Released 10th March 2017
Version 008 is a futuristic dubwise double-sider from label boss Orson himself. "For The Head" sees him stalking an abandoned Berlin bunker, finding a sparse yet terrifiying bassline, while beating the 808 drum kit in his signature 128 bpm half-step style. On the massive "The Past Is A Dream" Orson takes us a few storeys deeper: the bass is a more subby affair, urgent and captivating, outerworldly flute, spoken word, coming in like ancient memories, earth-shattering 808, echoeing a certain Chicago warehouse located deep in the London jungle. Version 008 is another indispensible piece of past, present and future dub - supported internationally in the rave by respected DJs such as Loefah, Lamont and DJ Hops.
a. For The Head
b. The Past Is A Dream
Released 30th September 2016
"Next on Version is a remix set by the legend that is Benny Ill of Horsepower Productions. On the A-side you will find a stunning techno steppers rendition of Orson's "Rise 6". Check the B-side for Orson & Hops "Dread Drumz" getting Benny's unique jungle treatment. Both sides are tried and tested in the dance and have been rinsed on radio by respected DJs such as Kode9 and N-Type. Version 006 - the Benny Ill Remixes - is a true soundsystem weapon and will be a killer in any serious selector's war box."
Mastered by Beau Thomas at ten eight seven, London. Artwork & photography by Orson Sieverding. Supported by Kode 9, Paleman, N-Type, Pearson Sound
a. Orson - Rise 6 (Benny Ill Remix)
b. Orson & Hops - Dread Drumz (Benny Ill Remix)
Next one on VERSION is the highly-anticipated “Nucleus/Lights Off” by Orson and Berlin-based DJ Skratch.
The A-side is a heavy 126 bpm techno roller. On the B-side you’ll hear a sparse and dark dubstep tune that perfectly integrates both Berlin minimalism and London bass culture.
Played by Emika, Facta, Joenice and Koehler, amongst others.
a. Orson & Skratch - Nucleus
b. Orson & Skratch - Lights Off