VARIOUS ARTISTS Street Buzz Volume 1 (Strapped)

The back cover of this CD reads… "From the Worlds favourite City, a cheeky yet full bodied little minx packed to the brim with tomorrow's top tunes. Street Buzz dares to bring you the finest flavours from across the music spectrum and mixes them into an unforgettable experience. Hear the future today". The CD label carries a 1997 copyright date, which might explain why this 13 track compilation of house/drum 'n' bass/funk/trip-hop/call it what you want sounds so desperately old-fashioned when it's not cringingly embarrassing (check out Pope Joan, Feat. Jon?Martin's "Fun Funky And Frivolous", if you dare). It's almost as if Massive Attack never happened.