Out now: ORIS JAY aka DARQWAN // To The Fly

Morning. I’m from Pitsmoor in Sheffield, and so is Oris Jay. I caught his set at Tramlines last weekend and it shook the Octagon’s Red Bull stage to it’s rafters. He has an album out today – details / press release below!
It’s out on his own label, Texture – the store is here, buy the album on CD/MP3/FLAC here.
His 1Xtra mix has a couple of days left on it here.
DEBUT ALBUM FROM THE LEGENDARY UK BASS MUSIC PIONEER
Oris Jay Darqwan, one of the most revered beatmakers in the history of British bass music, will release his debut album
To The Fly‘ on Monday 30th July.
Born and bred in the Steel City of Sheffield, UK, Oris Jay has been at the forefront of the UK’s underground sound for the past 15-years+. As one of the original member’s of the eponymous FWD>> nightclub that launched in 2001, Oris’s journey first started at the birth of the hugely influential Sheffield ‘bleep and bass’ sound of the late 80′s/early 90′s. A sound that’s been a prominent feature throughout his career as a DJ and producer, it was in these early years that he would find the creativity to push the boundaries of producing dark-side garage to eventually lay down the blueprint of what’s now titled dubstep.
Regarded as one of the forefathers of the scene, it’s with great anticipation and huge excitement that after all these years of cutting personal dub plates and releasing 12′s, Oris (aka Darqwan) will release his debut artist album. A producer that has always refused categorisation, he now presents ‘To The Fly’ which is able to span grime, jungle, house, garage, dubstep, dancehall and more, yet every track clearly rooted in Sheffield bass, and every track instantly recognisable as Oris Jay.
Featuring a whole range of guests, including Toddla TBroke ‘N’ EnglishPinchMC Ranking,Harper Lake and more.
Tracklisting
1. Flow So Hot feat. MC Shinobi
2. Don’t Know Who
3. Boosi
4. Heathen Sound feat. MC DRS (Broke ‘N’ English)
5. Steels
6. To The Fly
7. I’m Chosen feat. MC Ranking
8. Flashing Light “Pause & Repeat” feat. Harper Lake
9. Perplex feat. Aitcho
10. Raze feat. Amit
11. Go Girls feat. Toddla T & Trigganom
12. Zen feat. Pinch

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