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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.)

Judy Cheeks

Whatever Happened to Judy Cheeks?

Remember Judy Cheeks? The preacher's daughter and supremely underrated vocalist can make a fair claim to having been one the most versatile and enduring dance music vocalist of the last 30 years. Example: Judy released...

John Morales: The Return of the Disco Legend

In music, and especially in underground music, the word "legend" is thrown around to the point where it loses all meaning. What is a legend? It's someone who broke the mold - someone whose sounds,...

Danny Krivit Celebrates 10 Years of 718 Sessions

Danny Krivit, who played for his first dancefloor four years before I was born, is celebrating a number of milestones this month. In preparation for one of them, Nervous Records is releasing a new...

Remembering Sugarfoot: The Ohio Players’ Frontman Passes Away at Age 69

And so we read the sad news this morning that Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the Ohio Players who inspired three generations of House, Hip Hop and Soul musicians, passed away over the weekend....

John Morales Remixes Disco Chick

Legendary remixer John Morales remixes Kiki Kyte's Disco Chick, out now from Sed Soul.
The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56511640" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] I think I've written about most of these, some in the context of calling Lumberjacks In Hell "the best Chicago dance music label not based in Chicago." I'm...
TK Disco

The Essential TK Disco Playlist

Peter Brown, Kat Mandu, Gino Soccio and Ralph McDonald join Anita Ward and KC and the Sunshine Band in DEL's essential TK Disco Playlist, compiled by DEL for Foundations. Related: Foundations: TK Disco: Ray Caviano...
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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.

David Mancuso Has Passed Away

David Mancuso, founder of The Loft and the very notion of the underground dance music party, has passed away, 5 Magazine can confirm.

FREAK OUT: Music Inspired by Chic, by Joey Negro

My Foundations column in 5 Magazine is all about the roots of the modern dance floor. One of the torchbearers of threading the foundations of music into the sounds of today is Dave...

Ashford & Simpson: The Warner Bros. Years

You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A...
Sylvester

The Essential Sylvester Playlist

Dimitri from Paris, Kon, Theo Parrish and more make an appearance in the essential Sylvester playlist, compiled by DEL for his Foundations column. Related: Foundations: Sylvester Fabuloso!   You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) ('78; #1 Dance-Disco/#20 R&B...
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.

House Music All Stars Come Out to Support Boyd Jarvis

The Music Got Us Too: Timmy Regisford, Merlin Bobb, Francois K, Joe Claussell, Kevin Hedge, Barbara Tucker, Eli Escobar and Mark Francis lead a fundraiser in support of Boyd Jarvis.

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...
tom moulton

A Tom Moulton Interview

There isn't much I can tell you about Tom Moulton that you don't know already. Tom made modern DJing possible, though he's never been one. He was probably the most indispensable person in terms...
Giorgio Moroder

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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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.
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Dimitri From Paris Remixes “Kill The Lights” from TV Show Vinyl

I haven't watched a minute of Vinyl, HBO's supposedly polarizing series, so whatever promotional juice they hope to squeeze out of their musical offerings (a track a week, or so they say) is probably...
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...

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