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Disco/Edits

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.)

Andre Hatchett

Andre Hatchett Interview

ANDRE HATCHETT IS my new party buddy. The first time I met him, he spun at my dance show at the HotHouse and blew everyone away. Fast forward three years later, I make it...
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Amy Douglas is a singer, songwriter & professional bad influence

"Without singing, there is no me. I have no purpose, beyond singing and songwriting." Harold Heath profiles the powerhouse of talent that is Amy Douglas.

#StayHomeDisco – DJs Under Lockdown

5 Mag is launching a new project to help hold our community together and feed our souls with good music. DJ sets every day, several times per day.

Ron Hardy Photographs: Back To The Music Box

Ron Hardy photos and pictures of the Music Box, the legendary nightclub in Chicago from the personal collection of Robert Williams.
Chosen Few Picnic Chicago

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2018 Dates, Lineup & Everything In One Place

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 8 2018. Full line-up and details inside.
No Fuss Records vol 3

No Fuss Vol 3 features Saison, Natasha Kitty Katt

Curated from the label's strong digital output, No Fuss Vol 3 shines a spotlight on deep house duo Saison and disco queen Natasha Kitty Katt.

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...
Snips Sunfire Edits

Razor & Cursor: Two Edits from Snips on “Sunfire”

Snips with a pair of 7" edits of some well-known classics on Barbershop.

“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.

Vega Records Uncovers Unreleased Loleatta Holloway

The new release, "Can't Let You Go" was completed before her passing in 2011.

NYC Is Saying Goodbye to David Mancuso

A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend in Tompkins Square Park in East Village, Manhattan.
Frankie Knuckles Frederick Dunson

For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

What is the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and what does it do? We find out with Executive Director Frederick Dunson about preserving Frankie Knuckles' legacy and real House Music.
thatmanmonkz

#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.
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S E L E C T Playlist: Mark Wilkinson’s Life Remixed

Recovery playlist from former Ministry of Sound resident DJ Mark Wilkinson and his inspiring story.

Love Is Still The Message: The Gallery 1977 on DVD

We have a lot of retrospectives, a lot of interviews, a lot of tributes and talismans of respect paid forward but not so many primary documents of the underground disco scene at its peak...
George Duke

The Essential George Duke Playlist

Crazy P, Daft Punk, Cajmere, Stanley Clarke and Michael Jackson make an appearance in DEL's Essential George Duke Playlist, compiled for his column Foundations. Related: Foundations: George Duke: Master of the Game   I Want You For...
Sylvester

The Essential Sylvester Playlist

Dimitri from Paris, Kon, Theo Parrish and more make an appearance in the essential Sylvester playlist, compiled by DEL for his Foundations column. Related: Foundations: Sylvester Fabuloso!   You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) ('78; #1 Dance-Disco/#20 R&B...

#ListenUp: Detroit’s Filthiest Shake Your Booty Is an Assquake

The latest cut in a string of hits from Detroit's Filthiest is a straight-up love poem to Maggot Brain-era Funkadelic.
Ron Basejam, photo by Ric Kelly

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."
Sylvester

Sylvester Fabuloso!

I recently did a lecture and DJ'd a party for Brian Cassidy's Cave Cast series where I discussed some of the foundations of philaDELphia music. During the podcast, I mentioned the impact that AIDS had...

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Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

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