Various Artists

Rewind Old Skool Classics

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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

“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 The Artful Dodger 03:39 SpotifyAmazon
2 Dennis G. / The Wideboys 02:09
3 Scott Garcia 04:24 SpotifyAmazon
4 Mis-Teeq 02:56
5 The Dreem Teem 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
6 Craig David 03:50
7 TJ Cases 03:21 SpotifyAmazon
8 P!nk 03:57
9 Nuyorican Soul 04:32 SpotifyAmazon
10 DJ Zinc 02:45 SpotifyAmazon
11 Monsta Boy 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
12 Gabrielle 02:23
13 Gerideau 03:35
14 Jaheim 03:13
15 Sticky 04:08 SpotifyAmazon
16 10 Below / Kele Le Roc 03:50 SpotifyAmazon
17 Y-Tribe 02:15 SpotifyAmazon
18
Sweet Female Attitude 03:13
19
Colours 04:39
20 DJ Luck / MC Neat 03:16 SpotifyAmazon
21 Lenny Fontanna 03:46
22 Grungeboyz 03:56 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
DJ Luck / MC Neat 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
2 Sisqó 02:50
3 The Architechs 04:07
4 Daniel Bedingfield 02:12
5 Shy Cookie / Scott Garcia / DJ Luck 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
6 Robbie Craig 04:25
7 Zed Bias 02:20 SpotifyAmazon
8 TJ Cases 02:56 SpotifyAmazon
9 Shola Ama 03:45
10 Artful Dodger / The Dreem Teem 03:07 SpotifyAmazon
11 Master of Ceremonies / DJ Pied Piper 02:41 SpotifyAmazon
12 So Solid Crew 04:12 SpotifyAmazon
13
Wookie 03:52 SpotifyAmazon
14
Colours 03:01 SpotifyAmazon
15 Selena / X-Men 03:37
16 702 02:42
17 Craig David 03:37
18 Foxy Brown 03:37
19 112 03:33
20 Next 03:05 SpotifyAmazon
21
Leviticus 02:58
22
Congo Natty 03:54 SpotifyAmazon
23 Aphrodite / Micky Finn 02:39 SpotifyAmazon
24 Deep Blue 03:11 SpotifyAmazon
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