Punks mostly interact with one another in their local area, forming a local punk scene. In dozens of countries worldwide, almost all major cities, many medium-sized cities, and a few small towns have such scenes. Several local punk scenes with close ties to one another form a regional scene. The worldwide punk community may sometimes be called the punk scene .
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In the early 1980s, Downtown Manhattan's no wave scene transitioned from its abrasive origins into a more dance-oriented sound, with compilations such as ZE Records ' Mutant Disco (1981) highlighting a newly playful sensibility borne out of the city's clash of hip hop , disco and punk styles, as well as dub reggae and world music influences.  Artists such as ESG , Liquid Liquid , the B-52s , Cristina , Arthur Russell , James White and the Blacks and Lizzy Mercier Descloux pursued a formula described by Luc Sante as "anything at all + disco bottom".  Other no wave-indebted artists such as Swans , Glenn Branca , the Lounge Lizards , Bush Tetras and Sonic Youth instead continued exploring the early scene's forays into noise and more abrasive territory. 
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