'Heartbreak / 6000ft', out now on Ninja Tune.


‘Heartbreak’ is a breakbeat-driven ode to one of electronic music’s formative scenes: NYC’s disco revolution of the 1970’s & 80’s. Sampling Christine Wiltshire’s iconic vocal line “I can’t take the heartbreak” from the ‘83 disco anthem “Weekend” by Class Action. That track itself a de facto cover of Issy Sanchez legendary remix of the Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess produced 1978 version by Phreek. Here, Tim Lawrence, author of Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor: 1980–1983, provides his insights into the history of that track, and the lasting impact it had on the electronic music of today.