An excellent compilation from one of our favorite labels of recent years – Amsterdam's ultra-cool Rush Hour
, a surprising home to some of the best American underground grooves of the 21st Century! Rush Hour
may be located in Europe, but they do a great job of scrounging around the urban underground – pulling together artists that are just ready to break big, but who aren't getting the respect they deserve on their local scene. Enter Rush Hour
, who have an uncanny ear for picking out the best of the least-known – and a great eye for bringing the music out in a stunning package that lifts the work far from the indie hinterland. They also manage to find a few odd European artists who fit nicely with the American groove – finding surprisingly soulful tunes on the other side of the Atlantic too, and making the company one of the most important forces in both modern groove and neo-soul! This set features 14 of the best tracks from the label's output so far – including a few singles that are nice to have in CD format. Titles include "Turn Off The Lights" by Kid Sublime, "Amazona" by Francisco Mora Catlett, "Do For You" by Heavy, "All I Want To Be" by Liquid Spirits, "Sun Walkers" by Jneiro Janel, "Love In Outta Space" by Jimi Tenor, "Wonderlove" by Heavy, "Astro Black" by Kirk Degiorgio, "Liston" by Mikebar, and "Unconditional Love" by Benny Sings.