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Following the success of last year's Playgroup ‘Previously Unreleased’ album and its critically-acclaimed run of nine weekly 12” vinyl EPs, Trevor Jackson has compiled a second volume of 20 tracks (11 unheard and 9 previously vinyl only) released as a Limited Edition Double CD and 6 track vinyl sampler on Yes Wave records.
The music featured is a collection of reworked demos and unreleased recordings. A hedonistic mix of raw disco, dub, funk, dancehall, electro, new wave & post punk that all still sound as relevant today as they did when initially recorded for the debut Playgroup album during 1997 - 2001. They're all, also, undeniably Trevor Jackson, with the iconic producer moving between styles yet keeping the sound succinct and thorough throughout. Seriously, this is a truly impressive collection of music. If like me you bought the CD and craved for a vinyl version to play out in the field, you're gonna need to study this, and the upcoming volumes carefully for exactly the tracks you desire. I'm not saying you'll need every one, but you don't wanna miss the volume with that killer track either! Mixed and mastered brilliantly for each 12", this is the ultimate version of these executive cuts. Attention required!


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Previously Unreleased Volume 2

    Following the success of last years Playgroup ‘Previously Unreleased’ album and its critically-acclaimed run of nine weekly 12” vinyl EPs, Trevor Jackson has compiled a second volume of 20 tracks (11 unheard and 9 previously vinyl only) released as a Limited Edition Double CD.

    The music featured is a collection of reworked demos and unreleased recordings. A hedonistic mix of raw Disco, Dub, Funk, Dancehall. Electro, New Wave & Post Punk that all still sound as relevant today as they did when initially recorded for the debut PLAYGROUP album during 1997 - 2001.

    As industrious as he is unconventional, Trevor Jackson dons his Playgroup moniker and follows up the multi format release of, well, "F O R M A T", with this new "Previously Unreleased" series. Conceptual as ever, the project will be spread across nine 12" singles, released one a week for the next couple of months.

    The first instalment introduces the series in typical Playgroup style, paying homage to the diverse sounds of the late 80s dancefloor with the head nodding house of "Move My Body". Armed with a shuffling percussion groove and a real roller of a bassline, this floor filling cut takes us down to the basement via Kraftwerk style synth motifs, mysterious lead lines and soulful vocals borrowed from Robert Owens and Ron Wilson. Next up, Trev teams up with synth funk all star Ed DMX for the bass led "I Want To Believe", a proper heads down banger with crisp 909 drums, echoing vocal samples and not a lot else - simple but so effective. Things get a touch weirder on the B2 with the slow (comparatively) and sexy "Play The Music", an electroid anthem which sounds like the whole of an Electrifying Mojo show rolled into one track. Bleepy keys, acid tinged bass, sleazy vocals and just enough funk to make your body pop - perfect. Roll on Volume 2. 


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