Dance music

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Daft Punk were the most influential pop musicians of the 21st century
By resurrecting disco, soft rock and 80s R&B, and bringing spectacle to the world of dance music, the French duo changed the course of pop music again and again

Alexis Petridis

23, Feb, 2021 @10:35 AM

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Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions
When not treating patients, Kishan Bodalia has found musical fame on social media

Jessica Murray

21, Feb, 2021 @3:01 PM

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‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture
Writers and artists including Róisín Murphy, Tiffany Calver and Sigala on the art that transports them to the dancefloor during lockdown

Peter Bradshaw, Claire Armitstead, Keza MacDonald, Simran Hans, Ammar Kalia, Lanre Bakare, Lyndsey Winship, Alexis Petridis, Arifa Akbar, Aniefiok Ekpoudom and Jonathan Jones. Artist interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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SG Lewis: Times review – soaring, subtle disco for kitchen dancefloors
Given the British producer’s skill for emotionally attuned nightclub elation, his debut shouldn’t suffer from the shutdown of its natural habitat

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Save and rave! How a compilation of pirate radio adverts captures a lost Britain
Fashion boutiques, shop-fitters and others advertised alongside raves on early 1990s pirate radio. Now, a new compilation is rediscovering a slice of the underground

Simon Reynolds

16, Feb, 2021 @9:48 AM

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Nightlife meets wildlife: the albums mixing birdsong and techno beats
A Bogotà nightclub has used the sounds of animals and birds in the Colombian capital to make a new kind of dance track

Jo Griffin

12, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Hardip Singh Dhanjal obituary
Other Lives: Designer who shaped the imagery of bhangra and established Apna Beat magazine

Hardial Singh Rai

10, Feb, 2021 @12:18 PM

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Beyond disco: the Pakistani Brummie siblings who made a lost 80s synth-pop classic
Nermin Niazi and Feisal Mosleh were teenage immigrants blending their Pakistani musical heritage with Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode – and their punchy disco LP has been rescued from obscurity

Michael Lawson

09, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Disco pioneer Tom Moulton: 'People thought I was from another planet!'
He invented the 12in single and introduced Grace Jones to the world – and at 80 years old is busy pumping out new remixes from quarantine

Jazz Monroe

05, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sophie's triumphantly plastic music moulded a new world for trans people
The producer’s death is crushing, but we’re left with hyper-real music and an iconography that upends femininity and points to a new way of living

Jessica Dunn Rovinelli

02, Feb, 2021 @12:07 PM

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Steps on how they made 5,6,7,8 – 'We spent years trying not to perform it!'
‘We had giant models made of our heads and got dancers to do it looking like us’

Interviews by Henry Yates

01, Feb, 2021 @3:25 PM

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The month's best album reviews
Discover all our four- and five-star album reviews from the last month, from pop to folk, classical and more

Guardian critics

25, Jan, 2021 @10:57 AM

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