Palm Pictures' Naked Funk showcase a deft ability to crisscross electronic music genre lines with these infectious beat-oriented tracks supervised by Howie B.'s expert mixing techniques. Layered with sublime slabs of Ambient textures, these grooves ride the shifting tides of emotion from big beats and roaring basslines, tempered with catchy digital melodics to soft tinny percussion, laced with smooth jazzy effects borrowed from a tired roulette table in an aging casino. Jeremy Shaw, one-half of Naked Funk, also appears alongside Howie B. on their collaborative project Daddylonglegs. Together, Jeremy Shaw and Jony Lipsey provided the former-Skylab-member-turned-producer-extraordinaire Howie B. with their programming and keyboard mastery on the albums Music for Babies and Turn the Dark Off, as well as a number of remixes. Likely to have listeners alternating between swaying hips and nodding heads, these knob-twiddlers share their headphone-enhancing brand of funky down-tempo innovation on the 1999 release Evolution Ending.