Back in 2010, UK disco, house and funk luminary Joey Negro AKA Dave Lee compiled a thoroughly educational – and massively danceable – retrospective album celebrating the artists and songs at the core of Brit funk.
A collection of rare, previously unreleased and highly sought after tracks from the halcyon days of underground British funk, reggae disco and soul, ‘Backstreet Brit Funk Vol.1’ was a real triumph that we’re still relishing in today.
SUPPLY NY are set to celebrate their fifth birthday tonight (Friday 8th June) with a five-hour boat party in New York City.
Setting sail at 7:00PM sharp, the collective’s long-serving resident DJs will command the on-board booth, with Griffin Camper, Jordan James, Misawa and Animal Feelings all set to spin as the sun goes down.
Additional support will come from local and talented selectors including Haruka Salt, Ria (88 Palms), Nè, Tony y not, and Kate Stein.
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.