I have to admit, this album is nothing like the Carboot Soul and Smokers Delight albums. But then again, is DJ-Kicks supposed to sound the same as the rest of NOW's albums? George Evelyn pulls out some bumping hip hop tracks on DJ Kicks, unlike the chilled, relaxed downbeats of his first two albums. With cuts from undergound Hip-Hop legends like Saukrates, Blackalicious, AIM, and D.I.T.C, and some very cool cuts you've never heard of before, mixed to perfection; I wasn't dissapointed. There are no mediocre tracks on the album, and the pace stays bumping throughout 76 minutes of funk. If you want more super-chill downbeat funk, get his original albums. However, I would not rate this album with one star beacause it is unlike his previous works, but give it 5 because its is a tightly woven hip hop, mix masterpiece. Evelyn has mixed some of his favorite tracks together for our listening enjoyment, and this is one of the best DJ Kicks I have heard, up there with K&D, Thievery, and DJ Cam.