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BBC Radio One's firebrand DJ Mary Anne Hobbs presents the third selection of her favorite new artists with the Planet Mu label. The phrase "wild angel" was an expression that Hobbs used for the influential playing of the late Alice Coltrane on her West Coast Rocks special; it could just as easily describe the music on this album. Mike Paradinas at Planet Mu loved the expression and suggested it as a title. Wild Angels is a great transatlantic showcase for emerging new artists who fuse existing genres like hip hop, dubstep, grime, and soul into exotic and exciting new forms. Coming from Los Angeles, Glasgow, Bristol, and Philadelphia, they represent a growing new global electronic music scene. The mixture of underground classics and exclusive new tracks makes it an essential purchase for the curious and the converted. This collection features pioneering tracks from Glasgow's Hudson Mohawke and Rustie, who have been highly influential on a host of new artists. Starkey's underground dancefloor anthems "Gutter Music VIP" and Mark Pritchard's devastating cerebral piece "?" accompany exclusive tracks from next-generation artists such as Teebs and Gemmy.