Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Like mainstream DnB? This is yours
Filmore Mescalito Holmes | tinymixtapes.com | 06/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Born out of a rich tapestry of electronica, reggae, and jazz/funk genres, drum and bass has come a long way since before it even had a name in the early nineties to the sports channel intro, car commercial power it is today. This is thanks in part to people like Andy C. Being as Andy has only ever released a handful of solo twelve inches (most of them in the previous decade), his contribution to the wide but thinly spread junglist movement has mostly been as a DJ and label owner. To this day, he's continually voted the best DnB deej by Knowledge mag and the likes. When you get that big, you no longer have to buy records. People will flood you with complimentary white labels and even pay you to spin their tracks. So, while Andy's umpteen years of mixing experience is never in question, his track selection represents a survey of the newest mainstream DnB circa 2006 -funky, techy, and a little hard/dark/fast- but it's a survey built on the spirit of promotion and perk that Andy probably can't take real credit for. I seriously doubt he has set foot near a dusty record shop in years. However, he is given some fine records from the likes of Chase & Status and the legendary Concord Dawn, both of which truly deserve the success inclusion in the Nightlife series provides, so some good should come from number 3. If you like mainstream DnB, this is your bananas."