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Saturday 15 June 2013
When you're hot … Nile Rodgers has every right to do this in the glow of his Daft Punk moment, namely to rake the coals of his august 1970s/1980s Chic "Organization" – less a disco group than a business model, more an aesthetic code than a production style.
Friday 02 November 2012
Lauryn Hill this week debuted a new single, "Black Rage". But those looking for something like "Doo Wop (That Thing)" might be slightly disappointed to hear the new track is a spoken-word missive on race, capitalism and America; a re-working of "My Favourite Things". "As artists we have the opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness," she said.
Monday 30 July 2012
Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man at the Global Gathering electronic and dance music festival.
Friday 20 July 2012
Billed as Freak Out Night: the Evolution of Disco to Dance Music and curated by Chic mainman and überproducer Nile Rodgers, and his “little baby brother” Mark Ronson, the penultimate event of the 46th edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival lived up to its promise.
Sunday 22 April 2012
Sunday 22 April 2012
Over 30 years Brit-funkers Incognito have created an irresistible signature sound of chugging Latin grooves, inventive horn-choruses and admittedly rather variable lyrics and vocals.
Friday 06 April 2012
Sunday 30 January 2011
Andy Butler looks like a man who has stepped straight off a sweaty Studio 54 dancefloor after a particularly debauched night in 1979.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Wow, Antony Hegarty's looking foxy these days. That's your first thought when you see Hercules and Love Affair perform "Blind", their stormer of a single which featured the Johnsons leader's larynx. Then it dawns on you that the line-up touring the UK doesn't feature the man whose presence gave these New Yorkers such a high profile. The weird thing is, it doesn't even matter.
Sunday 09 March 2008
If the notion of a warm, soulful vocal set against cold, inhuman electronica seems counter-intuitive, it shouldn't: it's 25 years since Yazoo first pioneered the idea. And the fact that the voice of Antony Hegarty is unusually well suited to such a juxtaposition has been common knowledge since his guest appearances on albums by My Robot Friend and Björk. With Hercules and Love Affair, a New York collective led by Andrew Butler, he's not merely a guest: he's the star. The spectrum of Hercules and Love Affair's sound has Moroder disco at one end and tech-house at the other. Hegarty's contributions are so delicious you could weep.
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Thursday 06 November 2003
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests