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We have sometimes been asked why we chose the name DiscorD Distribution when the word discord apparently signifies strife or conflict, an approach we certainly neither practise nor advocate. The explanation is that the name was borne out of conjuncting the words 'disc' and 'order' so discorder became DiscorD, which alliterated comfortably with what we do and have done successfully for more than 19 years now: Distribution of music and spoken word recordings.

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From its underground roots in the nightclubs of 1970s New York, disco music had strong connections to the city's Latino community. They provided many musicians, producers and labels making the music, as well as a large section of the audience dancing to it. Latin percussion instruments were at the heart of the disco sound and the strong influence of salsa can be heard in many tracks.

One Latin music record company, Salsoul Records, would go on to be described as the greatest disco label of all time and, as disco conquered the world, Latino musicians in the Caribbean, South and Central America were swept along by it and began producing their own variations on the Latin disco theme.

Disco music boomed for less than a decade and by the early 1980s it faded as newer musical styles came along such as new wave, rap, hiphop and electronic music. However, disco would not be forgotten and it was the inspiration and foundation for the next great global dance movement to emerge in the late 1980s, namely house music. ... more

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