One of the most improbable developments in underground dance music this year has been the continuing relevance of the broken-beat genre. Hastily named to commemorate the lethal dance beats European producers have made by plundering, chopping, and flipping Afro-Cuban polyrhythms, its standard bearers have issued several great singles (Jazzanova's "renumber" of Ian Pooley's "What's Your Number"), only to stumble with gloopy, bland "nu-jazz" full-lengths that are bloated with Rhodes piano bleats and Stevie Wonder... More >>>