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Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or EDM that originated in the United States and United Kingdom during the late 1970s. [1]

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Acid house

Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.

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Amanda Lear

Amanda Lear (née Tapp; born 18 November in 1939 or 1946) is a French singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model.

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Ambient music

Ambient music is a genre of music that puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm.

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Bananarama are an English female pop music vocal group formed in London in 1979 by friends Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

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A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of popular music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, or traditional music, for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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Biddu, or Biddu Appaiah (ಬಿದ್ದು ಅಪ್ಪಯ್ಯ) (born 1944), is an Indian-born, England-based music producer, composer, songwriter and singer who produced and composed many hit records worldwide during a career spanning five decades.

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Bobby Orlando

Robert Philip Orlando, also known as Bobby Orlando or just Bobby O, is an American record producer, dance music artist, musician, and songwriter.

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Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer.

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Marc Cerrone (born 1952 in Vitry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France) is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows.

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A clap is the percussive sound made by striking together two flat surfaces, as in the body parts of humans or animals.

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Claudja Barry

Claudja Barry (born 1952) is a singer, songwriter and actress.

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Daft Punk

Daft Punk is an electronic music duo consisting of French musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.

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Dance Music Report

Dance Music Report, initially Disco News and later DMR, was a biweekly U.S. trade magazine oriented toward nightclub and radio DJs in the dance music industry.

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Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s.

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Dead or Alive (band)

Dead or Alive were a British new wave band from Liverpool, England.

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Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s, though it has had brief resurgences.

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Divine (performer)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), was an American actor, singer and drag queen.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Downtempo (sometimes referred to as "chillout", "chill" or "downbeat") is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums, cymbals or other percussion instruments.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.

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Electro (music)

Electro (short for either electro-funk, or electro-boogie).

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, electronic dance, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic drum

An electronic drum is an electrical device struck by a drummer, played in real time (using either hands, sticks, brushes or other implements) to produce a selection of sounds, instruments and effects, from either samples or modeled sounds contained in a processor or drum module.

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Euro disco

Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.

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Eurobeat is either a form of the British dance-pop variant of Eurodisco or Hi-NRG-driven Italo disco music that both developed in 1980s.

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Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic music that originated in the late 1980s primarily in Europe.

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Europop (also Euro pop) refers to a style of pop music that originates in Europe in the 1960s and developed to today's form throughout the late 1970s.

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Evelyn Thomas

Evelyn Thomas (born Ellen Lucille Thomas, August 1953) is an American singer from Chicago, Illinois, best known for the dance hits "High Energy", "Masquerade", "Standing At The Crossroads", "Reflections", and "WeakSpot".

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Four on the floor (music)

Four-on-the-floor (or four-to-the-floor) is a rhythm pattern used in disco and electronic dance music.

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France Joli

France Joli (born January 26, 1963) is a Canadian singer, best known for the disco classic "Come to Me.".

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Freeez were a dance music group from London, known initially as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s.

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Freestyle music

Freestyle or Latin freestyle is a form of dance-pop or electronic dance music that emerged in the United States in the 1980s.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 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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Garage music (US garage)

Garage music or garage house is a subgenre of electronic music that developed contemporaneously with house music yet is classified by some sources in the modern day as being a subgenre of house music as an irreversible overlap between these two began in the late 1980s.

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Glam rock

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.

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Guitar synthesizer

A guitar synthesizer (also guitar synth, alternatively guitar-synthesizer, guitar-synth, guitar/synthesizer, guitar/synth, g-synth or synth guitar) is any one of a number of musical instrument systems that allow a guitar player to play synthesizer sound.

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Hard NRG

Hard NRG, 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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Hazell Dean

Hazell Dean (born Hazel Dean Poole, 27 October 1952, Chelmsford, Essex) is an English dance-pop singer, who achieved her biggest success in the 1980s as a leading Hi-NRG artist.

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High Energy (Evelyn Thomas song)

"High Energy" is the title of a 1984 song by co-written and co-produced by Ian Levine (British) and Fiachra Trench (Irish), and performed by American dance singer Evelyn Thomas.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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I Feel Love

"I Feel Love" is a song written and produced by Giorgio Moroder.

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Ian Levine

Ian Geoffrey Levine (born 22 June 1953), is an English songwriter, producer, and DJ.

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Italo disco

Italo disco (sometimes hyphenated, such as Italo-disco, subjected to varying capitalization, or abbreviated as Italo) is a genre of music which originated in Italy and was mainly produced at the end of the 1970s to mid-1980s.

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Justice (band)

Justice (stylised as Jus†ice) is a French Grammy-award winning electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Michel Andre Augé (born 21 May 1979 in Besançon, Franche-Comté) and Xavier de Rosnay (born 2 July 1982 in Ozoir-la-Ferrière, Ile de France).

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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Koto (band)

Koto is an Italian synthpop group that originally consisted of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari, later with the Dutch composer Michiel van der Kuy.

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Laserdance (often hyphenated as Laser Dance) was a Dutch italo disco studio project that had consisting of musicians Erik van Vliet, Michiel van der Kuy and later Julius Wijnmalen.

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LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for '''l'''esbian, '''g'''ay, '''b'''isexual, and '''t'''ransgender.

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Lime (band)

Lime was a synth music outfit from Montreal, Canada.

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List of Hi-NRG artists and songs

Hi-NRG is uptempo disco or electronic dance music usually featuring synthetic bassline octaves.

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Michael Sembello

Michael Andrew Sembello (born April 17, 1954) is an American musician and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Miquel Brown

Miquel Brown (born Michael Brown) is a Canadian actress, and disco/soul singer in the 1970s and 1980s, most popular for the songs "Close to Perfection" and the Hi-NRG songs "So Many Men, So Little Time" and "He's A Saint, He's A Sinner", produced in London by Ian Levine.

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Music sequencer

A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.

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New Beat

New beat is an electronic dance music term that was used in the 1980s with two different meanings, one a collective term used in the U.S. for various electronic music styles, and the other a reference to the new beat sound: a particular electronic music genre that flourished in Western Europe during the mid-1980s.

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New York City

New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.

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Nu-disco (or sometimes referred to as disco house or electro-disco) is a 21st-century dance music genre associated with a renewed interest in 1970s and early 1980s disco, early to mid-1980s Italo disco and boogie, and the synthesizer-heavy Euro disco and P-Funk aesthetics.

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In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Patrick Cowley

Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 - November 12, 1982) was an American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Post-disco is a genre of electronically progressive rhythm and blues music formulated in the late 1970s but is more commonly used as a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history c. 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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A rave (from the verb: to rave) is a large dance party featuring performances by DJs and occasionally live performers playing electronic music, particularly EDM.

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Rave music

Rave music may either refer to the late 1980s/early 1990s genres of house, acid house and techno, the first genres of music in the world to be played at raves, or any other genre of electronic dance music that may be played at a rave, such as electro house, progressive house, acid techno, trance, psychedelic trance, drum and bass, jungle, dubstep, big beat, breakbeat, breakbeat hardcore, hardcore techno, makina, moombahton, gabber, industrial, jumpstyle, hardstyle and speedcore.

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Record Mirror

Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper between 1954 and 1991 for pop fans and record collectors.

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Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is the persistence of sound after a sound is produced.

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Sampler (musical instrument)

A sampler (or, in the case of only playback, called sample player or Rompler), is an electronic musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer but, instead of generating sounds, it uses recordings (or "samples") of sounds that are loaded or recorded into it by the user, and then played back by means of the sampler program itself, a keyboard, sequencer or other triggering device, to perform or compose music.

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Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)

"Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)" is a hi-NRG song written by Ian Anthony Stephens, originally recorded and made famous by British singer Hazell Dean.

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Shannon (singer)

Shannon Brenda Greene (born May 2, 1958), better known by the mononym Shannon, is an American recording artist and singer of Freestyle music and dance-pop music and songwriter.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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Space disco

Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, a genre that became popular in the late 1970s.

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Stock Aitken Waterman

Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) was an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman.

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Sylvester (singer)

Sylvester James, Jr. (September 6, 1947December 16, 1988), better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter.

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A sound synthesizer (usually abbreviated as "synthesizer" or "synth", also spelled "synthesiser") is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones.

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Synthpop (also known as technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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Taylor Dayne

Leslie Wunderman (born March 7, 1962), better known by her recording and stage names Les Lee and Taylor Dayne, is an American pop and freestyle music singer-songwriter and actress.

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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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In musical terminology, tempo ("time" in Italian; plural: tempi) is the speed or pace of a given piece or subsection thereof.

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The Weather Girls

The Weather Girls, also known as Two Tons o' Fun (especially during the early portion of their career), was composed of singers Izora Armstead and Martha Wash.

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This Time I Know It's for Real

"This Time I Know It's for Real" is a song originally recorded by Donna Summer, and released in 1989 as the first single from her album Another Place and Time.

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Tina Charles (singer)

Tina Charles (born 10 March 1954) is an English singer who achieved success as a disco artist in the mid to late 1970s.

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Trance music

Trance is a genre of electronic music that developed in the 1990s in Germany.

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Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating music using turntables and a DJ mixer.

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Venus (Shocking Blue song)

"Venus" is a 1969 song written by Robbie van Leeuwen.

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You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)

"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is a song by British band Dead or Alive on their 1985 album Youthquake.

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