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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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Walter Jones: Instant Gratification

Walter Jones' Instant Gratification is a sterling collection of disco tracks out of time.

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...

Razor-N-Tape Drops Some Nasty Eli Escobar Edits

Edits from Eli Escobar's personal arsenal served up by Razor-N-Tape on vinyl.
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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.

Foundations’ Essential Guide to Disco Mixers

A recent dig through my vinyl collection yielded some wonderful memories of mixes from the past. They were not mine. In fact I don't even know who did them in most cases. They weren't...

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.

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.

Mr. Mendel: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++005

Mr. Mendel takes over A 5 Mag Mix, 5 Magazine's signature mix and interview series. "I know in Chicago it’s like cussing in the church," Mr. Mendel says, "but I sometimes tell beginning DJs that...

This is the Disco Documentary We’ve Been Waiting For

For the public at large, it's all about KC. For people who really love music, it's Gino Soccio, it's T-Connection, it's Boris Midney and Queen Samantha and more. Behind these artists was TK Disco, and...

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.

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...

Boris Midney: Companion

It's rare that any recording tugs my heartstrings in so many directions. Companion is an ensemble group brought together by Soviet-born Jazz composer Boris Midney in 1981, featuring Charmaine on vocals. He is behind...

Francisco & Cosmo: Lineabeat Vol 3

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

Alexander Robotnick’s Snapshots of a Happy Time – 2.5 Hour Italo Disco Mix

Here's a two and a half hour DJ mix from 2012 of maestro Alexander Robotnick playing Italo Disco classics.

Who is Robert Williams?

WHO IS THE MAN with the glasses, the one you see at certain House parties? Those who know him revere him, and for those of you who don't, it's time to brush up on...

Mixed With Love: A Story About Walter Gibbons

My musical foundations were deeply rooted in Wayne & Barry Geftman's The Second Story nightclub in Philly. A couple of months after it opened, as my brother Jimmy worked the lights, I was in...

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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Underdog Edits are Back!

Leonard Part Sixx releases Underdog Edits 16 with a pair of polished disco gems.
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TK Disco – Ray Caviano and the Lost Art of Record Promotion

The signature bamboo, blue skies and palm trees meant this was a record worthy of the name TK DISCO. Ray Caviano made sure DJs played it. DEL's Foundations series searches through the roots of modern...

Jamie 3:26: Blessin’

More than 25 minutes of boogie, precision-tooled for DJs and the bin scavengers from Jamie 3:26.


Duke Shin and 5 Years of Bringing The Goods

Exclusive mix and interview with Duke Shin, purveyor of fine beats and impresario behind The Goods Thursday nights, celebrating their 5th anniversary.




12 Years of Breaking Records

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