1/  Do Yourself Some Good                      (Lopes,Baker)                 7.32
        Heavy Handed
  2/  A.P.B. (Funky Hammond Mix)                 (Albrighton,Cormack)          5.29
  3/  Trife (Jurassic Mix)                       (Cassi,Logic)                 3.55
        Black Pearl
  4/  Soul Skankin                               (Stein,Knight,Moorehead)      6.14
        Rude Kulcha featuring Bill Laswell and Afrika Baby Bambaataa
  5/  My Stories                                 (Lofton)                      4.14
        Lazy K.
  6/  Euphonic vs. Soothsayer & Dr. Israel       (Doc,Soothsayer,Euphonic)     6.02
        Euphonic vs. Soothsayer & Dr. Israel
  7/  Matrix                                     (Moon)                        3.47
  8/  Twilight                                   (Survival Soundz)             6.47
        Survival Soundz
  9/  Logic Part 3                               (Pierce)                      7.55
        Adam Pierce
  10/ The Dark, The Day (remix)                  (Albrighton,Cormack)          6.59
  11/ Shadow                                     (Stein,Knight,Moorehead)      3.39
        Rude Kulcha
  12/ Hard To Maintain                           (Cassi,Logic)                 6.36
        Black Pearl

          Track 4 produced by Matt Stein, James Knight and Mario Moorehead
          Compiled by David Wolin and Mr. Morgan
(4) Matt Stein, James Knight and Mario Moorehead: beats, sounds, samples; Bill Laswell: bass; Afrika Baby Bambaata: turntables.

          1997 - Mutant Sound System (USA), MSS 0017-2 (CD)


The subtitle "abstract hip-hop, future funk and science fiction soul" is actually more apt than you might think possible. This international compilation kicks off with Toronto's Heavey Handed, a rollin' monster with dubby bass and speedy breaks, cracks on with homeboys Faceless (who hail from Norwich way) who drop a funk-fuelled Hammond-led beatzkreig bop, not a million miles away from Bentley Rhythm Ace in their more straightforward moments. Black Pearl up the ante with the pick of the disc, 'Trife', a loping hip-hop wedge, old-skool in that it's a beat and a rhyme, bang up-to-date with shedloads of groove. Other notables include Euphonic vs Soothsayer and Dr. Israel with some hip-hop/jungle crossover, Survival Sounds' jazz and Rude Kultcha's shuffling moody breakbeats. Top notch import action.

courtesy of the E.P. Magazine website