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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.)

Boogie Nite

Boogie Nite: Do Your Thang

If you ever wondered how a city like Chicago stays relevant in the dance music scene for 35 years, it's thanks to people like Boogie Nite - a DJ who makes records with the ear of a musician and the honesty of a craftsman.

Dr. Packer: The Doctor is in the House

Harold Heath meets Greg Packer, aka Dr. Packer, a former drum & bass producer who switched to his first love, soul and disco, and hasn't looked back.

500 Edits: Danny Krivit & the Birth of Re-Edit Culture

How it all began with one bad edit and an engineer wasting everyone's time: Harold Heath meets Danny Krivit for our disco issue cover story.

Joey Negro Selects Disco Classics and Rarities on Remixed With Love Vol 3

Another gorgeous collection of disco classics and rarities on the third installment of Joey Negro's Z Records Remixed With Love series.
Linda Clifford

Shining Star: The Impossible, Wonderful Life of Linda Clifford

DJ- and producer-centered culture often overlooks the role of the amazing men and women who gave voice to disco. We do not. Lauren Krieger talks to one of the tireless, talented First Ladies of Disco, Lady Linda Clifford.

For Discos Only Collects the Disco Swerve of Sylvester, Fantasy & Vanguard

Backed by some 5,000 words of liner notes by Bill Brewster, For Discos Only documents when venerable jazz and counterculture labels Fantasy Records and New York's Vanguard "went disco."

DC LaRue: Do You Want The Real Thing?

Bruce Tantum in search of the artist behind disco classics like "Cathedrals" and "Do You Want The Real Thing?", the story of his lost masters and how he brought them to Joey Negro for the amazing record Resurrection.

Tom Moulton & Dimitri from Paris Remix “The Way You Love Me” from Ron...

Glitterbox drops two searing remixes by Dimitri from Paris and disco legend Tom Moulton of the 2006 track Ron Hall & The Muthafunkaz track "The Way You Love Me" featuring Marc Evans.

Disco Legend Linda Clifford to Reissue Four Classic Albums

Blixa Sounds will be reissuing four classic LPs from disco and soul icon Linda Clifford from Curtis Mayfield's Curtom label, including I'm Yours, Here's My Love, Let Me Be Your Woman and If My Friends Could See Me Now.

Joey Negro: Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2

Joey Negro compiles the best Brit Funk tracks for Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2, the UK's finest underground Soul Jazz-Funk and Disco.
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Watch: New Documentary on “The Disco King of Skokie”

New film The Disco King of Skokie sheds new light on Carey Weiman and Chicago's '70s disco scene through House Music to EDM.

TK Disco Re-Edited Vol 1

Dimitri from Paris, Todd Terje, KON, Danny Krivit and Late Nite Tuff Guy bang on a double vinyl issue of TK Disco's burning disco heat.

Louie Vega’s NYC DISCO is a New Classic

When I heard Louie's confirmation that he was indeed going to release a disco album, I knew it would be good. Everyone did. But the usual pre-release hype aside, NYC Disco is a new classic.

Best Record Italy Found an Unreleased Edit of Klein & MBO’s The Theme

Klein + MBO was Chicago House before there was Chicago House. Best Record is reissuing The MBO Theme with an instrumental edit previously only heard on quarter inch tape.

Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

New mix from Chicago DJ Cranberry & Vodka, recorded live at Remedy at East Room in Chicago.

KORT – A 5 Mag Mix vol 61

Tropical Velvet's DJ KORT takes over for the 61st volume of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature DJ mix series.

“Ghetto Disco” Is the Quintessential TK Disco Song

A former blues singer named Ted Taylor brings all the soul and pathos of a modern day electric troubadour to the disco smash GHETTO DISCO, just reissued from TK Disco.

#ListenUp Jamie 3:26 Drops a Sweet Stomping Remix of Calendar

Jamie 3:26's highly desired edit of Calendar's Comin' On Strong is reissued - and then the reissue is reissued - on BBE from the A Taste of Chicago sampler.

Exclusive: Dive Into Bruno Belissimo’s ITALA Mixtape

Take a glorious tour from space disco to the great beyond with Bruno Belissimo on a new mixtape in support of his new LP Ghetto Falsetto.

Over and Over, And Why Every Disco Artist Just Looks a Little Shabby Compared...

Sylvester is a livewire downed in the middle of the street, still trembling with lethal energy some thirty years (is it really?) since he left us. KON does the tracks justice on Over and Over on his KONTEMPORARY label.

MUST READ!

The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

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