Tag Archives: disco

JMG Worldwide Exclusive Premiere:
Jimmy Somerville’s New Single Travesty

Via press release: The euphoric joy of disco has been one consistent thread, which has run through the diverse, illustrious thirty-year career of pop legend Jimmy Somerville. Famous for re-making disco classics as his own, “Travesty”, Jimmy’s first original disco-styled single will make its debut on JoeMyGod on Sept. 15th and will be serviced promotionally (single version and extended mix) ...

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Disco Pioneer Henry Stone Dies At 93

Henry Stone, whose TK Records provided much of the 70s’ disco soundtrack, has died in Miami at the age of 93. Via Billboard: In 1948, Stone moved to Miami where he set up Seminole, a record-distribution business and Crystal recording studio. Three years later, he recorded his first artist, a pianist-singer from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind ...

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TONIGHT: Free Salsoul Records Reunion Concert At NYC’s East River Bandshell

Acts from the label that for many of us invented disco will stage a free reunion concert tonight at the East River Bandshell in downtown Manhattan. Originating in 1974, The New York City based Salsoul Records was one of the most influential record companies in the disco era that has shaped the dance music industry for the last 40 years. ...

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At Bear Week Tea Dance

Yesterday was the “Solid Gold” tea dance at the Boatslip, prompting some to don wigs, bellbottoms, and platform shoes. I caught the below two minutes of homo fabulosity during the final song. There was so much joy in the room, I actually got choked up just filming it.

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LOS ANGELES: Grammy Museum To Open Exhibit Honoring Donna Summer

Via the Randy Report: Fans of classic 70s and 80s pop/rock/dance music – mark your calendars! On July 2, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum will unveil its latest temporary exhibition, Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibition will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic career of 5-time Grammy Award-winner Donna Summer. This ...

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Giorgio Moroder – Giorgio’s Theme

Via Stereogum: Every summer, the people at Adult Swim do god’s work by giving us a fuckload of well-curated new tracks for free. This year’s Adult Swim Singles Series is set to feature new tracks from heavy hitters like Future, Deafheaven, and Run The Jewels. And for its first track of the summer, they’ve brought in the resurgent italo-disco genius ...

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MANHATTAN: Live On Larry Levan Way

From the live stream site: Larry Levan elevated DJing to an artform at New York’s Paradise Garage. As part of the local initiative to rename King Street Larry Levan Way, the Red Bull Music Academy is proud to pay tribute to Levan’s legacy with the Larry Levan Street Party. Join us as we turn King Street between Varick and Hudson ...

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Police Blotter Item Of The Day

Source. (Tipped by JMG reader Ray)

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UK: It’s Raining Men Re-Enters Pop Chart

Earlier this month a member of Britain’s far-right UKIP party declared that God was flooding the country in anger over the legalization of same-sex marriage. That prompted a Facebook campaign to push It’s Raining Men to #1 on the singles chart more than 30 years after its release. The Guardian reports that might happen: Three decades after its original release, ...

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Tensnake & Nile Rodgers – Love Sublime

Via press release: “Love Sublime” is a delicious slice of disco pop adorned with the beguiling vocals of Fiora and the unmistakable guitar grooves of Nile Rodgers. The one-track single is out January 28th on Astralwerks and will be followed by a remix package out March 4th featuring remixes from super-producers Duke Dumont, Le Youth, Ewan Pearson, Jonas Rathsman, plus ...

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Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby

This Giorgio Moroder/Chris Cox remix came out in October, but now there’s a video. A strange video.

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L’Manda –Feeling So Free (Haggin’)

Via Boy Culture, here’s a great nod to 70’s gay disco culture via a track the label winkingly claims to have “discovered” in their vaults. They nailed it – lyrics, music, costumes, and video effects. “Pretty boys on the prowl and the girls who are draggin’ / I’m part of their world cuz baby I’m haggin’.”   Loving this. 

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Swag Tuesday II

Courtesy of Fly Life, today’s second Swag Tuesday prize is Love To Love You Donna, the new Donna Summer remix tribute album from Verve Records, which is available today at iTunes and at physical retailers nationwide. LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA, is a brand new remix record celebrating the life and voice of five-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter ...

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Manhattan’s Roseland Ballroom To Close

The legendary Roseland Ballroom, home to the Saint-At-Large Black Party for more than two decades, will reportedly close in April. Via Billboard Magazine: Evolving from ballroom dancing in the ‘20s to popular music, Roseland has for years been a favored New York play for a wide range of bands from the early days of rock, through disco, grunge, modern rock, ...

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2014 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Chic, Kiss, Nirvana, Ronstadt, Hall & Oates

The list of 2014 nominees for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame was announced today. On the list for the eighth time are disco legends Chic, who remain fronted by mega-producer Nile Rodgers (Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran.) I took the photo above at Chic’s free show at Lincoln Center last summer. “Teen Spirit” and “Good Times” may be ...

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Daft Punk – Lose Yourself To Dance

Get Lucky, the first single from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, went to #1 in two dozen countries. Today the group issued the video for the follow-up single. Chic’s Nile Rodgers appears on guitar. I like this a lot more than Get Lucky, which was hyped into the stratosphere.

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JMG World Exclusive: Donna Summer’s
Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper As Director’s Cut Signature Mix)

Verve Records has selected JMG to host the exclusive world premiere of the latest release from their Donna Summer tribute remix package, which you can now pre-order at iTunes in advance of the official October 22nd release. Here’s the full track listing. Love to Love You Donna: 01 Love to Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder ft. Chris Cox Remix) 02 ...

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Hot Chip & Frankie Knuckles On Board For Coming Donna Summer Remix Album

We’ve already heard advance tracks by Giorgio Mororder and Chromeo from the coming Donna Summer remix album and today Billboard tips us to some of the rest of the slate. “Love to Love You Donna” will be released on Oct. 22 through Verve Records, and is produced by Dahlia-Ambach Caplin and Randall Poster. The project features new re-workings of classic ...

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English Disco Lovers

As some of you know, Britain’s vile English Defense League is a violent group of racist neo-Nazi skinheads who riot semi-regularly. Enter the English Disco Lovers: The English Disco Lovers (EDL) movement aims to reclaim the hated EDL acronym from The English Defence League and make it stand for something positive. Currently we are attempting to Google bomb them for ...

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Another New Donna Summer Remix

Over the weekend the legendary Giorgio Moroder debuted his remix of his own 1975 production, Love To Love You Baby, at the Way Out West festival in Sweden. I presume this will be included on the upcoming Donna Summer remix package from Verve Records. The audio isn’t great (lots of crowd noise too) but Moroder has posted the same recording ...

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