Tag Archives: disco

The Three Degrees – TSOP / Dirty Ol’ Man [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, 70s disco divas The Three Degrees performed a medley of their hits last week at the Max Proms in the Netherlands. The group is due to release a tribute to Philly soul/disco which includes covers of hits by The O-Jays, The Trammps, McFadden & Whitehead, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and more. Their lineup …

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Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime [AUDIO]

“All hail disco Coldplay” says the Atlantic. They write: At some point, it’s typical for rock bands who’ve conquered their genre to dabble in dance. The Rolling Stones did it, the Clash did it, U2 did it, Arcade Fire did it. Now Coldplay has done it, with a gloriously absurd, “Get Lucky”-aping new single called “Adventure of a Lifetime.” Some …

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Lady Gaga – I Want Your Love

With an assist from Nile Rodgers, Lady Gaga has covered the 1979 Chic classic as a promotion of Tom Ford’s latest line. Rolling Stone reports: In the Nick Knight-directed video to accompany the Chic cover, models dance down the runway like it was a Soul Train dance line, with Gaga herself showing up to showcase some of Ford’s skimpier designs. …

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Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly

Music Times recaps: Galantis has released the music video for its funky track “Peanut Butter Jelly.” Taken from their debut album Pharmacy, Galantis takes you to a supermarket, “Galantis Pharms,” where people are infected with the groove and have no choice but to strip and dance. Things start to get a little out of hand towards the end as people …

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NERVO – The Other Boys

Via Pop Crush: DJ duo NERVO just unveiled their collaborative track “The Other Boys,” which features Kylie Minogue, Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters and Chic legend Nile Rodgers, and it’s the kind of upbeat electronic hit that disco-dreams are made of. “The Other Boys” is an ode to unreciprocated romantic feelings, perhaps one of the most relatable scenarios — …

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Music Journalist Barry Walters Looks Back At Manhattan’s Legendary Saint Disco

Veteran music journalist Barry Walters has penned a fascinating look back at Manhattan’s much-storied Saint nightclub. It begins: From September 1980 to May 1988, The Saint defined gay nightlife in New York during its most tumultuous and literally plagued decade. Conceived by off-Broadway impresario Mailman, who had just scored a runaway success with The New St. Marks Baths, The Saint …

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First Ladies of Disco – Show Some Love

Martha Wash, Linda Clifford, and Evelyn “Champaign” King. (Via JMG reader Jonathan)

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Funk Bassist Louis Johnson Dies At Age 60

Via the New York Times: Louis Johnson, a bassist who had a string of funk hits with the Brothers Johnson and worked as a session musician for Quincy Jones, notably on the Michael Jackson albums “Off the Wall” and “Thriller,” was found dead on May 21 at his home in Las Vegas. He was 60. His death was confirmed by …

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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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