Dance music of the 1980s made use of electronic instruments such as synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines. These instruments are an essential part of garage music. The direction of garage music was primarily influenced by the New York-based discothèque Paradise Garage where the influential DJ Larry Levan played records.
According to Blues & Soul, garage music started with the early records of Visual, i.e. "The Music Got Me" in 1983 and the material of The Peech Boys.
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