Over a series of tastemaker-supported releases and standout collaborations, London-based singer and producer/DJ duo Deuce & Charger have emerged as a fresh new sound in melodic drum and bass. Their combination of emotive songwriting and electro -inspired production described by Radio 1’s Rene LaVice as “very different, very unique – it’s cool!”
The dreamy ‘Only You & I’ is the first track taken from Deuce & Charger’s forthcoming Lost Together Pt 1 EP on Subsphere Records, a shimmering collection of synth-driven vocal drum and bass tracks based on the themes of love, relationships and escapism. Slowly rising on waves of sparkling analogue synths, the delicate vocals on ‘Only You & I’ seem otherworldly. Intimate lyrics appear from clouds of swirling pads before drifting off into spacey delay FX. Gradually the track takes focus as intricate hi hat patterns and a filtered kick drum in the build lead to lift-off in the drop. Showing that Deuce & Charger have not neglected the club origins of the genre, the track enters orbit with surging bass, elevating synth patterns and a climactic vocal. With ‘Only You & I’, Deuce & Charger continue to map out a unique space in drum and bass, wrapping the freshest sounds in the genre around melodic songwriting with an emotional core. Calling to mind the classic chill-out atmosphere of acts like London Grammar, Goldfrapp, Air, Royksopp and Zero 7, Deuce & Charger bring a welcome new dimension to drum and bass perfect for post-rave listening and for chill playlists.
‘Only You & I’ follows a massive 2018 for Deuce & Charger with tracks being premiered on Radio 1 and supported by DJ Mag, Bassrush and Most Addictive, as well as A-list DJs including Matrix & Futurebound and Drumsound & Bassline Smith. With previous releases on Liquicity, Viper and Technique Recordings, Deuce & Charger continue to rise from the underground of the scene. The duo’s idiosyncratic, song-led style fits perfectly with Subsphere Records who have worked with some of the best and brightest names in drum and bass since 2011, including Feint, Stan SB (Fox Stevenson), Keeno, Whiney, Moleman, Indivision, Veela, Phase and more. Deuce & Charger have been playlisted on 1Xtra, played on Radio 1 (Friction and Rene LaVice) and Kiss Fresh (Andi Durrant), featured in Mixmag and DJ Mag, and championed by leading blogs, radio stations and channels including YourEDM.com, Rough Tempo, Kool FM, Magnetic Magazine, Drum & Bass HQ and Skank & Bass. The duo have also taken their unique live vocal/DJ set to the huge Let It Roll summer festival and been remixed by Dossa & Locuzzed (Viper), Chords (Ram Records) and Kronology (Technique).
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