Joy Orbison – J.Doe

Guess who’s back? Back again, Vy-nly’s back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? guess who’s back NANANANANA…yes ladies and gents, we are back, unfortunately duty called and we were forced to spend some time at our respective journalist placements/mini Ping-Pong training camps; so it’s been difficult to post in the interim. But guess what? We have fantastic news, Vy-nly has drafted in some rookies to boost our starting line-up, and believe you me, they are unequivocally first rounder’s.

So to ease back into the swing of things, I thought I’d treat you lovely readers with an insight into one of my favourite artists at the minute. He just so happens to be one of the most influential DJ’s on the British electronic scene, popping everything from post-dub to dusbtep to garage to house to good old fashioned UK funky. He was born Peter O’Grady and was championed in his early days as a DJ by the iconic Mary Anne Hobbs, he is, none other, than…Joy Orbison. Now don’t feel too disparaged if you (like me) first assumed Joy was of the feminine gender (although I only thought this for a day to my credit.) Don’t feel embarrassed, these things happen.

He burst onto the scene in 2009 with the release of the incredible game changing dusbtep track ‘Hyph Mngo,’ and he’s gone from strength to strength since. This is most evident on the progression of his 2010 EP release, ‘The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow,’ and he’s slowly building up a sick repertoire in 2011. But from a personal standpoint, I had to hook y’all up with the 2009 track ‘J.Doe’; not only is it a nod to the greatest TV show ever written, but it also samples Chris Brown and sounds like a chopped up old garage gem.

10/10

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