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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.)

Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams Collaborate for Barely Breaking Even

The Unviersal Robot Band's classic "Barely Breaking Even" finds new life in the hands of Louie Vega for BBE Music's 500th release.
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Isla Fantasia: Live Tropical Disco Grooves from Kokoro Disco-San

Island disco dance funk uncovered by Rocafort Records, Kokoro Disco-San is a trio of live musicians that play like a viciously tight unit.

#ListenUp Two Lost Arthur Baker Tracks Resurrected on REACHIN’

Found on 1/4" tape, Hifi Sean and Yam Who edit them and nothing can touch Arthur Baker and Minnie Gardner's "Reachin'" and "Good Good Lovin'."
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Smartbar Announces a Special Guest DJ and it’s CERRONE

The disco music legend CERRONE will be dropping in for a Wednesday afternoon with the Queen! DJs.

Huge Archive of Lost Philly Sound Funk & Disco Recordings Found

An abandoned storage locker held thousands of Sigma Sound Studio tapes, now being preserved and restored by Drexel University in Philadelphia.

The Man with the Greatest Record Collection, Winston, Mixes Under The Influence 7

Z Records raids Winston's record vault for the new Under the Influence - a compilation made with the heart of an artist and the love of the disciple.

#ListenUp Strut to Release “Definitive” Patrice Rushen Retrospective

Remastered from original tapes, Strut's "You Remind Me" covers material from jazz, soul & disco singer Patrice Rushen's bountiful 1978 to 1984 Elektra recordings.
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Lost John Morales Remixes of Marvin Gaye’s FUNK ME

Disco master John Morales' previously unreleased remixes surface on a DJ Spinna mix some 15 years after they were made and for what would have been the 85th birthday of Marvin Gaye.
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Exclusive DJ Meme One Hour Disco Mix

The latest 5 Mag Mix from Brazilian disco legend DJ Meme - a one hour disco (and some house) set exclusive for 5 Mag.

#ListenUp Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca’s New Disco Jams

Dimitri from Paris and Italian supremo DJ Rocca team up for one of the rousing dancefloor anthems of the summer.

#ListenUp Bad Ass Disco Bomb YOU’VE CHANGED from XXXY & Super Tuff

"You've Changed" is a disco bomb liable to flatten a room from the shockwaves. It's the lead from the new V/A from Brooklyn weirdos Super Tuff.
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#ListenUp – thatmanmonkz Burns Down The House on EASY STILL

Backed by the "basement-ready Wash Good," EASY STILL is a record that sells itself. Play it loud, play it often, play it before everyone else catches up and runs it into the ground.
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.
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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."

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Remembering Legendary Vocalist Michael Procter

The voice of definitive house music classics "Deliver Me" and "Love Don't Live" has passed away.
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