Take a Trip to 1980s NYC with ‘The World of Keith Haring’

The Vinyl Factory calls the album “a sonic shot of downtown New York.”

Soul Jazz Records will release a new compilation, Keith Haring: The World of Keith Haring, to accompany a forthcoming exhibition of his work at Tate Liverpool next month.

Capturing the musical milieu in which Haring operated, the compilation will feature artists like Fab 5 Freddy, Jonzun Crew, Yoko Ono, Johnny Dynell, Art Zoyd and Class Action, whose Sleeping Bag-released ‘Weekend’ was a Paradise Garage anthem.

The compilation follows a previous collaboration between Soul Jazz and Tate, with the gallery’s 2017 exhibition Soul Of A Nation ultimately receiving two accompanying releases.

The first major UK exhibition of Keith Haring’s work is coming to the Tate Liverpool in June 2019.

Both the exhibition and compilation coincide with renewed interest in the creative and cultural environment of early ’80s downtown NYC, with a a new photo book showcasing unseen photos of the relationship between Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol.

You can buy the album here now.

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