If you got your hands on some of your favorite musiciansâ iPods you might be surprised at what youâd find. Thatâs exactly the idea behind Ubiquityâs âRewind!â compilation series. Now four years and five volumes deep, the series features established and emerging artists, handpicked by Ubiquity, covering the tunes of their choice.
While the roster of artists is varied on Rewind 5, the source material is even more so. LA uber-hipster electro-soul duo J*Davey serve up a gritty synthed-out remake of Frank Zappaâs âDirty Love,â while UK experi-pop singer-songband Psapp tackles âEverybody Wants to Be A Catâ from Walt Disneyâs âAristocatsâ with honky-tonk meets Baltic pinball flair. And apparently The Rootsâ drummer Ahmir â?uestloveâ Thompson, has a soft spot for VH1 icon Sting. His side-project, Randy Watson Experience, delivers a jazzy and neo-soulful version of âBe Still My Beating Heartâ. Other standout cuts are Osunladeâs faithful take on the acoustic Prince ballad âCrazy Youâ and Danish newcomers Owusu & Hannibalâs dreamlike âCaroline, Noâ by The Beach Boys.