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, Hinge Finger, 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 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
Will Saul is the producer and DJ behind Simple Records and Aus Music. His sound is deep house and techno combined with soul and melody.
As musical landscapes shift Will's other label of love - Aus Music – has recently come into its prime and was voted in xlr8r magazine's top 10 labels of 2012. Aus has consistently explored more cutting edge leftfield sounds and over the years (Aus is just 8) has developed into a home for a range of unique artists - from the live dub of Sideshow (Fink on Ninja Tune), through to the bass driven house & techno of Joy Orbison, Scuba, Pearson Sound & Appleblim via the richly textured grooves of Lee Jones & his MyMy project and not forgetting Cottam and his low- slung, hypnotic house. The current crop of artists that Aus is working with are really hitting their prime and encapsulate all that is exciting about the UK's underground electronic music scene with releases scheduled this year from Bicep, Dusky, George FitzGerald and Midland.
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