He may be based in Berlin, but Half Baked resident DJ, Robin Ordell, takes his musical influences from a broader sonic palette. His sets ride the rhythms of loopy, microhouse spirals, but it’s also a minimal techno pattern embellished with flourishes from his upbringing in France and his long education in London. His record selections swing with the attitude of East London’s 4AM wiggle, a sound built for basement grooving. His own French background is there in the instrumentation and the melody too. Rarely do his records shift down into basic drum patterns, they remain elevated by jazzy guitar licks, parping brass samples and warm, dubby echoes. As a DJ who ranges across smoked-out summer vibes and terrace-ready touches, ION will be the warm and heady atmosphere Robin thrives in.