Disco

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‘I wrote 350 songs, and I couldn’t sing you one of them’: disco maestro Daniel Vangarde breaks his silence
The legend behind songs like D.I.S.C.O. – and the father of half of Daft Punk – ruled the 70s then scorned the music industry for decades. With the reissue of his own wildly eclectic oeuvre, he is re-emerging – briefly

Alexis Petridis

24, Nov, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Sault: Aiir, Earth, Today & Tomorrow, Untitled (God), 11 review – an act of supreme generosity
The esteemed collective release five dazzlingly eclectic albums, melding rap, post-punk and modern classical composition

Damien Morris

13, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Special Interest: Endure review – jackhammer beats and punk catharsis
The New Orleans band provide a release from tough times with a hardcore album inflected by funk, glam rock and disco

Emma Garland

04, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘I sound like Lee Marvin when I sing’: Jo Whiley’s honest playlist
The radio DJ secretly hates Jimi Hendrix, and loves disco and music from old westerns. But how did Ned’s Atomic Dustbin change her life?

As told to Rich Pelley

31, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep! Why singalong 70s pop was edgier than you think
A new book, In Perfect Harmony, explores the pop hits of the 70s, long derided as mainstream and meaningless. But there was more to it, argues its author

Will Hodgkinson

20, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Readers review Beyoncé’s Renaissance: euphoric and fresh, or paint-by-numbers?
The superstar’s first solo album in six years has got her fans in a tizzy. But though some Guardian readers love its joyful 1980s disco-house lean, others say it’s a retread

Guardian readers

05, Aug, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Disco was right! Nasa’s glitterball images were predicted by pop music
The James Webb space telescope’s pictures are impressive – but disco and Daft Punk did it first

Alex Rayner

14, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Cutting up the dancefloor: the glorious, dubious history of the disco edit
Scottish duo LF System are at No 1 with their spin on a 70s obscurity, the commercial peak for a disco edit scene bubbling for decades. But are these tracks always ethical?

Oliver Keens

13, Jul, 2022 @2:03 PM

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Diana Ross at Glastonbury review – disco diva detonates explosion of joy
Confidently filling the traditional Sunday ‘legends’ slot at the festival, the fabulously attired Motown and disco star treated the vast crowd to hit after hit

Alexis Petridis

26, Jun, 2022 @5:47 PM

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Diana Ross review – Motown legend still has the moves
Septuagenarian star builds a rollercoaster of euphorically received pop classics – and throws in a bit of aerobics

Dave Simpson

15, Jun, 2022 @10:24 AM

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Have you got Lesbian Fighting Song? The Pride anthems that time forgot
From the glam-punk of Handbag to the ultra-camp Steve Elgin, award-winning gay music historian Darryl W Bullock picks out deep cuts to play at this year’s Pride celebrations

Darryl W Bullock

06, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Diana Ross, Queen and Lin-Manuel Miranda to play Party at the Palace
Saturday evening’s three-hour event at Buckingham Palace will include musical theatre and pop stars

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

03, Jun, 2022 @3:12 PM

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