Former Output Recordings man behind the curtain, Trevor Jackson, was hired to curate the latest Strut compilation to be out soon entitled, Metal Dance. The compilation is of Jackson’s favorite Industrial, Post Punk, EBM tunes when things were still funky. I always found it interesting that a lot of early Industrial was more Hip Hop / Funk based than people would think. Listen to Ministry’s “Work For Love” as an example or give A Certain Ratio a spin and hear some of the funkiest un Funk music ever.
Though Jackson digs a little deeper than my two examples, I use them as really strong ideas of what was going on in the hybrid sound coming out of the early 80’s.
As a special bonus Jackson put together a mini mix of the upcoming release.
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