Joint Ventures finds a collection of European producers pairing up to do trip-hop and drum & bass collaborations.
And with Lee Curtis from Flavornaughts, Cujo returns to the hip-hop beats on the filmic "Scram," a good mix of their two styles that reaches a climax with a violent moment from a Japanese martial arts flick. Besides Porcini, Joint Ventures features outside guests like Incoming!'s Digidub and Lo Recordings' Jon Tye (aka MLO), who busts out on "Mescal" with more of his noisy electronic beats produced as Twisted Science (Leaf label). With a nice blend of slow breaks and the fast ones, Joint Ventures is something worth investing in.