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For those of you thinking that you are the first generation to go to seedy nightclubs and abandoned warehouses late at night to dance and listen to music 'til dawn, you're wrong.
If you know your history, these types of parties were first held in the UK during the 1970s, setting the stage for what those in EDM culture would later refer to as "raves". However instead of electronic music, a genre called northern soul was filling the early morning clubs to capacity.
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One of the most storied venues was the Wigan Nightclub in Manchester, which held the first of these events 40 years ago. In order to celebrate this anniversary, San Francisco public radio station KALW has launch a 24/7 music channel dedicated to northern soul.
The songs are curated by San Francisco DJs and reflect both the big names (like Marvin Gaye) and lesser known soul artists.
You can stream "Northern Soul Radio" on NPR.org.