Mushroom Jazz 6
Label: OM Records
The sixth installment in Mark Farina's acclaimed Mushroom Jazz series keeps the lights dim and the air hazy. Funk keys, faraway voices and snatches of soundtrack strings give the music a billowy sense of atmosphere; chunky hip-hop beats and stand-up bass lines provide the rubbery backbone. If you miss the glory days of Mo' Wax's toe-scuffing beats, Mushroom Jazz 6 is just the thing to get you shuffling down the lane again.