Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)

Sony Music ‎

The breaks and old skool electro funk of "Raisin' The Stakes" is proof positive of how well they can lend themselves to a sound that is largely being forged by prominent others. For obvious reasons the furore over UK hip hop seldom includes Groove Armada yet whilst the likes of Mark B and Blade, Skitz and Roots Manuva fly the flag, the Armada have made some great breakbeats. Whilst "Sun Toucher" featuring the gifted Jeru Tha Damaja, "Raisin The Stakes" and "Whatever Whenever" from Vertigo have featured US based artist, musically their approach and contribution should not be ignored.

Like the others before it, this record eases in and out of styles gracefully. The heartfelt string arrangements of "Edge Hill" take the vibe of "At The River" and sail it down stream only for it to be picked up by Andy's cheeky trombone parp and a brief reprise of one of Vertigo's finest moments and a firm reminder that Groove Armada have done it again.

Suntoucher (Beats Mix)
My Friend
Tuning In (Dub Mix)
Raisin' The Stakes
Little By Little
Join Hands
Lazy Moon
Edge Hill