A thrilling debut inspired by trance, rave and warehouse tapes.
On New Year's Eve, fellow Local Action artist Finn threw a party at Manchester's Soup Kitchen. India Jordan played at 1:30 AM, dropping a thrilling 50-minute set of hands-in-the-air bangers. The EP's opening tracks—the title track and "DN4," named after Jordan's childhood postcode—fit seamlessly into her peak-time set, one she's since said was the best she played in the last year.
"DNT STP MY LV" is a sun-kissed anthem, with a soulful vocal sample from Kashif's 1983 track "Don't Stop My Love" layered over buoyant synths and a bassline that kicks progressively harder. Produced in the lead-up to Finn's NYE bash, "DN4" is a hot-headed, breakneck homage to hardcore and jungle. "Through Lacuna" and "Leaving Stanley" also echo the ambient label and "music social," New Atlantis, that Jordan runs with Deadboy. "Through Lacuna," written during a tough period, feels like a deep restorative breath, with watery synths and weightless breaks, while "Leaving Stanley" is a nod to the trance mixes of her formative years. The EP closes on a moodier note with the Cork producer ELLLL's turbulent, sub-heavy twist on "Through Lacuna." DNT STP MY LV is an exciting debut, showcasing Jordan's broad tastes and potential as a producer.