Norwegian Joakim Haugland runs two small but perfectly formed record labels in the quaint and quiet capital, Oslo. Knowingly named Smalltown Supersound and Smalltown Superjazzz, they openly flaunt their remote location and obscure rosters. But don’t let that catch you off guard...
Steve Cole hits the history books to uncover the roots of nu disco, and asks what’s next for the genre that is having its moment in the mainstream.
Keyboard presents The Evolution of Electronic Dance Music
Edited by Peter Kirn
Electronic dance music was born in 70s New York disco and 80s Detroit techno. Over the years, EDM has achieved international mainstream success with such subgenres as house, trance, and dubstep and has reshaped the popular musical landscape.…
Now based in Japan, Max Essa is a UK musician, producer and DJ known for his nu disco and balearic styles of music. Max is a frequent collaborator with Chicken Lips artist and Bearfunk head honcho, Steve Kotey.
M caught up with disco house pioneer, DJ and Z Records head honcho Dave Lee, who under his many guises (Joey Negro, Jakatta, Raven Maize and Doug Willia are a few) has constantly hit the top of dance and pop charts alike.
Glaswegian Ewan Kelly makes music under the moniker of Al Kent. Interested in soul and disco for a young age, he found himself beginning to make music using samples from his record collection.