Jayda G will release her debut album, ‘Significant Changes’, via Ninja Tune on 22nd March.
The album will land a month after she finishes up her four-week Phonox residency, and will feature nine original cuts of her joyous and off-kilter brand house, disco and funk.
“I can't speak for everyone, but here I see our queer community becoming stronger and more radical in the face of this harrowing moment in our history,” says Chris Cruse, DJ and promoter behind Spotlight, the L.A. party that has been running since 2012, the year he turned 30. Pushing a sound that’s “tough, sleazy, soulful and fun,” past guests include Honey Dijon, Prosumer, Tama Sumo, Lakuti, Daniel Wang and Mike Servito, illustrating an ethos that encompasses everything from ecstatic disco to corrosive acid bubblers.
Carl Cox is a man who knows his disco. Despite making his name playing techno over the last three decades, the legendary selector has always had a penchant for ‘70s sounds, spinning disco, funk and soul sets annually at Burning Man and even famously jamming out a live Stevie Wonder cover in Ibiza.
Jocelyn Brown 'Somebody Else's Guy (Original 12" Mix)'
Ce Ce Peniston 'Finally (12" Choice Mix)'
Earth, Wind & Fire 'Let's Groove'
First Choice 'Love Thang (Scott Tee Remix)'
Robyn S 'Show Me Love'
Gwen McCrae 'Keep The Fire Burning'
Gwen Guthrie 'It Should Have Been You (Original 12' Mix)'
Joey Negro will release the third instalment of his ‘Remixed With Love’ series on Friday 16th November.
The longstanding remixer and DJ – real name Dave Lee – has put together yet another edition of his revered compilation, this time with club-ready edits of Sister Sledge, Gwen McCrae, Gladys Knight & The Pips and more.
Noel Gallagher has revealed that he’s started work on his next solo album, adding that it will have a “’70s disco” vibe to it.
Speaking at a Q&A at Kings Place in London to launch his new book, Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going), Gallagher said that he hopes to release the album next year and that he’d been working on it at Abbey Road Studios in recent weeks with producer David Holmes.
In the great mirror ball of history, there’s always one velvet rope to be on the right side of. And once upon a time, on April 26, 1978, in a sleazy neighborhood of West 54th Street between 8th and Broadway, in a former TV studio costing $400,000, Studio 54’s Qualuude- fuelled dancefloor gyrated to a soundtrack of soon-to-be disco classics. Two accidental kings were born: Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Together, they invented the modern nightclub experience.
Secret backer Jack Dushey is also interviewed. “At first [Schrager] was reticent, it was difficult to reflect honestly on the period where he went to prison for tax evasion,” Tyrnauer says. But he ends up giving rare truth via unprecedented, careful access, to glorify Studio 54 to its rightful place as the Apple of clubs. “I didn’t want to make a celebrity documentary because that’s been done. And it’s boring.”
In late 1976, a guitarist named Nile Rodgers and a bass player named Bernard Edwards bribed an elevator operator $10 to keep quiet about an after-hours session. Their friend and DJ Robert Drake was working as a maintenance man at Sound Ideas Studios. Along with the rhythm section of their former group The Big Apple Band and by roping in friends such as a pre-fame Luther Vandross, they recorded a song called ‘Everybody Dance’.
You’re living in Europe now after a long stint in NYC. Why did you decide to move over?
Honing his legacy as a DJ playing forward-thinking house records on French radio in the ‘80s, Dimitri From Paris has made a name for himself thanks to his expertly crafted edits and remixes, which never stray too far from disco’s live and deeply-musical roots. Most recently, he’s put together a compilation of re-imagined classics titled ‘Le Chic Remixes’ for Defected, which houses reverent reworks of hits from Chic, Sister Sledge, Norman Jean and SB Devotion.
Returning after a year’s break, Leicester label City Fly are back with a brand new EP from co-founder Ashley Stevenson AKA The Last Trip To Gandahar.
The new EP, ‘Higher!’, finds the sample wizard – who used to produce as Arthur Jnr – taking his new moniker on a sophisticated summertime disco and house spin with three lush original cuts and a typically great remix of the title track by one Byron The Aquarius.