Boomkat Product Review:
Probably the brightest cut from their recent 'Sound Mirrors' LP, 'True Skool' saw Coldcut drafting in Mr. Cheese On Toast (aka Roots Manuva) for a jaunty swagger through hyper-kinetic Bollywood bravado and dancehall delivery. Proving that Ye Olde dance survivors can still make records that are actually fun as opposed to self-aware mythmaking, 'True Skool' has broken through to the giddy heights of CBBC, Match Of The Day and Fifa Street 2 - proving that giddy Brit-hop can have a place within the hearts of the nation. Backed up by a flurry of remixes, the CD is fit to burst with everything off the 12"s and a video to boot - whilst the rejigs are split Sway, and Spank Rock for part one and The Qemists and Switch for part two. Whilst none of these torch the original and all favour keeping the Roots vocals predominantly intact, the choice cuts are undoubtedly Sway's caliginous reading, The Qemists Dick-Dale-Drum-And-Bass overhaul and Spank Rock's B-More helium bluster. Back to Skool!