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Disco/Edits

Disco/Edits

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.)

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It’s Louie Vega’s Turn to remix Bourgie’, Bourgie’

After Joe Claussell, Director's Cut and a billion others, Louie Vega takes on the disco classic Bourgie', Bourgie' on Nurvous.
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Salsoul Re-Edits Series One: Dimitri From Paris

Must-have disco edits from Dimitri From Paris in a few Salsoul specials leaking out of Record Store Day shops.

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...

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,...
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Hunee: The 5 Magazine Interview

In contrast to the sterile one hour sets that are a by-product of the computer age, Berlin-based DJ and producer Hunee is known for his adventurous, extended sets, dropping disco with techno, acid with...
Disco Demolition Night

Disco Demolition Night: A Drunk History

Season four of the Comedy Central Show Drunk History will feature a slightly misremembered history of Chicago's infamous Disco Demolition Night.
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Z Records’ Attack the Dancefloor Vol 6

In so many words and in so many ways, House Music has been about fucking over the vocalist. It's tradition. It's old school to fuck over the vocalist. It's the Italian production team behind...
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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.
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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...
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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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Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

12 essential tracks from VOYAGE, four French Eurodisco heroes that ruled the discotheque.
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...

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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Karizma and Marcel Vogel: The Deadpool

Fierce, ferocious and sanctified: Karizma's "Work It Out" is a raw sucker punch of The Word right in the gut.
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Dimitri From Paris Remixes “Kill The Lights” from TV Show Vinyl

I haven't watched a minute of Vinyl, HBO's supposedly polarizing series, so whatever promotional juice they hope to squeeze out of their musical offerings (a track a week, or so they say) is probably...

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 Kent: Disco Love

Scotland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of Disco music. But just as surely as it spawned the inventors of hypnosis, deep-fried Mars bars and television, old...

Ashford & Simpson: The Warner Bros. Years

You can't go wrong with this double disc set. On Disc One you'll find most of their dance music classics, including hard to find original 12" mixes of "Don't Cost You Nothing," "Found A...

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...
Quincy Jones

The Essential Quincy Jones Playlist

Timmy Regisford, Mousse T. and (of course) Michael Jackson make appearances in the essential Quincy Jones playlist, compiled by DEL for his Foundations column. Related: Foundations: Quincy Jones, the Genius   Razzamatazz ('81; #3 Dance-Disco / #17 R&B...

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