20 Oct 2003
The Jazz Defektors were one of those Factory bands who typified the label's diverse and eclectic signing policy. They were a multi-person jazz dance collective whose eponymous (and only) Factory album was produced by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot from the Style Council and released in 1988. They were featured dancing in the Julien Temple movie 'Absolute Beginners' as they were in the Factory video compilation Fact 137 Shorts on the track 'Hanki Panki'.

Various members of the group are seen on the streets of Manchester, dancing to a busker's music (before stealing his earnings!) and then getting chased down the Rochdale Canal round the back of the Haçienda before having a 'dance off' on the hallowed Haçienda dancefloor itself. A few vidcaps from this video are presented here.


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