Jive Talk have been very busy indeed for a duo who formed about two years ago. Since the London pair started DJing and producing together in 2016 they have gone on to nab residencies at Gottwood Festival as well as regularly playing nights like Percolate, Locomotive Disco, 12inch, and House Of Disco. They’ve also hosted their own parties at Number 90 in Hackney Wick and NT’s in London Fields.
The work of Ron Basejam aka James Baron has been leaving dancers in jubilant twists for over two decades now.
Neither Louie Vega nor Sylvester should require any introduction. Both legends in their own right, the artists’ contributions to global disco and house are literally everywhere to be found in the dance music world today. Just a few weeks ago, we premiered a remix of Honey Dijon’s stunning Sylvester edit.
Patrick Gibin AKA TwICE has earned quite the reputation over the past number of years through his impeccable edits, most notably his stellar Black Aroma re-edits series.
Contemporary funk vocalist and songwriter Gizelle Smith’s new album ‘Ruthless Day’ opens with an addictive cut by the name of ‘Dust’. On it, the London-based performer, who was bandleader for Hamburg outfit The Mocambo before going solo, delivers an energetic and catchy vocal on top of a classic funk backdrop, giving it a memorable, uplifting quality that, once heard, is frankly impossible to shake.
In the ‘80s, Chicago birthed house music, the world-renowned movement that’s kept us dancing and smiling for more than three decades. Chi-Town also gave us some of the dance music greats like Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Larry Heard and DJ Pierre.
But before house music, Chicago was home to a thriving funk and disco scene, which grew out of the city’s South Side region.
Abramson, who earned a master’s degree in photography from the Illinois Institute of Technology, began documenting Chicago’s South Side nightlife, where predominantly black clubgoers boogied down to blues, R&B and eventually funk and disco.
It’s a Sunday in 2015 on the third day of UK festival Field Maneuvers, a back to basics ‘dirty little rave’ held in a eld just outside of London. Having wrapped up an afternoon where the main stage has been moved outside into the blazing sunshine, the action is shifting back under canvas, where The Black Madonna is set to warm up for Panorama Bar resident Nick Höppner and Glaswegian heroes Optimo.
Hï Ibiza has responded to clubbers’ demands and realigned its ticket price structure for the forthcoming 2018 season. The locale has created a Super Early Bird ticket price of just €20 in a challenge to the prevailing rates on the White Isle.
The realignment was announced in tandem with details of Glitterbox’s 2018 residency. Following their debut 16-date run at the brand new club in 2017, the flamboyant extravaganza returns this year for 17 dates.
Atella blend synth-heavy disco, bubbling house and dreamy techno for an totally cosmic edition of our Fresh Kicks mix series.
The Norwegian duo first caught DJ Mag's ear when they dropped a bouncy, fun-packed set for French party-starters Kitsuné at Bergen's Vil Vil Vest festival.
A blend of massive synth-lines reminiscent of their countryman Todd Terje, interstellar atmospherics and punchy percussion, their sound nestles somewhere between slow-mo disco and pop, but never sits still for more than a moment — a perfect fit to their label home, Belgium powerhouse Eskimo.
Studio 54 has long been championed as the epicenter of hedonism and North American nightlife during the 1970s. Dancers old and young can revisit the spectacle of the New York City venue when a new documentary premieres at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
STUDIO 54 tracks club owners Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell along their path to the kings of New York’s nightlife throughout the 1970s.