Kosheen (1999-Present)

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Focusing on Kosheens' D'n'B style, I'm interested on what you all make of it.. Admittedly I only found out about them earlier this year and wondered if they have made any impact on the scene in the past?.. They've have been around for a while, dropped their first album in 2001 (Resist) and most recently (Solitude) in 2013. Given the quality of vocals and production & the D'n'B tunes thrown in, I'm assuming some of you know them!.. My thinking is electronic based group with underground influence from Hip-hop, D'n'B etc.

Here's a few examples:
Pride - 2001 (Resist)

Observation - 2013 (Solitude)

Empty Skies - 2001 (Resist)
 
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iamdjsimm

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if you want to explore deeper into the history, look for Decoder
he's the main member behind Kosheen and was an important figure in DnB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFFeiFf4-94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrPeIttrgvI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhSuy_fOYmk
Not forgetting Markee Substance!!

it was Decoder's attempt at "pop" music and making some money
Hide U became a deep dish remix house anthem if I remember rightly which just took the whole D&B element away which was a shame!
 

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Kosheen - Pride must've been my first exposure to DnB (apart from the Powerpuff Girls theme if you consider that DnB). Fifa 2003 never forget.
 

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they didn't just disappear
they just started making music that wasn't to our tastes

resist was hench.
Yep my thoughts too. Resist and the singles were great and really liked see them play live but with the 2nd album they went in a completely different direction that didn't interest me so I stopped paying attention to them
 

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Decoder and Substance made some of the most badass music of the 90's, complete unsung heroes, I guarantee that no matter what kind of D&B you're into you'll find a few tunes in their back catalogue to suit you.



and then a bit later :




Decoder also made the single darkest 97 era Techstep anthem of all time too tbh. I've never had the guts to play this out because it wouldn't just clear a dancefloor it would empty a street. Pure horror vibes, nothing else sounds like it.


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Also this epically cold slice of Bristol Jump-Up meets glacial amen moodiness....

 
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Hide U became a deep dish remix house anthem if I remember rightly which just took the whole D&B element away which was a shame!

That was still a massive track tho, That whole album was great and at the time a complete turn around to my norm.


[video=youtube_share;Yzwx4VvykNg]http://youtu.be/Yzwx4VvykNg[/video]
 
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