Yes, disco has been warped by the new wave of the ’80s, beefed up by the French house of the ’90s and showered in sleaze by the electro of the noughties, but it’s preserved its hand-clappin’, bass-slappin’ essence throughout four decades of tinkering. When we say out there, we mean… Stratford. A Rave Called Sharon and Disko Stew host DFA Records powerhouse Ray Mang at Sugarhouse Studios on May 25. Equally far from clubbing’s heartland is the Whirled Art Cinema in Loughborough Junction, where Go Bang – a night dedicated to wonderful cellist, singer and disco trailblazer Arthur Russell – is taking place on Saturday May 18. Don’t even think about getting the last tube – you’ll be far too deep in the groove.