Sharing their name w/ the first mass-produced gramophone, Orion and Jadis, North Carolina natives, merge celestial vocals and tripping rhythms to create beautiful downtempo and DnB melodies.
The end of one thing is often the beginning of another. Edison Gem are proof positive that destruction can double as a form of creation. The production team, a collaborative effort between Orion and Jadis, has focused the energy borne of the failure of their relationship into an inspired mélange of expression, class, and dancefloor sensibility.
They’ve got an album coming in a couple months, but for now there are two tracks available on iTunes as well as some music on their MySpace page. My favorite tune is “Things Change”, which I’ve added to the podcast via a clip hijacked from yesterday’s XOdusShow on bassdrive.com.