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.)

TK Disco

TK Disco – Ray Caviano and the Lost Art of Record Promotion

The signature bamboo, blue skies and palm trees meant this was a record worthy of the name TK DISCO. Ray Caviano made sure DJs played it. DEL's Foundations series searches through the roots of modern...

This is the Disco Documentary We’ve Been Waiting For

For the public at large, it's all about KC. For people who really love music, it's Gino Soccio, it's T-Connection, it's Boris Midney and Queen Samantha and more. Behind these artists was TK Disco, and...
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Horse Meat Disco at Smartbar June 25 2016

“I guess kids and people in general need love and happiness, so they try our party and go home with a smile and a feelgood vibe.” That’s from Severino, one of four resident DJs...

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.
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Joey Negro: Produced With Love (Review)

Joey Negro's first record (under that name) in 20 years is packed so tight with soul it's bursting with it.
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Soul Survivor: The Life and Times of John Morales

There hasn't yet been a history book written about John Morales. There will be. The legend of disco pioneer and mix savant John Morales
Linda Clifford

Shining Star: The Impossible, Wonderful Life of Linda Clifford

DJ- and producer-centered culture often overlooks the role of the amazing men and women who gave voice to disco. We do not. Lauren Krieger talks to one of the tireless, talented First Ladies of Disco, Lady Linda Clifford.
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No Fuss Vol 3 features Saison, Natasha Kitty Katt

Curated from the label's strong digital output, No Fuss Vol 3 shines a spotlight on deep house duo Saison and disco queen Natasha Kitty Katt.

Vincent Montana, Jr., Pioneer of the Philadelphia Sound, Passed Away Today

We first heard it from a Facebook post from Jellybean, and it looks like the news is true. Vincent Montana Jr, a producer, arranger, conductor, musician, founder of the Disco era Salsoul Orchestra and...

Foundations: 14 Essential Disco Mixers

DEL combs though his collection to bring us 14 of the best of these curious, often anonymous and sometimes unloved Disco mixer records. Previously:   Big Apple 2 ('91) ('82-'83) - Post-disco "Prelude-era" with some of my favorite...

Bernard’s Amazing Disco Band: I Want Some Trade

It was 1992. I had been playing the previous record on DJ World, "Bitch" by Jamie Principle, and was heading out of Gramaphone when copies of "I Want Some Trade" arrived. I snapped a...

Danny Krivit, a Razor Blade & TK Disco

Special Disco Edits vol 3 sees the NYC DJ pioneer hacking at the TK Disco catalog again, with marvelous results.

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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#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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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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A 30 Day Odyssey Through Peter Croce’s 25 Track Social Distance Edits on Rocksteady...

Peter Croce cleans out Rocksteady Disco's attic for a 25 track bandcamp collection.
Joey Negro

Joey Negro Mix: Live at Goldfish in Sydney February 28 2014

Update: Our man Joey Negro just sent us an exclusive mix ahead of his date this Friday, March 21, 2014 at Primary Nightclub in Chicago. Here we go now: Joey Negro (who we interviewed for...
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Listening Room: Marcel Vogel on Doin It (Intimate Friends)

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks...

The Armando Project: Terry Hunter Interview

The following is a partial transcript of our interview with Terry Hunter for The Armando Project. Terry was on the road at the time, and took time out to answer a few questions and...

Latin Soul Brothas: Jingito

Twelve inches of steely funk and garage soul for the masses from Chicago's Latin Soul Brothas.

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DJ and producer Erick Morillo has died

In shocking news, house music DJ and producer Erick Morillo was found dead by police this morning in Miami Beach.

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