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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.)

Andrea True

Andrea True’s More, More, More is a Tom Moulton Masterclass in the Art of...

The story of Andrea True's "More More More" is a story of mob hitmen, Deep Throat and one of the most effective disco remixes Tom Moulton ever made.

#ListenUp Detroit’s Filthiest Celebrates 20 Years of Motor City Electro Co.

Motor City Electro Company is celebrating its 20th anniversary - and what a fitful two decades it's been. "Celebration" features Megan Shackell on vocals - disco house to bang the box.

Art Of Tones: Unbalanced

Art Of Tones shows a mastery of modern roots as his LP UNBALANCED is filled with a riot of colors and sounds.
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#ListenUp Disco Fire from ESCORT for New Album City Life

New video, new single, new album, new tour - "City Life" from Escort, America's favorite live disco band.

Faze Action: Brother To Brother

The music of Faze Action has soundtracked parties and club nights since 1996. Harold Heath meets up maestros Robin and Simon Lee for a classic 5 Mag interview.
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Funk & Disco Icon Harvey Scales Has Died

Scales' 60 year career spanned doo-wop to disco, including co-writing DISCO LADY for Johnnie Taylor - the first platinum single ever.

Athens of The North Reissues Funk Gold from People’s Pleasure

Do You Hear Me Talking To You? by People's Pleasure with Alive and Well is from the same group that made 7" magic as Everyday People.
Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

Harold Heath on Ron Basejam, alter ego of James Baron, co-founder of Crazy P and producer of "a certain brand of detailed, pristinely produced disco-tech music."

Big sexy music of the ’70s from Enrique Lynch

Amazing reissue of Afro/Disco/Soul rarity African Bump by Enrique Lynch y Su Conjunto on Matasuna.

Is the Vinyl Bubble About to Pop?

The vinyl boom may be about to crash, but it never had much to do with dance music anyway. Boomer Rock makes up most of vinyl growth and it always has.

Discograph: Lumberjacks In Hell

Lumberjacks In Hell is, without exception, one of my top 5 labels. A profile of their history and aesthetic with founder Marcel Vogel.

Disco Nirvana: Six Edits with Nick The Record

Welcome to the world of rare record dealer, esteemed DJ and producer, font of knowledge and the man responsible for some of the finest disco re-edits of the last twenty years, Nick the Record.
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.

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SELECT – Six Records with Detroit’s Filthiest

Motor City Electro Company's 20 year anniversary marked by 6 records, selected and with the stories behind them by Detroit's Filthiest.

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