New York post-punk partiers The Rapture are releasing a compilation LP of inspiring tracks gummed together with their own finest DJ glue.
Released on October 20th Tapes is the latest in the DJ Kicks series which has seen contributions from Hot Chip and Four Tet in the past, delivering their own brand of mixtape mastery.
According to the press release:
Tapes is a treasure trove of rare grooves and cult classics spanning three decades, from the late 1970s to 2008. One key thread running through the mix is the evergreen sound of the New York underground, epitomised by classic tunes like Vaughan Mason & Crew’s 1980 disco-rap milestone ‘Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll’ and the irresistible beat-pop ditty ‘I’m An Indian Too’, recorded in 1979 by East Harlem’s Don Armando and his Second Avenue Rumba Band. NYC’s latest clubland stars also make their mark, from neo-disco supergroup Arcade Lover to hip-hop DJ Frog’s dazzling robo-funk alter ego, Dances With White Girls.
There’s also a selection of European-grown talent crammed into the tracklist too but the overriding influence is clearly 80s disco and hip-hop.
Of course a heavily influenced back catalogue like The Rapture’s is expected to be as eclectic as Winehouse’s taste in illegal substances so it’s only natural to expect a few unfamiliar names alongside golden roller-disco oldies.
The proof is in the pudding as they say so have a gander below for the full tracklisting:
1. The Undisputed Truth - “Earthquake Shake”
2. Ghostface Killah - “Daytona 500”
3. Junkyard Band - “The Word”
4. The Bar-Kays - “Holy Ghost”
5. Vaughan Mason & Crew - “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll”
6. Northend - “Tee´s Happy”
7. Don Armando´s Second Avenue Rumba Band - “I´m An Indian Too”
8. Martin Circus - “Disco Circus”
9. Arcade Lover - “Fantasy Lines”
10. Thomas Bangalter - “Club Soda”
11. Kiloo & Phonique - “The Passion (Phonique Mix Down)”
12. Armand Van Helden - “Flowerz”
13. Cajmere feat. Dajae - “Say U Will”
14. Syclops - “Where´s Jason´s K”
15. DJ Mujava - “Township Funk”
16. Donk Boys - “Cpstyre”
17. Dances With White Girls - “Everybody´s Got To Make A Living”
18. Alter Ego - “Why Not?!”
19. Paul Johnson - “Get Get Down (Extended Mix)”
20. Kid Crème - “Austin´s Groove”
21. Richie Havens - “Going Back To My Roots”
22. Galaxy 2 Galaxy - “Afro Arps And Minimoogs (S2)”
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