Hustlers of Culture – “Bump”

hustlersofcultureI didn’t know anything at all about Hustlers of Culture when I picked up this test print of their 1994 12″ Bump.  They’re billed as acid jazz, and maybe that’s apt… but there’s a pretty heavy hip hop feel to it as well.  The record consists of four songs, but two of these are instrumental tracks that immediately follow the version with vocals.  The MC is quick and maintains a fast pace, and the grooves are funky with horn samples. “Rocksteady” and “Nasty” are both solid songs that would fit perfect in the club, whether you were looking to dance or just hang out and drink your cocktail.  “Nasty” has a particularly fast pace and quick beats that make it almost impossible to not move your feet.