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opinion

A Guide to the Unhinged Genius of Jean Pierre Massiera

Max Cole picks out a selection of essentials from the visionary French producer.

opinion

Disco Mystic: Ornette Coleman, Asha Puthli and Science Fiction

David Keenan explains how the free jazz icon transformed the notion of time on his 1972 album, with a little help from a then-unknown Indian vocalist.

opinion

TSONYC: The Mutiny That Relocated the Philly Sound

Throughout the ’70s, MFSB defined the Philadelphia disco sound. In the late ’70s, however, key members of the group defected to New York and created another set of legendary tunes for Salsoul. Nate Patrin explains why.

opinion

The Den: Ron Hardy’s First Year as a DJ

Jacob Arnold details how one of Chicago’s most celebrated DJs found his sound.

opinion

The Rise and Fall of Ray Caviano and RFC Records

The unbelievable story of a disco kingpin responsible for breaking hits by Gino Soccio, A Number of Names, and Rod Stewart.

interview

Interview: The Black Madonna on Chicago, House, and The Next Disco Demolition

A sit-down with one of Chicago’s most tireless dance music professionals.

opinion

Real People: Chic in the ’80s

How the storied dance group dealt with the death of disco.

opinion

Sunshine Sound: The Birthplace of the Remix

The untold story behind the unassuming New York office that birthed the remix.

Lecture

Alexander Robotnick

Florence and the machines: how an Italian electro rebel helped shape house and techno

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Lecture

Owusu & Hannibal

Fairytales from Ubiquity's Danish dynamite

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opinion

Nightclubbing: San Francisco’s Trocadero Transfer

The story of legendary disco DJ Bobby Viteritti and the club that made him famous.

opinion

How Montreal Became Disco’s Second City

Will Straw examines why the Canadian metropolis was such a hotbed for disco during the ’60s and ’70s.

interview

Interview: Nicky Siano on Larry Levan, Frankie Knuckles and The Gallery

The legendary DJ tells the tale of his famed ’70s nightspot The Gallery: witnessing the beginning of disco and beyond.

interview

Interview: Godfrey Diamond on Andrea True’s “More, More, More” ... And More

The producer behind the disco classic, as well as Lou Reed’s Coney Island Baby, talks about his long and winding career.

Lecture

Masters At Work

On the couch with the kings of the dancefloor.

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opinion

Sing Sing: A Loop History

The story of how a 1978 disco track became the backbone of Baltimore Club music.

Lecture

Francois K

New York dance music history with a man who was there every step of the way

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interview

Interview: Henry Stone on James Brown and Disco’s Boom and Bust

The legendary record man and architect of the Miami sound remembers the disco boom (and bust).

opinion

Saturday Mass: Larry Levan and the Paradise Garage

Peter Shapiro explains why the beloved Paradise Garage DJ is still held in such high esteem, more than two decades after his untimely passing.

Lecture

DJ Harvey

A walk on the dark side of the Balearics with disco's greatest provocateur

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