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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.)

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.
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.

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.

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.
John Morales

Soul Survivor: The Life and Times of John Morales

There hasn't yet been a history book written about John Morales. There will be. The legend of disco pioneer and mix savant John Morales
karizma

Karizma’s “Work It Out” Stars in New Google Chromebook Ad

Watch the new 60 second spot featuring the Karizma gospel house smash from Lumberjacks In Hell.
joey negro

Produced With Love: The Joey Negro Interview

The legendary producer on his first album in 20 years - and why sampling is becoming a dead end.
frankie knucklesvideo

Watch Frankie Knuckles’ Full Uncut Interview with Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano posts the uncut 34 minute interview with Frankie Knuckles from his documentary Love Is The Message.

Eli Escobar: The 5 Magazine Profile

Who is Eli Escobar and why are people saying such wonderful things about his records? 5 Magazine's cover story with the NYC DJ/producer.

David Mancuso Has Passed Away

David Mancuso, founder of The Loft and the very notion of the underground dance music party, has passed away, 5 Magazine can confirm.
tim zawada

Tim Zawada: The 312 Mix Vol 19

5 Magazine's Chicago-centric podcast series features half (Side A!) of a new cassette tape mix and interview from our town's Tim Zawada (Tugboat Edits, Star Creature).
Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano: Conversations with 5 Magazine

Credited with founding the very first disco, Nicky Siano talks to 5 Magazine about why the term disco sucks and what makes a good DJ.
voyage

Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

12 essential tracks from VOYAGE, four French Eurodisco heroes that ruled the discotheque.

Disco Refugees: Dan Hartman, Loleatta Holloway and the Day After Disco Died

It was supposed to be the deal of the century, and in retrospect - if you count art rather than commerce - it was. It was a project bringing together the most talented songwriter...

Reflections on Frankie Knuckles

Symbolically and appropriately, 5 Magazine, a Chicago publication (in origin and spirit), was and is intricately tied to Frankie Knuckles. Without pause, Frankie Knuckles not only lived the "roots of modern dance" - he personified...

Boogie Wonderland: The Genius of Earth, Wind and Fire

Editor's Note: Originally published in October 2012, we pulled this out of the archives in honor of the late Maurice White. RIP. They produced the first album I ever bought (Cameo's "Rigor Mortis" was my...

Joey Negro: What The Future Looks Like

EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME that guessing the future of anything is pretty much impossible; at best you might get it half right. If you'd asked me in 2005 where dance music would be in...

Straight Outta South Central LA: It’s a WAR

Conflict is loved by few, disliked by most, and needed at times. Musically, conflict can be defined as a fusion of genres, a cacophony of sounds, key or tempo changes, and even actual conflict...

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Anna Tur: Live from Ibiza

Lauren Krieger takes us to the Balearic Islands and finds Anna Tur practicing her craft, as a DJ, producer, owner of Illusion Music and managing director of Ibiza Global Radio TV.

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