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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.)

Matthew Kyle’s In The Woods

Matthew Kyle and his downtempo disco machine.
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Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.
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Watch: New Documentary on “The Disco King of Skokie”

New film The Disco King of Skokie sheds new light on Carey Weiman and Chicago's '70s disco scene through House Music to EDM.
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Natasha Kitty Katt – A 5 Mag Disco Mix vol 83

Some are born for music, but Natasha Kitty Katt was born for disco. Listen to her new 5 Mag Mix.
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George Duke: Master of the Game

George Duke was the Master of the Game - a creative force that applied an academic and theoretical knowledge of music composition to pop music and a wide array of dance music's foundations. DEL's Foundations...
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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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#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.

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.
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Chicago Service and Body To Body

Updated Apr 13 2015: The phenomenally popular Chicago Service was just repressed. As much as anyone on the outside knows, Marcel Vogel is doing most of this business himself - making songs, DJing parties, and...

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.

Joey Negro: Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2

Joey Negro compiles the best Brit Funk tracks for Backstreet Brit Funk Vol 2, the UK's finest underground Soul Jazz-Funk and Disco.

Can You Feel The Force?

Disco legend John Luongo gets his time to shine on this double LP collection of classic remixes from Groove Line.
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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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Whatever Happened to Gino Soccio?

As I drove back from Brooklyn with my friends, DJ colleagues, and orchestrators of the seminal Sundae party in Philly Dirty and Lee Jones, we were all taken aback by what we had just...

Michael The Lion vs Jay Airiness (Diggin Deeper)

Black wax with (partially) Philadelphia roots, this split EP by Michael The Lion and Jay Airiness makes disco heads turn.
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Eat It, Celebrity DJs: Giorgio Moroder to Perform First Ever Live DJ Set

It was one of the strange paradoxes of the disco era that two of the giants - two of the people whose innovations were so breathtaking that you can segment music as it existed...
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Deep and Disco (and a little bit of pop): JKriv of Deep and Disco

We go around but one time on this globe, and Jason Kriveloff, alias JKriv, appears to be one of those carpe diem types. As the bassist for Tortured Soul, JKriv brought dance music into...

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...

Joey Negro: What The Future Looks Like

EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME that guessing the future of anything is pretty much impossible; at best you might get it half right. If you'd asked me in 2005 where dance music would be in...
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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

Ostinato's latest compilation profiles the world of electronic music developed by immigrants from Cape Verde and its influence on the wider European music scene.

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John Simmons: All I Can Say

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