Rude & Mean
HIGH PRAISE EDITS VOL.III
12" Vinyl UK
James Rudie & EVM128 with two Disco Cuts
Next up on High Praise, we’re pleased to welcome two long time friends of the label for their first collaborative venture. Introducing Rude & Mean (also know as James Rudie and EVM128). As key members of the infamous CoOp collective, they have been flying the flag for the UK’s broken beat revival, turning heads with their intensely soulful productions. Supporters include the likes of Gilles Peterson, Bradley Zero and many more.
‘Moments In Soul’ and ‘Just flow’ are two exuberant masterclasses in how to create a joyful edit. Their broken beat background shines through in the meticulous drum programming, giving the performance a natural, live feel and setting it apart from others in their class. Syncopated rhythms, celebratory chords and relentlessly energetic basslines feature throughout - creating a groove so powerful you can’t help but be spirited away to the dance floor.
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