Fronted by vocalist Samy Birnbach (aka DJ Morpheus, freestyle DJ extraordinaire and compiler of the Freezone series), Minimal Compact were one of the most inspirational bands of the ’80s. They blended funky rock rhythms and incisive guitars with flavours from their native Middle East. They had a large and fanatic following all across Europe and the USA, where some of their tracks became underground club favourites.
Originally released in 1984, “Deadly Weapons” was their breakthrough album, and contained their club hit ‘Next One Is Real’. The album was coproduced by Gilles Martin and Tuxedomoon’s Peter Principle, and featured contributions by Blaine Reininger & Marc Hollander.