Vox tell us the story of house music in this brilliant documentary. In it, they walk us through how an innovative genre rose from the ashes of disco.
In America, by the end of the 70s, disco was considered to be dead and buried. After dominating the decade, the genre had began to bug lots of people, with some going as far to even burn disco records to show their distain for the genre. But disco was about to take over the world, all without anyone noticing. DJs in Chicago started to mix the soulful vocals of disco with drum machines to create a totally unique sound.
After a few tracks took off, a cultural revolution swept the world. For the first time ever, dance music was gaining traction all around the globe. This documentary uses a mix of animation and interviews to tell the story of how disco was brought back from the dead. It forms the latest part of Vox’s fascinating “Earworm” video series, where they look at a musical genre or movement that’s been previously overlooked.
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