- A thrilling debut inspired by trance, rave and warehouse tapes.
- India Jordan's taste for rave was sparked by a Ministry Of Sound trance compilation and her cousin's fuzzy tape recordings from Doncaster Warehouse. Having cut her teeth playing at Local Action parties, it's fitting that the South London label is home to her debut EP, the five-track DNT STP MY LV.
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.
01. DNT STP MY LV
03. Through Lacuna
04. Leaving Stanley
05. Through Lacuna (ELLLL Remix)