Tune Of The Day: Decoder – Fog

decoder-fogDecoder (also known as Orca for the early jungle heads) has brought, in my opinion, his most solid releases from 1995 to 2000.

Decoder, or Darren Beale as it says on his passport was been responsible for a huge amount of hardcore, jungle and drum and bass since his early outings on Lucky Spin and Deejay Recordings.
Under aliases like Orca, Wild Orkid, Atlas and Koda he first found a niche creating that other–worldly sound made famous by Lucky Spin and his label mates, including the Beverly Craven sampling hardcore anthem 4 AM.

A major unsung hero in drum and bass he continued his work creating dark tracks under his Decoder pseudonym, frequently releasing on Mark Caro’s Tech Itch imprint..
These days he can be found as one third of chart topping trio Kosheen, comprising of radio friendly D&B, Trip-Hop and more pop influenced numbers.

Below is Decoder – Fog, released on Hardleaders in 1996, one of the darkest tunes I know. Very few people can do “dark” jungle/DnB well, however Decoder nails it almost every time.

Turn off the lights and listen.

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