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Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
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In music, the terms Afro, cosmic disco, “Looking over to the blogosphere, the largest hipster tremors came from the rediscovery of the Italian ‘Cosmic Disco’ sound (a mid-tempo stew of balearic disco pioneered by Beppe Loda and Daniele Baldelli)…” “Originally championed by Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli, cosmic disco funkily trudges along at about 80–105 bpm, as if Robitussin replaced coke as the producers' and dancers' drug of choice.
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Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.
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American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
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Écossaise (in French: Scottish) is a type of contradanse in a Scottish style - a Scottish country dance at least in name - that was popular in France and Great Britain at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th.
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Balearic beat, also known as Balearic house, or simply Balearic initially is an eclectic blend of DJ-led dance music that emerged in the mid-1980s.
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A ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music.
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Ballade (classical music)
A ballade (from French ballade,, and German Ballade,, both being words for "ballad"), in classical music since the late 18th century, refers to a setting of a literary ballad, a narrative poem, in the musical tradition of the, or to a one-movement instrumental piece with lyrical and dramatic narrative qualities reminiscent of such a song setting, especially a piano ballad.
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Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.
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A ballroom or ballhall is a large room inside a building, the designated purpose of which is holding large formal parties called balls.
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Ballroom dance is a set of partner dances, which are enjoyed both socially and competitively around the world.
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A barcarolle (from French, also barcarole; originally, Italian barcarola or barcaruola, from barca 'boat') is a traditional folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style.
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Baroque dance is dance of the Baroque era (roughly 1600–1750), closely linked with Baroque music, theatre and opera.
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Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750.
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Bassline (music genre)
Bassline (sometimes referred to as bassline house, organ house, Niche or 4x4) is a type of music related to UK garage that originated in Sheffield in the early 2000s.
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The Beatmasters are an English electronic music group who were successful as artists in their own right in the UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
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Big beat is an electronic music genre that usually uses heavy breakbeats and synthesizer-generated loops and patterns – common to acid house/techno.
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Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
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Bolero is a genre of slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance.
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The term booty bass can refer to several different, loosely related genres of bass music.
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Bounce music is an energetic style of New Orleans hip hop music which is said to have originated as early as the late 1980s.
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Breakbeat is a broad style of electronic or dance-oriented music which utilizes breaks, often sampled from earlier recordings in funk, jazz and R&B, for the main rhythm.
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Breakbeat hardcore (also called oldskool rave hardcore) is a genre of electronic dance music and a derivative of acid house and techno music of the late 1980s and early 1990s, that combines four-on-the-floor rhythms with breakbeats, and is associated with the UK rave scene.
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Breakcore (also called Hardcore Jungle) is a style of electronic dance music influenced by hardcore, jungle, digital hardcore and industrial music that is characterized by its use of heavy kick drums, breaks and a wide palette of sampling sources, played at high tempos.
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In music, a breakdown is part of a song in which various instruments have solo parts (breaks).
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Breakstep, or breakbeat garage, is a genre of music that evolved from the UK garage scene and influenced the emergence of dubstep.
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Broken beat or "BRUK" is an electronic music genre that can be characterized by syncopated rhythm typically in 4/4 meter, with staggered or punctuated snare beats and/or hand claps.
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C+C Music Factory
C+C Music Factory is an American musical group formed in 1989 by David Cole and Robert Clivillés.
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The can-can (or cancan as in the original French) is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music hall dance in the 1840s, continuing in popularity in French cabaret to this day.
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A carol is in Modern English a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship, and often with a dance-like or popular character.
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The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin.
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Chill-out (shortened as chill; also typeset as chillout or chill out) is a loosely defined style of popular music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods.
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Chillwave is a music microgenre that emerged in the late 2000s.
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Chubby Checker (birth name Ernest Evans; October 3, 1941) is an American rock n roll singer and dancer.
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Classical period (music)
The Classical period was an era of classical music between roughly 1730 to 1820, associated with the style of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
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A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically via computer programming.
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A concert is a live music performance in front of an audience.
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Contemporary hit radio
Contemporary hit radio (also known as CHR, contemporary hits, hit list, current hits, hit music, top 40, or pop radio) is a radio format that is common in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, and the Philippines, that focuses on playing current and recurrent popular music as determined by the top 40 music charts.
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Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.
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Contra dance (also contradance, contra-dance and other variant spellings) is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples.
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The courante, corrente, coranto and corant are some of the names given to a family of triple metre dances from the late Renaissance and the Baroque era.
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A court is an extended royal household in a monarchy, including all those who regularly attend on a monarch, or another central figure.
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Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged in the early 1990s and gained mainstream success during the mid 2000s.
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Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.
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Dance hall in its general meaning is a hall for dancing.
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A dance party (also referred to as a dance) is a social gathering where dancing is the primary activity.
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Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
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Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk or funk-punk) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-punk and new wave movements.
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Dance/Mix Show Airplay
Dance/Mix Show Airplay (formerly Hot Dance Airplay) is a monitored electronic dance music radio chart that is featured weekly in Billboard magazine.
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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s.
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Darren Tate (born 22 October 1972, London) is an English record producer and club DJ.
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Deep house is a subgenre of house music.
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Digital data, in information theory and information systems, is the discrete, discontinuous representation of information or works.
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A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
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The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
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Downtempo (sometimes used synonymously with "trip hop") is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but with a greater emphasis on beats and a less "earthy" sound than trip hop.
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Drill music is a style of trap music that originated in the South Side of Chicago.
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Drum and bass
Drum and bass (also written as "drum 'n' bass" or "drum & bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B"), is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from rave and jungle scenes in Britain during the early 1990s.
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Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s.
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Electro (or electro-funk).
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Electro house is a form of house music characterized by a prominent bassline or kick drum and a tempo between 125 and 135 beats per minute.
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Electro-industrial is a music genre that emerged from industrial music in the mid-1980s.
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Electroclash (also known as synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau disco, and the new new wave) is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.
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Electronic body music
Electronic body music (EBM) is a genre of electronic musicDan Sicko, Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk, Billboard Books, 1999, p. 142.
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Electronic dance music
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.
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Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
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Electronic musical instrument
An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.
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Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.
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Electropop is a variant of synth-pop that places more emphasis on a harder, electronic sound.
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The estampie (estampie, Occitan and estampida, istampitte) is a medieval dance and musical form which was a popular instrumental and vocal form in the 13th and 14th centuries.
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Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the later 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.
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Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe.
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Europop (also Euro pop) refers to a style of pop music that originated in Europe during the late 1960s and developed to today's form throughout the late 1970s.
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The Faroe Islands (Føroyar; Færøerne), sometimes called the Faeroe Islands, is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, north-northwest of Scotland.
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A folk dance is developed by people that reflect the life of the people of a certain country or region.
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Folktronica is a genre of music comprising various elements of folk music and electronica, often featuring uses of acoustic instruments – especially stringed instruments – and incorporating hip hop or dance rhythms, although it varies based on influences and choice of sounds.
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The foxtrot is a smooth, progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor.
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Freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the United States in the 1980s.
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French house is a style of house music originally produced by French artists, a popular strand of the late 1990s and 2000s European dance music scene and a form of Euro disco.
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Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
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Funky house, also known as disco house (though the latter can also refer to nu-disco and to a style of French house), is a subgenre of house music that uses funk or disco samples, a funk or disco-inspired bass line or a strong soul influence, combined with drum breaks that draw inspiration from 1970s and 1980s funk or disco records.
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Future garage is a genre of electronic music that incorporates a variety of influences from UK garage and softer elements from 2-step garage, leading to an off-kilter rhythmic style.
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G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.
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Gabber is a style of electronic music and a subgenre of hardcore techno.
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Garage house (originally known as "garage music"; also "New York house") is a dance music style that was developed alongside house music.
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Ghetto house, booty house or G-house is a genre of Chicago house which started being recognized as a distinct style from around 1992 onwards.
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The gigue or giga is a lively baroque dance originating from the Ireland jig.
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Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer.
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Glitch is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 1990s.
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Goa trance is an electronic music style that originated during the late 1980s in Goa, India.
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Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
"Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is a hit song by American dance group C+C Music Factory.
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Grime (music genre)
Grime (also known as, Eskibeat, 8Bar, Sublow and UK Bashment) is a genre of music that emerged in London in the early 2000s.
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Happy hardcore, also known as happy rave, happycore or happy gabber, is a genre of hard dance typified by a very fast tempo (usually around 160–190 BPM), often coupled with solo vocals or sentimental lyrics.
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Hard NRG, NRG, Nu NRG, Filthy Hard House, or more recently just Filth, is an electronic music genre similar in structure (with regard to sequencing & programming) to UK hard house.
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Hard trance is a subgenre of trance music that originated in Western Europe (Belgium, Germany, and Netherlands) in the early 1990s as the breakbeat hardcore production community began to diversify into new and different styles of electronic music, all influenced by hard house, happy hardcore and jungle.
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Hardcore (electronic dance music genre)
Hardcore/Gabber is one of the many sides of electronic dance music that originated in the Netherlands from the emergent raves in the 1990s.
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Hardstep is a subgenre of drum and bass which emerged in 1994.
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Hardstyle is an electronic dance genre mixing influences from techno and hardcore.
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Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
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Hip hop music
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
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Hip house, also known as rap house or house rap, is a musical genre that mixes elements of house music and hip hop.
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House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
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I Feel Love
"I Feel Love" is a song by Donna Summer, with production by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
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Ibiza (Eivissa) is an island in the Mediterranean Sea off the east coast of Spain.
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Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
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Italo dance, also known as nu Italo disco, nu-Italo or just Italo, is an offshoot of the Eurodance music genre, which was especially popular in Europe in the late 1990s to the early 2000s.
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Italo disco (sometimes hyphenated, such as Italo-disco, subjected to varying capitalization, or abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
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Italo house (often simply referred to as "Italian" or "Italian House" in the UK) is a form of house music originating in Italy.
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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
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Jersey Club, also known as Brick City club, is a breakbeat genre of music.
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The jig (port) is a form of lively folk dance in compound metre, as well as the accompanying dance tune.
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Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes.
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Liquid funk, liquid drum & bass, liquid DnB, liquid or sometimes just melodic drum & bass is a subgenre of drum and bass.
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List of ballroom and social dance albums
This article lists of ballroom and social dance albums.
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List of Billboard number-one dance club songs
This is a list of number-one dance hits as recorded by Billboard magazine's Dance Club Songs chart — a weekly national survey of popular songs in U.S. dance clubs.
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List of electronic music genres
This is a list of electronic music genres, consisting of genres of electronic music, primarily created with electronic musical instruments or electronic music technology.
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In electroacoustic music, a loop is a repeating section of sound material.
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A lute is any plucked string instrument with a neck (either fretted or unfretted) and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity, usually with a sound hole or opening in the body.
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M. J. Cole
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Madchester was a music and cultural scene that developed in the Manchester area of North West England in the late 1980s, in which artists merged alternative rock with acid house culture and other sources, including psychedelia and 1960s pop.
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Manumission, or affranchisement, is the act of an owner freeing his or her slaves.
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The mazurka (in Polish mazurek, plural mazurki) is a Polish folk dance in triple meter, usually at a lively tempo, and with "strong accents unsystematically placed on the second or third beat".
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Sources for an understanding of dance in Europe in the Middle Ages are limited and fragmentary, being composed of some interesting depictions in paintings and illuminations, a few musical examples of what may be dances, and scattered allusions in literary texts.
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Merengue is a type of music and dance originating in the Dominican Republic, which has become a very popular genre throughout Latin America, and also in several major cities in the United States which have Hispanic communities.
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Miami bass (booty music or booty bass) is a subgenre of hip hop music that became popular music of South Florida in the 1980s and 1990s.
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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a communications protocol, digital interface, and electrical connectors that connect a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers, and related music and audio devices.
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Minimal Techno is a minimalist subgenre of techno music.
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A minuet (also spelled menuet) is a social dance of French origin for two people, usually in 4 time.
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Moombahton is a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton that was created by American DJ and producer Dave Nada in Washington, D.C., in 2009.
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A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form.
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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.
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A musical instrument is an instrument created or adapted to make musical sounds.
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Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music played with instruments or sung by the human voice through the use of written, printed, or otherwise-produced symbols.
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Neurofunk (also known more informally as just neuro) is a subgenre of drum and bass which emerged between 1997 and 1998 in London, England as a progression of techstep.
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New Beat is a style of Belgian underground music and subculture that fused techno and acid genres and flourished in Western Europe during the late-1980s.
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New jack swing
New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.
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New rave is a genre of music described by The Guardian as "an in-yer-face, DIY disco riposte to the sensitive indie rock touted by bands like Bloc Party.". It is most commonly applied to a British-based music scene between 2005 and late 2008 of fast-paced electronica-influenced indie music that celebrated the late 1980s Madchester and rave scenes through the use of neon colours and using the term 'raving' to refer to going nightclubbing.
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New wave music
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
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A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.
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No Limit (2 Unlimited song)
"No Limit" is a song recorded by Dutch Eurodance band 2 Unlimited.
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The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden (literally "the North").
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Nu jazz, also known as jazztronica, is a genre of jazz and contemporary electronic music.
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Nu-disco, sometimes called disco house, which can also refer to funky house and to a style of French house, is a 21st-century dance music genre associated with a renewed interest in 1970s and 1980s US disco, early to end-1980s Italo disco and Funk, as well as other synthesizer-heavy European dance styles.
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Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music.
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Opera (English plural: operas; Italian plural: opere) is a form of theatre in which music has a leading role and the parts are taken by singers.
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An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
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Partner dances are dances whose basic choreography involves coordinated dancing of two partners, as opposed to individuals dancing alone or individually in a non-coordinated manner, and as opposed to groups of people dancing simultaneously in a coordinated manner.
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A personal computer (PC) is a multi-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and price make it feasible for individual use.
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A pipe is a tubular wind instrument in general, or various specific wind instruments.
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The polonaise (polonez) is a dance of Polish origin, in 4 time.
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Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
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Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
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Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.
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Pottery of ancient Greece
Ancient Greek pottery, due to its relative durability, comprises a large part of the archaeological record of ancient Greece, and since there is so much of it (over 100,000 painted vases are recorded in the Corpus vasorum antiquorum), it has exerted a disproportionately large influence on our understanding of Greek society.
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Progressive house is a style (subgenre) of house music.
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Psychedelic trance, psytrance or psy is a subgenre of trance music characterized by arrangements of synthetic rhythms and layered melodies created by high tempo riffs.
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A radio format or programming format (not to be confused with broadcast programming) describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station.
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A radio station is a set of equipment necessary to carry on communication via radio waves.
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Ragga jungle is a subgenre of oldschool jungle that emerged c. 1989–1990 and was initially heavily based on production of Michael West (Rebel MC, Congo Natty Label) and James Stephens' Noise Factory.
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A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.
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Rave music may either refer to the late 1980s/early 1990s genres of breakbeat, acid, techno and hardcore techno, which were the first genres of music to be played at rave parties, or to any other genre of electronic dance music (EDM) that may be played at a rave.
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Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
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Reggaeton (also known as reggaetón and reguetón) is a music genre which originated in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s.
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Renaissance dances belong to the broad group of historical dances.
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Rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
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Rhythmic adult contemporary
Rhythmic adult contemporary is the name of a popular format used on radio stations in the United States and Canada.
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Rhythmic contemporary, also known as Rhythmic Top 40, Rhythmic CHR or rhythmic crossover, is a primarily American music-radio format that includes a mix of EDM, upbeat rhythmic pop, hip hop and upbeat R&B hits.
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Rock and roll
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
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Romantic music is a period of Western classical music that began in the late 18th or early 19th century.
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A sackbut is a type of trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, characterised by a telescopic slide that is used to vary the length of the tube to change pitch.
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Salsa music is a popular dance music that initially arose in New York City during the 1960s.
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Sambass, drum 'n' bossa or drum 'n' sambass (a portmanteau of "samba" and "bass") is a regional subgenre of drum and bass music mostly native to Brazil which combines drum and bass rhythms with influences from Latin American music.
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In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.
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The sarabande (from Spanish zarabanda) is a dance in triple metre.
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A scherzo (plural scherzos or scherzi), in western classical music, is a short composition -- sometimes a movement from a larger work such as a symphony or a sonata.
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A segue is a smooth transition from one topic or section to the next.
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A slow dance is a type of partner dance in which a couple dance slowly, swaying to the music.
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Snap music (also known as ringtone rap or snap rap) is a subgenre of hip hop music derived from crunk that originated in the South in the late-1990s, in Bankhead, West Atlanta, the United States.
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Snap! are a German Eurodance group formed in 1989 by producers Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti.
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Soca music (also defined by Lord Shorty, its inventor, as the "Soul Of Calypso") is a genre of music that originated within a marginalized subculture in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970s, and developed into a range of styles by the 1980s and later.
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Social dance is that category of dances that have a social function and context.
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Sonata (Italian:, pl. sonate; from Latin and Italian: sonare, "to sound"), in music, literally means a piece played as opposed to a cantata (Latin and Italian cantare, "to sing"), a piece sung.
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Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
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Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
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A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal expansion card that provides input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.
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Speed garage (occasionally known as Plus-8) is a genre of electronic dance music, associated with the UK garage scene.
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A square dance is a dance for four couples (eight dancers in total) arranged in a square, with one couple on each side, facing the middle of the square.
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A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a viola player and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group.
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Styles of house music
Larry Heard mixed house with jazz.
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A suite, in Western classical music and jazz, is an ordered set of instrumental or orchestral/concert band pieces.
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Sundissential is a dance music club started in Birmingham, England, in the 1990s.
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Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 9.6 million people, predominantly in Sweden (as the sole official language), and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish.
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Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated in the 1930s and 1940s.
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A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.
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Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
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Tabor or tabret (Tabwrdd) refers to a portable snare drum played with one hand.
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Tango is a style of music in 4 time that originated among European immigrant populations of Argentina and Uruguay (collectively, the "Rioplatenses").
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Tech house is a subgenre of house music that combines stylistic features of techno with house.
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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
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Techstep is a subgenre of drum and bass that was popular in the late 1990s.
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The Haçienda was a nightclub and music venue in Manchester, England, which became famous in the Madchester years of the 1980s and early 1990s.
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The Power (Snap! song)
"The Power" is a song by the German music group Snap! from their album World Power.
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The Twist (song)
"The Twist" is an American pop song written and originally released in early 1959 (having been recorded on 11/11/1958) by Hank Ballard and the Midnighters as a B-side to "Teardrops on Your Letter".
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Anthony Howard "Tony" Wilson (20 February 1950 – 10 August 2007) was an English record label owner, radio and television presenter, nightclub manager, impresario and journalist for Granada Television and the BBC.
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Trance is a genre of electronic<!-- The source says electronic music, not electronic dance music ---> music that emerged from the rave scene in the United Kingdom in the late 1980s and developed further during the early 1990s in Germany before spreading throughout the rest of Europe, as a more melodic offshoot from techno and house.
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Trap music (EDM)
In the late 2000s and early 2010s, elements of trap music—which was originally derived from southern hip hop—filtered into electronic music and created a distinct style of electronic dance music (EDM).
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Tribal house is a subgenre of house music which combines traditional house music with world music.
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Trip hop (sometimes used synonymously with "downtempo") is a musical genre that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol.
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Tropical house, also known as trop house, is a subgenre of deep house, with elements of dancehall and Balearic house.
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UK funky (sometimes known as UKF or funky) is a genre of dance music from the United Kingdom that is heavily influenced by soulful house, Afrobeat, soca, tribal house, broken beat, grime and UK garage.
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UK garage (also known as UKG) is a genre of electronic music originating from England in the early 1990s.
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UK hard house
UK hard house or simply hard house is a style of electronic dance music music that emerged in the 1990s and is synonymous with its association to Trade club and the associated DJ's there that created the style.
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Vaporwave is a microgenre of electronic music and an Internet <!--- Multiple sources refer to it as an Internet meme, please discuss on talk before changing ---> meme that emerged in the early 2010s.
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The viol, viola da gamba, or (informally) gamba, is any one of a family of bowed, fretted and stringed instruments with hollow wooden bodies and pegboxes where the tension on the strings can be increased or decreased to adjust the pitch of each of the strings.
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The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.
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Western swing music is a subgenre of American country music that originated in the late 1920s in the West and South among the region's Western string bands.
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The working class (also labouring class) are the people employed for wages, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.
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2 Unlimited is a dance act founded by Belgian producers Jean-Paul DeCoster and Phil Wilde in 1991 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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2-step garage, or simply 2-step, is a typically English genre of modern electronic music and a relatively popular subgenre of UK garage.
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