Joy Orbison

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Joy Orbison
Birth name Peter O'Grady
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Dubstep, UK funky, UK garage, jungle, house, post-dubstep
Years active 2009–present
Labels Hotflush, Doldrums, Hingefinger, SunkLo, Swamp81
Website Myspace
Not to be confused with Roy Orbison.

Peter O'Grady, better known as Joy Orbison, is a DJ and producer based in London. His style is a coalescence of house, dubstep, UK funky, UK garage and oldschool jungle. O'Grady achieved underground success with his debut single "Hyph Mngo", released via Hotflush Recordings in October 2009.

Biography[edit]

O'Grady credits his uncle Ray Keith for introducing him to jungle and UK garage at a young age. At 13, he took up DJing and eventually moved into production in his 20s, using Fruity Loops to create 8-bar grime loops before developing his sound combining house, disco and dubstep. He cites influences as diverse as J Dilla, My Bloody Valentine, GG Allin, Josef K and The Beach Boys.

His debut single "Hyph Mngo" was called the most forward-thinking dubstep track of 2009 and received airplay and floorplay worldwide.[1] This was followed by "Brkln Clln" on O'Grady's own label Doldrums, which he ran in tandem with partner Impey.[2] In 2010, O'Grady released "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow" on Aus Music, an eclectic record label founded by Will Saul and Fink.

"Hyph Mngo" was voted #23 in the Resident Advisor top 100 tracks of the 2000s and #1 in Fact Magazine's top tracks of 2009.[3][4] He was named number 18 in NME's New Music Tips of 2010[5] and voted 19th in the Resident Advisor 'Top DJs of 2012' poll.[6]

In 2012, O'Grady began residencies at his own London based club night 'Just For You' and at Manchester's 'meandyou' party. He also launched a record label called Hinge Finger which is co-run by artist Will Bankhead.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • 2009: "Hyph Mngo"/"Wet Look" (Hotflush Recordings)
  • 2009: "J. Doe"/"BRKLN CLLN" (Doldrums Recordings)
  • 2010: "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow" (Aus Music)
  • 2010: "BB"/"Ladywell" (Doldrums Recordings)
  • 2011: "Wade In"/"Jels" (Hotflush Recordings) (as Joy O)
  • 2011: "Sicko Cell"/"Knock Knock" (Swamp81)
  • 2012: "Swims" (with Boddika) (Swamp81)
  • 2012: "Froth"/"Mercy" (with Boddika) (SunkLo)
  • 2012: "Dun Dun"/"Prone" (with Boddika) (SunkLo)
  • 2012: "Ellipsis" (Hinge Finger)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Playlist: Joy Orbison – "The Shrew Would Have Cushioned the Blow". Pitchfork. Retrieved on 2011-03-15.
  2. ^ Music – Joy Orbison. BBC (2010-03-19). Retrieved on 2011-03-15.
  3. ^ RA Poll: Top 100 tracks of the '00s. Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved on 2011-03-15.
  4. ^ 100 best: Tracks of 2009 – FACT magazine: music and art. Factmag.com (2009-12-14). Retrieved on 2011-03-15.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "RA Poll: Top DJs of 2012". Residentadvisor.net. 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  7. ^ "Hinge Finger - CDs and Vinyl at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 

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