How Patrick Hernandez’ Born To Be Alive soundtracked the last days of disco…

Having dominated the 70s, the summer of 1979 was largely seen as the last days of disco. July of that year infamously saw the hosting of the incendiary Disco Demolition

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Manu Dibango – Soul Makossa [1972]

Often described as the first disco record, Soul Makossa, by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango (who passed away this week), is also perhaps one of the most surprising, given its unusual

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Marvin Hamlisch – Bond 77 [July 1977]

A quirky Throwback Thursday this week – it is Christmas after all! – as we look back on perhaps the one and only time that 007 went full-on DISCO. Musically, Roger Moore’s

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Donna Summer’s I Feel Love was released on this day in 1977… [July 1977]

Legend has it that when electronic pioneer Brian Eno first heard Donna Summer’s I Feel Love, he burst into David Bowie’s Berlin recording studio touting it as the “sound of

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Patrick Cowley – Menergy [October 1981]

With LGBT Pride Month in full swing, this week’s Throwback Thursday goes back to 1981, and one of the tracks that symbolised the morphing of disco into Hi-NRG. In the

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Check out this awesome Italo Disco playlist from Green Velvet…

We’re big fans of Green Velvet (aka Cajmere, aka Curtis Jones) here at 909originals – just the right blend of insanity and genius, if you ask us – and the Chicago native

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David Mancuso: “It was like the civil rights movement… the more people you had marching, the better it was.”

David Mancuso, whose The Loft parties in 1970’s New York helped pave the way for clubbing as we know it, died two years ago today (14 November), at the age

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Daft Punk’s Discovery, 17 years later… [February 2001]

Daft Punk released their second album, Discovery, on 26 February 2001, and while 17 years and two studio albums have passed (five if you count the soundtrack to Tron:Legacy and

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Add some Halloween Horror to your DJ set with Vincent Price’s isolated ‘Thriller’ rap…

Nothing screams Halloween like Michael Jackson’s Thriller, released in November 1982, and while Quincy Jones’ epic bass hook is off the hook, Vincent Price’s closing rap, written by Rod Temperton,

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Get ready for an Italo Disco revival…

It was only a matter of time before Italo Disco made a comeback, and a forthcoming documentary on this classic 1980s dance genre is likely to be the spark that

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