Future funk, Electro Soul, Disco Bass... Who really knows what to call it. The fact of the matter is that 21 year old Joel Jakub, aka
, is at the forefront of an emerging genre that combines the smooth soulful sounds of 60's funk with modern techniques and creativity. It's slightly glitch, slightly dub, and undeniably funky, the perfect type of music for a warm summer afternoon, drink in hand, relaxing with good people.
It should come as no surprise that Orphic hails from the creative nexus that is Venice Beach, California. Those who have taken a stroll down the boardwalk will understand how his music shares so many parallels. Modern but not, slightly odd, a little chaotic, familiar but distinctly different. Orphic is a breath of fresh air, demonstrating that EDM has much more to offer than mainstream big room house and aggressive over-done drops.
Graudating from Icon Collective in late 2012, Joel created Orphic in early 2013 and has already put out a full length EP, Fractal Beach
. Every track is a testament to why he chose to pursue music in the first place: to make people get up, get down, and wiggle a bit - no matter where they are or what mode they're in. I'd say mission accomplished.
With a ton of collaborations in the works, more live shows being booked all the time, and a fantastic first EP under his belt, 2014 will be a big year for Orphic. Keep up to date with him over on his Facebook
and make sure to pick up his latest EP, you won't be disappointed.