…mixing album review – various artists (4hero)

The aim of this compilation is to “investigate the musical influences” of 4hero (aka Marc Mac and Dego) through an expansive selection of songs that spans J Dilla’s hip-hop breaks, the P-funk of Bootsy Collins, not to mention a smattering of retro electro and a dab of dub. For completist or new fans unfamiliar with the duo’s background, this collection will whet their appetite. But for those keen for more 4hero-like concoctions, only broken-beat joint Act Like All Is Right could ever be part of the pair’s oeuvre. Georgia Anne Muldrow’s neo-soul interlude, Blackman, also captures the producers’ mood. But, in truth, …mixing is a mixed bag — and that’s no bad thing. It means there’s a little something for everyone.

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Sonar Kollektiv label