Let’s lose it on the dancefloor tonight. FAC. DANCE is a new double album spotlighting the early dance output of Factory Records from 1980-1987. Return to the post-Joy Division, pre-rave years of this important Manchester record label founded by Tony Wilson, Alan Erasmus and designer Peter Saville. You can hear a track from A Certain Ratio now.

This compilation highlights the label’s early dancefloor-based work across key 12″ mixes and rarities, from the “production style of Martin Hannett to pioneering studio work by New Order’s Bernard Sumner and A Certain Ratio drummer Donald Johnson, under their BeMusic and DoJo monikers.”

Early Factory experiments range from Blurt’s “funk blast ‘Puppeteer’” to cuts that show a close tie-in with NYC’s 1980s club sounds. Check out the full tracklisting below.

FAC. DANCE, a double album out now on iTunes, is presented by STRUT and compiled and annotated by Bill Brewster of djhistory.com, is produced in association with Factory Records Ltd.

CD 1

Section 25 – Looking From A Hilltop (Megamix) (8:12)

A Certain Ratio – Wild Party (4:17)

Quando Quango – Love Tempo (7:49)

52nd Street – Express (5:00)

Swamp Children – Little Voices (7:10)

Biting Tongues – Boss Toyota Trouble (5:30)

The Durutti Column – For Belgian Friends (Valuable Passages version) (5:22)

Royal Family & The Poor – Art On 45 (4:49)

A Certain Ratio – Knife Slits Water (12-inch version) (9:44)

Section 25 – Dirty Disco

Blurt – Puppeteer (3:22)

X-O-Dus – See Them-A-Come (8.28)

CD 2

Shark Vegas – Pretenders Of Love (5:08)

52nd Street – Cool As Ice (Jellybean Mix) (7:29)

Streetlife – Act On Instinct (Hot Swedish Mix) (5:32)

The Hood – Salvation! (Nitromix) (12:05)

Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs (6:47)

Quando Quango – Atom Rock (Mark Kamins Mix) 7:27)

Marcel King – Reach For Love (New York Remix) (5:26)

52nd Street – Look Into My Eyes (6:55)

Quando Quango – Genius (6:22)

Swamp Children – You’ve Got Me Beat (4:55)

The Durutti Column – Madeleine (3:00)

Digital only bonus tracks:

Minny Pops – Time (3.44)

Kalima – Black Water (6.35)

Royal Family & The Poor – Motherland (5:42)