Hear Joris Voorn take on Swedish House Mafia
Mon 8th Oct, 2012 News 2226 viewsin
“It’s club music, not pop music,” says Dutch tech-houser Joris Voorn to introduce his new remix. The track in question is Don’t You Worry Child from arena-house stars the Swedish House Mafia, and Voorn might not be the guy you’d pin first for the remixing job. His take on the single is part of a remix suite that also includes rising Italian duo Promise Land and the UK pairing Tom Staar and Kryder. The preview of Voorn’s effort below only gives you two minutes, so it’s hard to judge where it goes, but predictably the results have inspired both praise and moaning.
Voorn is headed to Australia this summer for the Stereosonic tour, where he’ll be repping house and techno alongside Nina Kraviz, Adam Beyer, Carl Cox and Loco Dice. Before he makes it down here, the DJ is set to be busy at home for Amsterdam Dance Event, presenting a showcase for his Rejected label with co-owner Edwin Oosterwal, Huxley, Deetron and Derrick May. He’s also working on a new album. “I haven’t really been making too much real techno over the last few years but that’s also because I’ve been DJing so much that when I get into the studio I don’t always have time to really experiment,” he recently told Joonbug. “I have been experimenting a lot lately with different kinds of sounds, like more down-tempo listening music.” Evidently remixes for the likes of Swedish House Mafia are the flipside to that downtempo streak…
As for the Swedes themselves, they’re rapidly selling out One Last Tour shows. The official soundtrack to SHM’s last tour is a mix of selections from the group’s back catalogue, mash-ups, edits and previously unreleased material including the Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash collaboration Reload. The Until Now compilation will be released on October 19.