2010 is shaping up to be a joyous year, with big things planned from both The Joy Formidable and UK garage-dub DJ Joy Orbison, aka 22-year-old South Londoner Peter O’Grady. His first single, “Hyph Mngo” snuck onto several year-end lists (just missing out on mine) with its mix of soulful grace and powerful beats. A new EP, streaming here, is more ambient and makes me wonder if Joy Orbison will be less a mainstream sensation than an underground hero. No matter – a joy formidable, nonetheless.
Joy Orbison: Wet Look (from NME)
from the “Hyph Mngo” single
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