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.
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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.
Monday 24 October 2005
Sunday 31 July 2005
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police