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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.)

TK Disco

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...

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...

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.
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.

#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.
Vincent Montana Jr

Remembering Vincent Montana Jr.

The death of a memorable and influential person is always a cause for us to be saddened. Often, we pause to reflect what was. Sometimes, it brings forth a regret. All of these are...

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.
Jamie 326

Jamie 3:26: The 5 Magazine Interview

Maybe the hardest working DJ in the scene, Jamie 3:26 is one of Chicago's true House Music soldiers. And thanks to the success of his original recordings, edits, remixes and a spinning style known...

The Pretenders: Just Be Yourself (KON Remix)

DJ Kon parlays his mysterious soul connections to remix The Pretenders' classic "Just Be Yourself."

KORT – A 5 Mag Mix vol 61

Tropical Velvet's DJ KORT takes over for the 61st volume of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature DJ mix series.

“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.

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."

Francisco & Cosmo: Lineabeat Vol 3

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

#ListenUp Jamie 3:26 Drops a Sweet Stomping Remix of Calendar

Jamie 3:26's highly desired edit of Calendar's Comin' On Strong is reissued - and then the reissue is reissued - on BBE from the A Taste of Chicago sampler.

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...

Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

New mix from Chicago DJ Cranberry & Vodka, recorded live at Remedy at East Room in Chicago.
jellybean

Jellybean Benitez on the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Disco

August 2012 marks one year since the notorious Studio 54 re-opened its doors, this time as 24/7 Disco station on Sirius-XM satellite radio. To mark the occasion, we spoke with Studio 54 Executive Producer...
tom moulton

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...
al and the kidd

Massive Unreleased Heat from the Carl Maxx Kidd Archives

"We Like To Party" by Al & The Kidd is just the first of several records from the late Washington, DC legend's archives of funky Go-Go and Soul.
video

Funk & Disco Icon Harvey Scales Has Died

Scales' 60 year career spanned doo-wop to disco, including co-writing DISCO LADY for Johnnie Taylor - the first platinum single ever.

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Chicago nightlife legend Dave Medusa has died

Dave Medusa, of the most influential promoters in the history of electronic music and Chicago music in general has passed away of natural causes.

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