British producer Jazzie B. teamed up with fellow record maker Nellee Hooper and together they created the group Soul II Soul. The group quickly found themselves churning out hit records, first for the U.K. dance floor and later for the world, thanks largely to the ubiquitous 1989 hit "Back to Life." VOLUME IV - THE CLASSIC SINGLES 88-93 could rightly be called their most essential package, as singles were certainly the outfit's strong suit. Soul II Soul was aided greatly on a number of songs--including "Back to Life," "Keep on Movin,'" and the early hit "Fairplay"--by the hypnotic smoothed-out vocals of singer Caron Wheeler, whose departure after the first album ensured that the group's debut would also be their commercial peak. A critical and commercial success at a time when a new brand of underground black club music was making its way onto mainstream radio, this collection provides cultural relevance while retaining its stellar pop appeal.