Trevor Jackson, long serving member of the dance community, has put together Playgroup, and put in it all he has accumulated over the years, recruiting the services of Edwin Collins, ex-Happy Mondays' Rowetta, Roddy Frame, original Bikini Kill riot grrl Kathleen Hannah, long time Leila collaborator Luca Santucci or Jamaican toaster Shinehead to give an ultimate kick to an already clever record. Pulling influences from funk, disco, new wave, hip-hop, electro, trip-hop, dub and so on, Jackson presents here an album that relies heavily on the past, only to reshape it with such vigour that it nearly sounds too modern for its own good. The constant change of direction could well have been the downfall of this record, but it is in fact its very attraction. Playgroup is a frisky piece of kaleidoscopic dance floor sensation that grabs the listener from the first moments of the Prince-like Number One, first single to be lifted from the album, and never lets go. Chaotic ride if there was any, Playgroup is a burning slice of funk, with intermittent punk outburst (Bring It On), and occasional waves of heavenly cool (Pressure, featuring , Surface To Air) and torrid sensualism (Overflow).