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History of disco explored in new documentary series: Watch

A new BBC documentary series explores the history of disco. First aired on Saturday, 16th December, the three-part series Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution explores...

Cover art for New Sylvester anthology, ‘Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981’

A new Sylvester anthology, ‘Disco Heat: The Fantasy Years 1977-1981’, has been released via California's Real Gone Music. The legendary, LA-born disco singer-songwriter was responsible...

Jayda G wearing a red pink puffer jacket. Her eyes are shut and she is grinning wide

Jayda G, has released a new single, 'Meant To Be'. You can listen to the track below, which is taken from her forthcoming album, 'Guy'...

Purple Disco Machine looking into the camera against a purple background, surrounded by smoke

Recent Grammy winner Purple Disco Machine hit the big time thanks to his accessible, irresistible take on house music with a disco twist. But his journey has been far from conventional. Here, Marke Bieschke speaks to the German DJ and producer about his early years in the underground, his love of disco, quitting music to become a school teacher, and how his return to the scene with a more relaxed attitude has fuelled his journey to the top

A massive vermillion space egg from the ‘80s has crashed through the club ceiling. Its pulsating fissure disgorges an ark’s-worth of fabulous creatures: go-go gazelles...

Donna Summer

A new Donna Summer documentary, Love To Love You, is due to premiere later this month. Love to Love You will feature archival footage and...

LF System Afraid to Feel UK Number One

LF System's 'Afraid To Feel' is officially the longest running UK number one dance track of the decade so far, with seven weeks at the...

Ultra Naté

Ultra Naté has released her new album, 'ULTRA'. Listen below. The release marks the iconic US singer, songwriter, promoter, record producer and DJ's tenth studio...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

Patrick Adams, legendary disco producer and songwriter, dies, aged 72

Patrick Adams, the pioneering disco producer who was an unwavering force on the New York dance music scene, has died. News of the legendary artist...

Scallops love 'disco' lights, scientists discover

Scientists have discovered an unusual new technique for catching scallops while fishing, and it involves LED 'disco' lighting. During a recent experiment, Marine scientist Dr...

Roosevelt and Nile Rodgers pay tribute to Studio 54 on new single, ‘Passion’: Listen

Roosevelt and Nile Rodgers have paid tribute to iconic New York disco loft Studio 54 on new collaborative single 'Passion'. Have a listen below. The...

Collage of photos taken by Bill Bernstein

Bill Bernstein dedicated three years of his life to capturing the essence of the ‘70s New York disco scene. Here, Simon Doherty talks to him about some of his most iconic photographs, including images of Studio 54, Larry Levan, Odyssey Disco Club Dancefloor — made famous by Saturday Night Fever in 1977 — and more

The year was 1977. The disco scene was peaking, bringing with it unprecedented levels of euphoria. A specific set of sociological conditions (post-Stonewall riot, post-onset...

Frankie Knuckles DJ set from 1986 shared online for the first time: Listen

A rare Frankie Knuckles DJ set from Valentine's Day 1986 has been shared to SoundCloud by Chicago music luminary Braxton Holmes. The 80-minute recording was...

The flamboyant electronic sound of San Francisco’s dancefloors soundtracked gay liberation in the '70s and '80s, even as its community faced decimation as a result...

Deep in the vaults of the San Francisco GLBT Historical Society and Museum Archives, a modest wooden crate glows with the importance of a sacred...

Featuring pictures by famed New York nightlife documentarian Bill Bernstein and music by JKRIV, Morgan Whiley, Jitwam and TEYMORI

A series of rare Studio 54 images, along with a new 8-bit video game based on the seminal New York club, have been developed into...

Follow the call of the disco ball

A disco ball emoji may finally be added to the emojipedia.

Following the launch of a petition by Glitterbox to encourage the creation of a...

The South Coast Botanic Garden will welcome skaters and dancers until Labor Day

Nile Rodgers is launching a roller-disco, dubbed The DiscOasis, on 16th July 2021 at the iconic South Coast Botanic Garden in Los Angeles.

The legendary artist's...

Berlin house and disco label Toy Tonics is pushing a bumping, cosmic sound fuelled by collaboration and live instrumentation. Founder Mathias Modica, aka Kapote and...

The Barefoot Boy, Xenon and Fun House legend passed away recently

A fundraiser has been launched for the funeral of influential New York disco DJ Tony Smith. 

News of Smith's passing hit social media on 2nd...

In DJ Mag's April charts, four artists a select their top 10 tracks of the month, spanning crazy hip-hop mashups, jungle pressure, propulsive house bangers...

What 4’11” Northampton MC FFSYTHO lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in talent and ferocity. Her quickfire bars and vicious lyricism made...