Over a series of tastemaker-supported releases and standout collaborations, North London-based act Deuce & Charger have emerged as a fresh new sound in vocal drum and bass. The duo’s combination of emotive melodies and electro inspired production described by Radio 1’s Rene LaVice as “very different, very unique - it’s cool!”
Deuce & Charger's distinctive song-led, synth sound has seen releases on Viper, Liquicity, Technqiue, Subsphere and Mayan Audio, playlisting on 1Xtra, and plays on Radio 1 (Friction and Rene LaVice) and Kiss Fresh (Andi Durrant). The duo have been featured in Mixmag and DJ Mag, championed by leading blogs, radio station and channels including Bassrush, Most Addictive, YourEDM, Rough Tempo, Kool FM, Skank & Bass, Magnetic Magazine and Drum & Bass HQ, and remixed by Dossa & Locuzzed (Viper), Chords (Ram Records) and Kronology (Technique).
In 2016 Deuce & Charger released their huge single, ‘Who Can You Trust?’ (“a summer smasher” – DJ Mag; “fresh to death” – Magnetic Mag) and appeared on two of the year’s biggest drum and bass compilations: Viper’s ‘Summer Slammers’ and Liquicity’s ‘Alchemy 2’ in collaboration with NCT. They rounded off the year with ‘A Leap Of Faith’ / ‘The Spirit Guide’ (“the highest quality” – DJ Mag; “an epic hands-in-the-air sensation” – Bassrush; “proper fire once again!” – Magnetic Magazine).
2017 was an even bigger year for the duo with the release of ‘Labyrinth’ / ‘Waifs & Strays’ (“next level” – DJ Mag; “Deuce & Charger continue to deliver the drum and bass illness” – Bassrush). Deuce & Charger also made their live debut, taking their unique, high-energy live vocal/DJ sets to Viper and Mayan Audio nights, and to the epic Let It Roll summer festival. Their Let It Roll performance was followed by the release of the duo’s collaboration with Kritix, ‘Hearts In Overdrive’, as the lead track from the massive Mayan Audio Summer Album.
Deuce & Charger smashed straight into 2018 with 'Avalanche' / 'Supercollider'; their debut single on Mayan Audio. 'Avalanche' was premiered on Bassrush ("a thundering hands-in-the-air anthem") and also supported on KissFresh and Drum & Bass HQ.
In summer 2018 Deuce & Charger dropped three releases in quick succession. The first was 'Nothingness Lasts Forever', a powerful and atmospheric collaboration with Toronto Is Broken on his critically acclaimed album 'You Are (Not) Alone' (Viper). The second was 'Diamonds', showcasing Deuce & Charger's trade-mark cross-over vocal and synth sound on the massive Technique Recordings Summer LP.
The third was the duo's debut release on Subsphere Records, the hazy sun-kissed single 'A Simple Twist Of Fate' / 'Losing Touch'. Premiered by Rene LaVice on Radio 1 and supported by Bassrush and Most Addictive, the double A-side was the perfect soundtrack for those long hot holiday nights and the festival season.
Expect more to come very soon!