U.K. dance/electronic duo Layo & Bushwacka! knows the true meaning of a "good beat." The act's debut, 1998's Low Life, overflowed with a handful of aural flavors, from house and electro to blues a

U.K. dance/electronic duo Layo & Bushwacka! knows the true meaning of a "good beat." The act's debut, 1998's Low Life, overflowed with a handful of aural flavors, from house and electro to blues and dub. This time around, the boys of North (Layo Paskin) and West (Matthew "Bushwacka!" Benjamin) London beautifully branch out—both artistically and technically. Night Works is dramatic and flirtatious, as well as warm and inviting. Parts of it (like ferocious lead single "Love Story," which wickedly samples Devo and Nina Simone, and the powerful "All Night Long") are primed for peak-hour dancefloor action, while other moments revel in chilled-out bliss ("Blind Tiger" and "Sleepy Language"). An epic track like "Let the Good Times Roll" is simply waiting for the right Madison Avenue suit to come along and discover it.—MP