Joris Voorn has been leading Dutch house and techno since launching his career back in the late ‘90s. Having delivered mix albums for fabric and Balance, remixed work from Moby and Hot Chip, and released his own productions with Anjunadeep, Defected and Domino, there’s very few others within his home country that can be seen in a similar light. The 2014 release of his Nobody Knows album brought a shift in dynamics for his sound, and gave us gems like The Monk and Ringo. Now
following up a half decade later, Joris’ drops Four. 14-tracks in length and including collaborations from Underworld, Michiel Borstlap, HÆLOS and Lazarusman, the album merges OST-like beauty with the rugged energy of nostalgic dance weapons and the unfastened freedom that Voorn’s progressive-leaning melodies provide. The album comes on Spectrum, Joris’ own label that thus’ far has released music exclusively from himself.
Where to start:
‘District Seven’ – Brass-esque synth sounds and broken percussive rhythms
‘This City’ – Crunchy deep tech roller with huge vocal work
‘Ryo’ – Clean cut, melody driven house music
Previous from Joris Voorn:
Nobody Knows LP (2014, Green)
Future History LP (2004, Sino)
If you like this then check out:
Kölsch – 1989 (2017, Kompakt)
Eric Prydz – Opus (2016, Virgin)
Joris Voorn – Four LP is out now on Spectrum.