Markee Ledge

Kosheen

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Markee Ledge was a founding member, producer and songwriter in Kosheen. Markee invited Sian to his studio in 1998 to sing on one of his tracks ‘High and Dry’, she added a second verse and a band was formed. Markee created the band’s name based on one of his favourite Indian warrior, Cochise.

Kosheen signed to independent Moksha Recordings in 1998 and released three singles, which generated grass roots support. The band began recording their debut album ‘Resist’ the following year, which was signed and released by BMG Records in 2001. In the meantime the single ‘Hide U’ had blown up in the clubs before crossing over to the UK charts at No. 7.

Upon release, ‘Resist’ charted at No. 8 and with the release of two subsequent singles, ‘Catch’ and ‘Hungry, it sold half a million copies, making it the most successful drum & bass album at that time.

After touring extensively, Kosheen had become a successful live act and festival favourite. By 2002 the band had recorded enough new material for their second album ‘Kokopellii’ and many tracks were written with live audiences in mind. The album charted at No. 6 in the UK and first single ‘All In My Head’ hit No.7.

Their third album, ‘Damage’, was released on Universal in Germany and Moksha in the UK, while their fourth and fifth albums, ‘Independence’ and ‘Solitude’, came out on Membran.

Album discography

Resist BMGMoksha Recordings 2000
Kokopelli BMGAristaMoksha Recordings 2003
Damage Island RecordsMoksha Recordings 2007
Independence EMI 2012
Solitude Membran 2013
Independence (The Remixes) Membran 2013

 

Singles / EPs discography

Dangerous Waters Breakbeat Culture Records 1999
Yes Men Breakbeat Culture RecordsMesc 1999
Catch Moksha Recordings 2000
Hide U / Empty Skies Moksha Recordings 2000
(Slip & Slide) Suicide Moksha Recordings 2001
The DJ Edition ‎(3xCD, Maxi + Box) Jive 9241242 2001
Face In A Crowd ‎(CD, Maxi) BMG 74321 89288 2 2001
Hungry BMG 2002
Harder Arista 2002
Catch ‎(CD, Single) BMG Brasil VP 0674 2002
Hungry (Satoshi Tomiie Remixes) ‎(12″, Single, Promo) Kinetic Records 67728-54722-1P 2002
All In My Head Arista 2003
Wasting My Time BMG 2003
Gauloises Cookin’ Blue ‎(CD, Mini, Promo) Gauloises Cookin’ Blue cookin’ blue [23] 2003
Overkill (Is It Over Now?) Island RecordsMoksha RecordingsUniversal Music Group 2007
Guilty Universal Music Belgium 2007
Berlin Live ‎(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Moksha Recordings none 2008
Spies (Remixes) Breakbeat Culture Records 2012
Get A New One Breakbeat Culture Records 2012
Mannequin Audio23 Records 2012
Hide U remixes ‎(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Skeleton Recordings (2) SKEL011 2012
Holding On ‎(4xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Hope Recordings HOPE-105 2012
Harder They Fall Membran 2013

 

KOSHEEN SINGLES CHART POSITIONS

Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
17.06.
2000
EMPTY SKIES/HIDE U
MOKSHA RECORDINGS
73 01 00
18.11.
2000
CATCH/DEMONSTRATE
MOKSHA RECORDINGS
86 01 00
14.04.
2001
SLIP & SLIDE SUICIDE
MOKSHA RECORDINGS
50 02 00
01.09.
2001
HIDE U
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
06 07 00
22.12.
2001
CATCH
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
15 08 00
04.05.
2002
HUNGRY
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
13 04 00
31.08.
2002
HARDER
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
53 02 00
09.08.
2003
ALL IN MY HEAD
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
07 08 00
01.11.
2003
WASTING MY TIME
KOSHEEN
ARISTA
49 02 00