A double-length collection of singles from the UK's mighty Freestyle
label – kind of an offshoot of the Jazz Cafe scene in London, and easily one of the hippest imprints of the past few years! Freestyle
's issued plenty of great full length albums, but they've put out way more singles – both 12" and funky 45s, a good number of which are compiled here on the set! The Freestyle
singles are almost even better than the label's albums – as they represent the real cutting edge of the funky underground, often the first few tracks heard from artists who are well on their way to hitting big at a much higher level. The work here is a mix of funky tracks, beat-heavy numbers, and some occasional soul and Latin bits – all served up with a lively sort of sound that steps way back to the old school, but keeps a 21st Century sort of sparkle. 22 tracks in all – including "Impulse" by Rhibosome, "That's Your Problem Baby" by Jaguar, "Get Down To The Floor" by James Taylor Quartet with Roy Ayers, "Elephants" by Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, "When Will I Ever Learn 2" by Lewis Taylor, "Aye Carumba" by Nick The Record, "Kalakuta Show" by Afrodizz, "Rapper's Delight" by Bentzon Brotherhood, "Get It On" by Sleeve, "It's Alright Now" by DJ Graham B, "Taking Your Seat" by Valique, "Live In The Mix" by Flow Dynamics, "AB Slash" by AB NRML, "So Fine" by Sleeve & Lowman, "Tom Blake (DJ Spinna mix)" by Ron Blake, and "Movin On (Secure Unit mix)" by Reggie Watts.