Post-punk revivalists the Rapture throw their hat in the celebrity DJ ring with this compilation of dance-floor thumpers. Starting off at a relaxed tempo, they move through hip-hop classics and funk into a bunch of obscure disco oddities, paying homage to the NYC underground tradition.
Toward the second half, they move into house sounds but keep the vibe in Big Apple territory for the most part, with a few detours into Europe. On first listen, it seems like they picked some pretty obvious anthems, but the standards are bookended by enough discoveries to make the overall package strong.
The Rapture probably won't be trading in their guitars for turntables any time soon, but they've got nothing to be embarrassed about on this foray into the medium.
Top track: Township Funk (DJ Mujava)