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Various MTV Mono

This is the product of Quantic soundtracking an extreme sports TV series on a network better known for their love of money-digging majors and eye candy popstrels than cutting-edge Brighton beats. This unlikely, but nonetheless welcomed marriage has brought us one selection of lazy downtempo grooves and another of swaggering b-boy breaks and funked-up soulful flavors. Al Stylus contributes "High Rise," an upward looking collage of soothing strumming, splashing percussion and dazzling keys. Wikkaman & Ulysses's "Sweet Science" fuses broken step percussion, a venomous bass and roving utopian synths with outstanding precision. Now where's that snowboard?

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