A key collection of work by one of the hippest cats on the London scene for the past decade or so – reedman Nathan Haines, a saxophonist by trade, but an artist whose talents stretch way past conventional jazz! In his recordings for the Chilifunk label, Haines' created a whole new wave of cosmic soul from the UK – tunes that drew heavily on 70s spiritual soul jazz for inspiration, but fused their energy around some of the more dynamic rhythms that had been coming up in London during the late 90s – a maturation of a groove that really took flight in the hands of Haines and some of his contemporaries! The work here is Nathan's best from that time – a range of singles and LP tracks that includes a good bit of numbers that are now out of print – all brought together in a massively overstuffed 2CD set. Vocals here are by Marlena Shaw, Vanessa
Freeman, Rich Medina, Verna Francis, and others – and titles include "Earth Is The Place", "Soundtravels", "Honeycomb", "FM", "Illest Hobo", "Springtime Rain", "Doot Dude", "Right By Your Side", "Squire For Hire", "Let It Go", "O Misterio", "Believe (Kenny Dope rmx)", "Surprising (Restless Soul peaktime mix)", "Long (4Hero mix)", "U See That (Notenshun rmx)", "Earth Is The Place (DJ Gregory & Julian Jabre rmx)", "O Misterio (Yam Who rmx)", and "Doot Dude (Ashley Beedle rmx)".
(Out of print.)