Amazon Music have released a short film on Youtube about legendary disco singer, Sylvester.
The documentary, Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester, explores Sylvester's beginnings with a church choir through to his years spent immersed in San Francisco's queer nightlife scene, and is available to view for free as part of celebrations for LGBTQI+ pride.
Legendary New York club Studio 54 has returned in the form of a label.
The infamous party spot, which was frequented by stars including David Bowie, Grace Jones, Andy Warhol and Diana Ross, shut its doors in 1986. Now, a new official label, Studio 54 Music, aims to capture the club’s legendary disco flair while adapting it for a contemporary audience.
Washington D.C. house DJ, Sam ‘The Man’ Burns, has died, aged 63.
The sad news broke on Saturday 7th March with a report by Chris Richards, music critic at The Washington Post, paying homage to one of the city's most significant players. This was followed by a heartfelt tribute piece in the same publication yesterday.
Elliot Adamson has remixed CHANEY's 'Little Bit More'.
Released at the back-end of 2019, Swindon-based DJ and producer CHANEY's 'Little Bit More' is a groovy Italo disco cut, oozing with '80s vibes and smoky, dancefloor atmospherics. Now, the legendary Skint Records kick off 2020 with a remix from Newcastle-based DJ and producer, Elliot Adamson.
At just 22 years old and fresh off the back of a US tour, where he played in Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, REES is making waves far from his hometown of Middlesbrough. Producing and playing his own refined style of feel-good disco, electro, house, and italo, the upstart found his calling in the North East's clubs - with a local event inspiring him to pursue music.
Last track that blew your mind?
"Palms Trax ‘To Paradise’"
Last film you watched?
"Kung Fu Panda"
Last DJ that blew your mind?
"Orpheu The Wizard"
Favourite album to relax to?
"Tiger & Woods 'On The Green Again'"
Irish label House Of Disco will release a four-track EP from burgeoning Irish producers on 16th September.
Marking the label founders’ return from London to Ireland, the ‘Home Turf’ EP features tracks from LPM, Mix & Fairbanks, Shee and Purple Ice, with each cut hopping about on the line between house and disco, boasting jazzy sampling, smooth melodies and bouncy grooves.
Toronto record store Invisible City is to shut its physical address “indefinitely”.
A statement sent to the retailer and label's email subscribers today explained the shop will continue to operate online while searching for new premises, citing differences with the business it shared its old address with as cause of the move.
Invisible City— which specialises in funk, disco and soul— opened for business late-2016 as an offshoot of the acclaimed reissue imprint, Invisible City Editions.