Album: Various artists, The Chic Organization: Saviour Faire (Rhino/Atlantic)

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.

Lauryn Hill's new single is spoken word

Music: Spoken word - the new singing

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.

Man, 24, dies in tent at music festival

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Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson, Montreux Jazz Festival

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Album: Incognito, Surreal (Dome)

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.

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Album: Hercules & Love Affair, Blue Songs (Moshi Moshi)

Andy Butler looks like a man who has stepped straight off a sweaty Studio 54 dancefloor after a particularly debauched night in 1979.

Hercules and Love Affair, Soho Revue Bar, London

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.

Album: Hercules and Love Affair, Hercules and Love Affair (DFA)

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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Disco, the glittering beast on sateen wings

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Album: Felix da Housecat

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