DISCO POGO MAGAZINE

by Jockey Slut in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

DISCO POGO MAGAZINE
We did it
On 2nd December 2021 we successfully raised £58,896 with 868 supporters in 28 days

Disco Pogo is the new electronic music magazine, website and community from the original founders of Jockey Slut.

by Jockey Slut in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The additional funding will allow us to commission more journalists and photographers to create an even higher quality magazine. It will also allow us to build a better website, film more ambitious video content and record our first podcast.


Bit of history

Back in 1993, two friends from Manchester Polytechnic (Paul Benney & John Burgess) started a dance music fanzine called Jockey Slut. It quickly developed into a seminal electronic music magazine documenting the UK dance music scene of the 90’s, whilst also paying respect to the house and techno originators from Chicago and Detroit.

After a move to London, and nearly five years as a monthly, the magazine suddenly closed in 2004.

Now, 28 years after its launch, the original founders are starting a new magazine inspired by Jockey Slut, called Disco Pogo (Jockey Slut’s slogan was ‘disco pogo for punks in pumps’).

Why launch a new magazine?

We didn’t have any intention of publishing a new magazine but after the success of the ‘A Jockey Slut Tribute To Andrew Weatherall’ book and the overwhelmingly positive response to the survey of its readers that followed we felt compelled to create something fresh.

Why not call it Jockey Slut?

Jockey Slut represents for us a specific time, place and feeling, and while this new venture is inspired by the original Jockey Slut magazine it is also a new magazine for a different time. We will use the name Jockey Slut when we are looking back to that time, but for the now and the future it is all about Disco Pogo. We are also aware that the phrase ‘jockey slut’ has been co-opted by some people as a misogynistic term and we don’t want that to distract from our new mission or create a grey area as to our stance on the unfair treatment and sometimes abuse of women in the electronic music scene. 

What will the new magazine be like?

Disco Pogo will be a beautifully designed and printed, twice-yearly heavyweight print magazine, featuring the best electronic music writers covering the best new music, whilst also looking back on key moments and artists from the last 50 years. It will include beautifully written longform articles, original photography from the scene's best photographers and some archive content from the original Jockey Slut magazine. It will also have a sense of humour :)

Will there be an online version?

Yes, Disco Pogo will also exist online and not only will there be a digital version of each issue, there will also be regular content including longform journalism, videos and podcasts.

What do you mean by 'Disco Pogo Community'?

Disco Pogo won't just be a magazine and a website, it will also be a space for like-minded people to come together online, and at physical events like talks, gigs and club nights.

Will there be a Disco Pogo label?

Yes, we have plans to release music physically and digitally under the Disco Pogo banner.

What do we need the money for?

We want to use the money to hire a part time editor, build a website, compensate the best music writers and photographers fairly for their contributions and to design and print the first issue.

Thanks in advance for any and all support - this won't happen without you.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

296 of 300 claimed

Founder Member

This reward includes everything in the Physical pre-order reward plus: * One year membership to the Disco Pogo community and access to members section of the website. * The first two issues of the new magazine mailed to you anywhere in the world. * Two tickets to an exclusive launch party for the first issue of the magazine featuring some of your favourite DJs at a London venue. * A massive thank you from us.

£250 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Founder Member Premium

This reward includes everything in the Founder Member Plus tier plus: * Five year membership to the Disco Pogo community and access to the member's section of the website. * The first 10 issues of the new magazine mailed to you anywhere in the world. * A massive thank you from us.

£500 or more

9 of 10 claimed

Lifetime Founder Member

This reward includes everything in the Founder Member Premium plus: * Free VIP lifetime access to all Disco Pogo events * Lifetime membership to the Disco Pogo community and access to the member's section of the website * A lifetime subscription to the new magazine mailed to you anywhere in the world. * Our eternal gratitude.

£500 or more

14 of 15 claimed

Indie Company Founder Member

This reward includes everything in the Lifetime Founder Member reward plus: * 1/2 page advert in the first issue of the magazine * Launch party (London and Manchester) invites for two members of your team * Brand partnership opportunities to be discussed * A thank you on socials * A thank you on the masthead * Our eternal gratitude.

£1,000 or more

12 of 15 claimed

Founder Company Member

This reward includes everything in the Lifetime Founder Member reward plus: * 1 page advert in first issue of the magazine * Launch party (London and Manchester) invites for your team * Further brand partnership opportunities to be discussed * A thank you on socials * A thank you on the masthead * Our eternal gratitude.

£10 or more

50 of 50 claimed

Digital Supporter

Thanks for your support. This reward includes: * A digital copy of the first issue of the new magazine emailed to you on publication * Your name in the list of supporters in the first issue. * You will be added to our mailing list and kept in the loop about all future JS and Disco Pogo activity. * A massive thank you from us.

£25 or more

350 of 350 claimed

Physical pre-order

Thank you for your support. This reward includes everything in the Digital Supporter reward plus: * A physical copy of the first issue of the new print magazine mailed to you anywhere in the world. * A massive thank you from us.

£100 or more

75 of 75 claimed

Founder Member Plus

This reward includes everything in the Founder Member tier plus: * Two year membership to the Disco Pogo community and access to the member's section of the website. * The first four issues of the new magazine mailed to you anywhere in the world. * An exclusive, limited, Disco Pogo t-shirt. * A massive thank you from us.

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