Articles tagged disco

Various Artists: Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980 / Funk Departures 1973-1982

Africa Airways One & Two features plenty of grooves from the disco era through the early '80s.

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20 Questions: Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve

The skull-masked DJs have made a name for themseves with melodic, emotional dance remixes. Now, after a decade of scant singles and comps, their insanely diverse debut finally arrives.

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Beyond the Wizards Sleeve: The Soft Bounce

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve offer a heady mixture of ‘90s EDM and ‘60s psychedelia that transcends both stylistic reference points to become something wholly new and different and, most importantly, wildly enjoyable.

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Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes: To Be True (Expanded Edition)

Stone-cold Philly Soul classic gets the reissue treatment, complete with bonus tracks and thorough liner notes.

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Always Cry 4 Love, Never Cry 4 Pain: Prince’s 30-year ‘Parade’

On Parade, Prince allows an openness to ideas and collaboration to a degree he’d never experienced before, and it brings out the best in him.

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LUXXURY - “Hold On” (video) (premiere)

LUXXURY is releasing a number of sunny California vibed out disco tracks that are as great on the dancefloor as they are chilling on the couch.

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Sister Sledge: Circle of Love (Special 40th Anniversary Edition)

By the time this record came out in 1975 Sister Sledge had been gigging steadily for some time and releasing small singles. There's little evidence of the powerhouse this quartet became.

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Various Artists: To Love the Bee Gees: A Tribute to the Brothers Gibb

Fifteen stylistically diverse artists take on the equally stylistically diverse Brothers Gibb with largely satisfying results.

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2 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Chic: An Evening With Chic

This works more as a reminder of how great Chic's music is, rather than how integral this live document is to their legacy.

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Starlight Girls - “Fancy” (video) (premiere)

Pop, disco, and synthpop converge on the vibrant new track by the Brooklyn band.

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Rufus and Chaka Khan: Live Stompin’ at the Savoy

Re-mastered re-release of Rufus and Chaka Khan album Live: Stompin’ at the Savoy takes us back to the ‘80s and further.

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Ashford and Simpson: Is it Still Good to Ya / Stay Free

There are spaces where one can imagine audiences finding the groove in the disco rap suggested by these recordings.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Latin Disco

This compilation traces the disco movement from its roots in the Latin community through to Nu-disco.

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The Benjees - ‘Alright Alright Alright’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Brooklyn foursome blend punk, funk, blues, and soul into one crazy little gumbo on their debut album.

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Digisaurus - ‘No More Room For Love’ (EP stream)

The Columbus, Ohio band mixes classic disco and funk with more modern sounds to offer a contemporary take on classic pop.

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30 Jun 2015 // 2:05 AM

Moullinex: Elsewhere

Elsewhere is an ebullient escape to wherever it is you would rather be.

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Smokey: How Far Will You Go?: The S&M Recordings, 1973-81

How Far Will You Go? collects the proto-disco glam rock sides from these out and proud iconoclasts.

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19 Jun 2015 // 2:30 AM

Giorgio Moroder: Deja Vu

With his first solo album in 30 years, iconic electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder tries his hand at contemporary EDM with mixed results.

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20 May 2015 // 3:30 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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