Review: Should Eminem and Lenny Kraviz appear on stage together there's a good chance Essex Groove's amalgamation of sampled rap and breakbeat rock heard on "Ass Like The American Woman" is what it would sound like. Horror hip hop funk takes over on Witzky's "I'm A Train" while the bassline of El Bomba's cut is as freak as a mother f******. Phased out funk and horns is the Funky Boogie Brothers "My Daddy Funky", while Slugware has more licks of bass than a '60s Rolling Stones LP.
Review: Dealing strictly in extended collections, Funk Fusion continues its extensive work into 2015 with a 22-track compendium of killer edits, bootlegs and reversions. With an emphasis on fine-tuned, low-swung party jams; highlights include the subtle acid treatment of En Vogue ("Get It"), silky, synth-slapping disco boogie ("Mistery Island"), badass blue grass ("Bluesy Bounce"), Chic-style Public Enemy subversion ("Funky Enemy Number One") and smoke-stacked skank science ("Method Man"). Fusion by name, funky by nature: no party should be without this collection.