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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...

Remembering Sugarfoot: The Ohio Players’ Frontman Passes Away at Age 69

And so we read the sad news this morning that Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the Ohio Players who inspired three generations of House, Hip Hop and Soul musicians, passed away over the weekend....

Foundations’ Essential Guide to Disco Mixers

DEL's Foundations on the rise and fall of the quintessential vehicle for '70s dance music - the disco mixer.
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Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.

Tribute to Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway passed away last night at the age of 64, and it's just not possible to overstate how devastating this loss is. If Loleatta was the First Lady of Disco, it was by...
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Soul Clap Edit of Benjamin Ball’s I Just Keep Dancing on Wax

Soul Clap's choice remix from the South African '80s synth-disco project Boogie Breakdown gets served up.

#ListenUp Disco Heat from Louie Vega, Rochelle Fleming & Barbara Tucker

NYC Disco is in full effect with a staggering remix package of the Stevie Wonder-penned Love Having You Around, out now on Nervous.
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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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A Tom Moulton Interview

There isn't much I can tell you about Tom Moulton that you don't know already. Tom made modern DJing possible, though he's never been one. He was probably the most indispensable person in terms...

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...
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Kyle Kim: Lean On Me

With remixes from Richard Earnshaw and Luyo, Double Cheese sexes up the darling Lean On Me from Kyle Kim.

Donnell Pitman Live: Universal Vibrations at Hideout April 15 2017

Legendary underground disco icon Donnell Pitman's first live performance in Chicago in more than 30 years.

Louie Vega Nets Grammy Nomination for Second Straight Year

Louie Vega's second straight Grammy nomination comes for the unearthed Loleatta Holloway song "Can't Let You Go."

“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.
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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.
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The Essential TK Disco Playlist

Peter Brown, Kat Mandu, Gino Soccio and Ralph McDonald join Anita Ward and KC and the Sunshine Band in DEL's essential TK Disco Playlist, compiled by DEL for Foundations. Related: Foundations: TK Disco: Ray Caviano...

Mr. Mendel: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++005

Mr. Mendel takes over A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature mix and interview series. "I know in Chicago it’s like cussing in the church," Mr. Mendel says, "but I sometimes tell beginning DJs that...

Al Kent: Disco Love

Scotland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of Disco music. But just as surely as it spawned the inventors of hypnosis, deep-fried Mars bars and television, old...

Danny Krivit Celebrates 45 Years of DJing with 45s

The Funkanova/Sex split is the latest 7 inch of disco edits from Danny Krivit on Most Excellent Unlimited.
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Salsoul Re-Edits Series One: Dimitri From Paris

Must-have disco edits from Dimitri From Paris in a few Salsoul specials leaking out of Record Store Day shops.

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Timmy Regisford and Soul Clap mixes, Bonobo on Outlier, A Man Called Adam, Toy Tonics, James "Jack Rabbit" Martin and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag. Members Only.

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