After the huge success of Disco Juice: The Funky Disco Sound of Harlem's P & P Records' in the Spring of 2000, which won plaudits from a host of press, radio and club DJ's worldwide (including the likes of Harvey, Crispin Glover, Norman Jay, Ross Allen and Kenny Dope).
Counterpoint Records have once again enlisted infamous 12" vinyl dealer and dj Nick the Record, to dig deep into the basement of New York's most sought after disco label to unearth yet more lost masterpieces from P & P vast back catalogue. Whereas the first volume had its feet firmly set in the Disco and Jazz-Funk era, volume 2 takes a broader look at the label's diverse take on Black music, such as Florence Miller's northern soul gem,'The Groove I'm In', and Jesse Henderson's awesome modern soul rare groover, I Did It Again', to the early days of Rap, when P & P was competing with Sugarhill and Enjoy for a slice of the Apple. Party joints from the likes of Willie Wood's Woody's Rap' (the rap version to Johnson's Jumpin' from vol.1) and Lavaba & E Mallison's message rap, Game Of Life' to Margo's Kool Out Crew's ultra rare Death Rap'. All bona-fide hip hop classics at block parties all over the 5 boroughs of NYC! The genius of P & P's in-house producer Patrick Adams (who has been hailed as the Phil Spector of Disco') shows his midas touch once again on Cloud One's sublime jazzy 2-step track, Dust To Dust' and the Margo Williams voiced ode to NYC's now defunct community police, The Guardian Angel is Watching Over Us', featuring his trademark moog sounds in full effect. As with volume 1', Disco Juice 2' makes the point that much of this music was very much a street level thing, and was geared primarily towards a marginalised audiance of the urban ghettos. A resolutely funky sound that has lost none of it's urgency, attitude and the classic virtues of the best black music.