Although “True Romance” came out in 2004, it could’ve come out in the 90s, or yesterday, and probably in 10 years too. It’s that kind of song.
The song strikes a perfect balance between hard edged D’n’B dancefloor sensibilities, and the sort of chilled out intelligent music that is perfect for a late evening at home. The track is slighty jazzy, slightly exotic, and very much a banger!
The bell/piano sound (sampled very tastefully from 2002’s “Heaven Somewhere” by Common) , and the other twinkly synths, make the song rather beautiful.
The drums are warm and tight, keeping a lid on a fuzzy bassline which gives way to a growling bass which doesn’t affect the lightness of the rest of the song at all.
It’s a great example of the versatility and the breadth of Drum & Bass as a genre, and of course, the masterful production skills of DBridge and Vegas.
DBridge is still a massive name in today’s D’n’B scene, but Vegas is probably better known as part of the 4 person collective Bad Company, of which DBridge is also part of.
“True Romance” was released on the renowned Metalheadz label, backed with “Bellini” by DBridge.