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Various Artists
Life & Death On A New York Dance Floor (1980 - 1983)
Reappearing Records
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January 25, 2019

Both of Reappearing Records’ Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor 1980-1983 compilations are brought together in one package here. Accompanying pieces to Tim Lawrence’s book of the same name, the Life And Death ... compilations shine light on one of club music’s most fertile epochs. With disco, house, post-punk and Latin styles combining in the melting-pot of early-’80s NYC, artists such as David Byrne, Loose Joints and James White & The Blacks were making dancefloor fillers as innovative as they were groovy. This set rounds out with ‘Rapper Dapper Snapper’, a seminal jam from the late Edwin Birdsong.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Go Bang! (LP Version) Dinosaur L 7:53
  2. 2 Desire (Original Mix) Tuxedomoon 7:05 Buy

    Desire (Original Mix)

  3. 3 Drum Mode (Original Mix) Gray 7:22 Buy

    Drum Mode (Original Mix)

  4. 4 Saturn Drive (Original Mix) Alan Vega 5:39
  5. 5 Big Business (Dance Mix) David Byrne 6:17
  6. 6 Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock) (Original Mix) Johnny Dynell & New York 88 6:51 Buy

    Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock) (Original Mix)

  7. 7 Beat Bop (Original 12 Inch Single) Rammellzee vs K-Rob 10:11
  8. 8 Hold Up (Original Mix) Teens Kill 4 3:55 Buy

    Hold Up (Original Mix)

  9. 9 Vena Cava (Original Mix) John Robie 7:03 Buy

    Vena Cava (Original Mix)

  10. 10 Contort Yourself (August Darnell Mix) James White & The Blacks 6:12 Buy

    Contort Yourself (August Darnell Mix)

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