For those who frequently go out clubbing in Chicago, the music heard all hour may have sounded familiar. Samone Roberts was Eight Forty-Eight's in-studio DJ and she has made her rounds through the city’s top clubs since 2000.
On last week's Global Notes, we celebrated the international roots of disco with music from around the world. Well, at least four continents. Despite our best efforts, we had trouble finding disco from Asia.So, we defied listeners to produce some Asian disco for us. And produce you did.
In this week's installment of Global Notes, we examine a genre that may not be as quintessentially American as it seems: disco.Fifty-two years ago this week, Franzkarl Schwendinger opened the "Scotch Club" in the quiet German city of Aachen.