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Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the U.S. urban nightlife scene, known to one of the most popular genres of the 20th century.

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Disco was born in the 60s but introduced to the mainstream in the early 70s in New York in clubs. Disco was a popular form of dance music, known especially for its thudding 4/4 beat, and typically lush arrangements. Many songs in this genre expressed the topic of sex in a positive way, which most songs at the time didn't. There was a huge backlash against Disco: Some people see it as a form of culturally-acceptable Americana, as disco was an important part of both Black and Queer subcultures, but other people think it was just a case of over-exposure. Disco as "disco" went away in the end of the early 80s, although Disco's legacy still lives on through music today, though 21st century artists like Dua Lipa, Doja Cat and more.

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