Charlie Tate is a man with a funk pedigree, including stints in Big Cheese Allstars and his King Kooba project. “The Tribute” invokes his past and present influences, with MC Capitol A dip-diving over chopped big-band jazz beats. If that‘s not enough, DJ Zeph hauls out a mean Brazilian-dub remix-organ stabs, conga rolls and classic breaks galore. UK guest Hylton Smith (Roots Manuva) rocks “Thripney Bits” and J-Boogie‘s Afrobeat breakers mix pushes the genre boundaries out there.