Various Artists

Rewind Old Skool Classics

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“Old skool,” the term that has been used in various ways and passed down generations, is now used to classify anything that is at least a decade old. For this three-disc set, mixed by Craig David and DJ Spoony, the term entails R&B and U.K. garage that spans the early ‘80s through the early 2000s, from Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much” to Zed Bias’ “Neighbourhood.” The transitions from era to era are smooth, and the drastic shifts in style and era -- Cameo’s “Candy” into Nas’ “You Owe Me,” for instance -- are not as jarring as they appear. Though each track in full would be ideal, each selection gets at least a couple minutes to do its thing prior to yielding to the next one.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:39 Spotify
2 02:09
3 04:24 Spotify
4 02:56
5 03:34 Spotify
6 03:50
7 03:21 Spotify
8 03:57
9 04:32 Spotify
10 02:45 Spotify
11 03:35 Spotify
12 02:23
13 03:35
14 03:13
15 04:08 Spotify
16 03:50 Spotify
17 02:15 Spotify
18
03:13
19
04:39
20 03:16 Spotify
21 03:46
22 03:56 Spotify

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
04:09 Spotify
2 02:50
3 04:07
4 02:12
5 02:39 Spotify
6 04:25
7 02:20 Spotify
8 02:56 Spotify
9 03:45
10 03:07 Spotify
11 02:41 Spotify
12 04:12 Spotify
13
03:52 Spotify
14
03:01 Spotify
15 03:37
16
702
02:42
17 03:37
18 03:37
19
112
03:33
20 03:05 Spotify
21
02:58
22
03:54 Spotify
23 02:39 Spotify
24 03:11 Spotify
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