MINIMAL COMPACT - MInimal Compact . LP
Fronted by vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus, freestyle DJ extraordinaire and compiler of the Freezone series), Minimal Compact were one of the most inspirational bands of the '80s. They blended funky rock rhythms and incisive guitars with flavours from their native Middle East. The band were active from 1981 to 1988, and released 6 studio albums and a live album. They garnered a large and fanatic following all across Europe and the USA, where some of their tracks (including Statik Dancin') remain underground club favourites to this day.