Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Rude Bwoy Monty - Summer Sumting


Rude Bwoy Monty - Summer Sumting (Frontline Records, 1995)

Rude Bwoy Monty normally made big tracks with muscular basslines such as 'Warp 9 Mr Zulu' on the flip but with 'Summer Sumting' he produced a mellow cut that is one of the all-time great summer jungle tunes. It liberally uses parts of Kool & The Gang's 'Summer Madness', a 1974 instrumental that was famously sampled by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince on 'Summertime'.

It opens with that track's shimmering Fender Rhodes lick before adding some of the high pitched synth and gentle guitar parts over the Think break. Monty adds a deep, warm bassline and wistful female vocals ("I will always be the one"), later adding more of the gliding ARP 2600 synth from 'Summer Madness' that sounds like it is soaring towards the heavens. Absolute bliss.

The digital of 'Summer Sumting' is available from Beatport and Drum&BassArena. You can also hear it in J Rolla's Summertime Jungle Mix which is available to stream and download from Mixcrate.

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