Wednesday, October 30 2013
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?
Tuesday, October 22 2013
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.
Thursday, July 25 2013
Under the Influence weaves together sticky webs of funk, boogie, disco, soul, and early electronic musical forms from the '70s and '80s.
Friday, May 17 2013
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.
Wednesday, May 1 2013
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.
Thursday, May 17 2012
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.
Thursday, November 17 2011
If you're looking for the Godfather singing disco, country, and a jawdropping 11-minute ode to cakes, this is the comp for you.
Thursday, September 22 2011
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.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
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?
Monday, July 25 2011
Gently explores all your fave disco genres, including freestyle, Italo, motorik, and the hard-charging Pitbull stomp.