This album is quite naturally a mixed bag - some things work better than others. To be sure, there are some gems here: Tricky puts Billie Holiday’s "Strange Fruit" in a scary new suit, laying her vocal over some spooky, slithering, slow-motion funk and apocalyptic sampled horns. King Britt’s manipulation of Tony Scott’s Indo-jazz fusion piece "Hare Krishna" is eerily, quietly dazzling with its give and take/call and response of sitar, clarinet and dance beats, and Nina Simone’s "See Line Woman" becomes an West African-tinged mantra from the hills of North Carolina: energized, mesmeric and with a core of wise-woman serenity. UFO’s remix of Sarah Vaughan’s "Summertime" isn’t so successful, coming off as a collision of oil and water. A few tracks are a bit too electro-beat-heavy for my taste, but hey, that's just me. (I'm "old" & still like The Beatles & Duke E.) Old-school types will probably be moved to write their Congress-person to cry for some sort of "legislation" to cut down on this sort of thing, but those interested in the possibilities of reinterpreting-via-electronic-media and seekers-of-groove will find much to, uh, groove on here.