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Disco is the precursor to House Music which reached its peak in the United States in the 1970s and early 1980s. Disco is characterized by a fusion of funk, soul, R&B and pop music. (We also include Disco Edits in this category.)

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Soul Train’s Don Cornelius honored by Chicago TV industry body

Legendary Chicago impresario Don Cornelius of Soul Train to be inducted by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago chapter.
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Dave Lee reworks disco classic “Shake It Up Tonight”

Dave Lee and Prospect Park revamps the 1981 Cheryl Lynn classic "Shake It Up Tonight."
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Crooked Man remixes Amy Douglas & Joe Goddard’s “Dangerous”

"Dangerous" from Amy Douglas and Joe Goddard's HARD FEELINGS project gets mixed up by Crooked Man.
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Dam Swindle: Nod to the Classic

Dam Swindle teardown their remixes of Gino Soccio, First Choice, Double Exposure and more from their two volume set of Salsoul remixes.
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Soul Clap: The Mission

Soul Clap is on a mission to transform the planet. Their latest album WTF, or World Transformation Force, is a wake-up call for action.
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Ralph Session & Carla Prather on “You Know You Want To Get Up”

Oliver Dollar & Jason Hodges on the remix of this NYC disco-inspired tune.
5 Mag Issue 192 with Solomun, photo by Chino Moro

#MadeWithLove

Inside the new issue of 5 Mag with Solomun, Andrew Emil, Ultra Naté, Dam Swindle and more.
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Review: Emmaculate drops 7 minutes of “Cosmic Funk”

A packaged goods funk party from Chicago's Emmaculate featuring live drums, bass, keys and organ on Red Night Recordings.
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Dr. Packer remixes the Z Records classic “Love Fantasy”

Fantasy tracks: A sneak peek from Dr. Packer's forthcoming Operation Disco LP tackles the 1992 Z Records classic "Love Fantasy."
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Djoon, the Paris club that so often supports us, needs our support

Help one of the outposts of quality underground dance music re-open: Paris club Djoon is approaching a do-or-die fundraising goal.
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Hear the earliest ever recordings from a proto-Chic on Robert Cotter’s Missing You

Released on just a handful of copies by a scam label, Missing You features the first recordings of the Big Apple Band, which would become Chic.
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Review: Promo vol 3 from Robot84

Four cuts on vinyl from the mysterious funk android Robot84.
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Andrew Emil releases 34 track remix collection

New comp from S&S Records showcases Chicago producer Andrew Emil's remix work for the Steve "Silk" Hurley and DJ Skip-owned label's back catalog.

AOTN drop new edit of Mary Love Comer’s “Come Out of The Sandbox”

New edit of Mary Love Comer's "Come Out of The Sandbox" the Athens of the North house band East Coast Love Affair, with an original deep house track on the flip.
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Love Notes: John Morales Remixes Teena Marie on “Love Songs & Funky Beats”

"Teena Marie was the total package..." John Morales crafts a love note to the vocalist and the music she left behind on Love Songs & Funky Beats, out now from BBE Music.
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Vinyl Only boogie grooves from Yse Saint Laur’Ant on “Today”

Ant Plate of Rhythm Plate exercises their boogie muscles as Yse Saint Laur'Ant's on "Today" from Vinyl Only records.
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S E L E C T Playlist: Mark Wilkinson’s Life Remixed

Recovery playlist from former Ministry of Sound resident DJ Mark Wilkinson and his inspiring story.
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The Chicago Boogie Volume 2 is studded with rare grooves

This is second chapter of a secret history of Chicago's music scene, as told by two of its most tireless excavators for Star Creature.
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Amy Douglas is a singer, songwriter & professional bad influence

"Without singing, there is no me. I have no purpose, beyond singing and songwriting." Harold Heath profiles the powerhouse of talent that is Amy Douglas.
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Love is still the message: more 7″ edits from Danny Krivit

Mr. K's mixes of "Love Is The Message" and "I Can't Turn Around" is another up from the best edit series going today, on Most Excellent Unlimited.

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This Is Brian Jackson

Best known for his revolutionary collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson is one of the most influential musicians in the history of pop. This is how he found new inspiration.

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