First release from a this new label Sunklown by Joy Orbison and Boddika. “Froth” is the more overtly melodic of the two, leading with a murmuring female vocal sample, and weaving marble-smooth pads between its staccato mid-range synth and hi-hat clatter, whilst “Mercy” is a mechanical techno behemoth that practically heaves under the weight of its own leaden mass, audibly letting off steam as it goes.
Joy Orbison reveals his new project Joy O on Hotflush Recordings. These two productions take a more straightforward approach, toeing along the lines of classic house music, infused with this talented producer’s own signature style, weaving rolling acidic basslines in “Wade In” and uplifting melodies in “Jels” and over shuffling Roland drums and blissful atmospherics.
This twelve delivers two Detroit-tinged house assassins, once again infectiously weaving the sultry and euphoric together with the deep and menacing.
Devilishly catchy melodies and basslines, full of feeling and soul, evolve and grow as the arrangement develops to leave you on an almighty high. Big drops, super heavy drum programming and grooves that sound like only Joy Orbison right now. There’s shades of garage, shades of funky, shades of old school R&B.
Neurotic Drum Band – Neurotic Exotic Adventure (Dub Mix)
Polargeist – Home From The Can (Tensnake Remix)
Pavel Ambiont – Error Asking Thread to Dub
Rimer London – Intercity
BFlecha – Caja De Carnival
Lali Puna – Remember
Dosh – Subtractions
Joy Orbison – BRKLN CLLN (Michna’s Brooklyn Bridge Remix)
Blondes – You Mean So Much to Me (Acid Redux Cut)
When combining the energy of Berghain and Panorama Bar, together with a (in context) unusual side of dubstep, the Sub:stance club manages to take out the best of both “sides” – and fuse them into a concrete monster. Even though the sharp and ambitious sound may seem a bit uneasy as well as clever, the direction in which Sub:stance is going seems more natural than ever. Keeping the essence of the sounds that define dubstep, as well as the tempos, structure and attitude while fusing them together with a very techno-fied city and all the inspiration, aspiration as well as unique sense of bass music – Scuba seems more than just fit to create a mix CD of it all.