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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.)

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Listening Room: Marcel Vogel on Doin It (Intimate Friends)

There's a story behind every track. Or at least the good ones. Listening Room is our (somewhat neglected of late) music feature devoted to discovering new music and learning the story behind the tracks...

Tribute to Loleatta Holloway

Loleatta Holloway passed away last night at the age of 64, and it's just not possible to overstate how devastating this loss is. If Loleatta was the First Lady of Disco, it was by...
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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.
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Jamie 3:26, Masalo, Sameed Release Scorching “Testify”/”Can’t U”

Gospel-influenced, as you can imagine; disco-influenced, as you would expect; essential, right now. A MASSIVE record from Local Talk.
The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

The Best of Lumberjacks In Hell

[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/56511640" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] I think I've written about most of these, some in the context of calling Lumberjacks In Hell "the best Chicago dance music label not based in Chicago." I'm...
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The Slow Burn of Closed Paradise’s Praise

New on wax from FINA: Closed Paradise's PRAISE.

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.

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...

NYC Is Saying Goodbye to David Mancuso

A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend in Tompkins Square Park in East Village, Manhattan.
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Soul Clap Edit of Benjamin Ball’s I Just Keep Dancing on Wax

Soul Clap's choice remix from the South African '80s synth-disco project Boogie Breakdown gets served up.
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Joey Negro & Sean P’s Supafunkanova Vol 2

There was a moment in the documentary Muhammad And Larry, captured with the usual calm and steady cam the Maysles Brothers were known for, in which heavyweight champion Larry Holmes is driving his car...
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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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Magic Wand Edits Vol 12 (Magic Wand)

Four tracks, four remixers as Magic Wand reaches volume 12 of their irresistible disco edit series.
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For Frankie: Inside the Frankie Knuckles Foundation

What is the Frankie Knuckles Foundation and what does it do? We find out with Executive Director Frederick Dunson about preserving Frankie Knuckles' legacy and real House Music.

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...
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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.

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...
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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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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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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.

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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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