Freq Nasty / Various Fabric 42

On CD opener "Not in Our Name,” Saul Williams speaks over a siren singing against wars committed uncompromisingly for unjust reasons. The DJ skilfully melds the voice over hand drums flowing into Santogold’s gutsy "Creator,” which carries a deft, sample-rich overlay. "Peacemaker” by Freq Nasty vs. Propa Tings brings the bass-driven underground sound, which continues throughout. On "House Music,” Edmonton’s Cadence Weapon raps over fresh, siren-y sounds reformed with scratching (both on the original track and in the mix). Rodney P’s MCing swaggers on a mash of guerrilla drum and bass, with Freq Nasty track "Come Let Me Know.” And the siren re-emerges on the whacky break beat remix of KRS One’s "Sound of the Police.” Finally, "Above & Beyond Dem” by Nate Mars with Jahdan eternalizes this record’s fire with its crucially decisive ragga vision. This album is raucous like a veteran DJ mix, finding the beat-match between genres of dub, hip-hop, reggae and rave — all surrounding the jungle break-beat and all with the jamming, conscious concept — as the siren fades. (Fabric)