The vibes are always in full effect at Alchemist’s lab. This kind of casual one-upmanship only comes from stewing in a smokey room with some of the most talented young minds in rap. Call it chemistry. Boldy James – “Reform School” feat. Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis, and Da$hRead More
Decon is a New York based idea shop / production company / record label. Its in-house label represents hip-hop and contemporary R&B artists including Jay Electronica, Nneka, 88-Keys, RJD2, The Alchemist, Evidence, Freddie Gibbs, Goapele, and Aceyalone. Decon Records released Haiku D’Etat’s Coup de Theatre with Project Blowed in 2004. Since then, it has released multiple records by Aceyalone, Dilated Peoples, Wax Tailor, and Evidence. In 2008, the label signed 88-Keys to release his concept album The Death of Adam, on which Kanye West served as executive producer. More recent releases have included Chali 2na’s Fish Outta Water (2009) and Nneka’s The Uncomfortable Truth EP (2009). and Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit A” and “Exhibit C” singles. Decon is also responsible for licensing RJD2’s “A Beautiful Mine” as the theme song of the AMC show Mad Men. In 2011, the label agreed to distribute Goapele’s album Break of Dawn under license from her own company.
Decon has an in-house music video production studio. Jason Goldwatch, one of the two Co-Founders, has directed videos by Jay-Z, Ludacris, Hieroglyphics, and Evidence. Decon’s video for “Stay Up! (Viagra”), the first single from The Death of Adam, was featured in an MTV special and premiered on March 16, 2009.
Julianna Barwick has shared the first single from her new album, Nepenthe. “One Half” is a remarkable track that features the first ever definitive…Read More
LA-based MC/Producer Evidence announces the fourth installment of his instrumental series entitled Green Tape Instrumentals out June 25 on New York record label/idea shop Decon. Evidence is well known for his musical and lyrical contributions to the venerable hip-hop group Dilated PeoplesRead More
ast year, The Hood Internet, expanded their reach into the realm of sample-free original content with the release of their debut LP, FEAT, on Decon Records and subsequent North American tour. In 2013Read More
This collection of tracks takes the unexpected collaborations from FEAT and pushes them one step further into even more unforeseen realms of audio.Read More