The collaboration of M80 and High Jack that is Green Street, introduce their first release on Cold Busted ‘Highway 1’, a mellifluous and passionate Trip Hop album channeling classic soul with the finesse of uplifting Hip Hop, Jazz and EDM. Beginning is ‘Cruz Control’, with sounds of an engine starting and a funky mellow vibe ushered by inviting beats, setting the tone for a promising ride. Tracks like ‘Ground Up’ deliver the soul with organ keyboard riffs, melodies and scales, clever saxophone and fuzzy synths in witty arrangements. ‘Phazed Out’ displays riveting melodies tastefully looped and beat repeated, in a flowing rhythmic manner with piano, trumpet, flute and hip hop samples eloquently layered over vivacious drums. Following, ‘Cee Joy’ uses playful filtering, chopped samples, and prominent drums creating an intelligent and soulfully seductive tune. Track 10 ‘Supa Soul’ starts off with head nodding kick drums, reoccurring pianos and syncopated rhythms, sounding like a warm homecoming celebration. ‘The Heat of Da Night’ is tepid liveliness with vivid soundscapes of strings, piano and funky bongos as well as a spray can sample collectively creating a lush street soul sound. Charismatic, rich in sounds and classic soul influenced ‘Highway 1’ from Green Street is a creative and well executed tranquil 14 track LP good for a road trip and listen anywhere anytime.