When you see the Soul Jazz label stamped on a compilation you know you're onto a winner. This latest collection of punk funk and weirdness from the Rotten Apple's golden era is exceptional, exploring a time when artists were so far ahead of the game the tracks still sound fresh today.
New York Noise is full of experiments in sound from the likes of Arthur Russel, Konk and The Contortions. Punk's eccentric energy meets the brooding basslines oozing from the city's clubs at the time. It's off-kilter dance music. Funk's weird, ethereal cousin. It's superb.
Listen and buy New York Noise: Dance Music From The New York Underground 1977 - 1982 at Sounds of the Universe