Electronic Beats: Genre Guide Dark Italo Disco

Go Deep On Moody Italo With Dark Entries’ 10 Overlooked Gems.

As a general rule, Italo disco is not a form of dance music known for its seriousness. Many of its best examples are charming precisely because of their unusual mixture of science fiction camp, unintended goofiness and traditional disco-indebted dance floor appeal. Yet Italo is a surprisingly varied genre, and despite the cheeriness of its most popular songs, the style also has an undercurrent of artists whose output could just as easily fit next to a Severed Heads or Bauhaus record as they could something by Giorgio Moroder or Patrick Cowley.

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