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Showcasing his sounds since his first EP Room 108 on London-based label Krankbrother in 2015, Jody Barr has since observed the fruits of his labour and enjoyed a steady rise on the circuit over the past couple of years. Appearing at seminal European venues such as R1, fabric, Space Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, the late Studio 338 and more, Jody’s success behind the decks also translates to real competency behind the mixing desk. A keen collector and manipulator of hardware, Jody’s resulting work certainly has not fallen on deaf ears these past few years – with the likes of George Fitzgerald, B. Traits, Eats Everything, Laurent Garnier and more sharing his music on their regular radio slots to crowds across the world.
More recently, Barr’s bar – so to speak – was set high for 2017: with heavyweight Sasha tipping him on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show as an “Artist to Watch 2017”. However, with his own label Portable Minds well and truly up and running with the fourth release in sight, fresh music on James Zabiela‘s label Imprint due in June, and more future shows alongside Zabielas, it’s unlikely we’ll see Jody fall short of this impressive accolade and the expectations that accompany it.
Just in time for his latest release on Portable Minds, Jody Barr has decided to choose four tracks revolving around “the darkside” – consisting of music from Paranoid London, Shokh, Soulphiction and Yazoo:
“This is a playlist on turning to the darkside… I’m a sucker for 909s but I think with my ever evolving style and sound, 808s are creeping in more. With the recent death of the Roland creator, I thought why not make a playlist with some of my favourite ‘new and old’ 808 influenced records.”