Savant Garde is a debut album from the Chicago based group Altered Tapes. The album takes classic Funk, Hip Hop and Soul tracks and puts their spin on them. Some of the artists being re-worked are De La Soul, Notorious BIG, Digable Planets and Arrested Development. The original flavor of the tracks are fully intact but there is more of a dance vibe threaded into the tracks. This is basically a remix album and while the tracks will get you moving and grooving it feels a little cheap and like the group is ripping off these iconic artists.