Dance music

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Richard H Kirk was prolific, hungry, angry and funky to the end
The Cabaret Voltaire musician exemplified Sheffield’s experimental mindset and transformed British club music

Joe Muggs

21, Sep, 2021 @5:07 PM

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María Mendiola obituary
One half of the disco duo Baccara who found fame with the 1977 hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Adam Sweeting

13, Sep, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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Maria Mendiola, half of Spanish vocal duo Baccara, dies aged 69
Group’s 1977 disco hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie has become the unofficial anthem of Scotland football fans

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

12, Sep, 2021 @6:49 PM

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Meet UNIIQU3, the global ambassador of music’s most influential genre
Co-opted by pop and viral stars, the dancefloor-destroying Jersey club sound has slowly taken over, with producer and DJ UNIIQU3 its brightest star

Tayyab Amin

10, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Dance music collective Daytimers: ‘Brownness isn’t a hype – it’s who we are’
Formed during the first Covid lockdown, Daytimers are using wild parties to change perceptions both inside south Asian communities and out

Ciaran Thapar

09, Sep, 2021 @7:55 AM

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Carl Bean, singer of gay pride anthem I Was Born This Way, dies aged 77
Motown-signed vocalist later became a minister and founded network of LGBT-friendly churches

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

08, Sep, 2021 @11:54 AM

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Rudimental: Ground Control review – the energy of a thousand leavers’ balls
The drum’n’bass foursome blast their way out of lockdown with a kinetic sound-system joyride

Kate Hutchinson

05, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘The 90s seem like yesterday’: Saint Etienne on 30 years as pop auteurs
Sarah, Bob and Pete talk about recording their mesmeric new album via Zoom, the reality of the 90s and the oddness of pop parenthood

Jude Rogers

05, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Jungle review – the sound of the Great Resumption
The unrelenting flow of feelgood neo-disco led by Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland delights a crowd who need nothing more

Kitty Empire

04, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘A summer of love!’ Musicians on the awesome, tearful return of gigs
From Sleaford Mods in London to Mogwai in France, bands and performers talk about the strange and wonderful experience of returning to the stage after 16 months of deprivation

As told to Michael Hann

02, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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‘I’m worshipping anger as a holy force’: dub, dancehall and destruction with the Bug
For three decades Kevin Martin has detonated the British music scene with various apocalyptically noisy projects – all as a way to ‘get over the crushing tyranny of existence’

John Doran

01, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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