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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A Certain Ratio

"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

- intro to ACR Biography by James Nice (LTM)

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