That year, a young reporter named Klaus Quirini started to select and introduce records at the Scotch-Club in Aachen, West Germany.
By the following year the term was being used in the United States to describe that type of club, and a type of dancing in those clubs.
Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used for solo melodies, and lead guitar is less frequently used in disco than in rock.
Many disco songs use electronic synthesizers, particularly in the late 1970s.
Early songs with disco elements include "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (the Supremes, 1966), "Soul Makossa" (Manu Dibango, 1972), "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder (1972) Eddie Kendricks' "Keep on Truckin'" (1973) and "The Love I Lost" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (1973). Other influential DJs and remixers who helped to establish what became known as the "disco sound" included David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Shep Pettibone, Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, and Chicago-based Frankie Knuckles.