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Disco Freakout: How Nile Rodgers And Chic Brought Funk To The Masses
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Disco Freakout: How Nile Rodgers And Chic Brought Funk To The Masses

Chic’s funky, upbeat music went beyond the dancefloor, bringing disco to the mainstream and leaving an influential legacy on pop culture.

‘Elysium’: Behind One Of Pet Shop Boys’ Most Authentic Albums
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‘Elysium’: Behind One Of Pet Shop Boys’ Most Authentic Albums

‘Elysium’ is perhaps one of the most personal Pet Shop Boys albums. Its release also marked a major turning point for the musical duo.

‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World
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‘For You’: How Prince Gifted His Debut Album To The World

Recorded when he was still a teenager, ‘For You’ introduced Prince as a precocious young artist who was already ‘streets into the future’.

I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All
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I Want Your Love: Why Chic’s Ode To Unrequited Love Conquers All

For their follow-up to Le Freak, Chic’s dancefloor classic I Want Your Love aimed cupid's arrow straight at the heart of the disco scene.

How Chic’s Self-Titled Debut Album Raised The Bar For Disco
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How Chic’s Self-Titled Debut Album Raised The Bar For Disco

A delirious mix of funk and R&B with lyrical nods to UK art-rock, Chic’s self-titled debut album brought glamour to disco dancefloors.

Best Nile Rodgers Songs: 10 Classics From Chic’s Floor-Filling Freak
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Best Nile Rodgers Songs: 10 Classics From Chic’s Floor-Filling Freak

He made his name with Chic, but the best Nile Rodgers songs can be found scattered across records by Bowie, Madonna and more…

Best Chic Songs: 20 Disco Classics To Freak Out Over
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Best Chic Songs: 20 Disco Classics To Freak Out Over

With a taste for velvety funk guitar tones and elastic bass grooves, the best Chic songs lit up the dancefloor for the disco era and beyond.

Young Hearts Run Free: Behind Candi Staton’s Call For Gay Liberation
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Young Hearts Run Free: Behind Candi Staton’s Call For Gay Liberation

With her disco smash Young Hearts Run Free, Candi Staton took a personal trauma and turned it into a call for LGBTQ+ liberation.

We Are Family: How Sister Sledge Made A Home For LGBTQ+ Individuals
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We Are Family: How Sister Sledge Made A Home For LGBTQ+ Individuals

With a sprinkle of Chic magic, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family became a smash disco anthem of inclusivity that spoke to marginalised people.

Best Hot Chocolate Songs: 20 Tracks… Every 1’s A Winner
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Best Hot Chocolate Songs: 20 Tracks… Every 1’s A Winner

The best Hot Chocolate songs mixed disco with rock energy to make them one of the most-loved British pop groups of the 70s and 80s.

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