DMC World Team champs Birdy Nam Nam are a testament to the growth that can occur from true companionship. On their self-titled debut, the French team of Little Mike, DJ Pone, DJ Need, and Crazy B bustles through 17 tracks of forward-thinking, mind-bending instrumentals. Instead of overusing their obvious scratching talents, the four DJs take the high road. Soulfully digging through chilled-out funk breaks and non-sequitur sampling (yes, that is a dude taking a leak on “Kind of Laid Back”), Birdy Nam Nam matches technical wizardry with inimitable tone for a truly inspired turntablist hip-hop record.