Joy Orbison, Em Williams, James Weston, GYGO, Johnny Hunter, Martin Gould
This May Day Eve we've booked a very special guest in the form of Joy Orbison for one the biggest nights in Oxford's party calendar. Tickets are flying out quicker than we can put the word out! MONDAY night, yes. So might involve Tuesday off work for some of you, but well worth a naughty one ;)
Joy Orbison's brand of garage-house has been celebrated for finding a sound that marries elements of house, two-step, jungle, techno and dubstep. Alongside the release of the gargantuan "Hyph Mngo" (released on Hot Flush in late 2009) and material on his own imprint, Doldrums, notorious mixes for Radio 1 and Ministry have only served to cement Joy Orbison's renown.
"The clear, pure dancefloor high this formula provides is unarguable" WIRE
"Somehow euphoric yet mournful, banging yet sad, drenched in keyboards, and rhythmically straddling the previously uncharted terrain between dubstep, garage and house." - Guardian
"A euphoric and percussive wet dream." - Dazed & Confused
"Every time the two introductory notes [to Hyph Mngo] ring out in a darkened room, it's impossible not to stifle a smile or hide your excitement at the drop that awaits." - Resident Advisor
Guardian Q&A - 14 January 2012