Having previously put together seriously good retrospectives for Fresh Records, Sam Records and Easy Street Records, Bill Brewster turns his attention to another seminal New York imprint of the 1980s - Arthur Russell, William Socolov and Juggy Gales' eccentric Sleeping Bag Records. Over the course of its 11 year lifespan, Sleeping Bag moved between dancefloor-friendly genres at will, a facet that Brewster has wisely chosen to celebrate over three discs. So, while there are disco and boogie bangers - Class Action, Dinosaur L', Joyce Sims, Konk etc - we're also treated to dubbed-out beatbox electro (Sound of JHS 126 Brooklyn, Mantronix), freestyle (Nocera, Ann-Marie), bumpin' hip-hop (Cash Money, Mikey D & The LA Posse), proto-house and, of course, early NYC house (Kariya).
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