The Decoders: Local Band We Love

Written by
Aaron Byrd, Jeremy Sole, Todd Simon, Itai Shapira

From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:

The Decoders are a project from respected LA musicians Itai Shapira and Todd Simon (trumpeter/arranger for Mayer Hawthorne, TV On The Radio, etc.)

Both of these cats are massive talents in their instruments, as well as in vintage and contemporary recording techniques. They both are players in my recording project as well (Musaics), so I’ve been hearing whispers about this Decoders concept for a while… and sure as can be it’s as fresh as I knew it would be…

Earlier this week, they dropped by KCRW’s studios during my show to give us a sneak preview of their new tunes and spin a Guest DJ set of songs that have inspired this particular project

They treated us by leaking their next tune that’ll be available soon — “Baby This Love I Have” — originally by Minnie Riperton and Leon Ware. The Decoders had the legendary artist/superproducer Mr. Ware sing the vocals on their version (note: !!!). Check it out in the archives here.

And sample a song here:

Inside My Love feat. Sy Smith by The Decoders

— Jeremy Sole