Nu-disco is a 21st century dance music genre associated with a renewed interest in 1970s and early 1980s Disco, mid-1980s Italo Disco, and the Synthesizer Heavy Eurodisco aesthetics.
The moniker appeared in print as early as 2002, and by mid-2008 it was used by record shops such as the online retailers Juno and Beatport. These vendors often associate it with re-edits of original-era disco music, as well as with music from European producers who make dance music inspired by original-era American Disco, Electro and other genres popular in the late ′70s and early ′80s. It is also used to describe the music on several American labels that were previously associated with the genres Electroclash and "Deep" House.
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In 2002, "The Independent" described Nu Disco as the result of applying - “modern technology and pin-sharp production” to ′70s Disco and Funk.
In 2008, the website Beatport described Nu Disco as “everything that springs from the late ′70s and early ′80s Electronic Dance Music, Disco, Boogie, Cosmic, Balearic Beat and Italo Disco continuum,” while Spin magazine placed an unnecessary umlaut over the “u” in “Nu”, used the term interchangeably with Eurodisco, and cited strong Italo Disco as well as Electroclash influences.
Nu Disco is most popular in Europe, UK and Australia, but the genre is slowly making its appearance within mainstream US and Asian music markets (particularly K-pop).
These are traditional disco songs from the late 1970s and early 1980s which have been edited in some way, usually with software but occasionally, editors will go back to a more "Old Skool" technique and use a razor and reel-to-reel tape.
The distinction between an edit and a remix is that an edit does not incorporate additional production, only the manipulation of the source material, whereas a remix can include as many new instruments and sounds as the remixer prefers.
A re-rub and a re-edit fall somewhere in between, with re-rubs being tracks that have been cleaned up (from the vinyl source material) and straightened to a regular beat, sometimes incorporating additional production.
A re-edit is an edit in which the song's parts have been re-organized and minor additional production has been added, such as a more prominent drum beat, but the overall tone of the song has been left intact.
Classic 1970s and 1980s disco remixers and producers such as Larry Levan, Shep Pettibone, Francois Kevorkian, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers are often cited as influence to modern editors.
Many Nu Disco producers are also Disco editors and often there is a bit of overlap between the two genres as many Nu Disco songs feature samples of classic Disco tracks. It is also not uncommon for an edit to be made of a modern track.
Notable Disco editors include Greg Wilson, Todd Terje, The Revenge, Dimitri from Paris, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Rayko, Alkalino, LTJ Experience and Joey Negro.