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.
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,
Nicola Conte, The
Soul Bossa Trio and Terry
Callier among others. A street date is set for February
Get a copy
of this one when it drops, it's one that should hold a permanent
slot in your current playlist. Another
Listen to Platinum
Pied Pipers 'Ridin'
Listen to Yesterdays
New Quintet's 'Deja