Monday, June 1, 2020
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Artist: Andyskopes (@)
Title: True Chord Redux VIP
Format: 12"
Label: Utopia Music (@)
Rated: *****
London-based drum and bass dj and producer Andrew Lawrence, better known as Andy Skopes, already showed his devotion to both old and new school of the genre on his releases, collaborations and recently at the popular Fizzy and Technicality nights, but what he made on "True Chord" was a surgical junction between the last phase of jungle, the one which many junglists rolled before the advent of drum'n'bass, and organic and melodic slopes of bass music (I could mention the seven volumes of the notorious series "Earth" by LTJ Bukem 's Good Looking Records) acording to well trained ears. Andy reprised that astonishing track on this very first jungle drop on Utopia sea and enhanced both the amazing juggles on typical amen break, vocal samples and sonic details, which are going to overlap the evergreen dreams of junglists, before giving cues to the listeners about how contemporary (or if you prefer, you can even call it "nu") jungle could sound like on the flipside by means of the striking "True Human Emotion".