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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.)

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Joey Negro: Produced With Love (Review)

Joey Negro's first record (under that name) in 20 years is packed so tight with soul it's bursting with it.
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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

Ostinato's latest compilation profiles the world of electronic music developed by immigrants from Cape Verde and its influence on the wider European music scene.
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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).
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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.

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.
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Dayton: The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons Mix)

An edit from Chicago's Jon Iler and John Simmons brings long lost funk band Dayton back into the spotlight. Dayton - The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons' Sound Of Chicago Mix) Not On...

The Pretenders: Just Be Yourself (KON Remix)

DJ Kon parlays his mysterious soul connections to remix The Pretenders' classic "Just Be Yourself."
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Joey Negro’s 2008 Dub Mighty Bloody Real (Free Download)

Way ahead of it's time, Better Days Records featured some of the most beautiful and most versatile bootleg disco edits in the world. Better Days also published some of the most hilarious tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms...

Ten Years Ago This Website Saved My Life

If you didn't live it, you read about it, heard about and learned about it. Or you're lying about it. These are facts: the amount of people who claim today that they were "at the...
DJ Rush

DJ Rush: Classic House & Disco Mix 1990

Peering back across three decades of tape hiss and magnetic smut to find DJ Rush bangin' tracks in 1990.

Vincent Montana, Jr., Pioneer of the Philadelphia Sound, Passed Away Today

We first heard it from a Facebook post from Jellybean, and it looks like the news is true. Vincent Montana Jr, a producer, arranger, conductor, musician, founder of the Disco era Salsoul Orchestra and...

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...

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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Dan Shake’s On A Plane!

More spit-shined disco vibes from Lumberjacks In Hell via Dan Shake and the comedic genius we're now gonna call "Magic Marcel."

SanFranDisko Edits Stephanie Mills & The Weather Girls

Supreme slow jams edited by veteran rumprouser Paul Goodyear from SoundCloud and HearThis.at.

#ListenUp: Faze Action Taps a Motherlode of Disco Gems for Under The Influence 6

Listen to the ultra-rare Oscar Perry disco groover Body Movements from Under the Influence Vol 6, compiled by Faze Action and slated for a May release from Joey Negro's Z Records.

“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.

Carolyn Harding: Movin On

Long Island native Carolyn Harding returns with a re-working of her 1987 hit, "Moving On". Originally produced by Winston Jones, this collage of notable producers includes five action-packed remixed versions that will provide solidarity...
Kyle Kim Lean on Me

Kyle Kim: Lean On Me

With remixes from Richard Earnshaw and Luyo, Double Cheese sexes up the darling Lean On Me from Kyle Kim.
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Joey Negro & Sean P’s Supafunkanova Vol 2

There was a moment in the documentary Muhammad And Larry, captured with the usual calm and steady cam the Maysles Brothers were known for, in which heavyweight champion Larry Holmes is driving his car...

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The Trials and Tribulations of Lonely C

His touch is on every aspect of the album: as a vocalist, programmer, arranger and instrumentalist. Lauren Krieger talks to Lonely C (aka Charlie from Soul Clap) on the recording of his debut solo album, Charles and Tribulations.

Dan Curtin: A Matter of Sound

Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

Ron Basejam: Disco Denizen

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