Disco/Edits

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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Ron Basejam delivers the slightly weird but highly danceable goods on “Music People”

Part-Italo, part-disco, all-fun: "Music People" from Phonica White is another great and unique Ron Basejam EP.

Mark Fleischman, ex-owner of Studio 54, has died today

Former club owner and author Mark Fleischman chose to end his life by assisted suicide in Switzerland.
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NYC House: Louie Vega on the making of Expansions in the NYC

Described as a love letter to New York, Louie Vega's Expansions in the NYC was made with the intent to "pass on some history and hold a space for the new."

Dodo Records launches with straight fire on Love Me Love Me

Patchouli Brothers deliver two edits from the ultra rare Mary Mundy tracks "Love Me Love Me" and "Love Is Gone."
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Dave Lee drops “Starlight” – his new track with Omar

Showered in neo-soul, "Starlight" hangs on a gorgeous hook, a chorus that elevates a mid-tempo track into a soul-with-strings tour de force.

Giorgio Moroder is working on a new video game soundtrack

Vengeance Is Mine from 110 Industries features the iconic producer collaborating on the game's theme song.
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OPOLOPO sacks the Local Talk vault like a Vandal on “Tweaks”

OPOLOPO's Tweaks are referential without getting reverential - exactly what you'd want when a label that is constantly looking forward throws a glance back to its past.
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#JACKED – Inside the New 5 Mag

Demuir beats the beat thieves, a legendary Garage white label, the making of a Frankie Knuckles tribute and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag.
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Alex Gibney to produce new documentary on Philadelphia International Records’ disco groove

The Sound of Philadelphia documentary will shine a spotlight on the disco soul outfit lead by the legendary Gamble & Huff & Bell.
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The Secret DJ has a new book: Tales From The Booth

The mysterious author and veteran DJ's third title will be released this Friday from Velocity Press.
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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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Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve