Discomix

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A discomix, or simply a disco, is an extended reggae 12-inch single that typically features the vocal track followed by a dub version or a deejay version of the same track.[1][2] The format became popular in the mid-1970s, with the extended bass range of 12-inch singles being better suited to dub music.[1] The first big hit discomix was "Ya Ho" by The Jays and Ranking Trevor, released in 1976.[3] The popularity of the format led to Black Echoes magazine (later Echoes) publishing a weekly 'Reggae Disco Chart'.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Heath, ML (2010) "Joe Gibbs: 12" Reggae Discomix Showcase Volumes 4 and 5", PopMatters, 7 October 2010, retrieved 2011-01-01
  2. ^ Anderson, Rick "Reggae Discomix Showcase, Vol. 3 Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-01-01
  3. ^ O'Brien Chang, Kevin & Chen, Wayne (1998) Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music, Ian Randle Publishers, ISBN 976-8100-67-2, p. 56
  4. ^ Echoes, 8 November 1986, p. 2

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