Scopic Records – a new UK label which aims to “bring newcomers and artists with backgrounds, regardless of their background or gender” – launches with a single by its founder New Digital Fidelity in collaboration with singer Monet.
We get three nicely different mixes of ‘Getting Colder’ in all. The A-side is taken up by the club mix, a classic New York deep house groove with chunky piano chords and Monet’s confident vocal performance. The flip begins with the original, a slower version but still effortlessly groovy, bringing its soul, jazz, and R&B influences to the fore. US techno’s man of the moment Byron the Aquarius completes the set by turning the track inside out with shuffling hats, snapping machine funk snares and a bubbling bass, making it even more impressive by exposing its moving parts and giving them a neat polish.