All in all, this would slot in nicely somewhere between the less full-on side of breakbeat, and the current crop of 'new old' funk. Imagine The Killer Meters had just played, and the Plump DJs were gonna go on in a bit, and you had to DJ in-between. Say, at Big Chill on a sunny evening about 7pm. That's when you'd want to reach for this.
About the label: This is on Rocstar, a label whose A&R policy I can't fathom at all. They do a lot of nasty bang-y/electro-y business with rubbish shouty vocals… but then they also do stuff like this, or the totally ace Classic by Cut La Roc which I reviewed in the last iDJ (for the Warehouse pages). Go figure. Anyway, I think it's actually Cut La Roc's label, and here's their MySpace.