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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.)

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 Era.   While noodling about this issue's subject, it occurred to me...

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...
Joey Negro

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 being released for consumption than at any time in history. It's...
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Jamie 3:26: The 5 Magazine Interview

Maybe the hardest working DJ in the scene, Jamie 3:26 is one of Chicago's true House Music soldiers. And thanks to the success of his original recordings, edits, remixes and a spinning style known...
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Louie Vega Remixes John Davis’ Monster Orchestra “Up Jumped The Devil”

Yet another classic Louie Vega disco remix.

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.

Foundations’ Essential Guide to Disco Mixers

A recent dig through my vinyl collection yielded some wonderful memories of mixes from the past. They were not mine. In fact I don't even know who did them in most cases. They weren't...

DJ Rush Live at Urban’s House in Chicago – January 7 2010

DJ Rush is a giant in dance music. He's now approaching his 20th anniversary as a producer - a recording career that began with "Knee Deep" on Trax Records back in 1991. Rush now lives...
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The One “O” Ones: Radio Cosmo Disco

This strange curio out of Italy's disco past is one of the best reissues of the year, and one you didn't know you needed so bad.

Joey Negro’s Produced With Love Is His First Album in 20+ Years

Featuring collaborations with Linda Clifford, Angela Johnson, the late Diane Charlemagne and Melba Moore, plus Horse Meat Disco.

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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Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

12 essential tracks from VOYAGE, four French Eurodisco heroes that ruled the discotheque.
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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, in which heavyweight champion Larry Holmes is driving his car...

Joey Negro & Sean P present The Best of Disco Spectrum

Revival of the revival: Joey Negro & Sean P select the best of BBE's own Disco Spectrum series from the early '00s.
Ghetto Disco is the Quintessential TK Disco Song

“Ghetto Disco” Is the Quintessential TK Disco Song

A former blues singer named Ted Taylor brings all the soul and pathos of a modern day electric troubadour to the disco smash GHETTO DISCO, just reissued from TK Disco.
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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Underdog Edits are Back!

Leonard Part Sixx releases Underdog Edits 16 with a pair of polished disco gems.
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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.

Boogie Wonderland: The Genius of Earth, Wind and Fire

Editor's Note: Originally published in October 2012, we pulled this out of the archives in honor of the late Maurice White. RIP. They produced the first album I ever bought (Cameo's "Rigor Mortis" was my...
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder to Play Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork announced the first wave of acts headlining at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. Among the names is Don Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, who skyrocketed back into the public consciousness in 2013 thanks...

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Cornelius SA – A 5 Mag Mix 69

One of the dope producers generating heat from South Africa, with records on Dopewax, remixes for Tortured Soul and more, Cornelius SA delivers an exclusive new 5 Mag Mix.

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