Overview. Fast-rising producer and DJ India Jordan has announced their “largest and most personal” release yet, a six-track EP titled For You.
Inspired by growing up queer in the North of England, For You documents India understanding and learning about their own identity, and to being kind to themself in the process (the “You” in the EP’s title is a reference to India). The EP’s six tracks draw from all aspects of India’s musical make-up, from the raw sample-chopping house and high-emotion techno that they first made their name with, to the fast-paced drum’n’bass and happy hardcore of their formative early clubbing experiences.
Although India has been a respected underground presence for several years now, holding down residencies and promoting parties across the UK’s North-East, it’s the last 12 months that have really seen them soar. Their debut EP DNT STP MY LV was released last May to great acclaim, with follow-up single ‘WARPER’ cementing India’s status as one of Europe’s most exciting new talents: both releases ended up in several best music of 2019 lists and spent the year as regular fixtures both on clubs and in radio. They’re definitely one of the artists to watch in 2020.
The cover art and assets for the EP were shot at Dalston Superstore, a legendary queer venue in Dalston that’s close to India’s heart. “I’ve always been really into toilets, I did a photography project at college writing messages in toilets for people”, they explain. “I’m drawn to the idea that they’re public but ultimately isolated and individual, so writing a message was a way to show another human had been there.”
“They’re spaces for me to decompress, sort my head out and get some time away. They’re also places I’ve experienced to be queer. When I was growing up, it wasn’t necessarily safe for me to show any public displays of affection with people, so toilets were a safe option.”
• All tracks produced by India Jordan
• Mastered by Alex Gordon @ Abbey Road
• Photography by Prexa Shrestha
• Design by Our Place
• Special thanks to Dalston Superstore