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Reply #30 posted 01/09/19 9:14am

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StrangeButTrue said:

SeventeenDayze said:

Interesting thread but I find it hard to believe that disco didn't "have a culture". Studio 54? Gay culture? Glam?

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Its so interesting that modern "EDM" and disco are considered two completely separate types of music. EDM is the hip hop of disco. Barry White had a frickin' orchestra.

I think Daft Punk demonstrated this well, when they actually ventured out of house and electronic into orchestration with TRON and Random Access Memories (basically seventies music).

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Reply #31 posted 01/09/19 9:43am

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Interesting tidbit about Duran Duran considering how much their music was heavily sampled by black artists.

Duran Duran is one of the first acts to have a sampler in their music with the remix for The Reflex. They also remade White Lines and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 is on the song and the music video. They did 911 Is A Joke too which is on the same album. Phil Collins has said that he got the "Ha! Ha! Ha!" on Genesis song Mama from The Message. Phil has been sampled quite a bit too.


Yeah I'd say a lot of black Gen X and fans of that era have a lot of respect for Duran Duran, Phil Collins and George Michael as a soul singer. That makes it even more upsetting that R&B is getting killed because it also kills blue eyed soul. Adult pop or contemporary or whatever is a mediocre substitute.
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Reply #32 posted 01/09/19 9:44am

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Cinny said:



StrangeButTrue said:




SeventeenDayze said:


Interesting thread but I find it hard to believe that disco didn't "have a culture". Studio 54? Gay culture? Glam?

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Its so interesting that modern "EDM" and disco are considered two completely separate types of music. EDM is the hip hop of disco. Barry White had a frickin' orchestra.



I think Daft Punk demonstrated this well, when they actually ventured out of house and electronic into orchestration with TRON and Random Access Memories (basically seventies music).


Yeah "Get Lucky" was a smash with that Nile Rodgers signature on the bass line. It could have been released in the 70s and would have been a hit too.
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Reply #33 posted 01/10/19 7:56am

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SeventeenDayze said:

Cinny said:

I think Daft Punk demonstrated this well, when they actually ventured out of house and electronic into orchestration with TRON and Random Access Memories (basically seventies music).

Yeah "Get Lucky" was a smash with that Nile Rodgers signature on the bass line. It could have been released in the 70s and would have been a hit too.

And Chic was a major inspiration to Duran Duran, while Nile Rodgers himself actually produced the group later.

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Reply #34 posted 01/10/19 8:23am

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Cinny said:



SeventeenDayze said:


Cinny said:


I think Daft Punk demonstrated this well, when they actually ventured out of house and electronic into orchestration with TRON and Random Access Memories (basically seventies music).



Yeah "Get Lucky" was a smash with that Nile Rodgers signature on the bass line. It could have been released in the 70s and would have been a hit too.

And Chic was a major inspiration to Duran Duran, while Nile Rodgers himself actually produced the group later.


Interesting. I didn't know there was a connection between Nile and Duran Duran. I miss blue eyed soul music because if Ed Sheeran is the "best" UK singer then we're doomed lol. I don't know but social media and autotune have obliterated popular/mainstream music but I suppose you just have to dig more.
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Reply #35 posted 01/10/19 9:14am

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Nile's Duran Duran stuff is some of their best - I also enjoyed their most recent collaboration "Pressure Off" with Janelle Monae. A nice bridge to the 70s, 80s, and modern sound.

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Reply #36 posted 01/10/19 10:06am

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SeventeenDayze said:

Interesting thread but I find it hard to believe that disco didn't "have a culture". Studio 54? Gay culture? Glam?


Great point. The history of disco seems to be a great study in so-called "intersectionality" and cultural appropriation on several fronts.

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Reply #37 posted 01/10/19 1:08pm

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Nile's Duran Duran stuff is some of their best - I also enjoyed their most recent collaboration "Pressure Off" with Janelle Monae. A nice bridge to the 70s, 80s, and modern sound.


Cool. I'll have to check it out!
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Reply #38 posted 01/10/19 1:10pm

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SeventeenDayze said:


Interesting thread but I find it hard to believe that disco didn't "have a culture". Studio 54? Gay culture? Glam?


Great point. The history of disco seems to be a great study in so-called "intersectionality" and cultural appropriation on several fronts.


Right. It paved the way for the ambiguous/gender bender stuff of the 80s
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Reply #39 posted 01/11/19 1:24am

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Billboard is about as relevant as a rotary telephone in 2018.


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That ain't rotary. But agree in spirit.

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