The Black Roots of Disco, House, and Techno #MusicMonday

That music you listen to probably wouldn’t be possible without techno, house, and disco. And all of those musical forms were founded, developed, and perfected by black musicians. Here’s more from CDM:

And if some of those connections sound far-flung to our modern ear, it may be because of how erased the contributions of disco and Black music in general are interwoven in various popular and dance styles that came after. Four-on-the-floor drums are a feature of a lot of musics around the world, but their particular relationship to arrangement and groove even in very stylistically different techno now is inexorable from disco history. That’s true no matter how many times people, uh, ritually burn the records.

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