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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.)

Theaster Gates’ New Art Space to Host Frankie Knuckles’ Record Collection

We heard about this earlier this year but the cat is out of the bag. ArtNews posted a story about Chicago artist Theaster Gates, who we'd been informed discretely was working with the late...

Four Play Sessions vol 22: Go BANG! with Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus

Sergio Fedasz and Steve Fabus mount a Go BANG! takeover of Four Play Sessions, a monthly mix series from Chicago's Four Play Music curated by Andrew Emil exclusively for 5 Magazine. Go BANG! (SoundCloud) is...

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,...
Gino Soccio

Whatever Happened to Gino Soccio?

As I drove back from Brooklyn with my friends, DJ colleagues, and orchestrators of the seminal Sundae party in Philly Dirty and Lee Jones, we were all taken aback by what we had just...
Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones, the Genius

This installment of FOUNDATIONS is focused on a media genius. Quincy Jones has not only left an indelible mark on music but, also on TV and film, as an author, and with countless humanitarian...

Ron Trent’s Dance Floor Boogie Delites

"If you close your eyes you can almost hear Stevie": Ron Trent's Boogie Down/In The Light on Music and Power.
Under the Influence 5

Z Records’ Under The Influence vol 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRd_QsJTM3Q Let no smartass tell you that the mix CD is dead. It's changed, like everything else has changed, and the ubiquity of DJ mixes in the internet era has probably dented the market significantly....
JT Donaldson

JT Donaldson’s 7 Inch Adventures

The restless adventurer has found a new calling. One-time Chicago resident JT Donaldson played twice in as many months in the city this summer, with something new in his bag. Or sort of new. They're...
Chosen Few Picnic Chicago

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2018 Dates, Lineup & Everything In One Place

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 8 2018. Full line-up and details inside.
TK Disco

TK Disco Re-Edited Vol 1

Dimitri from Paris, Todd Terje, KON, Danny Krivit and Late Nite Tuff Guy bang on a double vinyl issue of TK Disco's burning disco heat.

Cassioware ft. Sajaeda: Fantasy

Cassio James Vincent Ware II was born in Newark. This was great news for the world as it meant he crossed paths with two other New Jersey natives, Kevin Hedge and Josh Milan of...
al and the kidd

Massive Unreleased Heat from the Carl Maxx Kidd Archives

"We Like To Party" by Al & The Kidd is just the first of several records from the late Washington, DC legend's archives of funky Go-Go and Soul.
deep and disco

5 Years and 21 Tracks of Deep & Disco

A marvelous catalog of music compiled over 5 years of Deep & Disco's reign.
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I-Robots & Donna McGhee’s New Dirty Talk Mixes

Let's cover a classic: the Klein + MBO cover of Dirty Talk by I-Robots, NOIA's Alessandro and Davide Piatto and legendary vocalist Donna McGhee gets an extra pack of mixes. If dance music were a...
Frankie Knuckles Frederick Dunson

All the Beautiful People: Frederick Dunson Interview

YOU MAY NOT KNOW who he is, and that would be just fine if you attend a party by Frederick Dunson. One half of D/E Entertainment, Frederick has been behind some of the most...
disco sucks

The Radio Station Behind Disco Demolition Night Turns into Christian Station

WLUP took part in the infamous Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in 1979. Now they're turning into a Christian broadcasting station.

Steve Fabus: New Mix Monday

There's something to be said for longevity in this business. I don't know if it's the ultimate proving ground for a DJ's sound, but it's certainly one criteria - it's hard to think of...
joey negro

Produced With Love: The Joey Negro Interview

The legendary producer on his first album in 20 years - and why sampling is becoming a dead end.

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.

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 the disco records and influences that helped shape the aesthetic...

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Gigi Testa – A 5 Mag Mix 67

Bang this exclusive set from Italian jazz, soul and cosmic funk DJ Gigi Testa ahead of the release of his forthcoming EP World Peace Music presents Rio Grande distributed by Atypical Dopeness.

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