The fifth edition of my ‘Discotheque Archives’ series for DJ Mag is now online, featuring more landmarks in pre-Rave club culture:
LARRY LEVAN – DJs don’t come any more iconic than Brooklynite Lawrence Philpot, whose residency at New York’s Paradise Garage (1977-1987) has become the stuff of legend.
STAX – Rising out of Memphis, Tennessee, a cultural crossroads connecting the blues, gospel and country music, Stax Records was amongst soul’s greatest labels, while Motown was Hitville USA, Stax was Soulsville USA.
THE DUG OUT – The Dug Out weaved together the various strands of Bristol’s underground sound, a unique fusion of hip-hop and reggae (with a post-punk sprinkle) that came to be known as ‘trip-hop’.
DISCO INFERNO – During the mid-‘70s The Trammps were dance music’s foremost exponents, their best-known release is 1977’s ‘Disco Inferno’ on Atlantic Records, one of the defining singles of the entire era.
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