Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Soul & Funk
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-20-2009, 07:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
boo boo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Where the buffalo roam.
Posts: 12,137
Send a message via AIM to boo boo
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Janszoon View Post
Disco is about synths and samples? That's news to me. What Disco songs are you talking about?
Well there's a lot of orchestration, horns, strings and stuff. I thought those were samples and synthesizers for the most part but I guess I was wrong about that.

They certainly sound very sterilized to me.
boo boo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 07:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
Al Dente
 
SATCHMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,693
Default

Disco had a lot of synths. It was one of the major elements that differentiated disco from funk. Almost all of the lofty cheesy string arrangements that characterised a lot of disco songs were synthetic. Samples not so much.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord
And if you're getting bored then feel free to go give Eddie Vedder a handjob.
SATCHMO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2009, 07:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
Mate, Spawn & Die
 
Janszoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 22,511
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boo boo View Post
Well there's a lot of orchestration, horn, strings and stuff. I thought those were samples and synthesizers but I guess I was wrong about that.

They certainly sound very "sterile" to me.
Definitely a lot of orchestration. In fact I read before that all the orchestration wound up playing a big role in Disco's downfall because it made the songs so expensive to produce. But yeah Disco was before sampling came into vogue so I think you'd be hard pressed to find much in the way of samples in Disco songs. And as far as synths go, there were some but they weren't the backbone of the music or anything, they were just another instrument in the mix.

I agree that Disco at it's worst can sound kind of sterile but there are also quite a few high-energy, sweaty, non-sterile Disco songs out there too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by P A N View Post
i'm not gonna spend my life on music banter trying to convince people the earth is flat.
A Night in the Life of the Invisible Man

Time & Place

25 Albums You Should Hear Before the Moon Crashes into the Earth and We All Die


last.fm
Janszoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #14 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
barbarella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 154
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boo boo View Post
It's foolish to say they're the same but Funk and Disco artists have had a tendency to crossover to one another. Chic are an example of a band that usually falls into both catagories.

Disco was a black thing before it was hijacked by whitey, it got it's start in black gay nightclubs, and eventually crossed over to latino and white gay nightclubs before going mainstream.

Both focus on a R&B flavored, dancable beats and emphasize rhythm over lead instruments.

The main diffefence is that Funk leans more towards jazz and soul while Disco has more pop to it. Funk tends to have more bass while Disco is more about synths and samples. There's more of a tendency for Disco to rely on samples while Funk employs real instruments. And Funk is a lot more aggressive and raw.

Disco artists had a greater focus on producing music specifically to be played in nightclubs, rather than promoting it through touring. And so tourists gained more from Disco than the artists involved.

I certainly wouldn't call P-Funk Disco in any sense of the word.



Post of the week.
P-Funk!! - Post Of The Week?

I would just like to bring this into the discussion! It was SO huge as a Disco Club Classic!! For me, Chic have always been Disco. Their music is class, but not heavy enough to be Funk.

__________________

Below Zero.
barbarella is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2009, 01:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 3,535
Default

what's the difference between despair and joy?
anticipation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 03:47 PM   #16 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: London
Posts: 4
Default

Anticipating !!! what's the difference then between despair and joy is U.S so called allies killing so many of our soldiers in so called friendly fire, time and time again and it seems that there is a lot of joy by all involved, they must be heavily on what is on Anticipations picture E's drugged up to there eyeballs and high as kites, the same can be said for Anticipations so called knowledge of music, Fxxk All if the truth be known, it seems he also gets a buzz off of slagging off female members of MB, you're a retard and I know this means a lot in the states a Son of a Bitch, You know about as about Disco,Funk & Soul as what the Americans know about shooting straight or is it done on purpose.............ByeBye Antisiconstipation !!!!!!!!!!
mickymusic69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 03:52 PM   #17 (permalink)
The Sexual Intellectual
 
Urban Hat€monger ?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Somewhere cooler than you
Posts: 18,473
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickymusic69 View Post
anticipating !!! What's the difference then between despair and joy is u.s so called allies killing so many of our soldiers in so called friendly fire, time and time again and it seems that there is a lot of joy by all involved, they must be heavily on what is on anticipations picture e's drugged up to there eyeballs and high as kites, the same can be said for anticipations so called knowledge of music, fxxk all if the truth be known, it seems he also gets a buzz off of slagging off female members of mb, you're a retard and i know this means a lot in the states a son of a bitch, you know about as about disco,funk & soul as what the americans know about shooting straight or is it done on purpose.............byebye antisiconstipation !!!!!!!!!!
wtf?
__________________



Urb's RYM Stuff

Most people sell their soul to the devil, but the devil sells his soul to Nick Cave.
Urban Hat€monger ? is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 03:57 PM   #18 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Scots_ML's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 63
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Hatemonger View Post
wtf?
Believe it or not that was written by someone whose first language is English.
__________________
I live the life of a happy man. I just hope he doesn't wan't it back.
Scots_ML is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 11:09 AM   #19 (permalink)
.
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 4,586
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mickymusic69 View Post
Anticipating !!! what's the difference then between despair and joy is U.S so called allies killing so many of our soldiers in so called friendly fire, time and time again and it seems that there is a lot of joy by all involved, they must be heavily on what is on Anticipations picture E's drugged up to there eyeballs and high as kites, the same can be said for Anticipations so called knowledge of music, Fxxk All if the truth be known, it seems he also gets a buzz off of slagging off female members of MB, you're a retard and I know this means a lot in the states a Son of a Bitch, You know about as about Disco,Funk & Soul as what the Americans know about shooting straight or is it done on purpose.............ByeBye Antisiconstipation !!!!!!!!!!
Well it looks like somebody has been experimenting with substances...
someonecompletelyrandom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 04:35 PM   #20 (permalink)
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 765
Send a message via AIM to TumorAttitude
Default

Disco is basically all candy no substance. Its music written with little or no emotion, with the intention to be a hit. Funk is much more pungent.
TumorAttitude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2016 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.