Articles tagged “genre”

Everything You Need to Know About Disco

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Gamble and Huff’s Philadelphia International productions, Barry White’s string-drenched mini-operas, Donna Summer’s epic “Love To Love You Baby,” Chic and the infectious camp of Boney M are just five calling cards of disco. The genre is about four-on-the-floor, hi-hats, percussion, bass lines, and extended dance grooves. Lyrically, Disco can be about love, heartbreak, kung fu, […]

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The Most Expensive Classical Records Ever Sold on Discogs

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Discogs regularly rounds up the priciest items sold each month in the Marketplace. These lists are characterized by classic rock vinyl and a few coveted cassettes, CD box sets, and other limited releases. We’re taking a deeper dive into a specific genre: classical. Here are the most expensive classical albums ever on Discogs. While the […]

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10 Best Ozploitation Movie Soundtracks

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We’re taking a journey into the sounds of Ozploitation. Ozploitation refers to the mainly low-budget and direct-to-video films to come out of Australia from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s. The main thing linking these films was the exploitation of aspects of Australian culture and stereotypes to attract viewers, both locally and abroad. This genre […]

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Your Introduction to Hawaiian Music

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I was born into a home filled with the scent of hibiscus and plumeria blossoms, the strains of the steel guitar and the ʻukulele, and songs sung in a language I couldn’t even speak. Sofas and chairs were upholstered with Hawaiian-print fabrics, and those prints were not much different than the ones we wore. Our […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Celebrating Houston Rap

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The Houston sound is a hodgepodge of styles bred from regional influences that makes it sound authentically Southern. One of, if not the most identifiable, sounds of Houston hip-hop is “slowed music,” a style of music production where the tempo and pitch of the music are dragged down to syrupy levels with parts of the […]

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