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KONK ‘The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988’ Deluxe 3xLP Pre-order NOW!

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Get ready for the Definitive Sounds Of A New York Jazz Punk Afro Funk Disco Machine…get ready for KONK! with the ultimate collection – The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988! This Limited Edition 3xLP Deluxe Set is a lovingly composed retrospective, showcasing the influential NYC bands history.

Emerging during a period marked by the post-punk, new wave, disco and early hip-hop scenes, KONK straddled genres, blending the balls to the wall attitude of punk with the dance your ass off rhythms of the clubs, an eclectic approach that resonated throughout the city. Equally at home in rock clubs such as CBGB’s as they were in Danceteria and Paradise Garage, KONK took NYC’s supercollider of sounds and melted them down into a hard driving, latin infused flavour all of their own.

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The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 is a testament to the bands artistic staying power, the music sounding just as fresh now as it did back then, from the crossover funk grooves of ‘Konk Party’, to the innovative punk funk synth bass of club hit ‘Your Life’, the bands influence indisputably lives on in this beautifully designed package. Looking as good as it sounds, this is sure to please fans of Liquid Liquid, ESG, Pigbag, James Chance, Soul Sonic Force, LCD Soundsystem, or simply those intrigued by the vitality of 1980’s downtown New York City.
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Coming October 2019, FUTURISMO give every discerning music fan the collection their ears have been craving, The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 . Each Limited Edition Deluxe set includes 3x140g ‘Night Fun’ coloured vinyl – where each of the three disks are a different vinyl colour (transparent red with black marble splatter, solid bright yellow and classic black). Included alongside all the original studio recordings by the band are live tracks from CBGB’s plus a disk of DJ mixers, which can be used to mix alongside the original versions of ‘Your Life’ and ‘Konk Party’. It is housed in a wide spined gloss laminated sleeve and contains a 12pg Book featuring photos, flyers and liners by journalist Ezra Gale, plus a Huge Poster and a Digital Download of the tracks.

KONK’s The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 is an essential addition to the collection of any jazz, funk, punk, afro or disco fan! This October, get down to the sound of the New York underground…only while stocks last!

KONK > ‘Your Life’ from The Magic Force Of Konk 1981-1988 Deluxe 3xLP

He’s a Sax Maniac! JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS classic OUT NOW!

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The NYC No Wave legend returns to record store shelves everywhere! Long out of print, it’s only right JAMES CHANCE (WHITE) was back where he belongs, this time in the shape of a lovingly packaged reissue of his 1982 lp masterpiece – Sax Maniac.

Currently at the forefront of the popular music conciousness, fresh from a guest performance with Franz Ferdinand on prime time US televisions ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’, this fantastic Redux version of one of JAMES most revered records showcases his anarchic saxophone and deconstructionist approach to rock ‘n’ roll through avant garde arrangements and a blending of contemporary jazz with a true punk ethos.

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To go alongside the music are four incredible photographic prints of JAMES CHANCE and Anya Philips by Edo Bertolgio, the director of the now classic movie Downtown 81, which starred Jean-Michel Basquiet and a memorable performance by the JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS era band heard here on this record. Drenched in an infinite cool, Sax Maniac is a true document of downtown New Yorks’ underground music and art scene in the early 1980’s.

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This summer, FUTURISMO are proud to present a limited edition Redux version of this incredible LP. Remastered and containing a bonus track featuring fellow no-wave legend Arto Lindsay (DNA, The Lounge Lizards), this LP comes on heavy 180g limited coloured vinyl with free download. The record is encased in a clear PVC sleeve with the logo printed on the font, inside it contains 4 x photographic prints of images by the great Edo Bertoglio (Downtown 81, Jean-Michel Basquiet) allowing you to use whichever image you desire as the front cover! It also boasts newly written liner notes by the legendary JAMES CHANCE himself.
So get yourself a slice of hot sax – only while stocks last!


JAMES WHITE AND THE BLACKS > ‘Sax Machine’ from Sax Maniac (Redux) LP