A classic packaged with a rather plain title, ‘Solid Session’ is back to shimmer and sparkle on Be Yourself Music courtesy of ace marksman Joris Voorn, bringing the sound of fellow Amsterdam great Orlando Voorn, under his Format alias, bang up to date after thirty years in waiting. Its dancing synth notes play like a neon fountain, and backing keys provide a warm protection, rising and falling with an unassuming but all encircling grace: this session, with passing glances towards Three Drives and CRW, leaves headphones fizzing and arenas energised. The legacy of the original is kept in the highest regard: even when it reaches its spikiest point, Joris keeps a clear head for the benefit of those wanting similar enlightenment.
Joris Voorn is one of the jewels in The Netherlands’ dance music crown, celebrated for taking charge of marquee compilation sets for Fabric, Balance, Cocoon, Fuse, and his utterly unique entry in the Global Underground series. His desire to keep moving, including work as Dark Science, Third Nation and latest incarnation VIRSION, has set benchmarks year in year out. Four Joris Voorn albums, heavy on prestigious collaborations and critical acclaim, interlink with his respected Green, Rejected and Spectrum labels, and nurturing an audiovisual spectacular when playing to his adoring public; and despite his been there-done that status, Voorn’s vision remains as sharp as his early 00s ‘Muted Trax’ debut.
“Orlando was one of the first Dutch techno artists who always came with big records“, says Joris, “and ‘Solid Session’ is probably his best known when he switched to his Format alias. Remixing this was a great challenge as many have taken it on over the years, but at the same time it was a great honour. At first I gave the track an entirely new sound, before some spontaneous studio improvisation took over for the final mix, and I also couldn’t resist bringing back some of the original’s vibes for added flavour“.
For those unaware of the Orlando Voorn original or wanting to escape to ’91, Joris Voorn comes up with an oh-so solid solution to take it back to the future.
‘Solid Session (Joris Voorn Remix)’ is out now on Be Yourself Music. You can now listen to the full premiere on When We Dip. Enjoy!
Release Date: April 22nd, 2022. Buy Here