LIFE & DEATH ON A NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR, 1980-1983 PART 2 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK29.01.19
representation of one of the most extraordinary periods in new york citys epic musical history. incl. tracks by edwin birdsong, george kranz, james white & the blacks, john robie, loose joints, material, peech boys, quando quango
LIFE & DEATH ON A NEW YORK DANCE FLOOR (1980-1983) (2XCD)
incl. tracks by 3 teens kill 4, alan vega, david byrne, dinosaur l, edwin birdsong, george kranz, gray, james white & the blacks, john robie, johnny dynell & new york 88, loose joints, material, peech boys, quando quango, rammellzee vs k-rob, tuxedomoon
salsoul records present a crate digging anthology of the more electronic, early 80s leaning side of their catalogue an essential collection of early 80 s post disco electronic grooves from the salsoul vaults. primarily a salsa label on it s inception, salsoul delved into numerous styles throughout its existence but this killer selection focuses on the period of time where music entered the 1980 s and studio technology changed. a plethora of funked out, dubbed out electronic funk across 2 discs is what salsoul boogie offers - choice cuts from the likes of skyy, aurra, leroy burgess, civil attack and many more! featured are the full 12inch dance mixes for unlimited dance-floor pleasure. mixes by larry levan, shep pettibone and francois k feature. one cannot underestimate the importance of these tracks on contemporary dance music, but the funk is the most important thing here, important tracks yes but also amazing records to dance to that capture a time in nyc when clubs were place to be, sanctuaries of escapism, hedonism and expression. essential listening right here boogies gonna get ya! curated with the full input and backing of salsoul records and carefully selected to reflect the truly timeless nature of the music contained within. for listening, for dancing, for turning on a party! remastered by optimum mastering. artwork & design by million dollar disco.
larry levans name is synonymous with contemporary dance music culture, his contributions are widely noted in many books and documentaries and in the memories of the lucky people who got to experience his phenomenal dj sets at the now legendary paradise garage in nyc throughout the late 70s until the late 80 s. his name is still mentioned with reverence today and he is listed as an influence by countless djs and artists across the world.