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Dec 15th 2002


Various Artists - Rewind 2 (12'' Sampler): (Ubiquity Recordings)


As you know I'm an addictive enthusiast when it comes to rare grooves and so when I heard Ubiquity Recordings was dropping another compilation set, my curiosity was tweeted. The comp's called Rewind 2 (the follow up to the original Rewind from earlier this year) and it showcases tracks both original and revamped by today hottest acts.

Reviewed here is the 12'' sampler that features a classic track indeed. Ridin' High by Faze O (my all time rare groove tune) is wonderfully overhauled by The Platinum Pied Pipers, a Detroit native band of rappers produced by Slum Village co-producer Waajeed. The beat is wicked and true, very tight and fierce with excellent production allowing the lads to strut their stuff.

On the flipside is another classic. Yesterdays New Quintet (a Madlib production) does an excellent cover of the late Weldon Irvine's "Deja Vu". The song stays true to every aspect of the original with references to today's style of rhythm. Irvine sadly passed away earlier this year when he committed suicide.

The album itself has 5 EXCLUSIVE tracks featuring artists like Roy Davis Jr, Greyboy, Joseph Malik, Herbert, Nicola Conte, The Soul Bossa Trio and Terry Callier among others. A street date is set for February 2003.

Get a copy of this one when it drops, it's one that should hold a permanent slot in your current playlist. Another TY-D Pick indeed. 

Listen to Platinum Pied Pipers 'Ridin' high'

Listen to Yesterdays New Quintet's 'Deja Vu'





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