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debut with the
dekata: move& attitude (Japanese meaning)
“We’ll definitely be making a financial loss selling the EP for £1, but it’s all about spreading the word and creating a buzz around Dekata project. We want everyone who comes to see us live to walk out with the EP in their pocket, no excuses!”
Where live instruments, vocalists and beatbox queens collide with some heavy Zed Bias production, find Dekata Project. Already creating a stir in underground house and broken beat circles for their sassy and diverse 4 track debut, the “Viral EP”, Dekata Project build on their ever-growing live following with this buzzing EP that launches them on the international stage.
The “Viral EP” features four different vocalists, kicking off with newcomer virtuoso Chloe Morgan on the summery “Change My Way”, which boasts some intricate jazz-funk harmonies a la Reel People and Basement Jaxx, with hints of Steely Dan.
Singer, Natalie Williams, known for her Soul Family nights at Ronnie Scott’s, shines on the haunting minimal house reworking of the classic 90s indie hit Semisonic’s “Secret Smile” with swinging beats.
The final tracks feature two of London’s hottest young vocal talents: Yvette Riby-Williams and Neo Josua, both members of Bellatrix and the Boxettes, the UK’s first all girl vocal harmony and beat box group, and are also members of UK beat box favourites, Shlomo’s Vocal Orchestra. Yvette’s up first on “At Least We Can Dance”, a live fave that’s got an 80’s groove going round a great break and chorus that lifts and lifts, guaranteed to get you moving with its unceasing beats. And rounding off Neo delivers on the haunting “Leave It” spinning a deep vocal over some techno slides that skim across taut keys and beats making this one of the EP’s essential grooves.
Available for only £1, this value-for-money EP is aimed at buyers spreading the Dekata word via text, email, or networking site and available at all good sites and from Doshiwa Records (www.doshiwa.com)
...at least we can dance.
“It’s a funny thing, I avoided taking risks in my life for so long, but ended up being miserable. I now wake up every morning an know that I’m fully accountable to myself: it is up to me and me alone to hustle for work, deal with the fear of the empty diary, and try and get the vision and motivation to get my music out there. It took a while to adjust, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Dekata Project is the brainchild of song writer, sax player and producer Sam Sharp. Inspired by hearing pioneering UK garage/dubstep founding father producer, Zed Bias on Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson, Sam tracked Zed down and two weeks later Zed and Sam started working together on the Dekata sound. Recorded at Sam’s Loose Wind Studios in Hackney, East London, and then taken up the M6 to Manchester to Zed’s Biasonics Laboratory Studio, the pair worked together to utilise Sam’s obsession with composing catchy hooks, funk stylings, squelchy bass lines combined with Zed’s knowledge of all things heavy, reflected in his beats, production and arrangements.
Think futuristic disco, soulful house and nu-soul mixed in with influences from artists like the Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada, Daft Punk, Bugz in the Attic, Moloko, and Jamiroquai
After chucking in a job in the city following an inspired Glastonbury weekend three years ago, Sam went back to university to complete a masters degree in Jazz Performance & Composition. Since then Sam has gigged around London with his Pack Of Six band (the precursor to Dekata Project) playing some deep soul n’ funk, and with a strong network of musicians and friends, he also runs the live jazz function agency, City Jazz. An avid jazz record collector, Sam also indulges his passion for drum n’ bass, hip hop and techno (an original Orbit clubber from his Leeds Uni days) he is also a conservatoire-trained musician.
to see what we thought of the Viral EP...