Deuce & Charger drop ‘Only You & I’ on Subsphere Records
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. (Check out the Renegade Riddims mix they did for us here.) Their combination of emotive songwriting and electro-inspired production described as:
“Very different, very unique – it’s cool!” – Radio 1’s Rene LaVice
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.
“We’ve enjoyed collaborating with loads of great D&B producers over the last 12 months like High Maintenance, Toronto Is Broken, Indivision, Andromedik and No Concept. It’s given us the confidence to develop our own melodic style and also to bring in influences from the music we love outside of D&B like old 2000s electro and chill out. With ‘Only You & I’ and the other tracks on the ‘Lost Together’ EP, it feels like we’ve found our own sound – it’s a bit different and we hope people will like it!” – Deuce & Charger
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 postrave listening and for chill playlists.
Deuce & Charger ‘Only You & I’ is out 31st May on Subsphere Records. Check it out below. If you’re loving it as much as us then grab a copy here