Soul Jazz Embraces Post-Punk Artists and Styles
Soul Jazz Records is continuing to embrace the underground and experimental with its new post punk dance series Two Synths a Guitar (and) a Drum Machine, a celebration of the post-punk, no wave, disco-not-disco sounds, and scenes of ‘70s and ‘80s fame.
The first installment in the new compilation series is Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine, a 15-track album featuring several modern artists that continue to keep alive the edgy, underground sounds of post-punk.
With songs from artists like Niagara, Charles Manier, Automatic, and Tom of England, the compilation offers a diverse sound from track to track and showcases a collection of bright new artists while also paying homage to the sources of inspiration for the sounds.
The Origins of Post-Punk and Soul Jazz Records
Post-punk began in the late 1970s as a wide-reaching movement that sought to branch off of punk music’s simple and raw sound into new and different types of music. Many artists looked away from rock and adopted the influences of other genres like jazz, electronic, and dance, coupled with avant-garde aesthetics that would come together as the basis for ‘80s alternative and punk culture as it is known today.
Founded in London in the early 1990s in the decade after those that birthed the post-punk movement, Soul Jazz Records sought to connect different music genres and bring unique counter cultures to the forefront as they were during the first wave of post-punk culture.
Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine keeps Soul Jazz Records’ legacy alive nearly 30 years after its founding and pays respect to the influential underground scenes of the ‘70s and ‘80s with help from a collection of musicians with the same dedication. The first installment in the Post Punk Dance compilation series is out on February 19th, 2021.