Distinctive records are one of the greatest breaks labels in the UK.
And there Y4K releases really do show us the talents of there artists and tunes kicking serious ass the world over.
This addition to the strong series is a little behind the finish line.
It does showcase some amazing stuff (I'm really only talking about Hybrid here!) But falls behind with some pretty blatent tracks that are certainly not at the distinctive best.
Disc one showcases the Breaks side, with some highlights being All Hybrids tracks and remixes (especially the remix of 'Din da da', classy, yet scary stuff!), and 'That Thing' [Koma &Bones Mix] shows some very nice polished breakbeat production.
Other tracks are good, But not fantastic.
The progressive disc (2) is about the same,
Hybrids True to form and the classic Gravastar easily the highlights, Way out West also give a monster of a track 'MuthaF**Ka, also a very solid highlight, Fast gritty house that moulds into a very sinister and menacing synth driven masterpiece- great stuff from this talented group.
The dub pistols '6 AM' a chillout breaks track is also really cool, The track makes me think of a hot blistering day on the streets of US suburbia, have a listen and you'll see what I mean.
Overall, This installment, will please fans of the genre, but disapoint when it comes to quality at times.
A big up To Richard Ford, who mixed the compilation, Very clever stuff.
(And one last thing- Track seven and track eight on disc one are muddled up.. I emailed distinctive and they said that there was a mistake at the designers)