Early dancefloor works from Manchester's Factory Records are revived in this double disc compilation.
The exhuming UK-based imprint looks next to Tony Wilson's seminal Factory Records label for its latest retrospective re-issue. Compiled by Bill Brewster—writer of 1999's Last Night A DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey and co-founder of the djhistory.com web portal—FAC. DANCE focuses on the Manchester trend-setter's early dance releases prior to its heady and ultimately terminal Happy Mondays et al. years.
The album exposes the number of directions initially explored by the label—notably jazz funk, British soul and even reggae via X-O-Dus. The album's only two remixes have been supplied by New Yorker Martin Kemis and gently alludes to an exchange of club culture that was happening at the time between the two cities, with many Factory artists also performing there.
FAC. DANCE will be released physically as an unmixed double CD and LP, with the digital version supporting a further three tracks.
01. Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix)
02. A Certain Ratio – Wild Party
03. Quando Quango – Love Tempo
04. 52nd Street – Express
05. Swamp Children – Little Voices
06. Biting Tongues – Boss Toyota Trouble
07. The Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends (Valuable Passages version)
08. Royal Family & The Poor – Art On 45
09. A Certain Ratio – Knife Slits Water (12-inch version)
10. Section 25 – Dirty Disco
11. Blurt – Puppeteer
12. X-O-Dus – See Them-A-Come
01. New Order – Confusion (Original 12” mix)
02. Shark Vegas – Pretenders Of Love
03. 52nd Street – Cool As Ice (Jellybean Mix)
04. Streetlife – Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix)
05. The Hood – Salvation! (Nitromix)
06. Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs
07. Quando Quango – Atom Rock (Mark Kamins Mix)
08. Marcel King – Reach For Love (New York Remix)
09. 52nd Street – Look Into My Eyes
10. Quando Quango – Genius
11. Swamp Children – You’ve Got Me Beat
12. The Durutti Column – Madeleine
01. Minny Pops – Time
02. Kalima – Black Water
03. Royal Family & The Poor – Motherland
Strut will release FAC. DANCE on October 10th, 2011.