Eurobeat is a high-energy, electronic dance music genre that originated in Italy in the late 1980s. It is characterized by a fast tempo, aggressive synth riffs, and catchy vocal melodies. It often features samples from classic disco and pop songs. Eurobeat has been heavily influenced by Italo Disco, Hi-NRG, and Eurodance music. Its popularity has grown throughout Europe and parts of Asia, with Eurobeat artists often appearing at festivals and clubs. The genre has also been featured in several video games, such as the iconic Dance Dance Revolution series.