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"Techno-punk" redirects here. Dance-punk_sentence_0

It is not to be confused with electropunk. Dance-punk_sentence_1


Other namesDance-punk_header_cell_0_1_0 Dance-punk_cell_0_1_1
Stylistic originsDance-punk_header_cell_0_2_0 Dance-punk_cell_0_2_1
Cultural originsDance-punk_header_cell_0_3_0 Late 1970s, United States (Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City) and London, EnglandDance-punk_cell_0_3_1
Derivative formsDance-punk_header_cell_0_4_0 Dance-punk_cell_0_4_1
Other topicsDance-punk_header_cell_0_5_0

Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk, punk-funk or techno-punk) is a post-punk genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-disco and new wave movements. Dance-punk_sentence_2

Predecessors Dance-punk_section_0

Many groups in the post-punk era adopted a more danceable style. Dance-punk_sentence_3

These bands were influenced by funk, disco, new wave, and other dance music popular at the time (as well as being anticipated by some artists from 1970s including Sparks and Iggy Pop). Dance-punk_sentence_4

Influential bands from the 1980s included Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., New Order, Gang of Four, the Higsons, the Pop Group, Maximum Joy, The Brainiacs, Big Boys, Minutemen, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dance-punk_sentence_5

New York City dance-punk included Defunkt, Material, James Chance and the Contortions, Cristina Monet, Bush Tetras, ESG, and Liquid Liquid. Dance-punk_sentence_6

German punk singer Nina Hagen had an underground dance hit in 1983 with "New York / N.Y.", which mixed her searing punk (and opera) vocals with disco beats. Dance-punk_sentence_7

Contemporary dance-punk Dance-punk_section_1

Dance-punk was revived among some bands of the garage rock/post-punk revival in the early years of the new millennium, particularly acts such as LCD Soundsystem, Clinic, Death from Above, Liars, Franz Ferdinand, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party, You Say Party, the Faint, the Rapture, Shout Out Out Out Out, and Radio 4, joined by dance-oriented acts who adopted rock sounds such as Out Hud, or Californian acts like !!! Dance-punk_sentence_8

and Moving Units. Dance-punk_sentence_9

In the early 2000s Washington, D.C. had a popular and notable punk-funk scene, inspired by Fugazi, post-punk, and go-go acts like Trouble Funk and Rare Essence, including bands like Q and Not U, Black Eyes, and Baltimore's Oxes, Double Dagger, and Dope Body. Dance-punk_sentence_10

In Britain the combination of indie with dance-punk was dubbed new rave in publicity for Klaxons and the term was picked up and applied by the NME to bands including Trash Fashion, New Young Pony Club, Hadouken! Dance-punk_sentence_11 , Late of the Pier, Test Icicles, and Shitdisco forming a scene with a similar visual aesthetic to earlier raves. Dance-punk_sentence_12

See also Dance-punk_section_2


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