Decoder ‎– Fuse / Tension

Elementz ‎– ELEM 001
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


A Fuse
AA Tension

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ELEM 001 A-01-01-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, stamped): ELEM 001 AA-01-01-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ELEM 001 Decoder Fuse / Tension(12", Promo) Elementz ELEM 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ELEM 001 Decoder Fuse / Tension(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Elementz ELEM 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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September 4, 2009
For me it's hard to believe that this record dates back to 1997.
These tracks were made at a time when Drum 'n Bass was having a diversion between the classic oldskool jungle and the newer, techy drum & bass sounds that were later on expanded by albums such as "Torque" by Ed Rush, Nico and Trace and "Wormhole" by Ed Rush & Optical. The strength of Fuse is that despite it's age it still sounds refreshing and can be used in any dnb mix nowadays without sounding outdated, and that makes this tune really a classic for me.


November 10, 2006
edited over 14 years ago

i would have to kindly disagree with the previous comment. in a time when darkness ruled, this tune wasn't really that dark at all. it was very deep tune with a different atmposphere to it, but i wouldn't call it dark. both sides are well produced and both are equally as good. the drum sounds, bass, and almost all the elements of this tune are well ahead of its time and can still be played out today.


July 31, 2005
edited over 15 years ago

Two fairly standard dark/techstep pieces with synthetic breaks and the usual selection of artificial noises. "Tension" is for me the better piece - a slightly more high-tech feel (essential for techstep, obviously) and a better sense of direction. Decoder was putting out a lot of stuff at this time, and IMO this was not among his best