Disco Angola

Stan Douglas's recent photographic work features dancers and refugees

Opening his 11th solo show at the David Zwirner Gallery in New York City, photographer Stan Douglas has once again assumed the persona of fictional photographer. His last show at Zwirner, Midcentury Studio, comprised a series of mock press photographs documenting the post-war period. For Disco Angola, Douglas is playing the role of a ’70s photojournalist in New York’s disco scene and the recently liberated …

Static On The Wire

DFA protégé Holy Ghost drops a debut EP of electro magic

After three years of anticipation, DFA’s Holy Ghost delivers a set of nu-disco classics with their debut EP, Static On The Wire. Dropping today, 18 May 2010, its slick, retro stylings go beyond the surface, capturing the dance-floor grandeur of Giorgio Moroder and Bobby O with “Say My Name” and “I Will Come Back.” Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel established their name as deejays and …

The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985

Long the domain of obscurists and NYC musicologists, Bob Blank's Blank Tapes recording studio's long overdue retrospective (due out 2 February 2010) comes thanks to Strut Records. "The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985" looks at the cult producer's work, which tapped into Gotham's burgeoning underground music and art scene of the '70s and '80s, engineering some of disco's most innovative classics. The 13-track rarities …