Articles tagged disco

20 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Shamir: Ratchet (take one)

Far beyond boxes and genres, Shamir Bailey's debut album Ratchet sees the 20-year-old arrive in front of the public eye, creatively unscathed and defiantly confident. 

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Shamir: Ratchet (take two)

On Ratchet, Shamir predicts his own domination of pop music. He’s probably right.

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I’m Rick James’ Bio, Bitch!

The majority of Glow is a blow-by-blow account of the drugs he took and the women he bedded. James either had a great memory, or he took remarkable notes.

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21 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

ABBA: Live at Wembley Arena

On Live at Wembley Arena, ABBA deliver a tightly choreographed and wildly enjoyable performance during the height of their powers.

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Disco Rock City: Kiss’ “I Was Made for Loving You”

Kiss has authored numerous crowd-pleasing rockers, but don't overlook how good their late-'70s disco detour is.

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From R. Kelly to ‘Reflektor’: The Rise and Fall of the Disco Revival

There are plenty of popular musical trends swirling around in 2013, but perhaps none more unexpected or wonderful as the disco revival. From R. Kelly's Write Me Back to Arcade Fire's Reflektor, the new-disco trend has grabbed hold of R&B, pop, dance music, and indie rock, but why?

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To the Queen, With Love: Donna Summer Revisited, Day 2

Today brings part two of our Donna Summer special. In the clubs and on the airwaves, Summer remains a vital force. PopMatters celebrates the hits that spawned a revolution in dance music.

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Various Artists: Under the Influence Volume 3

Under the Influence weaves together sticky webs of funk, boogie, disco, soul, and early electronic musical forms from the '70s and '80s.

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Counterbalance No. 129: ‘Saturday Night Fever’

The 129th most acclaimed album of all time comes to you on a summer breeze, keeps you warm in your love, and then softly leaves. Call it the night fever, but the Bee Gees et al are the subject of this week's Counterbalance.

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1 May 2013 // 10:05 PM

Alice Russell: To Dust

Fifth solo album from authentic soul diva Alice Russell deserves to see her claim her rightful place in the vanguard of the current female singer-songwriter explosion.

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The Queen and Her Crayons: An Interview With Donna Summer

Donna Summer has sadly passed away at the age of 63 and we offer this fabulous 2008 interview by way of tribute. Stay tuned tomorrow for more.

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James Brown: The Singles Volume 11: 1979-1981

If you're looking for the Godfather singing disco, country, and a jawdropping 11-minute ode to cakes, this is the comp for you.

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Tiger & Woods: Through the Green

The various tracks that make up Through the Green would have no problem keeping bodies on the dance floor, at least when played amongst other club tracks. As a full album, though, this is some damn repetitive shit.

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Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

What do you get when one of the most innovative dance producers working today tackles one of the most irritating music trends in the last 30 years?

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ChuCha Santamaria y Usted: ChuCha Santamaria y Usted

Gently explores all your fave disco genres, including freestyle, Italo, motorik, and the hard-charging Pitbull stomp.

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19 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Locussolus: Locussolus

A cheeky throwdown that sums up DJ Harvey's love for Italo-disco, electro-funk, ominous downtempo grooves, and Oasis balladry.

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Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.

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Coati Mundi: Dancing for the Cabana Code in the Land of Boo-Hoo

They may seem simple, but Coati Mundi's disco beats are impossible to grasp on first listen.

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23 Sep 2010 // 8:35 AM

Squarepusher: Shobaleader One EP

Mr. Jenkison, return to Warp. Don’t forget about jazz.

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Hot Chip + Hercules and Love Affair + Holy Ghost!: 4 Aug 2010 - New York

Holy Ghost! provided enough early excitement to last through two subsequently disappointing sets from their label-mates.

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