Garage and house veteran, Jeremy Sylvester, has been banging out killer UK dance records since the early 90s. Now Urban Beats are reissuing his best stuff and this album features 11 tunes and a bonus DJ mix from the man himself. All the tunes here have aged extremely well; from the synth heavy hysterical-house workout of "No Longer Will I Be your Fool", to the sax-heavy garage anthem "Baby Ooh" via the disco-garage of "Don't Make Me Wait' and even Sylvester's own moody remix of Masterbuilders' "Man Cannot Rise".
Given the ubiquity of classic garage-inspired house records over the last 18 months, it was probably inevitable that some bright spark would eventually decide to put together a themed compilation. To be fair to Needwant, they've done a pretty good job. While there are plenty of big, scene-defining records present - HNNY's "For The Very First Time", Dusky's "Flo Jam", Medlar's mix of Disclosure's "Boiling" and George Fitzgerald's "Child" - there are also of plenty of admirable cuts from lesser-known names and relative newcomers (see the excellent contributions from Ben Pearce and Purple Velvet). Job done.