We learned a while ago that everyone will dance to “Transmission” and “Blue Monday,” but those aren’t the only floor-fillers released by Factory Records in the legendary UK indie imprint’s history. Dance music archivist Bill Brewster has teamed up with Strut Records to unearth a two-CD collection of rare gems from the Factory Records catalog that will fill out your Serato crate labeled “80s Post-Punk Dance.”
The compilation, FAC. DANCE, compiles 24 little known 12-inch mixes and other odds and ends from the Factory archives designed or DJs. Of particular note are tunes by Quango Quango, A Certain Ratio and 52 Street (in collaboration with New Order‘s Bernard Sumner and NO/Afrika Bambaataa producer Arthur Baker, and remixed by NYC DJ legend Jellybean Benitez). The CD comes out on October 10th.
Complete tracklist and asample tunes after the jump.
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