The Ingredients series compile tracks from Good Looking records' Cookin' EPs. These EPs don't feature exclusively the sort of laid-back drum'n'bass associated with Good Looking (and its most recognizable artist, LTJ Bukem) but rather a more eclectic array of sounds, including jazz, funk, fusion, and hip-hop. Thus, the music tends to have a slight old-school feel to it, but that's precisely part of its allure, particularly since these old-school sounds are synthesized with the high-tech production values associated with Good Looking's style of drum'n'bass. Some of the featured tracks on this particular volume include K-Scope's "Sleight of Eye," Lacarno & Burns' "Bossa Perduta," Artemis' "Jupiter in Taurus," and Cedar's "Golden," among others. Overall, these collections offer a convenient way for anyone who doesn't want to deal with vinyl EPs to hear this music.
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AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier