Orignially coined to classify the 1980s post-punk artists that introduced funk, disco and dub to experimental rock, the term Punk-Funk has been requisitioned by the current acts putting that same ideology to more direct effect. At the center of the movement is the production team the DFA, who produced the Rapture and whose James Murphy fronts LCD Soundsystem.
Meanwhile, !!! and Spektrum demonstrate how guitars can be successfully welded to four-to-the-floor house rhythms without the embarrassment of most ill-considered dance/rock crossovers. Punk-funk challenges the complacency of clubland while giving indie kids something to dance to.