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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.)

Judy Cheeks

Whatever Happened to Judy Cheeks?

Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released...

TK Disco Re-Edited Vol 1

Dimitri from Paris, Todd Terje, KON, Danny Krivit and Late Nite Tuff Guy bang on a double vinyl issue of TK Disco's burning disco heat.

Dr. Packer: The Doctor is in the House

Harold Heath meets Greg Packer, aka Dr. Packer, a former drum & bass producer who switched to his first love, soul and disco, and hasn't looked back.
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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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Karizma and Marcel Vogel: The Deadpool

Fierce, ferocious and sanctified: Karizma's "Work It Out" is a raw sucker punch of The Word right in the gut.
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Lost John Morales Remixes of Marvin Gaye’s FUNK ME

Disco master John Morales' previously unreleased remixes surface on a DJ Spinna mix some 15 years after they were made and for what would have been the 85th birthday of Marvin Gaye.
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Michael Ezebukwu: The 5 Magazine Interview

What do you know about Michael Ezebukwu? One of the legendary, most obscure original Chicago House DJs mounts a comeback.
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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."
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From Hell With Love: 5 Years of Lumberjacks in Hell

The grand experiment known as Lumberjacks in Hell has been a smashing success. In five years’ time, label owner Marcel Vogel has managed the delicate balancing act of attracting some of the most prominent...

Matthew Kyle’s In The Woods

Matthew Kyle and his downtempo disco machine.

“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.

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...

Dave Allison: A 5 Mag Mix vol 14

Dave Allison mixes volume #14 of A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's flagship mix and interview series. Being named Mark Farina's favorite producer on Soundcloud is no small feat. Montreal's Dave Alison has amassed quite...
Disco producer Bob Esty has passed away

Legendary Disco Producer Bob Esty Has Passed Away

Decorated producer and songwriter Bob Esty worked with Donna Summer, Cher, DC LaRue and many others in the late 1970s through the 1980s.

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.

Cassioware ft. Sajaeda: Fantasy

Cassio James Vincent Ware II was born in Newark. This was great news for the world as it meant he crossed paths with two other New Jersey natives, Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan of...
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.

E. Live: Feelin Nervous

Bay Area funk warlock E. Live is casting lightning bolt spells at you on this Star Creature-affiliated 7" single.

Memory Hole: Under the Surface

Before it was an R&B group, Surface was a dance band, with one of the best vocalists no one has ever heard of. What happened to Karen Copeland?

KON! The 5 Magazine Interview

The King of Nothing: Will Sumsuch profiles Kon for a 5 Magazine cover story.

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