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The Label:

Covert Operations was setup in 1999 by James Clements (aka ASC), originally intended as nothing more than to showcase his upcoming material. Around about early 2000, James hooked up with Tom Hill who became involved with the label on a full time basis. The label was setup to push the more deeper side of drum & bass, and music people were referring to as intelligent or atmospheric.

The two then went about securing music from some of the scenes most exciting and prominent figures and the label was born with ASC's sought after release, "Ethereal Images" back in 2001.

The Record:

A.Too Deep For Ya

As the title suggests, this tune takes you on an epic journey into outer space. Setting an instant tone of ambient bliss, it's progression is something to marvel at. Beautiful pads enlighten the mind and prepare the senses for the voyage, with ASC and Mav piloting the vessel, you're in for a smooth ride. Half way into the trip and you're ready for something more. A welcome encounter of laser like synths shake things up and get on the funky side, all the while maintaining that key dream-like atmospheric state that has become the signature mark for the two artists.


Intro the mystery, the vast exploration into the sounds of science. ASC & Mav don the lab coats and initiate the experiment to craft a moody intelligent roller. Navigating thick layers of thoughts, rich basslines and waves of funk, these 2 are
relentless when it comes to the quest for advancement. Non stop til the formula is complete. Essential beats from the Covert Operations camp.

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Too Deep For Ya / Sceptical

128 BPM / A min
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