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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.)

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...
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...

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...
Jamie 326

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...

Joey Negro: What The Future Looks Like

EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT ME that guessing the future of anything is pretty much impossible; at best you might get it half right. If you'd asked me in 2005 where dance music would be in...
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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.

Dimitri from Paris: The 5 Magazine Interview

ABOUT THE TIME you read this, Night Dubbin, the latest compilation from the world-renowned Dimitri from Paris, will be in stores and available worldwide. Dimitri has sold more than a million records in his...

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.

Francisco & Cosmo: Lineabeat Vol 3

Throbbing, horny and a little gross, the third edition of the Lineabeats series is the best one yet.
horse meat disco

Horse Meat Disco at Smartbar June 25 2016

“I guess kids and people in general need love and happiness, so they try our party and go home with a smile and a feelgood vibe.” That’s from Severino, one of four resident DJs...
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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Alkalino’s Body & Soul Shines on V/A EP from Whiskey Disco

Alkalino's "Body & Soul" opens Bumpin' Soul and lifts the vibe to such a level it's gonna be hard to bring it back down again.

Ron Hardy Photographs: Back To The Music Box

Ron Hardy photos and pictures of the Music Box, the legendary nightclub in Chicago from the personal collection of Robert Williams.

FOUNDATIONS: The Essential WAR Playlist

Straight out of South Central Los Angeles, WAR fused genres and delivered pointed messages about race, poverty and conflict over an uplifting groove. DEL selects 14 essentially tracks from WAR's storied career for the Essential...
michael ezebukwu

Michael Ezebukwu: The 5 Magazine Interview

What do you know about Michael Ezebukwu? One of the legendary, most obscure original Chicago House DJs mounts a comeback.
J Krivvideo

Deep and Disco (and a little bit of pop): JKriv of Deep and Disco

We go around but one time on this globe, and Jason Kriveloff, alias JKriv, appears to be one of those carpe diem types. As the bassist for Tortured Soul, JKriv brought dance music into...
Station H Podcast Episode 1

Station H Podcast Episode 1 – with Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw & Lee Bright

Host Will Sumsuch presents his Station H, the newest 5 Magazine podcast with special guests Kiko Navarro, Richard Earnshaw and Lee Bright of BBE.

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.
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Dayton: The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons Mix)

An edit from Chicago's Jon Iler and John Simmons brings long lost funk band Dayton back into the spotlight. Dayton - The Sound Of Music (Jon Iler & John Simmons' Sound Of Chicago Mix) Not On...

Matthew Kyle: Exclusive Interview and Mix

Officially released on vinyl on in February, Matthew Kyle's Diner City Sound Volume 1 was a sensation for fans of disco. In fact, it was a sensation even before it was released. As the...

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“Godfather of Austin House”: Austin, Texas Honors Jamon Jaleki

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin has declared October 20th "J.A.M.O.N., Godfather of Austin House Day," honoring the late DJ, vocalist and producer who made that city his home.
della

DELLA: A 5 Mag Mix #51

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