Take It Easy Music Decalogue #09 • Italodisco Gems

Came back after a little bit with the second-last of the ten playlists of our Music Decalogue. This time we’ll be covering Italodisco. After the infamous Disco Demolition Night in 1979, Americans’ interest in disco music started waning. On the other hand, in Europe, disco was still very worshipped and as new records weren’t almost produced anymore from the birth-country, then Europeans (and first of all, Italians) started creating it on their own. This is a kinda simplistic way of describing the phenomenon, but that’s more or less how it went. In general, italodisco is a way in which another culture interpreted the disco genre, making it her own. We can still find the use of electronic drums, drum machines, synthsizers and vocoders. One main characteristic is the use of an accentuated English pronunciation in the lyrics. Also, very common themes are the fascination for robots and space (therefore the Space Disco sub-genre). But, like we always like to say: if you want to understand, just listen. Our Italodisco Gems playlist is available on Spotify.