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travor jackson-presents metal dance 2cd (strut)

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trevor jackson: presents metal dance

AVAILABLE 3.16.12  Industrial, post punk, EBM classics & rarities (1980-88). "Strut present Metal Dance, a new compilation from one of the UK's most respected DJ/producers, the man behind Playgroup and original founder of the legendary label Output Recordings, Trevor Jackson. Drawing on the specials that have peppered Jackson's DJ sets for over a decade, Metal Dance hones in on the more underground and danceable side of industrial, post-punk and EBM (Electronic Body Music), a phrase coined by Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk but honed by later bands like DAF and Front 242 as socialist realist aesthetics were dragged onto the dancefloor during the mid-'80s. Herein lie sounds that have heavily influenced today's crop of artists and labels -- from DFA and MGMT to Factory Floor and Hot Chip. Jackson cherry-picks classics and rarities from this era, including a new edit of Nitzer Ebb favourite 'Control I'm Here' (sampled on Quartz' rave classic 'Meltdown'), the cold dance of Analysis' 'Surface Tension', Neon's dark 'Voices', re-interpreting a Master C&J riff from the early days of Chicago house, and hard-hitting dubs from Pete Shelley, Alien Sex Fiend and more. Elsewhere on the album, Jackson brings in unexpected cold wave gems -- a track from cult John Carpenter film 'Escape From New York' remixed by Klein & MBO's Mario Boncaldo, a lost album track by avant garde Spanish artist Diseno Corbusier and a UK promo-only mix of Yello's 'You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess'. Following his award-winning graphic design work for Soulwax and fresh from projects with car giants Lexus and electro heroes Chromeo, Jackson draws on his considerable status as an artist and graphic designer with some stunning package graphics on Metal Dance. The album is released as a deluxe digipak (2CD)." Other artists include: The Bubblemen, 400 Blows, Cabaret Voltaire, Shock, Executive Slacks, Portion Control, Jah Wobble, SPK, Fini Tribe, Hard Corps, Naked Lunch, Secession, The Cage, Ledernacken, and 23 Skidoo.

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