Disco/Edits

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.)

#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.

Big sexy music of the ’70s from Enrique Lynch

Amazing reissue of Afro/Disco/Soul rarity African Bump by Enrique Lynch y Su Conjunto on Matasuna.
Inner Life Self-Titled Album

Inner Life is a Lethal Disco Machine Screaming Against the End Times

The supergroup that saved disco's soul - Inner Life's self-titled album with Jocelyn Brown, Leroy Burgess, Patrick Adams, Greg Carmichael, Stan Lucas and mixes from John Morales, Larry Levan and more.
George Duke

The Essential George Duke Playlist

Crazy P, Daft Punk, Cajmere, Stanley Clarke and Michael Jackson make an appearance in DEL's Essential George Duke Playlist, compiled for his column Foundations. Related: Foundations: George Duke: Master of the Game   I Want You For...

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...
Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano: Conversations with 5 Magazine

Credited with founding the very first disco, Nicky Siano talks to 5 Magazine about why the term disco sucks and what makes a good DJ.

Vega Records Uncovers Unreleased Loleatta Holloway

The new release, "Can't Let You Go" was completed before her passing in 2011.
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Italo Classics by KASSO Get Re-Edited by Jellybean Benitez

An Italo classic, New York and Chicago House staple from Best Record worked over by Jellybean Benitez with a magic that never loses its touch.

#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.

#ListenUp Dimitri from Paris & DJ Rocca’s New Disco Jams

Dimitri from Paris and Italian supremo DJ Rocca team up for one of the rousing dancefloor anthems of the summer.
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DJ Rocca reboots the future on Tropicale 17

The 1980s are dead but they buried a time capsule in the grooves of this 12" record Tropicale 17 from DJ Rocca and Whiskey Pickle.
Gino Soccio

The Essential Gino Soccio Playlist

Tom Moulton, Greg Wilson, Prince Language and more make appearances in The Essential Gino Soccio Playlist, compiled by DEL for Foundations. Related: Foundations: Whatever Happened to Gino Soccio?   Dancer ('79; #1 Dance-Disco / #60 R&B / #48...
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Joey Negro’s 2008 Dub Mighty Bloody Real (Free Download)

Way ahead of it's time, Better Days Records featured some of the most beautiful and most versatile bootleg disco edits in the world. Better Days also published some of the most hilarious tongue-in-cheek pseudonyms...

Aimes: Pleasure Cruise/Acid Dreaming

Aimes - Pleasure Cruise b/w Acid Dreaming by Aimes When I was younger I used to walk around strange neighborhoods and imagine that everyone behind the shuttered windows was busy writing symphonies or novels or...

EKO: Funky Disco Music

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

The Pretenders: Just Be Yourself (KON Remix)

DJ Kon parlays his mysterious soul connections to remix The Pretenders' classic "Just Be Yourself."
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Adesse Versions: Pulp Fusion

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

DC LaRue: Do You Want The Real Thing?

Bruce Tantum in search of the artist behind disco classics like "Cathedrals" and "Do You Want The Real Thing?", the story of his lost masters and how he brought them to Joey Negro for the amazing record Resurrection.
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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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Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

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