on 9 October 2003
Having bought Krush's MiLight I decided to pass over this, essentially a 'best of' so far, since it heavily plunders it for tracks. Now I own this mix, I realise that it was a MASSIVE mistake that I didn't get hold of this sooner. Much more than a collection of tracks of Krush tracks up to when it was released in 98, you get Krush's fantastic mixing style thrown in to stir everything up. Tracks layered over each other, heavily effected scratching, plus I found that tracks like Light: Can You See It? were nothing like the version I had on MiLight.
So many highlights on this mix, the bass hum and dark jazz of What's Behind The Darkness, the trippyness of Dig This Vibe, the eastern wickedness of Kemuri. You get a good blend of Krush's excellence on instrumental tracks, plus a few tracks near the end of the compilation with some MC-ing in effect.
If like me, you own alot of these tracks on Krush albums already, don't let that stop you buying this. Krush really changes things around when he's in control of the decks (check out the Cold Krush Cuts mix he does on Ninja Tune, he makes the tracks he mixes together actually sound like they were crafted by him and not the Ninja Tune artists themselves!). If you DON'T own any Krush, then definately get this! Its a top way to get introduced to the world of Krush. Those of you who are into the craft of DJ Shadow will especially like the Krush sound, they are both unique masters in the world of hip hop.
If you're looking to get one of Krush's proper artist albums, a good place to start would be MiLight or Zen, both quality albums, if you're looking to get more of Krush in the mix, Code 4109 and Cold Krush Cuts (which also features Coldcut on FINE form as a bonus) are equally wicked. Too much quality in the Krush catalogue. ;)