Text: Vangelis Kamarakis
Without a doubt, the music genre known as ‘dubstep’ is one of the greatest bubbles in recent music history. However, this does not exclude some hidden gems; one of them is Peter O’Grady, a 23-year old from Croydon UK whose work is released under the pseudonym ‘Joy Orbinson’. Last year’s ‘Hyph Mngo’ was included in numerous ‘best of’ track lists for 2009 and he is now considered an artist to keep an eye on for 2010. But what is it that makes O’Grady special? Probably the fact that regardless his young age, Joy Orbinson has an in depth understanding of all expansions of classic house and UK Garage and he manages to combine such melodies with ingenious 2step beats under a good production. The final result is what puts him a step ahead from any other similar artist of his generation.