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Joy Orbison UK

one of the most acclaimed underground DJs in the world

Saturday 05 May 2018

As one of the most acclaimed underground DJs in the world, Joy Orbsion is, and always has been, a pure embodiment of UK dance music. His sound is steeped in English musical history (often explicitly in the form of sampled monologues) but also very much makes a new history of its own. He’s had countless underground hits from his definitive post-dubstep breakthrough ‘Hyph Mngo’ to his peak time tech tools with Boddika, and each one marks a mini reinvention of his style. What ties them all together, though, is O’Grady’s unique penchant for blending garage, bass, funky, house, techno and old school jungle into his own fresh concoctions.

A potted history of Joy Orbison - Fabric London

If you’ve been to see any of the UK’s best DJs play over the last decade, it’s more than likely you’ve danced to a Joy Orbison record at one point or another. The elusive producer named Peter O’Grady first emerged in the late 2000s, and alongside peers like the Hessle Audio crew he became a flagbearer for a new bass-informed take on 4/4 club music.

Read the full article on Fabric London here

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