Joy O – 81b

Joy O (Joy Orbison), his music, his labels and his DJ sets, is something of an enigma. There’s something indistinguishable but refined in his collective works that eludes classification, but somehow defines his work. There’s usually a moment of illumination when you realise a track is a Joy O track,

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An Interview with Mono Junk

Google, Imatra Finland. The screen projects a mural of picturesque views, snow-capped furs, bavarian-style castles, billowing rivers in autumn and scenic forest landscapes. Like something from a Grimm Brothers fairy tale, there’s something incredibly surreal and yet completely tangible about the Finnish hamlet from the computer screen. It’s the kind

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Kingdom Come: A beige noise

I haven’t felt this dismayed about electronic club music since House music moved into “lounge” bars in the summer of 2004 and joined forces with jazz in one of the genres more shadowy periods. It was a summer fedora-wearing pseudo boho chic “artists” forcing an improvised pedestrian saxophone, or some

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