Mastercuts

Mastercuts

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Label specialised in releasing compilations. Previously part of the Beechwood Music group, now under Apace.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ANTCUTSCD1 80's Groove Anthems  album cover Various 80's Groove Anthems(2xCD, Comp) Mastercuts ANTCUTSCD1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ANTCUTSCD2 80's Love Anthems - Mastercuts Anthems  album cover Various 80's Love Anthems - Mastercuts Anthems(2xCD, Comp) Beechwood Music, Mastercuts ANTCUTSCD2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
ANTCUTSLP1 80's Groove Anthems  album cover Various 80's Groove Anthems(3xLP, Comp) Mastercuts ANTCUTSLP1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CUTLEGCD-01 Live In New Orleans  album cover Maze* Live In New Orleans(CD, Album) Mastercuts, Mastercuts CUTLEGCD-01 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTLEGLP 1 Live In New Orleans  album cover Maze* Live In New Orleans(2xLP, Album, RE) Mastercuts CUTLEGLP 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTS27 Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 4(Cass, Comp, Promo) Mastercuts CUTS27 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSAMP-46 MC Bar Social  album cover Various MC Bar Social(12", Ltd, Smplr) Mastercuts CUTSAMP-46 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSAMP-48-B MC Bar Social 2  album cover Various MC Bar Social 2(12", Ltd, Smplr) Mastercuts CUTSAMP-48-B UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSAMP49 MC Early Hours  album cover Various MC Early Hours(12", Ltd, Smplr) Mastercuts CUTSAMP49 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSAMP-52-A MC Bar Life  album cover Various MC Bar Life(12", Ltd, Smplr) Mastercuts CUTSAMP-52-A UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 1 Classic Mix Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Mix Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 2 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 3 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 4 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 5 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 6 Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 7 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 8 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 8 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 9 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 9 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 10 Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 11 Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 12 Classic P-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic P-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 12 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 13 Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2 (Comp) CUTSCD 13 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 14 Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 15 Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 15 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 16 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 4  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 4(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 17 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 17 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 18 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 18 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 19 Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1 (Comp) CUTSCD 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 20 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 20 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 21 Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 22 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 23 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 5  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 5(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 23 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 24 Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 24 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 25 Classic Disco Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Disco Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 26 Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 26 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 27 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 4  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 4(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 27 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 28 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 29 Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 29 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 30 Classic Reggae Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Reggae Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 31 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 6 (The Definitive Jap-Jazz Mastercuts)  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 6 (The Definitive Jap-Jazz Mastercuts)(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 31 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 32 Classic Acid Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Acid Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 32 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 33 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 4  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 4(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 33 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 34 Classic Balearic Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Balearic Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 34 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 35 Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 35 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSCD36 Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 3(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD36 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CUTSCD37 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 7  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 7(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD37 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-38 Classic Soul Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Soul Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD-38 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 39 Classic G-Funk Volume 1  album cover Various Classic G-Funk Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 39 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CUTSCD40 Classic R&B - Definitive R&B Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic R&B - Definitive R&B Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD40 UK 1998 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-41 Classic Garage Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Garage Mastercuts Volume 1(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD-41 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 42 Classic R&B Volume 2  album cover Various Classic R&B Volume 2(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 42 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CUTSCD43 Rare Groove Mastercuts 3  album cover Various Rare Groove Mastercuts 3 (Comp) CUTSCD43 UK 2000 Sell This Version
CUTSCD44 Mastercuts Breaks  album cover Various Mastercuts Breaks(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD44 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CUTSCD45 Disco Breaks Mastercuts  album cover Various Disco Breaks Mastercuts(CD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD45 UK 2001 Sell This Version
CUTSCD46 Mastercuts Bar Social - Funky Grooves For The 21st Century Bar Scene  album cover Various Mastercuts Bar Social - Funky Grooves For The 21st Century Bar Scene(2xCD, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD46 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-47 The Best Of Jazz Funk Mastercuts  album cover Various The Best Of Jazz Funk Mastercuts(2xCD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD-47 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD48 Mastercuts Bar Social 2  album cover Various Mastercuts Bar Social 2(2xCD, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD48 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-49 Mastercuts Early Hours  album cover Various Mastercuts Early Hours(2xCD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD-49 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-50 Mastercuts Beach Bar  album cover Various Mastercuts Beach Bar(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD-50 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-51 Mastercuts Discothèque  album cover Various Mastercuts Discothèque(2xCD, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD-51 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-52 Mastercuts Bar Life  album cover Various Mastercuts Bar Life(2xCD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD-52 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CUTSCD 53 Mastercuts Urban - The Sound Of The Streets  album cover Various Mastercuts Urban - The Sound Of The Streets(2xCD, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSCD 53 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CUTSCD54 Bar Social 3  album cover Various Bar Social 3(2xCD, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD54 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-55 Mastercuts SummerHouse  album cover Various Mastercuts SummerHouse(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD-55 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-56 Mastercuts Bar Funkin'  album cover Various Mastercuts Bar Funkin'(2xCD, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD-56 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-57 Mastercuts DiscoHouse  album cover Various Mastercuts DiscoHouse(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Mastercuts CUTSCD-57 UK 2003 Sell This Version
CUTSCD-58 Mastercuts Chilled: Mellow Vibes For Evenings In  album cover Various Mastercuts Chilled: Mellow Vibes For Evenings In(2xCD, Comp, Mixed, Dig) Mastercuts CUTSCD-58 UK 2004 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 1 Classic Mix  album cover Various Classic Mix(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 2 Classic Jazz-Funk - Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk - Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 2 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 3 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 3 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 4 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 4 UK 1991 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 5 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Mastercuts CUTSLP 5 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 6 Classic Funk (Definitive Funk Mastercuts Volume 1)  album cover Various Classic Funk (Definitive Funk Mastercuts Volume 1)(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 6 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 7 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 7 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 8 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 8 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 9 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 9 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 10 Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 10 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 11 Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 11 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 12 Classic P-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic P-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 12 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 13 Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 13 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 14 Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-15 Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-15 UK 1993 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-16 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 4  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 4(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-16 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-17 Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-17 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-18 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-18 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 19 Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 19 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-20 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-20 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-21 Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-21 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 22 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 22 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-23 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 5  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 5(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-23 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-24 Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-24 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-25 Classic Disco  album cover Various Classic Disco (Comp) CUTSLP-25 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-26 Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 2  album cover Various Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 2(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-26 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 27 New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 4  album cover Various New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 4(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 27 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 28 Classic House Mastercuts Volume 3  album cover Various Classic House Mastercuts Volume 3(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 28 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-29 Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Hip Hop Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-29 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-30 Classic Reggae Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Reggae Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Mastercuts CUTSLP-30 UK 1995 Sell This Version
CUTSLP-31 Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 6  album cover Various Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 6(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP-31 UK 1996 Sell This Version
CUTSLP 32 Classic Acid Mastercuts Volume 1  album cover Various Classic Acid Mastercuts Volume 1(2xLP, Comp) Mastercuts CUTSLP 32 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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tranzyd

tranzyd

October 28, 2017
Superb well curated compilations that regenerated great interest in Jazz Funk for many. Ideal to start exploring the genre.
I have to agree with all other reviews, old mastercuts only as the stuff brought out later is a joke and only using the name of the series.
The original series could have gone a long way, pity it ended. These LPs kick started a massive crate diggin interest in the genre for me, and have been collecting tons since.
Edcant

Edcant

January 18, 2012
If you want a modern alternative to mastercuts, I highly recommend Backbeats. Basically the same philosophy, but they actually do it.

http://www.discogs.com/label/Backbeats
beaner123sbcglobal.net

beaner123sbcglobal.net

June 15, 2011
The original founder left the company in 1994. He produced the first 21 releases which are listed below. Most if not all of these initial releases are well compiled and reliable as to content claims. You will notice versions are correctly designated as original, original album, 12" or 7". While they attempted to maintain the original concept and quality for a while, anything produced after that should be scrutinized for content. Claims made as to "Original 12" Versions" are often false and what you're really getting is radio edits or edits that were produced for other compilations. In 2004 the label was licensed to Apace Music and the content was further degraded.

The following issues (listed chronologically) were compiled by the original founder and are generally a safe buy. Beware those issued after these.

Classic Mix Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 2
New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 3
Classic Mellow Mastercuts Volume 2
New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 2
Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic P-Funk Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Salsoul Mastercuts Volume 2
Classic Funk Mastercuts Volume 2
Classic 80's Groove Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Jazz-Funk Mastercuts Volume 4
Classic Mellow 3
New Jack Swing Mastercuts Volume 3
Classic Electro Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic House Mastercuts Volume 1
Classic Rare Groove Mastercuts Volume 2
bass12

bass12

May 14, 2008
I too was a pretty big fan of the Mastercuts series - up until they started releasing their 3-CD box sets. The Mastercuts Reggae from 2005 (not to be confused with Mastercuts Classic Reggae) is useless, comprising second-rate live versions and other selections you probably don't want! the compilation sounds like one (three) of those bargain-priced releases with remakes of the songs in the place of the original versions. The original Mastercuts were owned by Beechwood music, while the newer 3-CD sets are issued by Dynamic Music & Media. It would seem that the Mastercuts name was simply sold and is now being used to capitalize on the Mastercuts name (and deserved reputation). The Beechwood Mastercuts releases are golden, but do yourself a favour and skip the 3-CD sets - they are fakes!
jamesbreeze

jamesbreeze

February 23, 2008
I agree totally with the previous reviewer, but I would say that compared to the latest releases using the Mastercuts brand name, CUTSCD46-57 are actually pretty good. As are the two "Anthems" CDs. After that, please don't bother! I bought three of the 3CD 2005-2007 series and the packaging and track selection was pretty weak. For example, I bought "Funk Divas" and all three inlay cards read "Northern Soul" along the spine. It's clearly a printing error of some kind, but you just don't expect that with Mastercuts. That's because it isn't Mastercuts anymore. Stick to the original series. I have mine in a locked box!
aka_dmsr

aka_dmsr

February 12, 2007
edited over 8 years ago
I bought my first Mastercuts compilation in 1994. I was looking for "New Jack Swing 2" that i heard on radio but i fell on "Classic Rare Groove" who meant nothing for me at this time. I decided to buy it anyway & then i feel in love with Mastercuts.
I bought every compilation, waiting for a new one like a child waiting his toy. All this compils are ESSENTIAL, with a superb artwork, top classic & representative tracks, perfectly remastered and in a coherent tracklist position. At first Ian Dewhirst conceived & selected tracks, then guest DJs (like Dave Lee or Jazzie B) or journalists took place.
As all good things come to an end, the end of the "Classic" series was the end of quality imho. CUTS-01 to CUTS-43 are the best if you wanna know the truth about a Dance Music genre.