While attempting to better my understanding of the roots of electronic dance-able popular (as opposed to classical or experimental) music, I found out that most of its influences come from disco and grew throughout the 70s across Europe into dance. It made me want to know what disco track, album, artist, club or label was instrumental in the transition. Could you name some space-disco or italo-disco (for example) titles that were really influential?
The same way that Chic's "Good times" was very influential in Hip Hop for instance, which tracks "pioneered" or transitioned into electro.
Or to put it this way, in which disco tracks can I hear the most similarities with more modern electronic music?
(Of course, to lift the question beyond mere opinion, please include information about supporting evidence about the influence the title had, e.g. "23 other pieces used samples from this one", "this title was the first piece with synthesizer to make it to the top of the chart in...", "so-and-so in his book An Oral History of Synthpop quotes John Doe the European vice president of sales for Moog as saying 'Immediately after this track came out, the instruments flew off the shelves...'")