Various Artists – Ubiquity, The Ubiquity Sampler

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

The Ubiquity Sampler

Various Artists - Ubiquity

Known chiefly for its exceptional downtempo DJ mixes (see Music is My Art and Rewind! for two great examples), Ubiquity has become a reliable source of hip-hop and dance music that's mindful of its R&B roots. This sampler is the perfect introduction to the Ubiquity aesthetic. It's a glorious grab-bag, from the laid-back old-school groove of Ohmega Watts to Breakestra's fiery soul. Radio City's magnificent "That Hop" is anchored in a sublime vocal from Czech chanteuse Bajka, and the simmering swing of Nostalgia 77s "Freedom" puts be-bop in a tracksuit.