The second 12-inch from young Londoner Jeremy Duffy (so that's the moniker's excuse), "Know You" is pretty unabashedly romantic. Obviously there are the lovelorn vocal snippets ("Know you, I love you"), not to mention the way Jeremy Duffy treats them, by giving them just enough soft focus to make them seem tantalizingly out of reach. But the track's impulses tug at one another in a fascinating way. On the one side, the bass line is so slow, so mournful, that it moves the track along with real heft; on the other, the keyboards and percussion are so itchy they seem to be jumping off the rest of the music. Yet everything meshes; this sounds like an anthem.
" More Lies" is neater and straighter than "Know You," but there's a rolling undercurrent to the beat here—wind-and-stop bassline, sped-up funk snares and hi-hats—that ties it to earlier jungle without going much more in the direction of something like On-U Sound, sonically. The jumble of voices in both the rising "Oh! Oh!" chant that provides the main hook and the muttering that surrounds it (we hear the word "ganja" most prominently, of course) are handled with a deft touch.
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Tracklist: Duffstep - Know You / More Lies A Know You
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