Various Artists - Life & Death On the New York Dance Floor 1980 - 1983 Part 2 (2xLP)
Dance music historian Tim Lawrence’s most recent publication, Life & Death On The New York Dancefloor, 1980 – 1983, published in late 2016, shines a light on 'one of the most dynamic and creative periods in the history of New York City'. Falling between the more regularly celebrated sounds of disco, house and techno, the period produced a uniquely hybrid series of sounds that never acquired a settled name. This led them to be largely ignored by historians and even DJs, yet the power of the period’s music and the scenes it birthed, Lawrence argues, remains undeniable. Met with a rapturous response, Life and Death On The New York Dance Floor saw Lawrence on the road for most of the next year as he spread the word about the characters, the records, the clubs and the bands that shaped the post-Disco, post-Punk, and burgeoning Hip Hop landscapes of New York City during the early 1980s—a period when freedom still ruled.
Lovingly curated across 2 slabs of vinyl, the accompanying album introduces listeners to a stunning array of sounds, styles, vibes and feelings that encapsulate this most fertile and forward-thinking era, when music, fashion, sound system innovations, leaps in music technology, a DIY attitude and a freedom from corporate politics combined with extraordinary expressivity. All music contained within this album has been hand-picked and programmed by Tim Lawrence. It represents a selective yet rich introduction to one of the most extraordinary periods in New York City’s epic musical history.
- John Robie – Vena Cava
- 2. James White & The Blacks – Contort Yourself (August Darnell Mix)
- 3. Quando Quango – Love Tempo (Mark Kamins Mix)
- 4. George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (Trommeltanz)
- 5. Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk (Instrumental Version) (7" B-Side Mix)
- 6. Material – Bustin' Out (Long Version)
- 7. Peech Boys – Don't Make Me Wait (Extended Version)
- 8. Edwin Birdsong – Rapper Dapper Snapper
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