Disco Not Disco 1974-1986
Subtitled: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Disco Classics. "The Strut label returns, celebrating its re-launch in January 2008 through !K7 with a brand new edition of one of the imprint's most in-demand series, Disco Not Disco, exploring original anthems and rarities from the world of 1970s and '80s post-punk and leftfield disco. Originally released at the turn of the decade as a new wave of bands like The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem drew on the music's influence, Disco Not Disco has since been adopted in its own right as a term to describe a whole genre. The compilation is more timely than ever in 2008 as a reference point for a burgeoning mainstream scene. The new edition moves from New York classics by Konk and Bill Laswell's Material to early Detroit machine music, Belgian New Beat and a healthy dose of UK originals from Pigbag, Quando Quango and more, on seminal labels like Y and Factory. Watch out too for rare gems from unexpected sources including '70s prog collective Isotope and Japan's electronic pioneers, Yellow Magic Orchestra. Disco Not Disco is packaged in a deluxe digipak with full booklet featuring sleeve notes by Bill Brewster, author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life, extensive track -by-track notes and rare photos."