Aussie funksters The Bamboos made a worldwide splash last year with Step It Up. Now bandleader Lance Ferguson has his own thing going with the solo effort This Is My Home. His life-long love of playing music yields a remarkable depth and versatility that's all too rare; the production is hotter than the sun beaming on Ayers Rock in the outback. Choice collabs include homies Cherie Mathieson and No Comply on broken groover "Runaway," as well as Quantic and Aloe Blacc on the Afrobeat-tinged "Mother Earth." Throw this mutha on your barbie, mate!