If you got your hands on some of your favorite musiciansâ€™ iPods you might be surprised at what youâ€™d find. Thatâ€™s exactly the idea behind Ubiquityâ€™s â€œRewind!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 Zappaâ€™s â€œDirty Love,â€ while UK experi-pop singer-songband Psapp tackles â€œEverybody Wants to Be A Catâ€ from Walt Disneyâ€™s â€œAristocatsâ€ with honky-tonk meets Baltic pinball flair. And apparently The Rootsâ€™ drummer Ahmir â€œ?uestloveâ€ Thompson, has a soft spot for VH1 icon Sting. His side-project, Randy Watson Experience, delivers a jazzy and neo-soulful version of â€œBe Still My Beating Heartâ€. Other standout cuts are Osunladeâ€™s faithful take on the acoustic Prince ballad â€œCrazy Youâ€ and Danish newcomers Owusu & Hannibalâ€™s dreamlike â€œCaroline, Noâ€ by The Beach Boys.