Global Underground 43 presents Joris Voorn

Featuring over 100 tracks and remixes from Joris Voorn (exclusive), Biosphere, Plastikman, Kölsch, Roman Flügel, Speedy J, Nathan Fake, Secret Cinema, and many more.

Global Underground enters a new decade with a ground-breaking release in the label’s city series: GU43: Joris Voorn, Rotterdam. The GU City albums are synonymous with landmark releases from Carl Cox, Sasha, John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia, and many more, and with GU43: Joris Voorn, Rotterdam, the Dutch artist guarantees himself a place in the canon with an astonishing mix that deconstructs, manipulates, and blends over 100 tracks, into one expansive whole.

Included within this mammoth tracklist is ‘Kassandria’, Joris Voorn’s forthcoming single release from GU43 (out 16 October). GU43: Joris Voorn, Rotterdam is available as a 2x CD book pack, 3x heavyweight coloured vinyl, digital, stream, and a limited collector’s edition with 110 page photo book and 4x 12” square art prints. This continued commitment to physical formats, including collectors and limited editions, comes at a time when, during the covid-19 pandemic, Global Underground has seen greater interest and demand for physical music releases.

GU43 follows Joris Voorn’s fourth artist album ‘\\\\’, released in 2019. Inspired by the European electronic scene in the mid 90s, ‘\\\\’ features collaborations with Underworld, Lazarusman, Michiel Bortslap and HÆLOS, and marked a key moment in the continued evolution of one of the Netherland’s most respected electronic music artists. Born in 1977 in Tilburg, a medium-sized city located an hour’s drive south from Rotterdam, Joris Voorn grew up around music (his father was a composer). He swapped violin and acoustic guitar from his childhood when he discovered groups like Nine Inch Nails, Orbital and Underworld; later falling for the Detroit techno of Derrick May, Jeff Mills and Robert Hood

Rotterdam, the city known for darker, harder electronic music – especially gabber and before that neubeat from nearby Belgium – is significant as the birthplace of Voorn’s career: it’s where he threw himself into club culture and made the decision to pursue music first time, and where he made a name for himself across the city, scoring live gigs and DJ gigs, most often at Of Corso Club. His time in the city has helped spawn an incredible DJ career that’s taken him to every corner of the globe, four artist albums, dozens of EPs and singles, several high-profile mixes and compilations, and countless happy fans.

Over the 100-plus strong tracklist, GU43 Joris Voorn, Rotterdam both lays bare the city’s influence on Joris and demonstrates his exhaustive approach to mix albums. Instead of mixing live on vinyl or CDJs, Voorn uses Ableton to edit, arrange or otherwise alter his songs, creating mixes that are as precise and calculated as they are emotional and timeless. It’s a method he’s been using since his mix for Fuse in 2005, but that was perfected on his infamous Balance 014 compilation in 2009, which saw him blending loops and samples of more than 100 tracks into two mixes. 

Not only does Voorn’s Global Underground album go further than any previous mix he’s released, but it does so with a keen eye toward his career birthplace. The mix blends tracks and remixes that Joris has played at modern Rotterdam events like Toffler Festival and Annabel Club, including new music from rising star producers, and old classics that Joris has reinterpreted and now featured exclusively for Global Underground – these nods to the city’s musical past sit alongside contemporary collaborations with Rotterdam artists Secret Cinema and Speedy J.

JORIS VOORN SAID:

“Rotterdam is a city close to my heart, it’s where I started my career as a music producer, and gave me the inspiration to make my first tracks. GU43 takes you on a true journey…. One moment you feel you’re in the industrial Rotterdam harbour, next you’re in the vibrant cultural city centre. Sometimes you’re in a dark tunnel under the river that splits North and South before coming up to the tranquillity of a green park. GU43 is an ode to the city that gave me a life in music.”

#GU43: Joris Voorn – Rotterdam – Tracklist

CD1

  1. Kettel – Hongkong
  2. Innere Tueren – Eden (Version)
  3. Zenzizenz – Umi
  4. Joris Voorn – Alpha 7
  5. Cyspe – Void
  6. Microglobe – Trust 
  7. Joris Voorn – Midi Sans Frontieres 
  8. Nathan Fake – Pentiamonds
  9. NEAT – Them Gs 
  10. President Bongo/Óttar Sæmundsen – 1° Quadrante (Club Version 1)
  11. Pépe – Recollection
  12. Shade Of Drums – Path
  13. S.Channel – Distant Shores
  14. Swoose – Lotus
  15. Andu Simion – Olymp
  16. Fredo Guerre & Francisco Ruiz-Tagle – Little Helper 361-6
  17. Biosphere – Black Mesa (feat. Joan Lorring & Leslie Howard) (Joris Voorn Remix)
  18. Disarmed: Disarmed (Lovestruckk Remix)
  19. D-Leria – Landed in Another Place
  20. Marino Canal – White Atlas
  21. HyperSOUL-X – The Eastern Nations (Main HT)
  22. Floppy Sounds – Entertainment (Blue Miniature Morph) 
  23. Joris Voorn – GU43 Ambient Fill
  24. Raxon – Introspect
  25. Aisha Devi – O.M.A. (Abul Mogard Remix)
  26. Plastikman – Disconnect
  27. Kaap – Overtoom
  28. Joris Voorn – Ultron
  29. Die Wilde Jagd – Morgenrot (Vactrol Park Remix)
  30. Julien Chaptal – Amazone
  31. Linn Elisabet – Uncommitting
  32. Genius Of Time – Peace Bird
  33. Marino Canal – Curious Eyes
  34. GHEIST – Der Blaue Reiter
  35. Joris Voorn – Sonder 
  36. Reeko – Blue Tool#1
  37. Reeko – Street Tool#4
  38. Feral – Polar Sun
  39. Atom™ & Tobias. – Aux I
  40. Pulso – Dentro Del Pimpollo Está La Nuez
  41. States Of Flux – Road
  42. Pépe – Recollection 
  43. Joakuim – View 
  44. Ohm & Kvadrant – Skagerak 
  45. Tibi Dabo – Hire The Birds (DJ Balduin Powerdive Mix) 
  46. Joris Voorn – Float
  47. Kaufmann – Black Horsey
  48. Joris Voorn – Auto Drone 1 
  49. Pär Grindvik – The Act
  50. Martin Landsky – Triage 
  51. Secret Cinema & Joris Voorn – Syrinx
  52. Willaris. K – Cobaki Sky (Prequel)
  53. Blue Veil – Jaguar Eyes 
  54. Reeko – Control Tool#2 
  55. States Of Flux – Pro12Arp  
  56. Joris Voorn – The Matrix
  57. Sky Civilian – Open Door (Joris Voorn Edit)
  58. Artefakt – The Blue Hour (Valentino Mora Cosmic Trans Rephrase)
  59. Joris Voorn – God

CD2

  1. Mario Hammer And The Lonely Robot – Razljubít
  2. Fennesz – In My Room
  3. nthng – Shine
  4. Luigi Tozzi – A New Hope
  5. Landside – Signs Of Change (Etapp Kyle Remix)
  6. Joris Voorn – Kassandria
  7. Crump – Bones
  8. Reggy Van Oers & Joachim Spieth – Mammatus
  9. Joris Voorn – Acid Flow
  10. Bode Frequency – Time Machine (Dub Mix)
  11. Raimond Ford – Astral Angel
  12. Human Space Machine – Rebirth
  13. RAAM – Raam 8.8 64
  14. Linn Elisabet – Charioteers
  15. Markus Suckut – F-0710 to Frankfurt
  16. Joris Voorn – Nea Skioni
  17. PAN-AL – It’s Nice To Miss You Too 
  18. Christian Bloch – Construct (VC-118A Remix)
  19. Bxentric – Envelope 
  20. Joris Voorn – Echo
  21. Joris Voorn feat. Sky Civilian – Fever Dreams
  22. Conforce – Atrum
  23. Fadi Mohem – Life Cycle
  24. Primal Code – Caimano Tribe
  25. Rone – Esperanza (Joris Voorn Remix)
  26. Joris Voorn – Navigator
  27. Colyn – Khazad Dum
  28. Joris Voorn & Speedy J – 35mm
  29. natural/electronic.system. – Libeccio
  30. Marincu – Slip Side
  31. Metric System – Studio 440-3 
  32. Perko – Rounded
  33. Ohm & Kvadrant – Øresund
  34. UBX127 – Kopat
  35. AD & The Persuader – Construct 1621
  36. Qindek – Come Closer (Edit Select Remake)
  37. Yamaneko – Fall Control
  38. Joris Voorn – The Tower Of Naphtali 
  39. Bakground  & Sangam – Carousel
  40. Kölsch – Shoulder Of Giants (Joris Voorn Remix)
  41. Blue Veil – Return To Forever
  42. Bode Frequency – Time Machine (Dub Mix) 
  43. Luigi Gori & Frankye Lova – Narrow (Ataman Live Remix)
  44. Brian Cid – Be One
  45. Ness – Bionic Harp
  46. LSG – The Train Of Thought Remix (Joris Voorn Remake)  
  47. Joris Voorn – Psyche 
  48. CJ Bolland – There Can Only Be One
  49. Einmusik – Dread (No Drums Mix)
  50. Lie2You – Obsession (JV Edit) 
  51. Dicabor – Ix (Robert Babicz)
  52. Noun (Daniel Avery & Roman Flügel) – Meeting Of The Minds
  53. Monarke & Soul Button – Passage 
  54. Jonathan Kaspar – Kali
  55. John Beltran – It’s Because Of Her
  56. Monotronique – First Touch
  57. Paraphex – What We Leave Behind

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Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.