A lot of people are going to tell you that the ’90s disco scene has come to an end.
After years of success, the disco craze of the ’00s and the subsequent boom of the mid-2000s has died down, and the music scene has begun to recover.
That is, until today.
“Disco” is no longer a synonym for “dance.”
In the past decade, it has become an adjective rather than a noun.
And while it may not be the best descriptor to describe your next disco, there’s no denying that it’s become more popular in the past year than ever before.
While the word is sometimes used as a synonymy for “music,” “disco” itself is an adjective that has been around longer than any other.
Its use dates back at least to the early 1920s.
“In the mid 20th century, dance music was becoming a mass phenomenon in the United States,” says Ian Molloy, professor of dance history at the University of California, Berkeley.
“But there were very few artists and few venues.
Dance had never really been a viable form of entertainment in America.”
The ’80’s were a time when disco became a major part of the music landscape.
But it wasn’t just the music itself that was changing.
In the decade since the mid-’90s, the number of clubs and venues across the country has been shrinking.
The ’80 is usually the year that clubs close.
But the ’70s saw the beginning of a major expansion of clubs.
In the decade following the ’50s, clubs and music venues in the U.S. began to shrink.
In 1970, about one-third of all American venues closed.
By ’73, the numbers had fallen to one-quarter.
And that’s when things started to really take off.
Dance clubs became popular, but there was a big difference between the clubs and the people who played them.
During the early ’80S, many clubs were owned by small-time owners.
Even then, some of the people involved in the clubs were part-time performers.
Many of the bands and DJs that were doing their best to bring new ideas to the scene didn’t even know what they were doing, says James A. Lewis, a dance music historian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“A lot of the artists were playing at clubs that were being run by small businesses, which were really the exception,” Lewis says.
“It wasn’t necessarily a small business that was creating these new ideas.”
Lewis points out that the late-’80s and early-’90’s were not the same time when the clubs really opened up to the public.
The “new” dance music scene that was emerging in the ’60s and ’70, for instance, didn’t have the same kind of established musicians and artists as the more established, longer-established music scene in the early-’70s.
This, he says, was part of a general shift in the way Americans perceived dance music.
“Disco became more about the image of the club, and it was less about the music,” Lewis explains.
The early ’90’s also saw a number of big-name DJs leave the scene.
While some of those DJs, like Jay-Z and The Roots, are still in the music business today, it wasn.
But others, like Michael Jackson and The Beatles, didn�t.
After a few years of experimentation, DJs like Michael Jordan and Mötley Crüe made a name for themselves by bringing new sounds and styles to the music.
While many DJs today are still performing, the majority of the time, they’re not even DJs at all.
And there were many other changes happening in the industry during this time.
While there were DJs like Möyland, the Kingpin, and DJ Mustard that helped define dance music in the 1990s, there were also people like Mott The Hoople, Steve Earle, and The Black Keys that were creating new sounds with minimal equipment and a great deal of confidence.
“When I look at the early 1990s I see a lot of music that was very much influenced by electronic music,” says Lewis.
“The ’90-01 period was a period when electronic music and dance music became the most popular form of music in America.
There was a lot more electronic music coming out of the studios.
But, the real thing was music that had to be played live.
There was a sense of community in the dance scene.
The music scene was more open and welcoming, and that helped create a more welcoming and accepting environment for people.”
As a result, many people who were used to dancing at clubs were now going to the clubs to play their own music.
And for many people, it didn’t matter if they were from Brooklyn or Los Angeles or New York