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Woebot
16-04-2016, 12:03 PM
anyone had any experience with these?

The Sleeping Bag Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 132 2015
The Easy Street Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 133 2015
The Fresh Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 134 2015
The Sam Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 135 2015
The Streetwise Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 136 2015
The P&P Records Soul/Disco Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 137 2015
The D.J. International Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 139 2015
The Underground Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 140 2015
The Trax Records Anthology ‎(3xCD, Comp) HURTXCD 141 2015

Leo
16-04-2016, 01:44 PM
LOVE them, think I included a few on my "best of 2015" list here. I have the Underground, Trax, Sleeping Bag, and DJ International volumes, and will probably get a few others eventually. They all include some obvious selections that appear on numerous other comps but also some harder to find things. A very good, handy one-stop collection of a major 80s/90s dance label, also usually fairly inexpensive. Recommended.

Woebot
16-04-2016, 06:39 PM
LOVE them, think I included a few on my "best of 2015" list here. I have the Underground, Trax, Sleeping Bag, and DJ International volumes, and will probably get a few others eventually. They all include some obvious selections that appear on numerous other comps but also some harder to find things. A very good, handy one-stop collection of a major 80s/90s dance label, also usually fairly inexpensive. Recommended.

thanks leo. like you i imagine i have a lot of the sleeping bag stuff on vinyl - but i'm still tempted by the comp. as for the others - gotta say i really like the idea of them! thanks feller.

have always believed in the label as the primary organising principle in music.

rubberdingyrapids
18-04-2016, 09:39 AM
ive not got that P&P comp but def recommend investigating that label if you haven't already. dj spinna did a mix of P&P's catalogue that makes a great introduction. tough but urbane new york funk/disco.

dert
19-04-2016, 06:05 PM
ive not got that P&P comp but def recommend investigating that label if you haven't already. dj spinna did a mix of P&P's catalogue that makes a great introduction. tough but urbane new york funk/disco.

thanks for the rec, that looks great.

rubberdingyrapids
20-04-2016, 11:26 AM
this is a personal fave from there -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pGinxvbcUo

Woebot
20-04-2016, 01:05 PM
ive not got that P&P comp but def recommend investigating that label if you haven't already. dj spinna did a mix of P&P's catalogue that makes a great introduction. tough but urbane new york funk/disco.

thanks feller. i'll put that one at the top of the list.

Bang Diddley
23-04-2016, 06:48 PM
I have the the Easy Street one. Sort of charts the rise from disco to electronic disco to early house/garage. Some really goods example of the use of dub effects on some of the tracks, dubbed out claps, drums and vocals.

for example Serious Intention - 'you don't know' amongst other Paul Simpson productions under various guises.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNYXRAHJo9g

Had quite a few tracks that I hadn't heard on other compilations of this era.

Also worth checking out are the Harmless Acid Rain and Acid Thunder comps for early house and some techno.

Woebot
07-05-2016, 10:18 AM
http://www.skiddle.com/news/all/Bill-Brewster-Interview-Documenting-The-Scene/28031/