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George Brown obituary
Kool & the Gang drummer and co-writer of hits including Celebration, Ladies Night and Jungle Boogie

Adam Sweeting

20, Nov, 2023 @4:43 PM

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Kylie: Tension review – Padam was just for starters…
After this summer’s megahit single, Kylie Minogue remains firmly on the dancefloor – and the 1980s – with this largely irresistible set of disco and R&B cuts

Kitty Empire

22, Sep, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘He was brave and defiant’: the lost jazz and blues songs of disco icon Sylvester
Years before You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) made him a star and LGBTQ+ hero, Sylvester’s music was very different. His pianist recalls their astonishing sessions together in San Francisco

Jude Rogers

12, Sep, 2023 @12:59 PM

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Mercury prize 2023: London group Ezra Collective secure first ever jazz win
Band say unexpected win is ‘testimony to good, special people putting time and effort’ into helping young people to play music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Sep, 2023 @9:31 PM

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Funk legends Fatback Band: ‘The US has cultural amnesia. Britain keeps our music alive’
Their raw dancefloor sound yielded a string of hits – and the first ever hip-hop track. Still touring in their 90s, they chart a career from Marvin Gaye to Glastonbury

Garth Cartwright

05, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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One to watch: Kamille
The stockbroker turned Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has penned hits for Little Mix, Dua Lipa and more. Now she has made her a joyful, soul-infused album of her own

Kadish Morris

02, Sep, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Jungle: Volcano review – slick, safe and ripe for radio play
This confident but formulaic fourth outing from the UK dance duo mixes 70s funk breakbeats, wistful guitar soul and euphoric disco

Ammar Kalia

13, Aug, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Girl Ray: Prestige review – full strutting disco fun
The north Londoners kick loose on their playful third album of sumptuous dancefloor synth-pop

Tara Joshi

06, Aug, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Girl Ray: Prestige review – indie trio head back to the disco
Blending new wave and hi-NRG influences, Prestige plays as a fun-loving homage to the queer dance-pop culture of 1970s and 80s New York

Jenessa Williams

04, Aug, 2023 @7:30 AM

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‘I’m the only one that can say I never quit’: meet the bands with no original members left
Fans often question their authenticity – but members of Yes, Odyssey, Soft Machine and Molly Hatchet explain why they’re keeping the flame alive despite the gripes

Michael Hann

04, Aug, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Troye Sivan, Dan Sultan and Corin: Australia’s best new music for August
Each month our critics pick 20 new songs for our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Andrew Stafford, Michael Sun, Shaad D'Souza, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen and Isabella Trimboli

03, Aug, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Clap clap! The infectious disco rhythm heard from Barbie to Kylie
The double handclap – most powerfully deployed in Patrice Rushen’s Forget Me Nots – is now a staple of pop thanks to Dua Lipa and more. Its practitioners explain why it’s still so catchy

Hugh Morris

31, Jul, 2023 @1:26 PM

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