Joining the dots between driving Dub Techno, classic Acid and earthy, reduced House music – South London Ordnance has spent the last few years developing a unique voice as both a DJ and a producer.
2014 saw the young artist settling into his stride, whether on the larger international stages or playing smaller, more boutique events. Shows were spread across the UK, Europe and North America and as a wildcard at Richie Hawtin’s ENTER. party, SLO joined a handful of the biggest names in dance music to play both in Ibiza and at the BPM festival. An excellently received podcast for Resident Advisor fused powerful ambient pieces and warped experimental House, alongside deep Techno cuts – eschewing en vogue grayscale linearity in favour of rich texture and groove.
In 2015 South London Ordnance returns for a series of releases that offer a much more refined, but altogether grittier sound. Released in March this year, the latest SLO single on Aery Metals Sex Fortress draws from a classic Techno framework, but referencing Industrial, Minimal and Cold Wave music – SLO appears to have found a degree of comfort in his productions. An aesthetic that satisfies club leanings and cerebral textures, a sound that places the artist more in line with previous remixer Nik Void and current collaborators, C.A.R. and Femme En Fourrure.
DJ sets continue to develop and texture remains key. As comfortable both on the big stages playing high energy peak time slots as he is rolling out longer sets for patient crowds, hard work and presence of mind has paid dividends over the last few years.