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.)

Tim Zawadavideo

Tim Zawada: Tugboat Edits Vol 1

Tim Zawada's popular edit series makes it's debut on vinyl with an eclectic selection of R&B, boogie and pop from the previous 30 years. Since a couple of the artists on here keep a...
tim zawada

Tim Zawada: The 312 Mix Vol 19

5 Magazine's Chicago-centric podcast series features half (Side A!) of a new cassette tape mix and interview from our town's Tim Zawada (Tugboat Edits, Star Creature).

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,...

Sergio Fedasz: New Mix Monday #173

San Francisco DJ and producer Sergio Fedasz mixes Volume 173 of New Mix Monday, 5 Magazine's weekly House Music guest mix series. Listen to Sergio Fedasz: New Mix Monday #172 by5 Magazine on hearthis.at Co-founder and...

Ten Years Ago This Website Saved My Life

If you didn't live it, you read about it, heard about and learned about it. Or you're lying about it. These are facts: the amount of people who claim today that they were "at the...
voyage

Eurodisco Forever: An Essential Voyage Playlist

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

The Essential George Duke Playlist

Crazy P, Daft Punk, Cajmere, Stanley Clarke and Michael Jackson make an appearance in DEL's Essential George Duke Playlist, compiled for his column Foundations. Related: Foundations: George Duke: Master of the Game   I Want You For...
J Krivvideo

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...

Cellophane: Music Colours

The notion of timelessness seems to be overwhelmingly an afterthought within the realm of contemporary dance music. The current system is driven by fast-paced mechanics, which carelessly govern the life cycle of a composition...

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.

Straight Outta South Central LA: It’s a WAR

Conflict is loved by few, disliked by most, and needed at times. Musically, conflict can be defined as a fusion of genres, a cacophony of sounds, key or tempo changes, and even actual conflict...
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...

David Mancuso Has Passed Away

David Mancuso, founder of The Loft and the very notion of the underground dance music party, has passed away, 5 Magazine can confirm.
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I-Robots & Donna McGhee’s New Dirty Talk Mixes

Let's cover a classic: the Klein + MBO cover of Dirty Talk by I-Robots, NOIA's Alessandro and Davide Piatto and legendary vocalist Donna McGhee gets an extra pack of mixes. If dance music were a...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Vincent Montana Jr

The Essential Vincent Montana, Jr. Playlist

DEL's Foundations counts down the required songs from Vincent Montana Jr.'s extensive discography. Related: Foundations: Remember Vincent Montana, Jr.   It Looks Like Love ('78) - Goody Goody - "#1 Dee Jay", "Super Jock", and "Bio-Rhythms" (which I...

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Classic Chicago House Selections from Golf Clap

Midwest heroes Golf Clap select 5 classics from the Midwest rave scene and contribute a special throwback old school Chicago House mix.

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