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The Angular Groove: 2 + Decades of Dancepunk!

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Gang of Four  At Home He's A Tourist [Entertainment!; 1979]  buy on itunes
Death From Above 1979  Sexy Results [You're a Woman, I'm a Machine; 2004]  buy on itunes
The Clash  Overpowered by Funk [Combat Rock; 1982]  buy on itunes
The Chinese Stars  Loose Traffic [Turbo Mattress; 2003]  buy on itunes
Gogogo Airheart  When The Flesh Hits [ExitheUXA; 2002]  buy on itunes
Public Image Ltd.  Death Disco [Death Disco EP; 1979]  buy on itunes
A Certain Ratio  Do The Du [The Old and the New; 1986]  buy on itunes
The Shocking Pinks  Peaceout [Dance the Dance Electric; 2004]  buy on itunes
ESG  Dance [Come Away with ESG; 1983]  buy on itunes
Liliput  In a Mess [Liliput; 1982]  buy on itunes
LCD Soundsystem  Give It Up [Give It Up (Single); 2002]  buy on itunes
Out Hud  Hair Dude, You're Stepping On My Mystique [S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D; 2002]  buy on itunes
Moving Units  Between Us & Them [Dangerous Dreams; 2003]  buy on itunes
Radio 4  Eyes Wide Open [Gotham!; 2002]  buy on itunes
Liquid Liquid  Cavern [Liquid Liquid; 1981-1983]  buy on itunes
Grand National  Playing In The Distance [Kicking the National Habit; 2004]  buy on itunes
Liars  Grown Men Don't Fall in the River, Just Like That [They Threw Us All etc.; 2001]  buy on itunes
Side B
Gang of Four  I Found That Essence Rare [Entertainment!; 1979]  buy on itunes
Pylon  Precaution [Gyrate; 1980]  buy on itunes
Les Savy Fav  The Sweat Descends [Inches; 2004]  buy on itunes
The Rapture  House of Jealous Lovers [Echoes; 2003]  buy on itunes
ESG  Get Funky [ESG; 1991]  buy on itunes
Y Pants  Love's A Disease [Beat It Down; 1982]  buy on itunes
Mu  Let's Get Sick [Afro Finger & Gel; 2003]  buy on itunes
The Au Pairs  Armagh [Playing with a Different Sex; 1981]  buy on itunes
The Pop Group  Thief of Fire [Y; 1979]  buy on itunes
The Spotlight Syndicate  One Dance [Forget the Static Past; 2003]  buy on itunes
Delta 5  Mind Your Own Business [See The Whirl; 1981]  buy on itunes
!!!  Me And Giuliani Down By The Schoolyard (A True Story) [EP; 2003]  buy on itunes
Black Dice  Motorcycle [Broken Ear Record; 2005]  buy on itunes
The Slits  Walk About [Return of the Giant Slits; 1981]  buy on itunes
The Mae Shi  Vampire Beats [Terrorbird; 2004]  buy on itunes
We Versus The Shark  This Graceless Planet [Ruin Everything!; 2005]  buy on itunes
Liars  There's Always Room On The Broom [They Were Wrong So We Drowned; 2004]  buy on itunes


A two-disc CD set that tracks the progress of `danceable post-punk' into what is now known as `dancepunk'. It all began (apparently, or most noticeably) with Gang of Four, a band that diverted from other post-punk acts such as Wire, Joy Division and The Fall by infusing their music with a rhythmic, danceable groove; heavily influenced by the dance and bass-centric theatrics of funk whilst maintaining the jagged, wiry guitars common to other post-punk bands. In the same year, others such as The Pop Group and Public Image Ltd (with the track "Death Disco") also helped lay the groundwork for future generations of post-punk groovers. During the 80's, the genre became less abrasive and more dancey, with a number of female bands such as ESG, Liliput, Delta 5, and The Au Pairs poking around in dancepunk territory. the 90's saw little action, but in the 00's the great revival began, brought about by the emergence of bands such as The Rapture, !!!, and LCD Soundsystem. The trend peaked at around 2002-2003 and has since died considerably, the only survivors (in terms of quality) being those who have adapted and changed their sound. Notably, it was the Liars who helped end the trend when, with their second album (which was expected to be another amazing slice of manic dancepunk) they went in a completely different direction altogether, opting instead for an album about witches, packed with tribal drumming and haunting atmospherics. However, a few tracks remained strangely danceable, and the blistering stomp of `There's Always On The Broom' is a fitting end to what has been a very strange and unique genre. Overall, both CD's make for a great night's worth of party music!
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Date: 11/15/2005
DAMN fine set of mixes, and great liner notes too. I think I'll throw this one in the trainspotter's exhibit...
Date: 11/16/2005
Fantastic & entertaining mix!!!

Nice notes as well.
Dead Man
Date: 11/16/2005
Great theme. Excellent mix and notes. I've always liked Entertainment! a whole lot.
lo-fi jr.
Date: 11/16/2005
Definitely grooving!
Date: 11/16/2005
Awesome second disc.
The Nightcrawler
Date: 1/17/2006
This is really impressive. I always find it fascinating to construct a mix in which new songs play off ones that are 20-plus years old. This is a history lesson AND a dance party!
Date: 1/19/2006
Date: 1/29/2006
Outstanding! Sorry i missed it last year. Great theme executed brilliantly...
Date: 7/10/2006
Very cool! Nice choice with the Pop Group. While I agree that Gang of Four were the most infectious and influential, Joy Division definitely contributed to this sound: consider the track "Isolation" or maybe even "Ice Age."
Date: 8/16/2006
looks absolutely fantastic. i'd play this over and over...
Date: 1/22/2007
great mix! it'd get my ass out on the dancefloor in a second. i made a similar type mix a few days ago with even some of the same songs, but it's not nearly as cohesive and comprehensive as this one. i'll have to post it.

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