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dance-punk

dance-punk - Information

Dance-Punk is a type of Punk music originating in the late 70s. The genre mixes the energy of Punk Rock and Post-Punk's experimentalism with the danceable rhythms of Funk and early Disco (although distinct to the similar Punk Funk style; dance-punk tends to be smoother and more synthetic than the latter, and less closely associated with post-punk's abrasiveness). It was mainly prominent in New York's punk music movement and had close associations with the late 1970s No Wave scene. Key artists included ESG, Lizzy Mercier Descloux and Liquid Liquid.

In the 2000s, bands such as Death From Above 1979, LCD Soundsystem and The Rapture brought the genre much more into the public eye. This led to the 'New Rave' scene, which gained huge popularity in the mid to late 2000s in the UK. Spearheaded by the UK's Klaxons, Test Icicles and New Young Pony Club, the scene mixed dance-punk with Indie Rock influences.