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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.)

What It Takes: The Chosen Few Picnic Turns 25

It was 25 years ago this July that someone got the idea of adding turntables to a family reunion and the Chosen Few Picnic was born. From those humble beginnings in a field behind the...

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...

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.
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Dimitri From Paris presents Salsoul Mastermix

A double pack of Salsoul classics edited by Dimitri from Paris, plus selections from Tom Moulton, Walter Gibbons, Frankie Knuckles and others.
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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.

17 Essential Walter Gibbons Mixes

DEL combs though his collection to pick 14 essential tracks remixed by Walter Gibbons. Read more about Walter Gibbons in Mixed With Love: A Story About Walter Gibbons.   Ten Percent (Double Exposure) ('77; #11 Disco-Dance/#56 R&B charts)...

EKO: Funky Disco Music

Rare African disco gets a reissue by the ever-classy Fly By Night imprint.

Michael The Lion vs Jay Airiness (Diggin Deeper)

Black wax with (partially) Philadelphia roots, this split EP by Michael The Lion and Jay Airiness makes disco heads turn.
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.

Frankie Knuckles, David Morales Remix “My Love Is Free”

The Def Mix remixes of the Double Exposure classic appear on vinyl in their full length for the very first time on Salsoul.

Chosen Few Picnic Weekend 2017 Dates, Lineup & Everything In One Place

Chicago's first homegrown House Music and Disco festival returns July 1 and July 2 2017. Full line-up and details inside.
Vincent Montana Jr

Remembering Vincent Montana Jr.

The death of a memorable and influential person is always a cause for us to be saddened. Often, we pause to reflect what was. Sometimes, it brings forth a regret. All of these are...
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Watch Frankie Knuckles’ Full Uncut Interview with Nicky Siano

Nicky Siano posts the uncut 34 minute interview with Frankie Knuckles from his documentary Love Is The Message.
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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.
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...
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....
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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.

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.
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5 Magazine DJ Series presents Leonard Part Sixx

Leonard Part Sixx mix from 5 Magazine's DJ Series on CD published from 2007 to 2008.
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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...

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