New Decade was the pseudonym of Paul Smailes, who also recorded as Whose Party, Blue 101, Out Of Order and Scope. He released several 12 inch EPs and two albums under the name on his Out Of Romford label before he vanished from the scene. He dabbled in various styles such as hardcore, jungle and techno.

Links to Peel

Although Smailes had been releasing material since mid 1992, Statue Of Gold was the first single Peel picked up on. He played it repeatedly throughout 1993 and included it in the Peelenium for 1993. At the end of 1994, New Decade recorded a three-track session for JP and he periodically played their music into the 2000s.

Festive Fifty Entries

  • None
    New Decade -- Blind Vision ( 70lb Accent ) 1993

    New Decade -- Blind Vision ( 70lb Accent ) 1993



  • One session. 'The Crucial Sense' available on Orbit (Out Of Romford). 'Broken Keys' and 'Wasted Day' available on compilation Oblivion (Out Of Romford).

1. Recorded: 1994-11-22. First broadcast: 28 January 1995. Repeated: 15 September 1995.

  • The Crucial Sense / Broken Keys / Wasted Day

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