Soul jazz records "New york noise" features the cream of new york’s punk-funk bands from the early 80s. bands such as esg, liquid liquid, bush tetras, arthur russell’s "dinosaur l" etc – all bands that have had a huge influence on the current wave of new york groups such as the rapture, metro area, the liars, the strokes etc.
"New york noise" sums up the point where dance music and punk rock first met. It features new york no wave artists such as dna, glenn branca, bush tetras etc alongside new york dance music’s experimental pioneers such as arthur russell (Dinosaur l), Bill laswell (material), konk and joe bowie’s funk/jazz classic group defunkt. Two more classic esg tracks, jean michael basquiat’s classic production of the proto-electro-hip-hop classic "Beat BOP" as well as super rare new york artists such as the dance, and the bloods.