Joris Voorn announces forthcoming studio work with his new single “You & I”

Dutch electronic producer, composer and DJ, Joris Voorn today announces his new single “You & I” featuring the vocals of producer, remixer, and lyricist Nathan Nicholson. 

Naturally uplifting and empathetic “You & I” has the enduring musical qualities that have made Joris Voorn one of the world’s most celebrated international electronic acts Nathan’s vocals combine the textures of contemporary electronic music and the energy of techno his extensive career is so rooted in.

A taste of a larger body of studio work, the new vocal single is unforced and dreamlike; a trademark fusion that between performing on the world’s biggest stages sees Joris Voorn relentlessly achieve a balance of warm musical comforts with a grand pursuit of artistry.  

“You & I is the first record in a new series of music that I will be releasing through the course of the next year. It marks the beginning of a new chapter in my evolution as an artist and this body of work will eventually evolve and grow into a full album at the end of 2024” Joris Voorn

With a unique ear for melodies and detail, Joris Voorn is a modern artist whose work has the ability to embed in the worlds of contemporary art, photography and architecture; free flowing in electronic composition with musical direction guided by instinct.

Speaking on the vocal collaboration with Nathan Nicholson;

“The moment I heard the vocals for ‘You & I’ I was hooked to the beautiful melody, lyrics and performance.
Nathan’s voice is a perfect fit for my music, it’s heartfelt and pure. Usually, vocals are written on a track or chord structure, but in this case, it was the other way around. Nathan’s vocals inspired me tremendously and writing the track around it was done in a heartbeat. I’ve played various versions of the track over the course of the summer in almost every set, and the response has been incredible. It felt like we were onto something special. There couldn’t have been a better record to be the first introduction to the music on my 5th album which is currently being finished for release in 2024″ 
– Joris Voorn

An accomplished and awarded outlier in the electronic music scene Joris Voorn’s diaristic decisions concerning art and life are the ultimate symbol of musical ambition.  The new single is ascending and celestial; lyrically heart-rending and spacious with vivid sonic qualities that provide grounding alongside conceptual flourishes that have become an integral part of Joris Voorn’s catalogue. Having worked with stars including Claptone, David Guetta and Rita Ora to name a few, Nathan Nicholson’s soft poetics undoubtedly provides spectral, almost ghostly harmony to the dancefloor. 

“This song started life down in South West London with The Melody Men. When writing the lyrics we talked about how opposites do attract, but equally how those differences can make something wonderful and unique also become challenging and painful. It’s a beautiful thing to have worked on this with Joris Voorn, such a legendary and highly respected producer, and I’m so pleased with the outcome.” Nathan Nicholson

Born in the Dutch town of Tilburg, the son of a composer and a music teacher, Joris gained international recognition with his debut ‘Muted Trax’ EP on Keynote which was quickly followed by his universally acclaimed ‘Lost Memories’ release on Sino the following year. The follow-up ‘Lost Memories Part 2’ in 2004 included the standout track ‘Incident’ which became an immediate and firm fixture in the sets of many of his now-peers including Carl Cox, Derrick May and Laurent Garnier. 

Since then, Joris has gone on to release four highly acclaimed artist albums, ‘Future History’ (Sino, 2004), ‘From A Deep Place’ (Green, 2007), ‘Nobody Knows’ (voted electronic album of the year 2014 by Billboard Magazine in the US) and the most recently ‘\\\\’ (Spectrum / BMG 2019) which features an array of stunning collaborations including one with UK dance royalty Underworld. He has backed these up with dearly loved mix compilations for Belgian techno bastion Fuse, Australia’s Balance, London underground super club Fabric and most recently 2020’s standout GU: Rotterdam where Joris effectively remixed over 100 tracks to form a truly mesmerising chapter in the iconic Global Underground story. 

Joris’s celebrated abilities and skills in the studio have also led to many high profile remixes. The list is diverse, from global superstars Dua Lipa, Swedish House Mafia, London Grammar and Editors to electronic music icons Underworld, Orbital, Elderbrook, Röyksopp and Groove Armada or cult indie writers White Cliffs – all have called on Joris Voorn to interpret their works with his fresh, discerning-dancefloor perspective. Joris’s recent remix of Eelke Klein’s ‘Transmission’ generated 30 million streams across DSPs and high-rotation daytime radio across much of Europe. 

A statement of intent for 2024 and yet another chapter in his incredible career, Joris Voorn’s new productions are profound; striking a dichotomous poise of opposing feelings: joy and pain, tranquillity and tension, reaching for the stars with two feet planted firmly in the underground.

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