Eurobeat, as the name implies, is a music genre from Europe. It is a descendant of 80s italo disco (a.k.a. 80s Eurodisco). In the USA, it was sometimes marketed as Hi-NRG. In Japan, the term "Eurobeat" refers to a type of music that spun off from "Hyper techno," hardcore/rave/techno played at an extremely fast tempo. It was popular in dance clubs in the late 1990's, and was associated with the Parapara dance style.