Clouded Judgement was the creation of David French & Rob Morley back in 2012,
It all started from nowhere with the boys grabbing a copy of Logic and playing around to see what they could come up with while learning the program.
Their first real release came a few months after when Lee M Kelsall gave them the opportunity to remix a track he’d made called “Gimme” which they took and crafted into their own version, which was later released on Love Not Money Records later that Summer.
The two boys really got going in Ibiza and it was there that they began to find their sound. After discovering some of Amine Edge & DANCE’s early Beatport releases, it was then that they knew the kind of music that would drive them to find their own sound as it was so different from anything else out there.
After returning to the UK, the boys set to work, using their inspirations to find their sound. This was where their breakthrough track came from.
“Waiting To Love You” was the track that really gave them the exposure they needed to later cement themselves as “Ones To Watch” in the UK music scene.
The track was quickly signed to Rob Made’s Sleazy Deep imprint and released on their “Miami Sleaze Compilation” To add to the release, the track was also supported heavily by Amine Edge & DANCE who played it frequently on their travels.
2013 was a huge year for the South Londoners, with Gig’s all over the UK and a catalogue on releases on labels such as Sleazy Deep, Fresh II Death, Gooseneck, Dear Dear & various others. They opted to stay in London and work on their production skills rather than another season in Ibiza to gain exposure.
With Amine Edge & DANCE starting their CUFF imprint in late 2013, it was the opportunity for them to sign to the label that would later kick start the “G-House” movement across the globe.
They then produced a track called “Give Us An E” with the inspiration coming from the UK’s 80’s Acid House movement. After sending the track over to Amine, it wasn’t long before he was using it in several sets and after he offered to sign it to CUFF, the boys graciously accepted. The track was released in early 2014 to critical acclaim, with CUFF’s first release climbing the charts on Beatport and reaching a “Top 10” spot in the iTunes charts across the globe.
The release of Give Us An E was to be the track that put them on the radar of DJ’s & Labels across the globe, with support in clubs across the UK and radio stations such as Rinse FM.
2014 looks to be a huge year for Clouded Judgement, with releases already out on Labels such as Sleazy G, Nastyfunk, Audiowhore, The Green House & the legendary NY Imprint, King Street Sounds.
2014 would also mark their debut on BBC Radio 1xtra as part of their “Radio Raving” series in which the boys aired a special 1/2 hr Mix and interview.
With the Summer upon us now, the boys are hard at work on their E.P for CUFF as well as an E.P’s due on Sleazy G & Dialtone Records later this year and forthcoming remixes for Dear Dear, Southshore Digital and various others as well as a growing catalogue of unsigned tracks which they are playing in their sets with the view to signing later this year.
This Summer looks to be the opportunity they’ve been working for, with Gigs all over the UK Including the CUFF nights at Great Suffolk Street and Sankeys Manchester as well as several dates in Ibiza including 3 at Sankeys for CUFF’s weekly residency.
You can count on one thing from these boys, the hard work never stops as they look to establish themselves and with a growing reputation worldwide, Clouded Judgement is a name that you will be hearing a lot more of.