I was sitting here at my laptop casually drinking my Crystal Light thinking, “Why is Joy Orbison so underrated?” Before anyone gets buttmad, I live in the states and it’s bit different out here. Unfortunately I missed him at Sound in LA and I won’t be able to make any of his shows, but I still don’t understand why he’s not bigger? If you haven’t heard Joy Orbison, here are my 5 selected tracks that I think you should check out.
Joy Orbsion – J. Doe
While Pitchfork called him a “Dubstep mastermind,” this couldn’t be further from the truth. This is hardly Dubstep and more along the lines of something more experimental Garage. The reason people coined the term “Post-Dubstep” and “Future Garage” is because in 2010, this type of music was not easy to describe. Is it Garage? Is it Dubstep? It doesn’t sound like either, but it’s certainly not Dubstep in anyway.
Joy Orbison – Ellipsis
“We just used to like…do our own thing, we just used to like…do that sort of thing.”
Joy Orbison – BRTHDTT
Birth date? Hardly, this is Joy’s Big Room Tech House DJ Tool Tip that has been dropped in multiple Boiler Room sets.
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
Fresh off of Hotflush, this is largely considered to be Joy’s debut single. Hpyh Mngo was considered to be FACT Magazine’s number 1 track of 2009, number 23 of Resident Advisor‘s top 100 tracks of the 2000’s, and number 18 in NME’s new music tips of 2010. Very successful.
Four Tet – Love Cry (Joy Orbison Remix)
This is by far my one of my favorite Joy Orbison tracks. It’s perfect in every way imaginable. It has reached the #1 spot in Jon’s iTunes playlist and received multiple awards in Jon’s mind. Seriously, this is the best of two worlds combined.