Joy Orbison -Rite Ov/Walworth Window

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“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison

He wasn’t lying. It’s been five years since his last solo release, but Joy Orbison is back with all new EP on his own label TOSS PORTAL.

‘Rite Ov’ steps into a dub groove that even Mark Ernestus would appreciate. I just wish I had a better sound system to do the bass justice.

The frequencies on ‘Walworth Window’ sour into a testy beat for the ages. Vocal sample A+.

Download the EP on Bandcamp

Shigeto – What Are We Made Of?

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Originally meant to be released on his next record, Detroit-based electronic producer and drummer Shigeto decided to drop a melancholic but hopeful tune early given the Presidential results last week.

This song was finished on november 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. i sampled an inspiration to me, detroit artist, tyree guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke to me.
on the morning of november 10th a light went off in my head and realized the song had to be let go.

no matter how i feel or what i’m thinking about the 2016 election.
no matter who i voted for or even if i voted at all…

i’m thinking about what i’m made of right now.
i’m thinking about what we all are made of right now, what the world is made of right now.
i’m thinking about who i want to be and how i want to play my small part in this world right now.

this song and message comes from a place of love.

ALL donations for the track will be donated to Planned Parenthood

Thanks Shigeto and the Ghostly crew.

Duke Hugh – Butterflies

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Duke Hugh is a Dutch electronic producer. South London record label Rhythm Section International just dropped his debut album entitled Canvass.

While latin-beat ‘Butterfliesis a Gilles Peterson track favorite, the entire album grooves to put you in a dreamy state of mind. From his Bandcamp page:

Each song has its own essence, there is absolutely no filler and the entire double pack sits together as a perfect whole. Flirting with aspects of broken beat, Jazz, hip hop and dreamy electronica – Duke Hugh winds together a most idiosyncratic release equally at home on the peak time dancefloor as it would be for a long road trip. Canvas is a big statement from an artist who’s here to stay.

Earth Trax X Newborn Jr. – Sax & Flute 

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“Euphoria Guaranteed – or your money back!” That’s the tagline from Polish house producers Earth Trax and Newborn Jr.

Their two-track EP blends saxophone and flute samples into respective jazzy balearic cuts. I expect nothing than the less than timeless dance music from South London’s Rhythm Section International. Stream ‘Flute track’ after the jump.


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CO/R – Bells, Walking 

Joy Orbison AKA Peter O' Grady
Joy Orbison AKA Peter O’ Grady

CO/R is a collaboration between techno heads Herron and Joy Orbison. The duo just released Gudrun,  a vinyl 12″ from the Trilogy Tapes Store.

The lead single ‘Bells, Walking’ is a continuation of Joy Orbison’s 2009 post-dubstep hit ‘Hyph Mngo‘ laced in with Herron’s mastery of house and UK garage. Learn more about Joy Orbison in the Sole Selectors video below.

“I still have a lot of time for putting out 12 inches.” – Joy Orbison

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Ash Walker Music – Dark Hour

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Ash Walker is right: ‘They do not now yet.’

The world is just getting a taste of this emerging talent out of London who is trying to revive the sounds of trip-hop that Massive Attack and Portishead pioneered in their heyday. His latest drop ‘Dark Hour’ continues his overall downtempo vibe.

Signed to underground dub label Deep Heads, known for a library of other tasty releases from label head Zed Bias, Walker released his debut album Augmented 7 last year. The album incorporated elements of dub, reggae, and downtempo all tied to a jazz tone.  Take a listen to the collaboration with soul singer Segilola below.

Hear more Ash Walker on Soundcloud


PS. Walker’s music also sounds a bit like Smith & Mighty who released this dub-infused bombtune back in 1995.