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In the tender age of 16, Derby’s Andy Brooks released his first production — “Electric Dance Machine,” on DiY’s 2922 Days compilation. Brooks, who produces his oddball home materials as Brooks, authorized on using the Mantis label and shipped his 1st 12″ in 1999 with Red Cigarettes. His sluggish but steady launch schedule continuing throughout 2000 and 2001, with an individual released every year (Clix and THE LENGTH). 2002 was a lot more prolific, with two extra 12″ produces, Miss Bombay 1974 and Color Me Poor, preceding his debut 1st full-length. Released in past due 2002, the wonderful You, Me and Us adopted through for the guarantee evident in the first produces with a remarkable batch of productions that flipped the oft-stuffy field of deep home on its mind. Despite becoming in his early 20s during the record’s launch, Brooks had apparently devoured all of the electronically-oriented R&B that arrived two decades prior, furthermore to gobbling a lot of understanding of early Chicago home and Detroit techno. Rather than taking that understanding and skill to be another throwback copyist, Brooks twisted his inspirations into an irreverent however somehow sophisticated sound.

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