Mark Farina/Various Mushroom Jazz 5

San Francisco’s DJ Mark Farina is mainly known for his quirky yet funky house music. In the mid-’90s, however, the psychedelic traveller initiated a series of underground events in the Bay Area that focused on kicking back and smoking blunts to instrumental hip-hop grooves. Shortly thereafter, the first Mushroom Jazz DJ mix was dropped and people around the globe were tripping. Mushroom Jazz 5 is more of the same delectable goodness that has graced leisure lounges and living rooms for nearly a decade. Take a phat break, some deep bass, a crazy trumpet solo and the odd lazy rhyme, and it all adds up to a really good time. (Om)