Change the Beat – The Celluloid Records Story 1979 – 1987

Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1979-1987 collects two discs worth of classic sides on the Celluloid label, spanning major contributions from early in the era of recorded hip-hop, experimental dance music, and world music fusions.

Celluloid Records embodies so much that we love: classic early DIY hip-hop, punky disco, world music electro fusions, French new wave and more. Formed by Jean Georgakarakos in Paris during the late ’70s after a decade co-running French record shops and the spiritual jazz label BYG, the label gathered steam following Karakos’ fateful early ’80s trips to New York. After a chance meeting Bill Laswell who had himself landed fresh in the Big Apple from Michigan, Karakos began releasing the full spectrum of Laswell’s early work, from the avant-rock cacophony of Massacre to his fluid, dance/post-punk production outfit, Material.

Strut Records will pay tribute to Celluloid with a two-disc retrospective of this brilliant and eclectic label. You can pre-order Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story on limited 180 gram vinyl right now on the Strut webstore. There will also be a full 2CD and digital release.

Tracklisting
12″ Vinyl Double Album (STRUT102LP)

Shockabilly – Day Tripper
Ferdinand – Télé, après la Météo
Mathematiques Modernes – Disco Rough (Long Version)
Modern Guy – Electrique Sylvie (Full Length Version)
The Last Poets – Mean Machine Chant / Mean Machine
Winston Edwards|Blackbeard – Downing Street Rock
Futura 2000 feat. The Clash – The Escapades of Futura feat. The Clash
Material – I’m the One (Dance Version)
Time Zone – Wildstyle
Manu Dibango – Abele Dance (’85 Remix)
Fab 5 Freddy – Change the Beat (French & English Rap)

CD Double Album (STRUT102CD)

Shockabilly – Day Tripper
Massacre – Killing Time
Ferdinand – Télé, après la Météo
Mathematiques Modernes – Disco Rough (Long Version)
Thomas Leer & Robert Rental – Day Breaks, Day Heals
Snakefinger – Living in Vain
Winston Edwards & Blackbeard – Downing Street Rock
Lightnin’ Rod – Sport
Futura 2000 feat. The Clash – The Escapades of Futura feat. The Clash
Time Zone – Wildstyle
Deadline – Makossa Rock
Bobongo Stars – Koteja
Toure Kunda – Amadou Tilo
Nini Raviolette – Suis-Je Normale
Modern Guy – Electrique Sylvie (Full Length Version)
Sapho – Carmel (12“ Mix)
Ginger Baker – Dust to Dust
Last Exit – Big Boss Man
Mandingo – Harima
Manu Dibango – Abele Dance (’85 Remix)
Time Zone – World Destruction (Original 12″ Mix)
Material – I’m the One (Dance Version)
Grandmixer D.St – Home of Hip Hop
Beside with Bernard Fowler – Odeon (Dance Mix)
Fab 5 Freddy – Change the Beat (French & English Rap)
The Last Poets – Mean Machine Chant / Mean Machine




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