Joy Orbison has released archive 09-10, an EP of rare cuts from the earlier part of his discography.
Having risen to UK garage notoriety in 2009 with his debut release, ‘Hyph Mngo/Wet Look’, Joy Orbison (aka Peter O’Grady) has since continued to innovate in dance music spheres with his creative production and ability to shapeshift between styles.
The tracks presented on archive 09-10 all stem from a similar time to his debut release, but have never been subject to official release until now, previously existing only as demos, vinyl-exclusive b-sides and features of O’Grady’s DJ sets.
Arriving on O’Grady’s 37th birthday, he says that most of the tracks stem from a period where he was creating exclusively in a friend’s bedroom studio and his parents’ house, going on to state that he “had no idea that would be the start of a ‘career’ that even now I still feel in the early stages of”.
Much of the elements that have become strongly associated with Joy Orbison’s work in years since are still present on these formative offerings, displaying the persistent dedication he shown to honing his craft in the decade-and-a-half since.
Amongst the 5 tracks are a couple of notable standouts, including previous 2010 b-side ‘ladywell’ and ‘smother demo’; a track that has previously been subject to fan demand to receive an official release following countless bootlegs being uploaded to YouTube.
archive 09-10 follows Joy Orbison’s releases from earlier this year, including a remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Ke Shy’ and ‘Freedom 2’, a continuation of his Joy Overmono collaborative project alongside Overmono.