Rebirth of Cool Vol. 6

The Rebirth of Cool series of 8 or so compilations (hard to tell the total number with re-releases & catalog number differences) that were first released in the early 90s under an Island Records subsidiary called 4th & Broadway in the UK. The early releases featured trip-hop, acid jazz, downtempo, dub, and breakbeat tracks. In the sixth volume of the series, however, the branched out into drum&bass by adding LTJ Bukem’s “Horizons”,DJ Pulse & Jazz Cartel’s “Street Player”, and my personal favorite Alex Reece’s “Feel The Sunshine.”

There’s a bit of a discrepancy on whether this is Volume 4 or Volume 6. The one labeled Vol. 4 was released by Island Records as catalog number 162-531 074-2 while the Fourth & Broadway version is labeled BRCD 620. The label art is the same, except for the Fourth & Broadway version included the cat. number listed above. Either way it’s the same compilation and I’ve chosen to call it Volume 6 for this post.

Rebirth of Cool 6

Smoke City – Underwater Love
iO – Claire
Outside – To Forgive But Not To Forget
Nicolette – You Are Heaven Sent
Lamb – Cotton Wool (Fila Brazilia Mix)
LTJ Bukem – Horizons
Nitin Sawhney – Migration
Da Lata – Jazz Garage
Alex Reece – Feel The Sunshine
Ernest Ranglin – Surfin’
Luciano meets The Jungle Brothers – Who Could It Be (Jungle Brother’s Mix – Radio Edit)
Lewis Taylor – Bittersweet
DJ Pulse & Jazz Cartel – Street Player
Dave Angel – Rudiements

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