Quite often, my Son Luke will share his own new music discoveries with me. At this, sometimes I will raise an eyebrow, other times when I suspect he’s onto something. I will swing into action and write about these finds here on the blog. The other day he presented the London-based band DECO to me, and I knew at once that I needed to feature them here.
To tell the truth, they’ve created some buzz for a while in the UK. With their iconic 80s mashups of popular tracks on YouTube and TikTok going viral. I know we have readers from all over Europe and the USA who come to this blog for our suggestions of synth-pop and electronic-pop artists. I am sure they will be spun into a frenzy by Deco when listening to the band’s 80s-infused style pop songs.
In the UK, DECO took part in BBC Radio 1’s Big weekend 2021. Has had TV coverage on BBC News, and CBBC, and participated in “Walk the Line” (a music competition) earlier this year. Since their appearance on the latter, they have secured some impressive tour support slots as openers for Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet,) Culture Club and A-ha. They have also been popping up on the bill at high-profile music festivals this summer.
The truth is, they cannot fail to be missed, as they are everywhere!
Their original song, “Rain,” officially got released two months ago. DECO is quickly becoming renowned for bops, and this is one of them. Upbeat, glistening synths and rife with sax appeal. I don’t doubt they will have more new music out when the touring/festival season ends. However, if you want to get to know this band before they explode in greatness. You should do this! Check out their 80s mashups, uploaded to YouTube, as these are most excellently executed while sound uber fresh. My favourites – are the 80s spin they put on “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve. The Artic Monkeys x Yazoo is mashup slaps and is pretty fun as well. In all honesty, for 80s, 90s and 00s pop culture addicts, everything you hear from DECO is obsession worthy.