I remember clearly the first time I heard this in high school because I'd never had as much shameless fun listening to a record. It's when I realized music could be fun, and also funny. It's all instrumentals but Luke Vibert's personality is everywhere. When I was young I'd associated hip-hop with a kind of ferocity I found a little frightening. Here it seemed reinvented, easy for a nervous kid to love. I listened to this for the first time with a friend and both of us laughed in disbelief at how impossibly good the drums sounded, at how cool the flute sample was. I tried for a while to emulate Vibert's presence of sound but could never work it out. This records sounds like something else to me now, but should still be back in print.

Mush Records