Disco’s Revenge: House Music

What legendary DJ Frankie Knuckles called “Disco’s Revenge,” house music gathered steam months after Chicago’s “Disco Demolition” in 1979—in which 55,000 fans attended a White Sox baseball game in order to destroy disco records beforehand. They rushed the field, shattered their records, and newspapers proclaimed the death of the genre. The early ’80s, though, saw a rise in house music, which Vox explains was essentially …

Masego: African Lady (ADM Remix)

Made in collaboration with Lagos-based producer TMXO, Masego’s “Lady Lady” is refreshed and released as “African Lady” (ADM Remix). The Africa Dance Music rework is distant from the original, which is soulful and sweet, but still feels like a natural progression—this remix is rhythmic and drenched in talkbox-filtered vocals. Masego, who’s touring internationally through the end of the year, culls influences from all over for …

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Empress Of: Love For Me Empress Of (aka Lorely Rodriguez) is preparing to release her second full-length album Us—the follow-up to 2015’s Me—and has just dropped the super-catchy “Love For Me.” The track, co-produced by the duo DJDS (Jerome Potter and Sam Griesemer), is sweet and dreamy. And, like most Empress Of tunes, it’s infectious—warranting repeat listens. Her new album will be out 19 October on Terrible …