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Video Premiere: Joy Wellboy – Mickey Remedy (Official Video)



In these times of being bombarded by music from all angles, it’s become increasingly rare to encounter an album which relentlessly demands repeated listening, like back at a time when you were lucky if you got one new record every week then played it to death. Quite simply, Joy Wellboy’s Yorokobi’s Mantrais is one of the most starburstingly brilliant albums we’ve heard for years. Like anything beautiful, it’s easy to fall in love and keep going back for more, giving new meaning to the phrase ‘instant addiction’ .

There’s obviously something very special going on with Brussels couple Joy Adegoke and Wim Janssens, which becomes gloriously evident about two opiated minutes into opening track ‘Before The Sunrise’, a luminescent slow motion vamp piled with angelic harmonies and glistening instrumental embellishment as the pair take Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood to a wailing hot-house opium den. By the time you’ve reached its soaring, monolithic coda, the whole thing has turned into the biggest fluffiest cloud you could have ever floated off on.

Joy’s voice is an anarchic but vulnerable delight, whether animating, whispering, sobbing or celebrating; a breathily sensual hybrid of French pop playfulness, damaged post-apocalyptic siren and 70s British popstrel Lynsey De Paul. Our pick of the album was undoubtedly the indescribably heavenly ‘Mickey Remedy’  in which there’s a deliciously idiosyncratic edge which comes straight from the playpen of her soul. So when the track was revealed as being the next single to be taken from the album backed by two fresh remixes including one from Fur Coat we were reasonably excited and now we can share this excitement with you as we unveil the new video for ‘Mickey Remedy’. Enjoy.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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