Euro-Dance / 欧洲舞曲

  欧洲舞曲指的是80年代和90年代期间,在欧洲大陆上诞生的一种特别的俱乐部音乐或是舞曲风格。它通常是由迪斯科、hi-NRG和house music所引出的,完全是在录音室里的合成器和电子鼓中演奏而成。制作人比起歌手来对于音乐成品更有责任感。和欧洲流行(Euro-Pop)类似,欧洲舞曲音乐常常简单、轻柔、琅琅上口,带着轻松和反复的歌词,对于将不同语言的听者来说,不需要过多的诠释。欧洲舞曲和欧洲流行最大的不同是前者主要针对舞蹈俱乐部,后者通常由舞曲引出,它没有必要或者说它不经常和舞蹈俱乐部的演出剧目表相一致。很多欧洲舞曲艺术家们热衷于对热门单曲的加工,对于他们,发行专辑是后来的事了。

Euro-Dance refers to a specific style of club/dance music produced on the European continent during the '80s and '90s. Euro-Dance is generally informed by disco, hi-NRG, and house music, and performed entirely in the recording studio on synthesizers and drum machines; the producers are much more responsible for the finished product than the singers. Like its close relative Euro-Pop, it's usually simple, lightweight, and catchy, with fluffy, repetitive lyrics that don't require much translation among listeners who speak different languages. The main difference between Euro-Dance and Euro-Pop is the exclusive and pronounced dance-club orientation of the former; while Euro-Pop is frequently informed by dance music, it doesn't have to be, and when it is, it doesn't always fit into dance-club playlists. Most Euro-Dance artists concentrate on crafting hit singles, with album releases almost an afterthought.