on 5 November 2009
For me this isn't outstanding, but 2 stars? That's a little unfair, why did you buy the CD if you don't like UKF?
This is definately an improvement on the previous funky Rinse mix (03 Supa D), it's probably a bit more club friendly than a home listen but overall definately a solid selection of tracks.
on 30 March 2012
Two stars for this is way to harsh.
This is seriously funky UK bass music. Its all neon sounds, dancehall rhythms, vocals, horns and narsty bass lines; its not supposed to be sinister grime or dubstep.
But that's the whole point, right? The grime scene turned to the ultra dark side and dub step lost the dub and headed of toward planet U.S.heavy metal.com
Bass music in general is a response to these trends, a mission in retaining the funk, the good times and the creativity.
What amazes me is that UK cities since the late 1980s have consistently developed new sounds which refuse to be constrained by convention; distorting and corrupting the past to create the future. What other scene in the UK has done that recently? Certainly not Indie, which is a museum of musical and stylistic cliches; the pop scene in general is a wasteland of decaying musical forms, cannibalising themselves literally and metaphorically.
Hardcore, jungle, drum and bass, trip hop, dub step, grime, funky, consistently forward thinking forms of music; seemingly bubbling up out of the pavements and city estates to keep everything evolving, ticking over on the underground. Its thanks to the Rinse guys, and those like them down the years who have really provided the heavy fire power to advance the cause of quality tunage, making raves, bars, clubs and house parties across the country wicked in the process.
This CD is a document of all that, another small example of the talents of the UK electronic music scene.
Starts off super funky, gets a bit dark and heavier later on, come out on the sunny side eventually; its not angry man music. And you definitely need some decent hardware, subs. Even better subs set in a banana yellow BMW cabriolet on a summer's day.
Get your ears round it, its proper bo.
on 4 November 2009
I've got a few of the previous Rinse mix CDs and really like them - they tended to be quite dark, hip-hoppy, grime/dubstep.
Not so this one.
It's apparently a genre known as "UK Funky" - I'd call it "lame".
After the previous Rinse mixes, this is a real disappointment. The tracks are just lightweight. It's all well produced and nicely mixed, but it wasn't what I was hoping for based on previous releases.
If you prefer your sounds a little darker, this may not be for you...