Demon Music are releasing a new box-set titled Rusty Egan Presents BLITZED!, the first ever fully curated, truly definitive compilation of key tracks played by the pioneering DJ, remixer, producer and drummer during his legendary DJ sets at the Blitz Club between 1979-1980.

“The ethos was that everybody in that club could be heroes, just for one day and my DJ set lists at the Blitz were designed to make YOU the star – on the dancefloor, at the bar or just standing there in your finest on a dreary Tuesday night,” remarks Egan of the innovative music he has compiled for this new box-set. “You could be whoever you wanted to be – your life was going to be great and the ‘80s were here. The late ‘70s had been so grey and drab and I wanted the music I played each week to instantly transport you somewhere else – maybe to Europe with a few film noir references or to Japan via some exciting new electronic sounds. Of course there were lots of robotic vocals sung in German, Russian, French and English too.”

Available on deluxe 4CD and 4LP 140g vinyl formats, both including extensive sleeve notes by The Guardian’s chief rock & pop critic Alexis Petridis as well as an introductory essay by Rusty Egan, the 4CD version is a 66-track affair featuring more than 5hrs of Blitz Club classics whilst the compact 4LP 140g vinyl set, mastered by Phil Kinrade at AIR Studios, features a 36-track selection of the music the renowned DJ was playing at the Blitz during the groundbreaking London club’s eighteen month run.

In addition to these two physical formats, Egan has also compiled a comprehensive, exhaustive 250+ track Official Blitz Club Spotify playlist version of this new box-set (accessible via Rusty’s Spotify page here or via a QR code in both 4CD & 4LP vinyl box-set formats), which represents a major chunk of his Blitz Club DJ box in 1979-1980. This Spotify version includes tracks and remixes unavailable for physical release due to licencing restrictions and runs to an incredible 22hrs in length!

Initial pre-orders for Rusty Egan Presents BLITZED! will additionally include an exclusive signed colour print of Rusty Egan DJing at the Blitz Club – a previously unseen photo taken in 1979 by legendary music photographer and designer Peter Ashworth and personally autographed by Rusty.

The forthcoming July issue of Blitzed will also feature an exclusive new interview with Rusty discussing the new album and the Blitz Club legacy, plus a review of the album.

Rusty Egan Presents BLITZED! is out 28th June 2024 Pre-order the box-set here: