Boomkat Product Review:
2600 Recordings makes its debut venture into the world of compilation albums with this disc, which harbours contributions from Lukid, Buddy Peace and Req alongiside a host of less established artists. First off, Ambulance Chasers lay down an awesome Bully-style downbeat instrumental with a massive drum sound. A great track to get the album underway. Rather different is the SirHowy contribution 'I Remember Cocoon Union', which has a sound more in line with the post-rock of someone like Contriva, or even Hood. The good stuff keeps on coming with 'Bracelet Toothpick' by Tomy Tempa & Mr Laws, who layer instrumental samples with a bit of a world music undercurrent along similar lines to Four Tet. The mood is switched all over again for the deep, digital hip hop of Lukid, whose 'Lazybeat' is in that Flying Lotus/Dabrye mold that we can't get enough of right now. Delve deeper into the disc and The Contortionist drops some looming buzz bass riffing over a monstrous kit sound for his 'Bump'n'Grindhouse', whilst the jagged strings and low bitrate drum samples of The 13th Tribe's 'Chi (feat. MC Shana' make for another interesting turn of events. In truth there are probably more worthy talking points here than I have room to list in full, but rest assured, the Finders Keepers-style fairytale funk of 3rd Party's 'Troika' and the monumental drum edits of Mr Cooper's 'Oliver Jack' will keep you coming back for more.