22 September 2013K-Klass 25 Club Anthems album out now
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).
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography