The stunning Nobody Knows album (2014) found Dutch house / techno stalwart Joris Voorn in fine form, summing his years of experience in impressive style and bridging the gap between home and club effortlessly.
Following a slew of acclaimed remixes for the likes of Andhim, Sailor & I, DJ Dozia and Sebastian Mullaert and a one-off single with Joran van Pol, Voorn returns this month with a pair of new stunning tracks.
Dawn (Green Mix) is a fist-pumping piano stomper that takes its cues from some of Joris’ more euphoric moments over the years. Slick percussive rhythms drive the track forward alongside a low-slung monotone bassline, as joyous piano chords slowly pull into focus. Lush pads and a nagging synth hook build the atmospherics before a stabbing string melody tops it all off. With nods to classic techno, trance and house along the way, it’s a thing of succinct beauty.
Joris Voorn: “With this release I’m making a bridge between last year and this year. Looks Fake Obviously is a dark haunting track with a sweet melody that slowly drags you into the light. Dawn (Green Mix) brings new life to a sound that once I was so familiar with, Detroit techno. Although this mix is more house than techno, it features characteristic melodies of the 90’s Detroit sound that I loved when I started to make music around the year 2000. This is only the first of a few Detroit inspired tracks that will surface this year. For me it’s like things went full circle, coming back to a sound where chord stabs, pads and warm bass sounds are very present.”
With gigs including Ushuaïa, Parklife, Awakenings, Mysteryland and Bestival Toronto this summer, Joris is looking as busy as ever – and you can expect to hear these two new beauties in his sets all summer long.
Dawn (Green Mix):
Looks Fake Obviously: