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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...
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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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...

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...
star creature

Donnell Pitman and Wings of Sunshine: Do You Wanna/Need My Love

Tired of reading about Star Creature? We're not tired of writing about them. Records like this are why we're just getting started.

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...
karizma

Karizma’s “Work It Out” Stars in New Google Chromebook Ad

Watch the new 60 second spot featuring the Karizma gospel house smash from Lumberjacks In Hell.
Sylvester

Sylvester Fabuloso!

I recently did a lecture and DJ'd a party for Brian Cassidy's Cave Cast series where I discussed some of the foundations of philaDELphia music. During the podcast, I mentioned the impact that AIDS had...
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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...

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Luke McKeehan on 20 Years of Nordic Trax

From the furthest reaches of the North American continent, Nordic Trax has established itself as an indispensable voice in the house music scene. Owner Luke McKeehan on 20 years of keeping it alive.

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