AS ANYONE well acquainted with The Allergies’ party beatz will testify, former Ugly Duckling riddim and rhymer Andy Cooper is pretty much a permanent house guest round at their Brizzle gaff these days; and he’s the kinda guest you want around, when he drops lyrical skills that’ll leave you whirling of the stripe he does on their latest two-hander, “Utility Man”.
Your reliable groove merchants Moneyshot and Rackabeat bring some taut, smoky double bass action to make those leg muscles flex and shuffle, while up top Andy cannonades at 120mph, and you know what? I cannot begin to comprehend that level of enunciation. Best to just lie back and witness a master at work.
As Andy says in the lyrics: “The beats bang and the music’s timeless.”
The Allergies’ “Utility Man” is out now digitally and a 7″ will be forthcoming in the new year; you’ll be able to snare that over at their Bandcamp page.