Origin Unknown/Shimon & Andy C – Truly One / Quest / Night Flight (12")

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  • Artist: Origin Unknown/Shimon & Andy C
  • Title: Truly One / Quest / Night Flight
  • Label: Ram Records
  • Cat Number: RAMM014/17EP2
  • Genre: Oldskool / Hardcore / Jungle
  • Comments: 12" Repress. 

For their follow up to the anthemic ‘Valley of the Shadows’ two years earlier, Ant Miles and Andy C went back in the studio under their guise ‘Origin Unknown’. Firmly under the Jungle style of attack, Ant pushed the envelope and broke the mould on bass sounds, creating the first detuned wobble oscillating sine bass line. This bass effect would inspire other producers to emulate. With the famous vocal from President Nixon on the moon landing, ‘For one priceless moment, all the people on this Earth are truly one’, this track is one of the most cherished and globally appreciated tracks on the Ram roster to this day. For the B side, Andy C and Ant went on a haunting roller vibe complimenting the A side but retaining the space theme. The track features the Houston vocal ‘Mission control’ over the chopped up ‘Hot Pants’ drum break, starting and rewinding hit points to great effect. 

In 1995, Shimon had purchased and set up his own studio around the corner in Hornchurch, and one evening went into a zone alongside Andy C. Taking the John F Kennedy vocal ‘As we continue the quest for peace’ and recreating his own wobble bass sound that Ant Miles had created for ‘Truly One’, this track hit home and smashed up all dancefloors and still does so to this day. For the second track, Shimon alongside Andy C once again broke with tradition and instead of a complimenting roller style, went on an Amen tear out dance floor smasher almost, or if not equalling the impact of the A side.  This 12” cemented the partnership of Shimon and Andy C and prepared the way for later tracks such as ‘Terraform’ and ‘Body Rock’ that followed.