Alex Gimeno (aka Ursula 1000) creates a delicious collection perfect for a hip lounge—provided that lounge has a dancefloor—by mining retro genres without imitating them or sending them

Alex Gimeno (aka Ursula 1000) creates a delicious collection perfect for a hip lounge—provided that lounge has a dancefloor—by mining retro genres without imitating them or sending them up as kitsch. Blending everything from Esquivel-style "bachelor pad" jazz to cha cha, funk to trip-hop, Gimeno creates a mostly instrumental style rife with the sounds of the '60s but beefed up with contemporary beats. From the go-go-style title track to the Hawaiian-flavored closer "Nightcap," Kinda' Kinky is a groovy good time. Add the killer percussion of "Smokebomb," the tangy Eastern strings of "That Kindu That You Do," and the breakbeat rhythms of "Continental Break Fest," and you've got a concoction as potent as a shot of tequila and as cool as a martini—shaken, not stirred.—WH

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