Switch & Sucker Punch set the tone for James Orvis’ upcoming releases for 2020. Leaning towards a darker energetic sound that will ultimately inject more pace and diversity into his live sets.
Switch adopts and mixes stylistic approaches from Breaks, Techno, HipHop and Rock, in an attempt to formulate something fresh and beyond James’ comfort zone. The production itself was a playground for experimentation, slamming sounds hard into chains of pre-amps and distortion pedals beyond recommended limits to tease out pleasing overtones and frenetic rhythms.
Sucker Punch is Switch’s tamer techno brother, offering up a b-side that will comfortably slide into a Techno set without raising too many eyebrows. Although it’s the ‘safer’ track in respects to stylistic approach, Sucker Punch still a peak time energy booster with an infectious groove and myriad layers of well-thought-out sound design.
Artwork by Jessica McGowan
Mastered by Rob Small Mastering