Pan-continental collaboratives CMC & Silenta and The Funk Hunters have previously ruffled feathers with two releases on Westwood Recordings and now they're back for a third time with "Do This For You". It's a double-barrelled assault of a single, with tough, chromium-plated break beats, shimmering' 80s funk synth licks and a rap from Chali 2NA that includes a reference to Barney Rubble's sweater. What more do you want? Oh, maybe a VIP mix that strips everything down to the bare bones funk? Boom!
The people behind the Passenger label are very happy bunnies indeed, for they are celebrating the return of Finnish bass man Rico Tubbs (aka Riku Pentii and Infekto) back into their fold. To mark this momentous occasion, they've remastered all his previous singles (from his various guises) for the label and neatly compiled them all here. Highlights of the six tracks include the dark, pulsating electro of "Burner", the retro electro-funk of "Miami Treble" and the totally nuts French-Touch-meets-breaks abandon of "Intoxicated".