London Funk Allstars ‎– London Funk Volume 1

Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN CD16, Ninja Tune ‎– ZEN cd16
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1 Represent 3:20
2 Funky Sweater 5:31
3 Sure Shot 3:55
4 Coolin' Out 2:25
5 Booyakka
Producer [Additional Programming] – Aston Harvey
6 Listen To The Beat 4:44
7 So Good
Producer [Additional Programming] – Aston Harvey
8 Fetch! 2:30
9 What's In The Basket 4:28
10 Can Ya Understand 4:47
11 Bang Boogie Boogie 3:03
12 Chicago 2:11
13 Chun Li Vs. Wah Wah Man 2:59
14 Wikki's Revenge 4:31
15 The Good Life 2:29
16 Body Rock 3:49
17 6 Million Dollar Man 2:51
18 Everybody Git Fonky 2:01


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  • Barcode: 5021392069128
  • Matrix / Runout: ZENCD 16 MPO 01 @@@ 9 01

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October 1, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

The first album from the London Funk Allstars seems to come from another time, when 'trip-hop' barely existed as a genre; it was all still hip-hop. And with that, LONDON FUNK, VOL. 1 leans heavily on its b-boy roots. From the samples on "Represent" to the mellow sax and thick beatz of "Funky Sweater," the retro rubs shoulders with the modern. The slight dissonance on "Booyakka" or the easy-listening tones of "Listen to the Beat" show that there's a lot more happening here than the beats. The album is pleasing enough to almost make you ignore the fact that many tracks don't develop much ("Wikki's Revenge" and "Body Rock" among them). But most of the tracks are short, so it doesn't become too much of an issue. Instead, groove out to "So Good," bob your head to the jazzy "What's In The Basket?," or stomp around to the thick "Bang Boogie Boogie." "Chun Li Vs. Wah Wah Man" sounds like the funkiest video game ever, while "6 Million Dollar Man" speeds into adventure. A good party starter.