Nocturne label head-honcho and resident at The Night Institute, Jordan is a name gaining notoriety in Belfast and beyond. Debuting on Boiler Room this year, Jordan is a producer and selector, who seamlessly eases between genres while holding down a fierce dancefloor power.
His latest offering, VOYAGER, named after his Moog Keyboard, a sound that is integral to the EP – mixes elements of Italo Disco, Rave and House. Released on the genre-defying Loose Fit Records, the EP encompasses the label's ethos; 'It simply comes from being into a lot of different styles of music and having residencies where extended sets are the norm', Jordan tells us.
Opening track Voyager is an industrial hard-hitting floor filler, layered with melodic intertwined eternal elements. While Muscle Memory is almost a retro throwback, powered by 80's synth-riffs and cosmic bloops. Either way, Jordan creates classic-feeling records that have seen him win acclaim from the likes of Thump, DJ Mag, XLR8R, Ransom Note and more.
Infamously known for his reputation as a party-thrower, fighting back in rebellion against Belfast's license laws, Jordan would throw after-hours parties in eclectic venues, such as art galleries, noodle bars and even hair-dressing salons. While now progressing onto more legitimate clubs, such as alongside Timmy Stewart running The Night Institute, a party recognised as a leading light in Belfast – his history in the underground is still instilled in him today.
'In my mind, electronic music was made for small, intimate, grimy spaces, so I feel comfortable in illicit environments. Unfortunately, you can't be illegal forever unfortunately as there are downsides to that world too. But yeah I think we should always keep one foot in the real underground. As much as I feel honoured when I play a big stage, small, sweatboxes are second nature.'
Shaped by the Belfast scene Jordan's euphoric elements are influenced by his history as a Trance DJ a decade ago, while the more ballsy electronic side; 'is very Belfast...for example, local party Twitch historically have done well with the likes of Levon Vincent, Joy O etc. so the city likes it tough and machine-driven. Maybe the camp side is from one of my first residencies at a gay club all-nighter called Yello.'
VOYAGER: EP is available digitally now. Vinyl release due early 2018.