Exciting news this week for Joris Voorn’s legion of fans around the world as he announces his fourth artist album and its debut single. His as-yet-untitled fourth studio album will be released later this year, and 'District Seven' is the first taste of the record.
Joining the dots beautifully between his past and present sounds, 'District Seven' is a typically efficient and powerful record from Voorn. A nagging synth chord riff lies at its heart, which fizzes and pulses in teasingly increasing measures. Pleasuring plump kicks underpin snappy finger clicks as the main refrain filters up from the depths. Evocative vocal samples build the mood as ethereal pads assist the chord progression. A muted bleepy arpeggio completes the melodic meat of the track while light snare roll builds take it to its crescendo. The melancholy mood recalls classic dance music epics, updated with a sleek house/techno twist.
All three of Voorn’s previous albums 'Future History,' 'From A Deep Place' and 'Nobody Knows' have been critically acclaimed, exhibiting timeless melody and a wide range of shades, emotions and styles. From the techno loops of the first through to the classy vocal moments on the third, his LPs have mapped out his endlessly evolving musical identity. The prospect of seeing where he takes things on his new album is very exciting indeed.
Joris Voorn is set to have pretty active summer, and you can catch him on any of the dates below.
Jun 29 - Paradise City Festival - Perk, Belgium
Jun 30 - Awakenings Festival - Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
Jul 01 - Awakenings Festival - Spaarnwoude, Netherlands
Jul 07 - ANTS - Ushuaïa Ibiza, Spain
Jul 11 - Labyrinth Open Croatia - Omiš, Croatia
Jul 17 - Resistance, Privilege - Ibiza, Spain
Jul 20 - Gewölbe - Cologne, Germany
Jul 21 - fabric - London, Great Britain
Jul 22 - Welcome to the Future - Het Twiske, Netherlands
Jul 28 - ANTS, Ushuaïa - Ibiza, Spain
Aug 11 - Street Parade - Zürich, Switzerland
Aug 11 - Medusa Festival - Valencia, Spain
Aug 13 - Pyramid, Amnesia - Ibiza, Spain
Aug 16 - Aquasella Festival - Asturias, Spain
Aug 18 - Straf_Werk - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Aug 21 - Resistance, Privilege - Ibiza, Spain
Aug 23 - Creamfields - Daresbury, Great Britain
Sep 01 - ANTS, Ushuaïa - Ibiza, Spain
Sep 29 - ANTS, Ushuaïa - Ibiza, Spain