When I initially heard Joris Voorn's "Sweep the Floor," I didn't think much of it. It's a nice enough track with obvious big room intentions, but there was little hook to keep me coming back—either at home, or even when I've heard it on the dance floor. But heard it I have. It's inescapable in some quarters. And that's not a bad thing, because it does its job quite well. And I understand the need to play the newest tunes, the need to support the efforts of fellow producers and the need to play the one song that everyone is waiting for at that special moment of the night.
But like many of the tracks that seem to get caned mercilessly and enter into "20xx anthem status," I can't help feeling that we could do better. Solid tune, solid producer, but it's certainly not a pox on "Bell Clap Dance," "Enfants (Chants)," "Una Pena" or even "Nesrib," which seemed to all do similar things not so long ago.
B-side "Empty Trash" follows in the same tradition, but I tend to enjoy it more because of the way that Voorn beats his vocal sample into the ground before giving you the quick release of letting the uncredited singer finish her wordless cry. Again, we're not reinventing the wheel here—and Rejected in 2009 hasn't tried to—but for some graceful dance floor tools, you could do a lot worse. Just don't try to play either by themselves, and ask me to remember them in the morning.
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Tracklist: Joris Voorn - Dusty House | Room 1 A Sweep The Floor
B Empty Trash