Tag Archives: disco

Giorgio Moroder – Deja Vu (Megamix)

Via Stereogum: Next month, the Italo-disco genius Giorgio Moroder will release Déjà Vu, his first album in many years, and he’s found an innovative way to tell us how the album will sound. In a new five-minute video, we hear short clips of every track on the album, set to an effects-heavy video of a couple dancing. It’s not an ...

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You Sexy Thing: Errol Brown Dies At 71

Hot Chocolate vocalist Errol Brown, whose 1975 smash You Sexy Thing remains one of the most enduring hits of the disco era, died of liver cancer yesterday at his home in the Bahamas. His group landed 33 Top 40 hits in the UK, including three separate Top 10 appearances by You Sexy Thing in three different decades. Here in the ...

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Giorgio Moroder & Sia – Deja Vu

Last week we got the audio, here’s the production clip. This is the title track from Giorgio Moroder’s first album in 30 years, due on June 16th.

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IRELAND: The Three Degrees Perform Disco Classic When Will I See You Again

On the same Irish show that featured the same-sex marriage debate mentioned in the post below this one, last night The Three Degrees performed their 1974 Philly disco classic smash When Will I See You Again. Oh, the harmonies! The track peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent two week atop the UK’s singles chart. The group’s ...

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Giorgio Moroder Featuring Sia – Deja Vu

Stereogum raves: Italo-disco god Giorgio Moroder is coming back later this year with Déjà Vu, his first new album in forever. It’ll feature things like the Kylie Minogue-collab single “Right Here, Right Now” and Britney Spears covering Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner.” The album’s title track hit the internet today, and it’s got Sia tapping into some inner disco queen that ...

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First Ladies Of Disco – Show Some Love

First Ladies Of Disco are Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, and Evelyn “Champagne” King. This is the remix of their first single, which I posted last month. Both versions are now available on iTunes.

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Chic – I’ll Be There

Via the Los Angeles Times: More than 20 years after Chic’s last album, the titans of disco and forefathers of today’s dance music have a brand new single. Billed as Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, the new song “Ill Be There” is a revival of an old sound while still sounding completely contemporary. It’s based on tracks Rodgers originally recorded with ...

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Jury Orders Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams To Pay $7.4M To Gaye Family

Via the Los Angeles Times: A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper “Got to Give It Up,” awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye’s children. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I. The verdict capped a trial that lasted ...

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Jimmy Somerville – Some Wonder

Jimmy Somerville’s disco tribute album Homage will be released on Tuesday and today we get the first production video. I interviewed Somerville back in November and you can check out a great fan video from album’s glorious first single, Travesty.

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Trial Concludes In Gaye Estate Vs Thicke

The children of the late Marvin Gaye are suing Robin Thicke for the profits of Blurred Lines, which has sold 15 million copies, earning $5M each for Thicke and its songwriter Pharrell Williams, who testified yesterday as the trial ended. Williams said after the song was released, he saw similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s work but said that wasn’t ...

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First Ladies Of Disco – Show Some Love

Every gay man of a certain vintage is very familiar with these ladies. Via Eurweb: In case you haven’t heard, Disco queens Evelyn “Champagne” King, Martha Wash and Linda Clifford have come together as the “First Ladies of Disco.” Look for the ladies to soon be out and about promoting their new single “Show Some Love” which is is set ...

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Giorgio Moroder Releases New Video With Kylie Minogue: Right Here, Right Now

Two weeks ago we got the audio clip, today comes the production video. Lovely pop disco right out of the late 80s.

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Giorgio Moroder Releases New Single With Kylie Minogue: Right Here, Right Now

From their labels: RCA Records and Sony Music International today announces that the founder of disco and electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder releases his brand new single “Right Here, Right Now” featuring Kylie Minogue today, January 20th on RCA Records in the United States. (The single will have various release dates worldwide including January 30th in the UK.) The single ...

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Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies At 78

Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin, whose 1980 smash Hold On To My Love helped usher out an era of gay nightlife, has died at the age of 78. Via the Detroit Free Press: Ruffin, whose poignant “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” is regarded by many as one of Motown’s greatest works, died Monday afternoon in a Las Vegas hospital. A Mississippi ...

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Giorgio Moroder – 74 Is The New 24

Three-time Academy Award winner and disco legend Giorgio Moroder, 74, today released the first single from his first studio album in 30 years. Via Billboard: Moroder’s long-awaited forthcoming album will feature collaborations with Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma and others. He has signed a worldwide deal with Sony Music International for the release ...

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Jimmy Somerville – Travesty (Fan Video)

A Jimmy Somerville fan has compiled the below video to accompany his latest release. As a challenge to hardcore disco heads, let’s see who can name all of the artists that appear. Some of them are extremely well-known, but there are a few fairly obscure acts too. I think I count 21 in total. RELATED: The  single and 12″ are ...

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JMG Interview With Jimmy Somerville Plus Worldwide Debut Of Travesty Re-Edit

I recently had the privilege of speaking with groundbreaking dance artist Jimmy Somerville about his new album and his history as one of the loudest and proudest gay artists.  JMG: Hi, Jimmy! Let’s start with today and work backwards. Tell us about your coming album, Homage, and its first single, Travesty, which made its worldwide debut on my site last ...

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Philadelphia International Records Closes

Philadelphia International Records, the label that with New York City competitor Salsoul Records is credited with helping launch the global disco phenomenon, has shut down. The “Love Train” that has carried “The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP)” to “people all over the world” for almost half a century made its last physical stop at 309 S. Broad Street this week as ...

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COMING: Donna Summer 9-CD Box Set

Coming in December is Donna: The CD Collection, a nine-disc remastered retrospective of Donna Summer’s lesser-known catalog from the years after the late 70s peak of her disco fame. Included are The Wanderer, the eponymous Donna Summer, Cats Without Claws, I’m A Rainbow, All Systems Go, Mistaken Identity, and Another Place And Time – the Stock/Aitken/Waterman-produced smash which has been ...

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Jimmy Somerville – Back To Me

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