Kosheen (1999-Present)

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  1. JBrennand99

    JBrennand99 New Member

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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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    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    I've got this

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    I really did enjoy Kosheen's music but then they just disappeared
     
  4. zeroec

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    it was Decoder's attempt at "pop" music and making some money
     
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    Not forgetting Markee Substance!!

    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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    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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

    resist was hench.
     
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    empty skies was a tune too , i think kosheens singer was sian evans who also did louder with fresh
     
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    Certainly was!
     
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    dcg yes yes.

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    Used to love it when Zinc would draw for the Hide U acapella. Always quality
     
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    Vydx Asian Info Alliance

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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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    And if you fancy a bit of Jungle look up anything by 'Orca', one Decoders guises in the early 90's.
     
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    used to really really like the Slip & Slide Decoder & Substance mix!!
     
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    Demonstrate (Decoder & Substance Remix)
     
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    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    THIS
     
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    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.



    - - - Updated - - -

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

     
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    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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    i never knew this