In a startling show of good will, the once elusive Joy Orbison dropped a freebie line for his fans last night. “Donell” unsurprisingly samples Donell Jones’ “You Know What’s Up” and is a classic piece of shuffling throwback house. Orbison let the track go to ruffle up some hype for the second edition of his Just For You concert series. The event will take place at Oval Space in London and also feature Cassy (Panorama Bar), Evan Tuell (Worhshop) and Will Bankhead (The Trilogy Tapes). While most of us won’t be able to attend said smasher of an event, we can at least close our eyes, throw on “Donell” and pretend our hardest.
Just in case you needed some reassurance (you shouldn’t) that Boddika and Joy Orbison are masters of the universe (or at least my universe), Boddika lets loose the “Mercy VIP” and now the pair get together for “&Fate”. Like the “Mercy VIP”, “&Fate” will appear on Nonplus Records’ upcoming Think & Change compilation. Like the “Mercy VIP”, “&Fate” is a meticulously constructed groover that is sure to get both hips and thighs moving at the same damn time. Unlike the “Mercy VIP”, “&Fate” falls on the deeper side of the house/techno spectrum and is certainly less of a peak time anthem. Think & Change drops on March 11. Don’t sleep.
To say everyone and their mother’s dog has been waiting for Boddika’s “Mercy VIP” on pins and needles is something of an understatement. After floating around the internet for eight months, Boddika’s revamped take on his Joy Orbison collaboration has finally reached daylight in an acceptable form. You’ve probably heard the track at this point, so I’ll keep it short and sweet, but just know that this one falls in the outright banger section of techno so, like, if you’ve been wondering why there are bodies under your garage then this is probably for you. All overplayed references aside, look out for the “Mercy VIP” on the Think & Change compilation via Nonplus Records.
In which Joy Orbison maintains his position as the most intriguing man in dance music. Some bedroom R&B (is there any other kind) and light techno fair to assist your next pre-funk and after the words “early in the morning when’s I think about you” are uttered, you know it’s all over really. This mix is very #rare of course so grab it right now. I mean it. Head over to RA to download and read a short interview with Joy O.