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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.)

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...
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Quincy Jones, the Genius

This installment of FOUNDATIONS is focused on a media genius. Quincy Jones has not only left an indelible mark on music but, also on TV and film, as an author, and with countless humanitarian...
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Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

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

NYC Is Saying Goodbye to David Mancuso

A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend in Tompkins Square Park in East Village, Manhattan.
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West End Edits: Medlar

The West End Edits series features four disco and funk tracks edited by Medlar.
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The Radio Station Behind Disco Demolition Night Turns into Christian Station

WLUP took part in the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in 1979. Now they're turning into a Christian broadcasting station.

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.

Rare Footage Surfaces of the Last Days of the Paradise Garage

An incredible, nearly two full hour video has surfaced online, purportedly from the closing week (August 22nd and 27th, 1987) of the Paradise Garage, one of the handful of classic coordinates of the earth...

FREAK OUT: Music Inspired by Chic, by Joey Negro

My Foundations column in 5 Magazine is all about the roots of the modern dance floor. One of the torchbearers of threading the foundations of music into the sounds of today is Dave Lee....

Boris Midney: Companion

It's rare that any recording tugs my heartstrings in so many directions. Companion is an ensemble group brought together by Soviet-born Jazz composer Boris Midney in 1981, featuring Charmaine on vocals. He is behind...

Matthew Kyle’s In The Woods

Matthew Kyle and his downtempo disco machine.
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Alkalino’s Body & Soul Shines on V/A EP from Whiskey Disco

Alkalino's "Body & Soul" opens Bumpin' Soul and lifts the vibe to such a level it's gonna be hard to bring it back down again.
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#ListenUp John Morales Remixes Reel People’s Cover of Can’t Fake The Feeling

Disco lives on! Reel People cover "Can't Fake The Feeling" with Navasha Daya on vox & the legendary John Morales cutting tape.
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Hunee: The 5 Magazine Interview

In contrast to the sterile one hour sets that are a by-product of the computer age, Berlin-based DJ and producer Hunee is known for his adventurous, extended sets, dropping disco with techno, acid with...

Joey Negro: The 5 Magazine Interview

  There is definitely something surreal about talking music on the phone with someone you consider one of your absolute favorite producers in the world. Dave Lee, aka Joey Negro, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, Sessomatto,...

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...

Francisco & Cosmo: Lineabeat Vol 3

Throbbing, horny and a little gross, the third edition of the Lineabeats series is the best one yet.

Steve Fabus: New Mix Monday

There's something to be said for longevity in this business. I don't know if it's the ultimate proving ground for a DJ's sound, but it's certainly one criteria - it's hard to think of...
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Horse Meat Disco’s Meat Me Down The Disco

Stomp through the Z Records archives with a 32 track selection of disco remixes and rarities on Horse Meat Disco's Meat Me Down The Disco.

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.

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Dan Curtin on the cover and electronic music around the world with Ron Basejam (Crazy P), Anna Tur (Ibiza), Eddie Niguel (Singapore), Michael Donaldson & 8D Industries inside the latest issue of 5 Mag, out now.

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