Some dogs bury choice bones in gardens and then forget where they’ve buried their stash. DJ Shepdog on the other hand loses prime reggae-hip-hop mashups on his hard drive and then forgets he even had them in the first place. Until he rediscovers them of course and realises – hey – these need releasing – the public’s tongues are lolling out for want of quality booty!
In truth not all ten of the cuts on Greatest Licks Vol. 4 were lost, some have previously been held back as exclusives for DJ sets but what is certain is that they’ve all been re-mastered before being let off the leash now. A Tribe Called Quest, Biggie, Beastie Boys, The Fugees, Dizzee Rascal and – er – hapless 90s UK rnb star (and part-time shoplifter) Mark Morrison are among those whose lyrical efforts are appropriated for dancehall action here. Standouts include Beasties mash Body Shinin and a really quite inspired re-version of ATCQ’s 1nce Again – Fiesta Again practically guaranteed to cause sexy time on the dancefloor.