Getting To Know: Joy Doc
London's very own Joy Doc, a gifted singer, songwriter, and producer, is bursting with excitement as she unveils her latest masterpiece, "Been Here Before." Prepare to be captivated by this infectious dance anthem that seamlessly blends buoyant drum patterns and soulful vocals.
Hailing from the vibrant borough of New Barnet, Joy Doc is rapidly establishing herself as a force to be reckoned with in the Drum and Bass scene. With a knack for crafting catchy tunes that resonate with listeners, she effortlessly weaves relatable stories into her music. Drawing inspiration from acclaimed artists like Wilkinson, Pola & Bryson, and Koven, Joy Doc's debut single, "Sunshine," caught the attention of Lady Of The House, who released it alongside an electrifying VIP mix in early 2023.
"Been Here Before" is a testament to Joy Doc's exceptional skills as both a producer and vocalist. Showcasing her unwavering passion for drum and bass, she expertly blends intricate rhythms with melodic elements, resulting in a sonic landscape that pulsates with irresistible energy. Her heartfelt vocals soar above the dynamic beats, injecting the track with a profound sense of emotion and unwavering positivity.
Prepare to be mesmerized as Joy Doc takes you on a musical journey you won't soon forget. With "Been Here Before," she solidifies her status as a rising star in the world of Drum and Bass, leaving us eagerly awaiting what she has in store next.
Subfocus - Endorphins (Ft. Alex Clare) (Subfocus vs Fred V & Grafix Remix)
What a transformation this remix is from the original. From the beginning of the song I was sold by the emotional and rich piano. The acoustic guitar gives it a dreamy element, yet the drums in the drop are punchy and full of energy. I love the mix of the electronic elements combined with the acoustic instruments. That guitar solo at the end is so simple but with a ton of emotion. I remember loving this back when I was a uni student. Back then I wasn’t even fully immersed in drum and bass yet but just knew I loved the sound and it took me to a place of happiness.
Wilkinson ft. Hayla - I Need (Wilkinson & Metrik Remix)
The beginning of this track sends me into a trance immediately; I can’t escape the long held note played by the fat sounding synth sound. When Hayla’s vocals come in, with the syncopated synth rhythms, the song just comes alive. This track taught me a lot about the power of suspense and a build to create tension before the drop. That drop has IMPACT.
Pola & Bryson ft Lauren Archer - Night Dawns
Pola & Bryson were one of the first liquid drum and bass artists I listened to. This track opened up a whole new world for me. I’ve always felt so calm when listening to this song. The combination between Lauren’s silky smooth vocals and the ethereal synths, fits like a glove.
Wilkinson ft Karen Harding - All For You
I’m a big fan of string arrangements in drum and bass and Wilkinson does not disappoint with his arrangement in this track. They go so well alongside the massive drums in the drop. Karen Harding is also one of my favourite topliners and her topline on this works incredibly well.
Bru-C & Chris Lorenzo - Introspective
This track came at the perfect time, during the height of the pandemic. I remember listening to this when I was living in Southend-On-Sea during lockdown and walking by the estuary watching the waves go by; it was the perfect soundtrack to that. Chris Lorenzo is such a versatile producer and this track paints a picture. Bru-C’s rap sits perfectly on top of the