Function & Adam X as NYCTA on Slam Radio

New York City stand up!

NYC­TA aka New York City Tech­no Alliance is the com­ing togeth­er of Func­tion and Adam X. The project, forged over the course of the last ten years, pays homage to the ear­ly New York elec­tron­ic sound. Though not over­looked in the his­to­ry of elec­tron­ic music when it comes to the ear­ly days of elec­tro, hip hop and dis­co, New York City has been large­ly over­looked in it’s con­tri­bu­tions to the ori­gins of tech­no and house music in Amer­i­ca, while the cities of Detroit & Chica­go have always tak­en most of the credit.”

In this par­tic­u­lar out­ing, on the mighty Slam Radio, the pair shine a light on the peri­od 1989 – 1991. Over 95 min­utes, they pace through a near whop­ping 30 tracks show­cas­ing the devel­op­ment of the often over­looked but high­ly influ­en­tial NY sound. This finds play­ful acid lines run­ning out of club bang­ing house and ravey break­ing beats falling into vocal-heavy par­ty jams. Expect artists such as Frankie Bones and Blue Jean and labels like Nu Groove and Strict­ly Rhythm to name only a few. 

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