Tag: disco

Scientists urge the world to deploy more disco balls

A new academic paper illustrates the benefits of brightening the planet with more sparkles. We agree.

Mapping 50 years of disco on a speaker circuit diagram

Dorothy's Disco Love Blueprint traces the history of disco through the people and places who connected one another.

Disco Demolition Night: A Drunk History

Season four of the Comedy Central Show Drunk History will feature a slightly misremembered history of Chicago's infamous Disco Demolition Night.

Tear The MF’ing Roof Off!

New documentary on the wild and dangerous times of Parliament Funkadelic Tear The Roof Off debuts in Chicago.

17 Essential Walter Gibbons Mixes

DEL combs though his collection to pick 14 essential tracks remixed by Walter Gibbons. Read more about Walter Gibbons in Mixed With Love: A Story...

Mixed With Love: A Story About Walter Gibbons

My musical foundations were deeply rooted in Wayne & Barry Geftman's The Second Story nightclub in Philly. A couple of months after it opened,...

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...

God’s Co-Producer: The Wacky World of Bobby O

What if the most prolific dance music producer in history staged a comeback and nobody noticed? That appears to be the case...

Ten Years Ago This Website Saved My Life

If you didn't live it, you read about it, heard about and learned about it. Or you're lying about it. These are facts: the amount...

Johnny D: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++008

Johnny D, a giant in the music industry in general and founder of the legendary Henry Street Music takes us on a journey through...

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...

Heatwave: The Band That Wouldn’t Die

A Stabbing, a Car Accident, Paralysis, a Coma: Nothing Could Stop the Heatwave - the Pre-Eminent Multi-Ethnic Band of the Funk, Boogie and Disco...

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...

Joey Negro & Sean P’s Supafunkanova Vol 2

There was a moment in the documentary Muhammad And Larry, captured with the usual calm and steady cam the Maysles Brothers were known for,...

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...

House of Music: Stefano Zito and the Sudden Life and Death of the World’s Greatest Italo...

There are no good guidebooks to Italo Disco, no beginner's manual, no elegant list of essential tracks that can get a young record nerd...

Pittsburgh Track Authority’s Enter The Machine Age

It was somewhere between the second and third track on Pittsburgh Track Authority's debut LP that I realized something extraordinary was happening. In less...

The Devil’s Music: Who Is William Onyeabor?

World Psychedelic Classics Vol 5:Who Is William Onyeabor? Luaka Bop In the six months since Luaka Bop's reissue album Who Is William Onyeabor? was released, the...

This Entire Scene Was Frankie Knuckles’ Dance Floor

Where do you begin the story of the man who began it all? The man who began it for you? Should I start at the...

How I Play: Joey Negro on the Culture and Craft of DJing

DJs today are confronted with an astonishing number of choices, from vinyl to digital media, controllers, mixers, and the unending stream of more music...

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Beloved: Inside the new 5 Mag

An oral history of Freerange Records with Jimpster, Tom Roberts, Matt Masters, Pezzner, Manuel Tur and Fred Everything, plus Chicago house with Black Sjuan, DJ Paulette's welcome to the club, Elbert Phillips on Tears, Dark Heaven and more inside the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.