Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity: EP 4 Touch Of Class / Third Time

“Roy Ayers – Virgin Ubiquity – Remixed” is Roy's most ambitious project yet. Uniting leading remixers from across the hip hop, drum n bass, nu-jazz and house spectrum in a set of complete reworks of newly discovered gems and soon to be classic jams. It is a perfect reflection both of Roy’s prolific musicianship and his huge adaptability and influence. These EP's show how Roy’s sound has inspired and moulded new sonic forms from deep house to drum n bass to R&B and acid jazz. It also joins Roy himself in a celebration of the many directions in which his sound has travelled in recent years, especially through new Ayers-sampled productions which are constantly turning fresh listeners on to Roy’s early classics.

Matthew Herbert delivers organic electronica with his customary tradmarks, a mix equally at home in the bedroom & the Bar. Kings of Soul create a live house rendition of Roy's classy funky original. A winner for the funky house brigade! Basement Jaxx - the alternative dance rock duo from Brixton pump up the volume on their classic uptempo mix of the Roy Ayers sleeper... Vikter Duplaix is the future of electronic funk and woos the boys and ladies with his sensual grooves

Âme deliver a tech house mammoth, which is already causing a tidal wave of arms in the air hysteria across Europe. Sean P unearths what appears to be an unreleased jazz funk gem. The underground king of disco extends the original mix and attaches an intro buried on the master tape

“Damn near every song that’s been done on me has been a hit”, says Roy, “from Brand Nubian, to a Tribe Called Quest, to Ed OG & the Bulldogs, to Will Smith, to Mary J. Blige, to Erykah Badu... In many cases, as in my case, they have revived artists. It's like a re-juvenation, a re-birth. All of a sudden, you're back on the scene”. As well as the matchless vibe and soul of Roy’s music, it’s his open-minded attitude and eagerness to explore new boundaries which drives the remix project forward.


Virgin Ubiquity: EP 4 Touch Of Class / Third Time


02 - What’s The T? (Kings of Soul Feelin Soul Mix)
03 - I Am Your Mind Part II (Basement Jaxx Classic Remix)
04 - Third Time (Vikter Duplaix Remix)
05 - Tarzan (Âme Remix)
06 - Touch Of Class (Sean P Classic Touch Mix)
07 - What’s The T? (Kings of Soul Main Mix)