Artist & Music Management

Joris Voorn

Many consider Amsterdam to be the global capital of techno and few artists embody that notion more than Joris Voorn. He sits at the epicentre of the Dutch electronic music scene and is one of Netherlands most celebrated international touring acts. He is a perfectionist and an immaculate purveyor of high quality techno and forward thinking house.

A futuristic modern-art-meets-tech touring artist whose feet are firmly planted in the underground, Joris is also embedded in the worlds of contemporary art, photography and architecture. His attention to detail in the studio, on stage or in design and art are unsurpassed.

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, Australias Balance, London underground super club Fabric and most recently 2020s standout GU: Rotterdam where Joris effectively remixed over 100 tracks to form a truly mesmerising chapter in the iconic Global Underground story.

Joriss 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, Royksopp 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.

Joriss recent remix of Eelke Kleins Transmission generated 30 million streams across DSPs and high rotation day time radio across much of Europe. An impressive feat for an instrumental record.

In 2005 Joris founded Green the first of three labels he runs with long-time collaborator Edwin Oosterwal. Green provided a platform for Joris to release two albums, plus some of his biggest hits including 2013s Ringo and his 2016s Looks Fake Obviously. His second label Rejected offered an additional outlet but this time for more straight-up house music aimed purely at the dancefloor. The Rejected catalogue includes many of Joriss house hits including the Dusty House series of Eps. The label also released music from techno pioneers Deetron, Anton Pieete, Ian Pooley and Steve Rachmad.

These two labels represent the opposing ends of the Spectrum of underground music Joris is proud to champion. In fact, this word is so synonymous with his wide ranging love of underground styles and sounds that it inspired him to launch his 3rd label project, brand, weekly globally syndicated radio show and event series - Spectrum.

Since its inception Spectrum has gathered a myriad of fans from not only the dancefloor and radio airwaves but industry alike. In the immediate post pandemic landscape Joris hosted a sold out 4,000 strong Spectrum gathering in Amsterdam as well as Spectrum stages at Ultra Miami and Off-Sonar. Today Spectrum aims to present diverse, inclusive and unique events that showcase the cutting edge sounds Joris creates, performs or champions on his labels.

During the pandemic Joris found an incredible outlet for his creative drive. Extended periods of time in the studio were a luxury previously so rare and now he found himself entrenched in composing soundtracks for movies, scoring TV pieces and working on new album material. He also developed a new live alias, VIRSION, whose sound stays firmly on the side of techno, driving deep into the realms of hypnotic, tripped out underground electronic music.

Today Joris is deep into his next artist album for Spectrum / BMG which will see a waterfall release through much of 2024. The collection of work will feature a number of high profile collaborations and will begin with the first single You & I, which features vocalist songwriter Nathan Nicholson, landing on October 13th.

Never sitting still, Joris Voorn is a sophisticated composer and performer of precise and emotional electronic music. An immaculate artist who stands alone in his unique ability to weave underground sounds with carefully placed moments of emotive melody. He lives behind the decks and in his studio, but never forgets the education he gladly received on the dancefloor.