22 Sep 2013
K-Klass 25 Club Anthems album out now 
K Klass

Originally from North Wales and one of the key acts associated with the heady days (daze) of the Hacienda, K-Klass turn 25 years old this year and to celebrate New State Music have commissioned 31 of their most renowned tracks for a career-spanning double-CD and download compilation.

Entitled K-Klass 25 - 25 Years Of K-Klass Club Anthems, the two discs gather self-penned classics such as Rhythm Is A Mystery, Let Me Show You and Pianone, as well as their revered remixes of Rays Of The Rising Sun by A Certain Ratio's Denise Johnson, Two Can Play That Game by Bobby Brown, Apparently Nothin' by Carleen Anderson and many more.

To experience that glorious feeling of throwing shapes and raising your hands to the lazers, try heading to your nearest music shop (or Amazon).

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