Friday, November 28, 2014

The Festive Dozen 2014: Joris Voorn - Ringo

I’m not sure exactly how a dance music purist would categorise Joris Voorn’s ‘Ringo’ … what genre it fits into – is it minimal techno, or melodic techno, or some other form of up-tempo electronica?

It probably doesn’t really matter, whatever else it is, the track became a firm pod favourite for me throughout the early part of 2014, after being released as a single late in 2013. I just couldn’t get enough of its warm textures and subtle trippy vibe.
‘Ringo’ prods and teases but never really quite takes off into full-on euphoric banger mode, and that’s what makes it special: it’s a club at 5am, a morning-after groove, something to smooth the rough edges from the sharp peaks of the night before.

The Amsterdam-based Voorn had a busy 2014, with a couple of North American tours, club and festival gigs right across Europe – from the UK to Ibiza and beyond – yet he still found time (on November 17) to release album number three, Nobody Knows, his first full-length effort for seven years … and yes, it includes ‘Ringo’.

Joris Voorn is on Facebook (here) and Nobody Knows is on iTunes (here)

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