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Disco Not Disco (25th Anniversary Edition)


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Strut Records were there first, well before DFA recorded The Rapture’s Sub Pop debut. Disco Not Disco preceded the punk funk revolution by two years.”- Resident Advisor.

Disco Not Disco preceded the punk funk revolution by two years.”- Resident Advisor.

Strut introduces a new special edition repress of the influential first volume of ‘Disco Not Disco’, compiled by Dave Lee and Sean P, pressed on translucent yellow vinyl 3LP as part of the label’s 25th Anniversary.

Disco Not Disco was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook. Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time.

This new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins. — (via Strut, Bandcamp)

Label: Strut
Series: Disco Not Disco
Format: 3x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Translucent Yellow
Country: Europe
Reissued: 2024 / Original Release: 2000
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Leftfield, Disco

File under: Disco