Various The Funky Precedent

While the primary purpose of this compilation is to raise funds for the music education programmes of two schools in California, it also serves as a tasty and varied underground sampler of some of the musical rumblings in the area. Dilated Peoples contribute a new version of "Triple Optics," replete with live scratching from Beat Junkie DJ Babu and Styles of Beyond, the recently resurfaced Divine Styler, producer Fat Jack and those wacky Ugly Duckling kids all provide top-drawer material to lend their support. Remaining stellar throughout, the line-up also taps into the Latin and hip-hop fusion from the acclaimed Ozomatli and raw rhythm and blues courtesy of Blk Sonshine's acoustic, uplifting "Building" and the down and dirty soul of the Breakestra's "Getcho Soul Together." (No Mayo)