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SunKlo or SunKlowun represents the London based music label established in 2012 and run / owned by Joy Orbison & Boddika.

Joy Orbison (real name Peter O'Grady) burst on to the scene in 2009 with "Hyph Mngo" through Hotflush Recordings, a single that was notable for its ubiquity (it was voted RA's #1 track of that year) and striking singularity. Something almost immediately felt different about this artist—a belief that only deepened by what came after: No rushed sound-alike follow-up to "Hyph Mngo." No online mixes. Barely any press presence. The Joy Orbison discography has developed at very much its own pace, with no 12-inches sounding quite the same—from the sputtering, sun-drenched garage of "J. Doe" to the woody, rolling house textures of "Wade In."

As one half of Instra:mental, one third of Autonomic and solo as Boddika, these past few years have marked Al Green out as UK club music's most restless innovator. Along with his partner in Instra:mental, Damon Kirkham (Jon Convex), and Darren White (dBridge) the collective "Autonomic sound" gave drum & bass its biggest shot in the arm in recent memory. But before anyone had the chance to properly absorb the scale of its impact, Instra:mental were on to the next thing. Or should we say next things. There was the deliciously cracky house of "Let's Talk"; the pervy electro of "Voyeur"; the full-length expression of Resolution 653. Running parallel to all of this was his music as Boddika—put simply, some of the nastiest house, techno and electro ever committed to wax.

Green may have been more prolific than O'Grady during this time period, but their emphasis on quality control has been up there with the Sheds and Actresses of this world. Their first full collaboration, "Swims," was dynamite in the hands of the DJs who had it during 2011, eventually surfacing on the equally fastidious Swamp 81 at the start of 2012. However, the real vehicle for their project was to emerge shortly afterwards: SunkLo has so far released four limited 12-inch.

Regular co-workers Boddika and Joy Orbison have unveiled a taster of the next single from their Sunklo imprint, which they launched in 2012 as an outlet for their collaborations, including this year’s ‘&Fate’.

The phonetically titled ‘Sunklofaw’ 12″ is a menacing two-track effort comprising ‘More Maim’, the bossier, rougher cut of the pair, and the droning ‘In Here’, which is punctuated by a genius fractured vocal sample used as percussion.

Both tracks have been kept under wraps until now, just a few weeks before their scheduled release in January 2014.


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Joy Orbsion & Boddika More Maim/ In Here"

Joy Orbsion & Boddika

More Maim/ In Here"

Release date: 07.05.2014
Label: sunklowun
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