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Delicious Vinyl All-Stars Rmxxology (Deluxe)

Delicious Vinyl Allstars, Rmxxology

Review by Jack Foley

IndieLondon Rating: 3 out of 5

DELICIOUS Vinyl records invite hip hop fans to go back to the future (in a way) with the release of the double CD package, Rmxxology (Deluxe).

The LP features 30 remixed tracks from the likes of Young MC, The Pharcyde, Masta Ace, The Brand New Heavies and Tone Loc, as re-imagined by contemporary artists such as Hot Chip, Eminem and Peaches.

Rmxxology was born a year ago (2007) when Delicious Vinyl honcho Rick Ross met Peaches after a show. It has subsequently attracted a huge cult following and enticed a few notable remixers to give a fresh spin to some classics.

Not everything works, and some classic cuts have been downright ruined. But when it gets the formula right, there’s plenty to admire and get on down with.

The best remixes seem to have been reserved for Tone Loc tracks, with Peaches’ take on Wild Thing and Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir’s remix of Funky Cold Medina emerging as two of the finest cuts on the long-player.

Diplo’s remix of Bust A Move is also pretty essential, as is the Pharcyde’s Soul Flower, as revisited by Aaron LaCrate & Debonair Samir once again!

CD2 arguably works best, when the full extent of the remixes and retuning can be savoured by virtue of the fact they’re replayed in instrumental form.

Hot Chip’s laidback Nightmares On Wax-style remix of The Pharcyde’s Passin’ Me By then emerges as an out and out chillout classic, while – once again – the Tone Loc refits reign supreme.

The overall result is a double CD package that should delight and dismay retro lovers in equal measure; although the hits just about outweight the misses by virtue of that cracking second CD.

Track listing:
Disc: 1

  1. Freakazoid Robotz – Evans, Bobby
  2. Bust A Move – Young MC
  3. Wild Thing – Tone Loc & Peaches
  4. Never Stop – Brand New Heavies
  5. Runnin’ – Pharcyde
  6. What’s Up Fatlip – Fatlip
  7. Slaughtahouse – Masta Ace Inc.
  8. Know How Theme – Young MC
  9. Sittin’ On Chrome – Masta Ace Inc.
  10. Passin’ Me By – Pharcyde
  11. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  12. Bust A Move – Young MC
  13. Jeep Ass Gutter – Masta Ace
  14. Soulflower – Pharcyde & Verb/Wale
  15. Oh My Gosh – Mr. Vegas & Aaron LaCrate/Debonair Samir

Disc: 2

  1. Freakazoid Robotz – Evans, Bobby
  2. Bust A Move – Young MC
  3. Wild Thing – Tone Loc & Peaches
  4. Never Stop – Brand New Heavies
  5. Runnin’ – Pharcyde
  6. What’s Up Fatlip – Fatlip
  7. Sittin’ On Chrome – Masta Ace Inc.
  8. Passin’ Me By – Pharcyde
  9. Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
  10. Jeep Ass Gutter – Masta Ace
  11. Soulflower – Pharcyde & Verb/Wale
  12. Wild Thing – Tone Loc
  13. Know How – Young MC
  14. Born To Roll – Masta Ace
  15. Soulflower – Pharcyde