Funkadelica - Various
Feelgood Productions found its beginnings back in 1996 when Fabrizio Cavalli and Guiliano Scnavino set up Feel Good free parties for their mates, playing anything from rare groove and funk to drum n' bass and breakbeat.
Influenced by the dub of Jamaican sound-systems, Asian trip-hop, and the global beats of groups such as Transglobal Underground and Asian Dub Foundation, this 13-track compilation offers a sampler of their get-togethers.
While there's little here that we haven't already heard from the likes of the Untouchable Outcaste Beats compilations, Funkadelica prove worthy peers to such luminaries. Rarely letting the tempo drop, there's a healthy desire to incorporate all their musical loves.
Ozric Tentacles-tinged sonic rock gives way to a warped soundtrack of forbidding strings, Asian break-beats and Brazilian festival drums, with the emphasis on throwing it all in the mixer to keep the party moving.