become peacocks displaying bright colours, flamboyant patterns and showy jewellery. For women, s fashion began with a continuation of the mini skirts, bell-bottoms and the androgynous hippie look from the late s. But the s trend for disco brings fashion to a new level of flamboyance.
The fashionable turn away from the childlike look of the late 60s to a more sophisticated, sexually-aware and mature style. These styles become part of popular culture until everyone and their grandma is wearing them. Hotpants were popular among young women since These shorts were very tight and very short as short and as tight as possible. Originally designed to be worn with thick opaque tights, the anything-goes attitude meant that hotpants would get worn any way possible — tights or no tights.
Appearing in fashion in platform-soled shoes Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 both men and women at least inches from the ground. Despite helping to keep wide-long flares from trailing on the ground, there was little practicality in these shoes. Trousers were fast becoming a more popular choice for women in the early 70s. Trousers are practical and freeing for the liberated working woman. In a departure from the s hipster Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99styles were high-waisted and tight-fitting around the hips and thighs, flaring out to cover those lofty platform shoes.
The width of flares got so silly that people were falling over them whilst getting their platform shoes caught in all the extra fabric. There was a choice of flexible man-made fabrics allowing for anything from the plain white satin look to full psychedelic colours and floral patterns. Popularised by John Travolta in Saturday Night Feverthe white polyester suit with matching waistcoat was a new style choice for men.
It was often teamed with costume jewellery such as an identity bracelet or medallion pendant worn under an open-to-the-navel shirt. Wide lapels, wide legs and high waists were required and suits could also come in various bright colours to suit the dance floor hues.
White also looked great under the ultra-violet lighting that became popular in discos. It was worn with slingback sandals or knee-high boots with chunky heels. It could be worn to the office by day in a plain colour and transformed into a sexy shape by night. It was the decade known for introducing glam and glitter to the masses. Inexpensive man-made fabrics ensured that anyone could afford a bit of glitter in their clothing and people went mad for it.
Metallic threads, satin-look, sequins, anything with sparkle and shine was great. Glitter also appeared in the make-up, with girls spreading a glitter gel on their cheeks, lips, eyes.
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3 thin arched line. Often sequined, the boob-tube was a stretchy strapless tube worn around the chest and torso, or baring the midriff. Halter neck tops were also a fashion staple at the disco. Again this was seen in Saturday Night Fever. From the leotard became a popular fashion Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 for the discotheque. Body-conscious silhouettes and a sign that you are serious about disco-dancing and learning the latest moves.
You could dress it up with a scarf wrapped around your hips or layer it up with contrasting colours. Much of this type of clothing was actually professional dancewear.
Its flexibility was useful for rigourous moves and hot nights on the dancefloor. Polyester spandex clothing had made its way into popular fashion through the dancewear introduced in the s and via the disco dancefloor of the s. Jogging and skating and other physical pursuits became very fashionable for those who wanted to look good. Hair was easy going and loose or tight and curly with just some tonging, hairspray or gel and maybe some glitter gel for the girls.
The whole disco look was gradually replaced by Punk Rock anti-fashion in the late s. The disco style was considered too escapist and flamboyant and out of touch with the politics of the day.
In the USA anti-disco resentment grew amongst rock fans who began wearing anti-disco slogans on t-shirts. This peaked with the Long Walk To D.C.
- Bill Wymans Rhythm Kings - Double Bill Big Bo Cha - Various - Dance On 99 as Disco Demolition Night, July 12, An anti-disco demonstration at Comiskey Park in Chicago took place involving exploding disco records.
It ended with a riot as the crowd ripped out seats and tore the place up. Some say the disco backlash was encouraged by music producers who wanted rock to become more popular again. Others have decribed the destruction of disco as a deliberate bigoted attempt to smash the popularisation of a music culture loved by many minority groups in society.
However disco lives on in the hearts of many and there will always be a little piece of disco in the soul of everyone who steps into a nightclub today to dance the night away without having to pair up with a partner. In the late s, and throughout the s, a revival of the original disco style was popular.
By the end of the century many disco-influenced songs were hits. Disco will always remain popular in music even though the extreme fashion of its heyday has been relegated to history. February 4, —
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