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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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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...
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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.

E. Live: Feelin Nervous

Bay Area funk warlock E. Live is casting lightning bolt spells at you on this Star Creature-affiliated 7" single.
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Louie Vega Remixes John Davis’ Monster Orchestra “Up Jumped The Devil”

Yet another classic Louie Vega disco remix.

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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It’s Louie Vega’s Turn to remix Bourgie’, Bourgie’

After Joe Claussell, Director's Cut and a billion others, Louie Vega takes on the disco classic Bourgie', Bourgie' on Nurvous.

EKO: Funky Disco Music

Rare African disco gets a reissue by the ever-classy Fly By Night imprint.

Louie Vega’s NYC DISCO is a New Classic

When I heard Louie's confirmation that he was indeed going to release a disco album, I knew it would be good. Everyone did. But the usual pre-release hype aside, NYC Disco is a new classic.
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#ListenUp Funked Up Disco on Doc Link’s Southside Boogie

Doc Link's "Southside Boogie" is a hunk of funked up disco, soul with strings and a manic bassline groove.
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Dimitri From Paris presents Salsoul Mastermix

A double pack of Salsoul classics edited by Dimitri from Paris, plus selections from Tom Moulton, Walter Gibbons, Frankie Knuckles and others.

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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Adesse Versions: Pulp Fusion

Adesse Versions' latest release "Pulp Fusion" is a hunk of low-key genius.

John Morales Remixes Disco Chick

Legendary remixer John Morales remixes Kiki Kyte's Disco Chick, out now from Sed Soul.

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: The Essential WAR Playlist

Straight out of South Central Los Angeles, WAR fused genres and delivered pointed messages about race, poverty and conflict over an uplifting groove. DEL selects 14 essentially tracks from WAR's storied career for the Essential...

Matthew Kyle: Exclusive Interview and Mix

Officially released on vinyl on in February, Matthew Kyle's Diner City Sound Volume 1 was a sensation for fans of disco. In fact, it was a sensation even before it was released. As the...

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.

#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.
Station H Podcast Episode 1

Station H Podcast Episode 1 – with Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw & Lee Bright

Host Will Sumsuch presents his Station H, the newest 5 Magazine podcast with special guests Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw and Lee Bright of BBE.
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#ListenUp Disco Fire from ESCORT for New Album City Life

New video, new single, new album, new tour - "City Life" from Escort, America's favorite live disco band.

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YouTuber Receives 400 Copyright Claims Before Lunch

A YouTube gamer named Mumbo Jumbo received 30 claims a minute from Warner Music Group's publishing arm over non-existent music violations.

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