Trevor Jackson announcesMetal Dance Volume 2


Strut Records have announced details of the second installment of Trevor Jackson aka Playgroup / Underdog / Output Recordings Metal Dance compilation series. Released this August it follows the first edition (Volume 1) which picked up  widespread critical acclaim last year. Drawing from Jacksons hugely well informed collection of original industrial, post-punk, EBM and new wave, the album is an inspired mix of sounds and styles, mining classics, dub versions, oddities and secret weapons inspired by his formative clubbing years at many of London’s seminal nightlife haunts. 

Metal Dance 2 is another essential selection of anarchic machine music which remains hugely influential on todays generation, informing the sound of groups and labels such as The Knife, Factory Floor, Gesaffelstein, COMEME, DFA & L.I.E.S.

Featuring the likes of VisageChris & CoseyFront 242 & Ministry and taking in further B-Side obscurities of the likes of  Godley & Crme, an early incarnation of Sheffields ABCVisa Versa,  Germanys Plus Instruments, Spains Diseno Corbusier offshoot Esplendor Geometrico, Italys Neon and Yellow Magic Orchestras Haruomi Hosono out of Japan all feature.  The compilation also travels to Lebanon for  political Arabic proto-techno in the form of Tanki Tanki by Rene Bandaly Family (here re-edited by Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis). Other rarities include CHBBCraig Leon & Arthur Brown, and Trevor’s own re-edit of Rusty Egans Twilight Zone,

It’ll be the first official release on CD and digital for these tracks. 

The album comes in 2CD, 2LP and digital formats featuring rtwork and graphic design by Trevor Jackson with extensive sleeve notes featuring artist interviews.

Watch our interviews with Trevor from earlier in the year around his A Night With… below.

TREVOR JACKSON presents METAL DANCE 2 Industrial, New Wave & EBM. Classics & Rarities 1981-1988

is released on  August 19th 2013, CD/2XLP/DL


1. Tuxedomoon 59 To 1
2. Logic System Unit
3. Psyche The Saint Became A Lush
4. Skinny Puppy Deadlines (400 Blows Remix)
5. Propaganda (The Echo Of) Frozen Faces
6. Visage Der Amboss (Instrumental)
7. Rusty Egan The Twilight Zone (Trevor Jackson Edit)
8. Material Secret Life
9. Rene Bandaly Family Tanki Tanki (Rabih Beaini Edit)
10. Experimental Products Work That Beat
11. Crash Course In Science Jump Over Barrels
12. Liaisons Dangereuses Etre Assis Ou Danset
13. Esplendor Geometrico Necrosis En La Poya

1. Ministry Over The Shoulder (12-inch Version)
2. Test Dept The Unacceptable Face Of Freedom: Face 3
3. Mile High Club Walking Backwards
4. CHBB Ima Iki-Mashoo
5. Front 242 Body 2 Body (2trax)
6. Vice Versa Riot Squad
7. Chris & Cosey Driving Blind
8. Doris Norton Personal Computer
9. Plus Instruments Vom Ertrunkenen Mdchen
10. Conrad Schnitzler Das Tier
11. Neon Lobotomy
12. Arthur Brown And Craig Leon The Conversation
13. Haruomi Hosono Platonic
14. Godley & Creme Babies