Tag Archives: dance music

Deep Dive: 25 Years Of Madonna’s Erotica And Sex

This week it’s been 25 years since the simultaneous release of Madonna’s Erotica album and her still controversial S&M-filled coffee table book, Sex. Legendary Rolling Stone critic (and longtime JMG reader) Barry Walters has written a deep dive into their legacy and how they addressed the then-raging AIDS pandemic, which tore through Madonna’s inner circle. Walters unpacks quite a bit, ...

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SWERLK: Scissor Sisters And MNDR Release Charity Dance Single In Advance Of Pulse Anniversary [VIDEO]

Via press release from GLAAD: Today MNDR and Scissor Sisters release a charity single called “SWERLK.”  Proceeds from the single will go to Contigo Fund, which emerged from the Pulse mass shooting and offers financial support to organizations working to heal, educate and empower LGBTQ and Latinx individuals, immigrants and people of color, as well as those working to end ...

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Donna Summer: The Musical Set For Fall Opening

Broadway World reports: Donna Summer’s husband Bruce Sudano has big Broadway plans as he prepares to launch his new stage show SUMMER at La Jolla Playhouse in November. The show, based on the life of his late wife, will feature all of the disco queen’s greatest hits, with hopes taking the show the Broadway in 2018. According to WENN, the ...

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Joe Goddard – Home [VIDEO]

Out today is Electric Lines, the new album by 2 Bears and Hot Chip member Joe Goddard, which gives me an excuse to post last month’s single, which serves as an old school disco homage to legendary Paradise Garage DJ Larry Levan. Sampled in the single is the 1978 Paradise Garage staple, Brainstorm’s On Our Way Home, and as you’ll ...

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CHICAGO: Archive Opens Personal Record Collection Of Late DJ Frankie Knuckles For Public To Play [VIDEO]

Grammy-winning DJ Frankie Knuckles, known worldwide as “the Godfather of House,” died three years ago this month. But his personal record collection is now on display for the public to actually touch and play. MixMag reports: With the record collection of Frankie Knuckles now at Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, The Frankie Knuckles Foundation has shared a ...

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SO YOU’RE BACK FROM OUTER SPACE: Gloria Gaynor To Perform At Library Of Congress Tribute To Disco

The Washington Post reports: Last year, Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem “I Will Survive” became one of 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry, a collection of sound recordings considered “culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States” and kept at the Library of Congress. The wide-ranging registry includes Thomas Edison’s early cylinders, Martin ...

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Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies At 56

The BBC reports: Larry Steinbachek [center in photo], former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56. Steinbachek formed the group with Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983 and they had chart success with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. Their cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love with Marc Almond was also ...

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BREAKING: George Michael Dies At Age 53

Yet another parting shot from 2016. The BBC reports: Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”. Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property ...

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HiFi Sean Featuring Crystal Waters – Testify [VIDEO]

Over the last 25 years house maven Crystal Waters has scored ten #1 singles on Billboard’s dance chart, starting with 1991’s career-making, maddeningly catchy, and widely-sampled Gypsy Woman. This week we get the video for Testify, her collaboration with former Soup Dragons frontman turned hottie bear icon and producer HiFi Sean, who makes a cameo appearance. Watch below.

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Kylie Minogue’s Campiest Xmas Show Ever [VIDEOS]

Hello Magazine reports: Kylie Minogue was brought to tears on stage at the Royal Albert Hall by the strength of her audience’s reaction as she brought Christmas to London’s iconic auditorium with the help of a few of her famous friends. The Australian performer delighted fans with a stunningly theatrical two-hour performance which included lavish stage costumes, a full orchestra, ...

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TRAILER: Apple Music Releases 808 Documentary On The Synthesizer That Revolutionized Dance Music

Via Esquire: Though even diehard fans of the music it inspired are largely unfamiliar with its story, the 808 is revered within the industry. The documentary, which premieres Friday on Apple Music, includes commentary by everyone from Lil Jon, to Pharrell, to the Beastie Boys, to Rick Rubin, to Afrika Bambaataa himself. “You get all of these guys, these big, ...

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Dance Music Pioneer David Mancuso Dies At Age 72

The Guardian reports: David Mancuso, DJ and pioneer of New York dance culture, has died aged 72. Kid Recordings owner Craig Shifty announced the death on Facebook on Monday, writing: “He will be greatly missed, but, thankfully, he left the world a lasting vibrant legacy that continues to inspire and influence countless generations of music lovers and clubbers.” Cause of ...

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Giorgio Moroder – Good For Me [AUDIO]

Via Entertainment Weekly: At 76 years young, Giorgio Moroder isn’t slowing down. The disco pioneer is following the success of his 2015 comeback album Déjà Vu by gearing up for more and more new music. EW has the exclusive premiere of Moroder’s new single “Good for Me,” released Thursday, with singer Karen Harding handling vocal duties. “My goal is to ...

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Glee Star Alex Newell Blows The Roof Off In Innovative HIV Prevention Dance Track For The CDC [VIDEO]

An innovative campaign and the song really IS fantastic. Mark King breaks it down at My Fabulous Disease: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced a music video that joyfully educates gay men about HIV prevention options. And it is foot-stomping fabulous. The song, “Collect My Love,” was released by The Knocks and it features vocals by ...

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Coming Soon: Donna Summer, The Musical

The New York Post reports: Hey, someone left the cake out in the rain! And I’m here to tell you all about it. Director Des McAnuff, of “Jersey Boys” fame, staged a workshop last week of a new musical about the life of disco queen Donna Summer. It’s a gender-bender, with women playing some of the men in her life. ...

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STRONGER TOGETHER: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Theme Song Given Dance Remix Treatment [AUDIO]

Billboard Magazine reports: The inspiring and motivational song “Stronger Together,” sung by American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez, had its debut at the Democratic National Convention following Hillary Clinton’s speech. The anthemic song was written and recorded specifically for Hillary Clinton and her campaign. Today Billboard Dance is premiering the first official dance remix of the pop tune, and it’s even ...

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Coming Soon: Paradise Garage, The Movie

New York City’s legendary gay nightclub, the Paradise Garage, will be the focus of upcoming film. Electronic Beats reports: Though it closed in 1987, New York’s Paradise Garage night club has left a lasting impression on dance music that can still be felt today. Along with the Warehouse in Chicago and Zanzibar in New Jersey, the Garage was a place ...

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HiFi Sean ft. Paris Grey – Lost Without You [VIDEO]

Early last month I introduced you to gay DJ, producer, and woofy bear HiFi Sean with his techno collaboration with B-52s frontman Fred Schneider, the video for which gave some of you a Kansas City Trucking Company vintage porn vibe. Today the former frontman for Britain’s Soup Dragons is back with a sparkling old school house number with vocals provided ...

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HiFi Sean Ft. Fred Schneider – Truck [VIDEO]

New from British DJ/producer Sean Dickson, former frontman for the Soup Dragons. Deejay.de recaps: Truck is a buzzing analogue Moog droning bass riff over disco-tic handclap beats with CB radio vocals by the one and only frontman of the B-52’s Fred. Think homage to movies like Convoy and Smokey & the Bandit turned into pulsing dubbed up soundtrack to hitting ...

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FLORIDA: 2 Dead, 57 Hospitalized After EDM Festival

TampaBay.com reports: Two people died after attending the Sunset Music Festival at Raymond James Stadium over the Memorial Day weekend, according to Tampa police. A 22-year-old man was hospitalized Saturday and died Sunday, Tampa police spokesman Steve Hegarty said, and a 21-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Sunday and died Monday. While investigators await the results of toxicology tests, ...

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