The House of Diabolique Salutes Disco
The House of Diabolique loves all forms of modern dance music, whether it be disco, freestyle, house, techno, drum & bass, or psychedelic Goa trance.
Disco started it all, and as a genre was dominated by black male producers and black female singers - and most steadlily embraced by urban gay men, a trend that has continued in dance music today. No wonder the mainstream (straight, white rocker) music industry rejected it. Mainstream rockers considered those who made house music to be talentless non-musicians and the music itself was derided as computer-generated and repetetive.
But as the Buddhists say - repetition is the key to a higher consciousness.
Listening to fabulous music in a great club with an awesome sound system can be a religious experience.
Disco plays the most important role in dance music as the genre's originator as well as a continuous source of inspiration through sampling.
First up I give you the most sampled disco record of all time. Listening to it is like listening to a house music megamix as nearly every line has been sampled by someone, somewhere.
The bassline was used in 'Jack Your Body' by JM Silk' and vocal snippets like "it's not over", "let me tell you something about my man", "no man in the world", "don't you want some more", "I got something here" and various moans are used in classics like 'Can You Party' by Royal House, 'Let's Go' by Fast Eddie, 'Break of Dawn' by Rhythm on the Loose, 'I Got Something Here' by Fumix, 'This Beat Is Over' by DV8, 'Power' by Kerri Chandler, 'It's Over' by WestBam, 'Its Not Over' by Out of Mind, 'Let's Move' by MC FixxIt, 'MIG-29' by MIG-29, and tons of others.
Without disco, Kraftwerk, James Brown and this song, we simply wouldn't have the house music we know and love today.
Next are some fabulous songs that aren't so well known or that have been notoriously sampled in modern day house.
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