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Joy Orbison, still slipping vol. 1
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Joy Orbison taps up his family and friends for an intimate mixtape, Jana Rush drops emotional footwork, and Neil Landstrumm shares an evil ringtone pack

Joy Orbison might have soundtracked some of our most meaningful dancefloor moments with the likes of “Hyph Mngo” and “Big Room Tech House DJ Tool-TIP!”, but on his latest mixtape, still slipping vol. 1, he’s veering away from straight-up club bangers and getting more intimate and personal. In a press statement, the DJ/producer said: “I 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 you enough music to get half way up Walworth Road.”

As well as featuring various well-known vocalists (Herron, James Massiah, Bathe, Léa Sen, Goya Gumbani, Tyson) he’s also included various members of his extended family, from voice notes sent throughout lockdown. The mixtape’s cover star is his cousin Leighann, who introduced Joy O to garage and jungle at a formative age. Swinging between choppy garage rollers, murky club bouncers, and even drill, flashes of UK rave and dancefloor euphoria are set side by side with snippets of his family laughing and chatting.

Elsewhere this NMF, there’s vibrant rock energy from binki (who featured in our 2021 new gen of pop list), virtuosic footwork from Jana Rush, and a pack of “evil ring tones” from Neil Landstrumm. Your phone never sounded creepier.

BINKI, MOTOR FUNCTION

CASIOPEPE, CASIOPEPE EP

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JANA RUSH, PAINFUL ENLIGHTENMENT

JOY ORBISON, STILL SLIPPING VOL. 1

LUNCH MONEY LIFE, TARMAC THE LAKE

NEIL LANDSTRUMM, EVIL RING TONES SOUND PACK

V/A, 29 SPEEDWAY: ZERO SPACE