Boomkat Product Review:
Trevor Jackson steps into the light with a phenomenally timely compilation of dancefloor post-punk, funk-conscious industrial and brutal, brazen EBM. We remember hearing Jackson spin some of these tunes back in electroclash’s prime, some 10 years ago, and of course most of them are at least 35 years old – it says something about their timeless brilliance that they sound as vital now as they did then.
The canvas is broad, ranging from the impish avant-pop of The Bubblemen’s ‘The Bubblemen Are Coming’ to the sinewy electro of Analysis’s ‘Surface Tension’ and the grind-made-groovy industrial attack of Executive Slacks, via tracks from D.A.F., Portion Control, Fini Tribe, Alien Sex Fiend, SPK, Severed Heads and many more obscure names besides.
With a whole new generation of artists and labels – 100% Silk and Sandwell District, to name but two – referencing this stuff, Metal Dance takes you right to the source, and saves you spending hundreds on limited Belgian 12” pressings in search of those elusive killer dubs. Return of the death disco!