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Joy Orbison announces debut mixtape on 'still slipping vol. 1'

His first ever long-form project will be released on XL on August 13

  • Megan Townsend
  • 21 July 2021
Joy Orbison announces debut mixtape on 'still slipping vol. 1'

Joy Orbison will be releasing his debut mixtape 'still slipping vol. 1' on XL Recordings on August 13.

The fourteen track mixtape will be the DJ and producer's first-ever long-form project.

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The title takes its name from Joy O's 2019 'Slipping' EP and his curated radio station 'Still Slipping: Los Santos' in Grand Theft Auto V.

Joy O - real name Peter O'Grady- has seen massive success since his debut single 'Hyph Mngo' in 2009 and further releases 'Ellipsis', 'GR Etiquette' and 'Big Room Tech House DJ Tool', alongside a Radio 1 residency and collaborations with Overmono and Mansur Brown.

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Joy Orbison spoke about the release: “I've been working on the idea of mixtape for a while now. I'd never really wanted to make an album, but the way I've been making and listening to music has changed a lot over the last few years and it doesn't always make sense on a single or EP."

"I also had this realisation that I wish my records were better suited to soundtracking people's bus journeys but so far I've only really given them enough music to get halfway up Walworth Road."

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"There’s a load of voice notes from family members in there too, pretty much my only contact with them over lockdown."

"In my head, this is a soul record but I'm not sure that's how people will hear it. the cover star is my wonderful cousin Leighann who introduced me to jungle, d’n'b & UK garage at a young age - without her, I wouldn’t be doing what I do today."

'still sipping vol. 1' is out across all digital services, on LP, CD and cassette on August 13. You can pre-order here.

'still slipping vol. 1' tracklist:

1. w/ dad & frankie

2. sparko (w/ herron)

3. swag w/ kav (w/ James Messiah & Bathe)

4. better (w/ léa sen)

5. bernard?

6. runnersz

7. ‘rraine (w/ edna)

8. glorious amateurs

9. s gets jaded

10. froth sipping

11. layer 6

12. in drink

13. playground (w/ goya gumbani)

14. born slipping (w/ tyson)

Megan Townsend is Mixmag's Deputy Digital Editor, follow her on Twitter

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