VIDEO PREMIERE: RESPECT feat. Mara Hruby & Van Hunt

25 Apr

Gearing up for the debut of our upcoming Minnie Riperton tribute concert on July 12th, 2014 at Grand Performances in Los Angeles entitled “Adventures From Paradise,” we have decided to offer up a video for the new single which will be featured on the full length album we have set to release this summer, bearing the same title.

Decoding an already re-arranged classic by Rotary Connection, “Respect” – originally written by Otis Redding and later recorded by both him and Aretha Franklin – features the lovely and talented Oakland based chanteuse Mara Hruby and the illustrious soul vocalist extraordinaire Van Hunt, mirroring the magic created on the Rotary version by both Minnie Riperton and Sydney Barnes respectively.

The resulting video for the song gives an intimate look into our recording process and how the extended family of LA musicians we bring together lend their talents to make these tracks so special, including the great Strings Massive duo Thomas Lea (viola, violin) and Claire Courchene (cello), Tracy Wannomae (tenor and alto sax), Blake Colie (drums) and Patrick Bailey (lead guitar).

The film was shot, edited and directed by Jaron Halmy, with some additional filming by Vanessa Crocini.


The Decoders Crew (Itai, Todd & Adam)


VIDEO PREMIERE: The Decoders Vol. 2 EPK Series (Part 1 – Walk On By))

23 Oct

Last month, we introduced the world to the The Decoders in our first EPK release, An Introduction.

Now with our first part of the series, we go in depth into the world that The Decoders inhabit while recording their latest single, Walk On By featuring Noelle Scaggs (of Fitz & The Tantrums), who also makes a guest appearance in the EPK.

With behind the scenes studio footage and exclusive interviews, The Decoders Vol. 2 EPK Series kicks off with a bang, as the group discusses the story behind their cover of the classic Burt Bacharach tune made famous by the likes of soul legends Dionne Warwick and Isaac Hayes.

Aside from the Decoders production team (Itai Shapira, Todd M. Simon and Adam Berg) and Noelle Scaggs, the EPK also features Tracy Wannomae (sax/flute), Thomas Lea (strings) and Blake Colie (drums).

You can download the single from their band camp page right here:


The single is also available on iTunes and amazon.

Stay tuned for part 2 of the EPK series next month…

CREDITS: Video directed and edited by Jaron Halmy (Red Earth). Sound mixing by Itai Shapira at Manifest Music.



24 Aug

The Deocders EPK : (An Introduction) is the first of a series of behind the scenes video blogs featuring studio footage, interviews with The Decoders and featured vocalists from Vol 1 & 2, and much more…stay tuned right here on The Decoders new website! Video director/editor : Jaron Halmy (