Disco/Edits

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.)

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Watch Frankie Knuckles’ Full Uncut Interview with Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano posts the uncut 34 minute interview with Frankie Knuckles from his documentary Love Is The Message.

Donnell Pitman Live: Universal Vibrations at Hideout April 15 2017

Legendary underground disco icon Donnell Pitman's first live performance in Chicago in more than 30 years.

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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Phil Gerus: Make Time EP

A lethal EP of Phil Gerus' little masterpieces of lo-fi funk and piecemeal production virtuosity from True Romance.

The Essential Fatback/The Fatback Band Playlist

From street funk to raucous disco, R&B and even the seeds of hip hop: the 12 essential Fatback tracks.
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5 Years and 21 Tracks of Deep & Disco

A marvelous catalog of music compiled over 5 years of Deep & Disco's reign.

Razor-N-Tape Drops Some Nasty Eli Escobar Edits

Edits from Eli Escobar's personal arsenal served up by Razor-N-Tape on vinyl.

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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Magic Wand Edits Vol 12 (Magic Wand)

Four tracks, four remixers as Magic Wand reaches volume 12 of their irresistible disco edit series.

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?

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.

Eli Escobar: The 5 Magazine Profile

Who is Eli Escobar and why are people saying such wonderful things about his records? 5 Magazine's cover story with the NYC DJ/producer.
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Jamie 3:26, Masalo, Sameed Release Scorching “Testify”/”Can’t U”

Gospel-influenced, as you can imagine; disco-influenced, as you would expect; essential, right now. A MASSIVE record from Local Talk.

John Morales Remixes Disco Chick

Legendary remixer John Morales remixes Kiki Kyte's Disco Chick, out now from Sed Soul.
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Fatback: The Last of the Great Dance Bands

Can a band release 35 albums and still be "unsung"? In the case of Fatback, the answer is most certainly "Yes!"

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2017 Dates, Lineup & Everything In One Place

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 1 and July 2 2017. Full line-up and details inside.

NYC Is Saying Goodbye to David Mancuso

A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend in Tompkins Square Park in East Village, Manhattan.

Danny Krivit Celebrates 45 Years of DJing with 45s

The Funkanova/Sex split is the latest 7 inch of disco edits from Danny Krivit on Most Excellent Unlimited.

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.

EKO: Funky Disco Music

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

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