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.
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)
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)
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