TOTD // 12/02 // Robin Ordell 

Published: February 12, 2018, words by Watch The Hype

 
 
 

Currently based in Berlin, the output of Frenchman and Half Baked resident Robin Ordell takes influence from three key European cities: Nice, London and Germany’s capital city. Growing up around funk music during his formative years in Nice, Robin left home early relocating to East London in 2007 where he was drawn to the burgeoning underground club scene. Influenced by the French style of the nineties, while also drawing on inspiration from deeper German minimal sounds Robin was entrenched in the fertile East London scene during this exciting era of London’s history.

As a keen studio hound Robin is always jamming and making music, some of which has been released via labels such as Seuil’s Eklo, Discobar, Finest Hour and Half Baked’s own record label. In 2014, he became part of the Lola ED agency, joining an array of underground luminaries and marking an important step forward in his decade-long career. In 2017, he continues to travel around Europe, with a steady flow of releases and a constant desire to channel the soul of jazz, house and funk music through his Ordell-shaped filter.

Ahead of his four-track debut on Hello?Repeat (Release date: 19th February), Robin has chosen four tracks for our TOTD series. Follow him on Instagram

 

Samuel L Session

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“Samuel Session has such a big discography. The Swedish scene was certainly thriving in the 90s on the techno side and there are a lot of great records to find from that time. This track is for me a perfect balance between a driving rhythm and the emotions you need with it.”
 

John Tejada

Pasadena Shuffle

“One of, if not my favourite, Jhn Tejada track. I was buying his records when I started deejaying and still do today. Being able to bring so much class to a room banger is definitely a talent. So classy. Always in my bag.”

 

 

Dark Nites

Outer Nowhere

“Was showed this Aquamelon by a friend and have been using it in my sets ever since. It works really well on the dance floor.”

Dell + Flügel

Study For A Skyscraper

“Finishing with a touch of deepness. A beautiful collaboration between Roman Flügel and Christopher Dell, a vibraphonist. Always loved the vibraphone, the mix of resonant frequencies and percussive qualities definitely does it for me. The ambiance of the track is so special and the sound design so on point. To listen to at any time of the day!”