Anyone who grew up in the 80's will be familiar with the Parisian record label Celluloid. Mainly because in the UK it was one of the lables that brought New York Hip Hop to our shores introducing many of us to artists like GrandMixer DXT (formerly DST) and TimeZone.
They covered a lot more than just Hip Hop though, featuring artists like Stiff Little Fingers and Jimmy Cliff amongst their numerous European re-issues, and this eclectic music policy is reflected on a fantastic new Compilation by Strut Records that charts the History of not just a label but a movement.
The physical packs come with amazing extras that make them must haves for collectors, such as photo's and interviews of key players withing the label and is out tomorrow on the 5th.
Fantastically there is a lovely little preview mix by Richard Sen which you can listen to hear, and if you're in the mood there is an excellent article on The Quietus here about the formation and rise of Celluloid as a label.