Derrick Daisey's Los Angeles imprint Cold Busted have a developed a strong reputation for quality downtempo trip-hop. Here they compile a whole lot of it for the first in a series of (presumably many) instalments, although we're still stumped as to what the title means! There are 20 short and sharp cuts to choose from - highlights of which include the forlorn, flute-filled melancholia of Manu Beats' "Afrodita", Sev Seever's blunt-friendly headnodder "Dream Whisper Succubi" and the warm stutter-funk of Jcrizzy's "Sumo".
Back in March, Small Steps, the album by veteran DJ Chris Read delighted many with its fusion of soul, funk, hip-hop, disco and tropical flavours. Now we get dessert in the shape of a bonus edition featuring a plethora of remixed and instrumental versions of all five of the singles taken from the LP. Remixers include BBE's YesKing (of Amy Winehouse and Dawn Penn fame), German jazz funkers Renegades Of Jazz as well as Bastard Jazz's Captain Planet. A selection of Read's own alternate mixes and instrumentals of album tracks is also included too, so don't say they don't spoil you!