Footwork at its sample-heavy best.
"Knock A Patch Out" is the outlier in this respect, but it's still pretty killer. The synth line isn't too far from "French Kiss," and taken with the rattling drums and the titular vocal refrain, it creates a sense of itchy urgency only footwork can muster. We then hit the more musical numbers. "Sky Way," which features Spinn's Teklife associate DJ Manny, is pure P-Funk. "Make Her Hot" has a massive swirling chord sequence and a female vocal sample at its humid centre. "U Ain't Really Bout Dat Life," meanwhile, has a bit of a contemporary hip-hop feel thanks to its autotuned vocal, although the bassline is more rooted in '70s funk. Four footwork bangers from an in-form Spinn that simultaneously lets us reflect once more on Rashad's legacy? You can't ask for much more.