Whether they knew it or not, it seemed that people were waiting for an artist like Jordon Alexander to come along. The sheer appetite for his style of house music, which blends dusty drums with infectious samples and melodies, explains why he went from playing a handful of small parties in Australia one year, to touring the globe the next—a tenfold increase in gigs according RA's events section. Here was a young guy from an unremarkable town in Australia whose releases, DJ sets and social media embodied a good-times vibe that people around the world loved to identify with. His big tracks, such as "Feel U," "Can't" and "I Just Wanna," were uncomplicated and extraordinarily effective, the type of thing that transcends scenes and tastes.It also helped that he was linked with a hyped sound: lo-fi house. Alexander himself has never identified with the genre, but the crunchy drums and scuffed aesthetic of his music again tapped into something people seemed to crave. You get the clearest sense of what Alexander is about through Steel City Dance Discs, the label he runs with his friends Jarred Kennedy and Jackson Fitzsimmons. They're seven releases deep at this point, and the forthcoming 12-inch from Loods & Mall Grab nicely captures the label's essence: classic party music for modern dance floors.It is with much delight that we welcome Mall Grab to Concorde 2 as part of his 'Looking For Trouble' tour.
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