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Various Artists: Rewind3! Original Classics Reworked, Remixed, Reedited and Rewound 3

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Various Artists: Rewind3! Original Classics Reworked, Remixed, Reedited and Rewound 3 “The Rewind concept is simple—a selection of our current favorite artists, producers, and bands record new versions of tunes that inspired them to make the music you love ‘em for now.”

On Rewind3, Ubiquity’s international roster of jazz and electronic artists from the US, England, Portugal, Italy, and Sweden, puts their unique spin on material by Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, and Gil Scott-Heron, plus AC/DC, the Monkees, and Johnny Cash. Unlike previous releases in the Rewind series, though, 3 contains no remixes or re-edits—every track is a brand new cover version.

Rewind3 begins deep in the verdant rainforest of “Jungle Fever,” Louie Vega’s update of the Chakachas’ exotic Latin funk underground classic. With the next track, the groove quickly shifts to the danceclub, where it generally remains, Greyboy chopping up the beats and mixing new vocals into “Genevieve.” Aurora Dawn’s lead vocal fuels Spiritual South’s retro-soul yet modern club feel of “Stars and Rockets,” nicely programmed into the Spaceboys’ broken-beat reconstruction of Sun Ra’s pre-ancestral, postmodern “Space is the Place.”

Electric jazz-funk has proven fertile ground for dancefloor samplers, and on Rewind3 John Arnold with Ayro (Jeremy Ellis) thump out “Rough” from Herbie Hancock’s Future Shock album, then Ellis splashes new colors on Hancock’s classic “Chameleon.” Other “new twists on old favorites” seem more mutant and obscure, such as the artist Nobody’s deep space exploration of the Monkees’ “Porpoise Song,” This Kid Named Miles’ dubby ska highstep through Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” and Bing Ji Ling’s slippery neo-soul version of AC/DC’s “All Night Long.”


Track Listing: Jungle Fever; Genevieve; Che Che Colo (Makossa Mix); Open Your Eyes; Please Don't Leave; Ring of Fire; Willing; Stars and Rockets; Space is the Place; Rough; Baltimore Oriole (edit); Riot in Lagos (edit); Porpoise Song; Chameleon (edit); All Night Long

Personnel: Louie Vega; Greyboy with Bart Davenport; Antibalas; Elsa; Paolo Fedreghini; This Kid Named Miles; Damon Aaron; Spiritual Slouch (featuring Aurora Dawn); Spaceboys; John Arnold; P'taah; Swag; Nobody; Jeremy Ellis; Bing Ji Ling

Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Ubiquity Records | Style: Fringes of Jazz


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