James Dece blends synthetic rhythms with gritty, fractured EDM for an explosively haunting Dubstep hit “LED POISONING,” lasting just over three and a half minutes yet aggressively immersive in its comprehensive, encompassing sound design and rapidly addicting drive.
Jonathan Baron Miller, better known by his stage name James Dece, is an American music musician and producer specializing in electronic bass music but recognized for his hip hop production. He began producing his first works in the mid-’90s, getting ever more influenced by the evolving electronic music industry. He is deeply rooted in Drum and Bass, Hip Hop, and Metal Music. Currently, he is working on a non-genre bass agenda with a message that will be broadcast on the radio.
This latest release from James Dece is one that leaves its mark in a thick and subtly remarkable way. The weight and tone of the soundscape give it a sub-EDM feel. The bass-heavy drone of dubstep combined with an energizing beat and a synth-soaked still vocal delivery works perfectly.
That underlying sequence becomes a riff that weaves its way indefinitely into your consciousness. It’s intense, and it sticks out because the milder, almost dance-hall-like tempo contrasts so sharply with it. Above all, it’s the musical ingenuity, the lyrical instrumental character, that sticks with you after you’ve finished listening.
The music is structurally outstanding, catchy in vocal, characterful, and slightly unexpected with its cascading theme and subtle dubstep beats. The whole piece has a defiant edge of identity, and this quality pervades James Dece’s work.
The concept is uncomplicated, with movement and a chanting-style tune, and it is evident from the start. Yet, the music manages to hang onto and even expand on the weight and intensity of these parts for several minutes.
In summary, as creative as ever, holding close to the efficient building blocks of late-night, alternative dance music while infusing a precise level of artistic freedom and intention that effectively proves recognized.
The James Dece sound is quickly establishing itself as one of the distinct characters. It’s definitely worth seeing.