23 Skidoo ‎– 23 Skidoo

Virgin ‎– CDV 2912, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 49412 2 2
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1 Freeze Frame 5:46
2 Dirty Lo
Featuring – Major (9)Performer [Dobki], Performer [Komok], Ektare [Ektara] – Paban Das BaulWritten By – GoldWritten-By – Major (9)
3 Interzonal
Scratches [Cuts] – Deckwrecka
4 Kendang
Performer [Dobki], Performer [Komok], Ektare [Ektara] – Paban Das BaulSaxophone [Sax] – Pharoah Sanders
5 Catch 23 5:27
6 Crossfire 6:10
7 Where You At
Featuring – Carl McIntosh, Roots ManuvaLead Guitar – Chanan HanspalWritten-By – Catlin*, Smith*
8 Atmosfear 5:17
9 Dawning
Saxophone [Sax] – Pharoah Sanders
10 Meltdown
Scratches [Cuts] – Deckwrecka
11 Dusk To Dawn 5:46
12 Ayu 8:17

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Recorded in Roninscope at Precinct 23.
Pharoah Sanders recorded at Cottonbelly Studios, NYC.

Roots Manuva appears courtesy of Big Dada. Major appears courtesy of Disco Volante Ltd.
The Deckwrecka appears courtesy of Ronin Records Ltd.

Printed in EU
P and C 2000 Virgin Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 7 24384 94122 2
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI UDEN 8494122 @ 1
  • Price Code: F: PM 538
  • Label Code: LC 03098
  • Rights Society: bel BIEM
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L046
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 1589

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDV 2912 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin CDV 2912 UK 2000 Sell This Version
V 2912 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo(2xLP, Album) Virgin V 2912 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CDVDJ 2912 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin CDVDJ 2912 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7243 8494122 2 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo(CDr, Album, Promo) Virgin 7243 8494122 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
VDJT 2912 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo(3x12", Album, Promo) Virgin VDJT 2912 UK 2000 Sell This Version


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September 16, 2015

Totally surprised by this album - a jazz fusion sort of style totally different to their previous work.


January 14, 2014
Love this album


September 23, 2013
Excellent album


May 11, 2012
23 SKIDOO are a mystery to me. The Industrial Culture claim them as one of the links in it's history, using the description 'Industrial Funk' - gawd! As I had never (to my knowledge) actually heard them before, I didn't know what to expect - SKINNY PUPPY with slap bass and brass punctuation? DEATH IN JUNE with JAMES BROWN yells and yips? One step on from THROBBING GRISTLE's "20 Jazz Funk Greats"? THE POP GROUP with the gaps filled in? Yep, I looked forward to hearing them, but with a heap of trepidation.
Well, for those of you who are 23 SKIDOO virgins, as I was, rest assured that there are no crass juxtapositions of style badly melded together here. In fact the only disturbing feeling you get is that it's taken the world a long time to get up to the same point in musical evolution as 23 SKIDOO reached almost a decade ago. Having unavoidably caught sight of other reviews of this album, I must echo the opinion that, rather than being dated, this material fits neatly into today's zeitgeist slot. Think DREADZONE, think LEFTFIELD, think MASSIVE ATTACK. You somehow feel that these artists must have come across 23 SKIDOO sometime in the past - just too coincidental. Truly eclectic without in any way weakening or overstretching their sound, 23 SKIDOO are cosmopolitan in their approach, moving from Funk to Jazz to Dub to Easy Listening without ever leaving the listener alienated along the way. And always they have a strong sense of experimentalism, creating moods and abstracts while remaining, dare I say it - commercial. You can hear so many people in this - not just those mentioned above, but people like TRICKY, PORTISHEAD, TALKING HEADS, even the dubbier side of SCORN.

Far from being 'I've reviewed it - that's that' and throwing it into a mountain of review to justify receiving material, I hope this album and I will spend time together as we both grow older. There again, this material has done a 'Peter Pan' once, so it might still be young and fresh when I'm no longer the former and embarrasingly, very obviously, not the latter!
Originally review for Metamorphic Journeyman.