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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.)

Louie Vega Brings the Disco Heat from Sylvester

Three remixes of Sylvester's "Dance (Disco Heat)" continues Louie Vega's romp through disco's attic.
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Alkalino’s Body & Soul Shines on V/A EP from Whiskey Disco

Alkalino's "Body & Soul" opens Bumpin' Soul and lifts the vibe to such a level it's gonna be hard to bring it back down again.

Cranberry & Vodka – A 5 Mag Mix 62

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

Disco Refugees: Dan Hartman, Loleatta Holloway and the Day After Disco Died

It was supposed to be the deal of the century, and in retrospect - if you count art rather than commerce - it was. It was a project bringing together the most talented songwriter...

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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Disco Forever: Dimitri from Paris on the Rise and Fall of Philly Disco

Dimitri from Paris, dance music's foremost musicologist and the master of the compilation, returns with Get Down With the Philly Sound - a stunning collection and remix pack highlighting the sound of Philly International,...

EKO: Funky Disco Music

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

#ListenUp Salsoul Gets Re-Imagined, Remixed and Remade

DJ Spinna, Kai Alce, Mark Grusane, Specter, Ge-Ology and Twice & Volcov make up Murderer's Row of remixers working over disco classics from the Salsoul Records catalog.

Q’ing Up: John Morales’ Great American Comeback

Still best known for his disco work, John Morales has roared back with some of the best Soulful House made today, collected here on CD from Quantize.

Rare Footage Surfaces of the Last Days of the Paradise Garage

An incredible, nearly two full hour video has surfaced online, purportedly from the closing week (August 22nd and 27th, 1987) of the Paradise Garage, one of the handful of classic coordinates of the earth...
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Demuir, Snazzy Trax, Melodymann Show Us a Funky Good Time on Shake & Stir

Melodymathics builds on their legacy on vinyl with a five track various artists compilation featuring Demuir, Snazzy Trax, Melodymann and more.

Four Play Sessions vol 22: Go BANG! with Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus

Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus mount a Go BANG! takeover of Four Play Sessions, a monthly mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music curated by Andrew Emil exclusively for 5 Magazine. Go BANG! (SoundCloud) is...

Athens of The North Reissues Funk Gold from People’s Pleasure

Do You Hear Me Talking To You? by People's Pleasure with Alive and Well is from the same group that made 7" magic as Everyday People.
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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.

Alexander Robotnick’s Snapshots of a Happy Time – 2.5 Hour Italo Disco Mix

Here's a two and a half hour DJ mix from 2012 of maestro Alexander Robotnick playing Italo Disco classics.
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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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The Essential Quincy Jones Playlist

Timmy Regisford, Mousse T. and (of course) Michael Jackson make appearances in the essential Quincy Jones playlist, compiled by DEL for his Foundations column. Related: Foundations: Quincy Jones, the Genius   Razzamatazz ('81; #3 Dance-Disco / #17 R&B...

Glitterbox Drops NEW Remixes of Ralphi Rosario Classic

Jamie 3:26, Full Intention and Dr. Packer have a go at the Ralphi Rosario classic "Wanna Give It Up" featuring Linda Clifford.
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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.
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Marcel Vogel: New Mix Monday vol 179

Marcel Vogel (Lumberjacks in Hell, Intimate Friends) mixes volume 179 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Marcel Vogel describes himself as a "bearded lumberjack from rural Germany chopping soulful...
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