Joy Orbison announces release of debut mixtape ‘Still Slipping Vol.1’

“I’ve been working on the idea of mixtape for a while now,” Orbison said of ‘Still Slipping Vol.1’. “I’d never really wanted to make an album, but the way I’ve been making and listening to music has changed a lot over the last few years and it doesn’t always make sense on a single or EP.

“I also had this realisation that I wish my records were better suited to soundtracking people’s bus journeys but so far I’ve only really given them enough music to get halfway up Walworth Road.”

He added: “There’s a load of voice notes from family members in there too, pretty much my only contact with them over lockdown.”

“In my head, this is a soul record but I’m not sure that’s how people will hear it. the cover star is my wonderful cousin Leighann who introduced me to jungle, d’n’b & UK garage at a young age – without her, I wouldn’t be doing what I do today.

“I’ve made a point of making this record feel really human, light hearted and humorous in places too so that the weirder bits of the record don’t seem too wanky or self-indulgent.”


You can see the mixtape’s artwork above and tracklisting below:

01 w/ Dad & Frankie
02 ‘Sparko’ (w/ Herron)
03 ‘Swag’ w/ Kav (w/ James Messiah & Bathe)
04 ‘Better’ (w/ Léa Sen)
05 ‘Bernard?’
06 ‘Runnersz’
07 ‘Rraine’ (w/ Edna)
08 ‘Glorious Amateurs’
09 ‘S Gets Jaded’
10 ‘Froth Sipping’
11 ‘Layer 6’
12 ‘In Drink’
13 ‘Playground’ (w/ Goya Gumbani)
14 ‘Born Slipping’ (w/ Tyson)



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