Disco / Cosmic:
Disco / Cosmic the terms Afro, Cosmic Disco, the Disco / Cosmic sound, free style, and combinations thereof (Disco / Cosmic Afro, Afro/Cosmic Afro-Freestyle, etc., as well as Afro-Funky are used somewhat interchangeably to describe various forms of synthesizer-heavy and/or African-influenced dance music and methods of Deejay that were originally developed and promoted by a small number of DJs in certain discothèques of Northern Italy from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s. The Disco / Cosmic music genre and mixing style shares some history with Italo disco. The terms slow-motion disco and Elettronica Meccanica are also associated with the genre. Italian DJs Beppe Loda and Daniele Baldelli both independently claim to have invented the genre and mixing style.