ROTW: Joy Anonymous - Cult Classics

London-based pair Joy Anonymous don’t seem to miss when it comes to dropping well-produced, infectious dance tunes. Since their inaugural outing back in 2019, they’ve released two full length studio albums and a bunch of successful singles. Their latest long player ‘Cult Classics’ combines a wide spread of genres, with house, breaks, garage, and a subtle pop-touch coming through in places. Their best work is definitely the UK-influenced piano house anthems they seem to love, tracks like ‘Head To

ROTW: Joy Anonymous - Cult Classics

The Sky’ and ‘Up The Street’ shine bright amongst the 14-long tracklist. Elsewhere they flip the script completely, with inclusions such as ‘I Did You Wrong’ and ‘You’re In Or Not’ ditching the dancefloor for a more percussion focused downtempo sound. Overall it’s a well measured balance between club tracks and the more timid side of things, and it’s unlikely that every track will suit your needs, but given the eclectic nature of the record that’s kind of expected.

Where to start:
Head To The Sky: Big bass thumps meet airy breaks
Up The Street: Pitched vocal hooks with a harmonising climax
Now That It’s Over: Piano-focused house anthem

Previous from Joy Anonymous:
Human Again LP (2021, Island Records)
Back On 74 (single, 2023, Caiola Records)

If you like this then check out:
TSHA – Capricorn Sun (2022, Ninja Tune)
Barry Can’t Swim – When Will We Land? (2023, Ninja Tune)

Joy Anonymous – Cult Classics LP is out now on Island Records.