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Pumping their way out of New York's South Bronx in the early-80s, revered rhythm and dance-punk outfit ESG made unforgettable funk that was also unusually rooted in post-punk. A powerhouse of raw and cutting edge music way ahead of their time, ESG shared stages with heavyweights likes PiL and Gang Of Four and have been sampled by such acts as TLC, Wu-Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Liars. Fire Records presents a band-approved reissue of 2002's Step Off, the long awaited follow-up to 1991's ESG, with artwork from award nominated illustrator Hannah Alice, who recently gained critical praise for her work on the Bert Jansch reissue of Avocet. Guardian writes that, "ESG's fusion of sweet soul and punk attitude with an intuitive understanding of dance music remains, and Step Off is proof that their eclecticism hasn't diminished."