Each week RA stalks your favourite DJs and makes them give up their top ten vinyl secrets. This week’s unlucky victim: Joris Voorn.
Joris Voorn is well known as a producer, like many Dutchmen, he makes deep techno with a nod to Detroit. Voorn first pricked up ears in 2004 with the release of ‘The Lost Memories’ 2 EPs which included the big dancefloor cuts ‘Missing’ and ‘Incident’, the latter of which became one of the most hammered techno anthems of the year. Voorn’s debut album ‘Future History’ spanned house, old skool Detroit, acid techno and even some ambient landscapes, and his most recent release is a remix of Paul Kalkbrenner’s ‘Press On’ on Bpitch Control (which appears in his top ten of course!)
Aside from his own bleeps and bloops, Voorn also spin records. Last year he mixed his debut comp for Belgian club Fuse which included Detroit legends Robert Hood, Carl Craig and Jeff Mills alongside more minimal outings from Sleeparchive, Marc Houle and Matthew Dear. After a string of dates in 2005 performing live at festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona, Wire in Tokyo and Exit in Serbia, this year Voorn has been concentrating on DJing.
RA chased Joris Voorn all the way to Rotterdam to hold him up for his thoughts. What rotters we are.