Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Best of CD Pool's Street Beats (1996-2001)

Exclusive to my You Tube channel, a chronology of rare tracks lifted from Pioneer CD Pool’s Street Beats compilations from their humble beginnings in the mid-90s to the turn of the millennium when they became 2 disc volumes. Launched in 1996 to coincide with the release of Pioneer’s very first CD DJ decks, a lot of these discs (particularly during the 90s era) featured rare independent artists with quite a few never even seeing a commercial release at all. Others were lifted off vinyl or taken from singles which have since fallen into the general unobtainable category owing to certain ‘collectors’. A ton of great stuff here from fan favorites (Jaye Wallace, Di’Mond) to stuff I have never seen before now. By the early 2000s, the volumes were split across two discs but the quality was not the same with an overabundance of generic garage and grime music and top 10s from notable DJs, artists and producers which just seemed like a waste of a CD. Many thanks again to Lewisic for scouting these out for me!