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Decoder and Substance - Red feat Susie Ledge and Jakes

Forthcoming DnB Release – Decoder & Substance – Red Feat. Susie Ledge & Jakes (Technique)

Decoder and Substance - Red feat Susie Ledge and Jakes
Decoder and Substance – Red feat Susie Ledge and Jakes

TECH119: Decoder & Substance – Red Feat. Susie Ledge & Jakes [Technique Recordings]

You’d be hard pressed to come up with a production team with as diverse a CV as Decoder and Substance. Part of the hugely influential mid-nineties Bristol scene, between them they’ve run labels, promoted events, run a record shop and produced a slew of cutting edge underground D&B. And that’s before we even get into what they’ve achieved with their worldwide chart-conquering band Kosheen. And now, for the first time in over a decade, we have some brand new Decoder and Substance material.

Red rolls in with a stripped-back rough-edged drum loop straight from the old skool. In the upper registers, Susie Ledge’s sparkling vocals meld with silk-smooth strings to hold a perfect counterbalance. Then there’s a hint of danger as bass tones rear their head, and the one and only Jakes steps up to the mic to signal the launch of a full-scale junglist assault. And better watch out for that second drop that takes things to a whole new level of filth.

Then Document One get their hands on the stems, and show how they do things. They open up with a pristine electro-tinged combination of percussive arpeggios and reprocessed snippets of Ms Ledge’s vocals to create a whole new vibe. The drop brings out a liquid side to the tune, adding the funk that Document One like to bring to the party. Tight drum programming, syncopated bass and builds reinforced with Jakes bars mean that this mix is aimed directly at the dancefloor.

Finally, LA’s in the house as Kronology bring their style to bear on “Red” too. They’ve deconstructed the track and scientifically re-engineered it as a DJ weapon, bringing energy straight from the word go. Rolling drums support the vocals in the intro, before a mighty detuned bassline drops. And the track keeps building from there, as additional layers of percussion raise the temperature. Adding in the extra ingredient of Susie’s vocals and modulating pads give an extra twist of euphoria to proceedings. This is one to keep the rave moving.

Red combines the dark rave elements of classic Decoder and Substance tunes with the sultry soul that made Kosheen a household name across the globe. Their road-hardened experience combined with two crews from the new generation on remix duties, means that this release is due for some serious rotation.

// LINKS //
BEATPORT (19/05) – https://pro.beatport.com/release/decoder-and-substance-red-feat-susie-ledge-and-jakes/1495329
ITUNES (03/05) – http://smarturl.it/TECH119 + Rest of World
SOUNDCLOUD – https://soundcloud.com/techniquerecordings/sets/decoder-substance-red-feat
FRICTION BBC Radio 1 – https://soundcloud.com/techniquerecordings/decoder-substance-red-feat-susie-jakes-doc-one-friction

New Release – Substance EP – Silent Type and Sativa Dub

BBH027_SilentTypeAndSativaDubEP_Digital_01SILENT TYPE &


1. You Can’t Hide
2. Tears
3. Distance
4. Rendition
Cat Number : BBH027
Formats : Digital
Release Date : Late November
Label : CHRONIC !





After 17 years at the top of its game Chronic is undergoing an evolution. From its
beginnings as an undercover outlet for some of the scenes biggest names Chronic has
always kept its feet firmly on the dancefloor. With D&B now commercially accepted the
world over, 2013 sees one of the scene’s original no frills labels reborn, with a new look
and a renewed passion to cater strictly for the underground on which this scene is built. !
The third instalment from Chronic in its new guise, the Substance EP brings four cuts of
hard DnB from Silent Type and Sativa Dub. Already making their debut with For The
Taking on the stunning Chronic Rollers, the new production team step up to the mighty
Chronic for their first solo release. Kicking off the Substance EP is the bass juggernaut
‘You Can’t Hide’. Combining an outrageous, haunting bassline with soulful vocals, ‘You
Can’t Hide’ is the beginning of a four track expedition into the darkest depths of DnB.
Silent Type and Sativa Dub combine crushing bassweight with Jazz vibes in ‘Tears’, whilst
‘Distance’ see’s the duo hark back to the past with a rudeboy, Amen-fuelled riddim.
Ending the EP as hard as it began, the menacing sounds of ‘Rendition’ cap off another
s!tunning release from Chronic.

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