Various Artists

Big Beat: Urban Classics

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Released in 2002, Atlantic's misleadingly titled Big Beat series has little to do with the form of rock-aggressive dance music popularized by the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim, and much more to do with other forms of popular club music, whether it's mainstream house or upbeat R&B and hip-hop. Big Beat: Urban Classics includes Nubian Crackers' "Two for the Time," Double XX Posse's "Not Gonna Be Able to Do It," Junior M.A.F.I.A.'s "Players Anthem," Dawn Penn's "You Don't Love Me," Many Fazes' "I'm Hip," Inner Circle's "Bad Boys," and ten other club favorites. This is a decent, albeit random, sampling -- and obviously, it's only necessary for those who are looking for a handful of these tracks in one spot.

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