In the world of techno music, Joris Voorn’s name is one that is immensely popular, not just for his supremely sharp production skills but also for his ability to churn out hits while catering to his underground spirit. The Sherp caught him after his amazing set as part of the Awakenings Stage at Vh1 Supersonic festival and he had lots to share.
How has your experience in India been like?
It’s been really great so far. Gig was amazing, people are really into the music. The energy is infectious, and techno music as well. The place is amazing, it looks beautiful. I haven’t been to the beach or anything, but I like walking around and seeing the beautiful nature and the people are so relaxed. It’s very different than where I’m from and it’s inspirational.
How was the Awakenings stage at Supersonic and performing for the group?
Awakenings is a brand that people have been working with for a long, long time. You know, they’re like family. Playing for them feels like you’re just hanging out and having a really good time. I’m just part of the family, I guess. It’s a techno family, that’s what it is.
Your set tonight was an absolute banger. Was there anything special that you had planned for your Indian audience?
I always make a playlist, so in a way, I always plan something. But since this was my first time, I didn’t really know what to expect and you just kind of try to find your way and see what’s going to work. And along the way, it got a bit more energetic and I realised they these guys are liking what’s being played – the stronger stuff and a bit of melodies as well. Every time, it’s a different experience and that’s kind of how it goes.
Your next release is up next year. What would you like to say about that?
I have a new release coming up on my Rejected Label, which is going in a bit more deeper in a deeper dance floor kind of vibe. It’s a track that I’ve already released on my Fabric CD that I did earlier this year. And there’s going to be a B-side as well which is going to be quite like Detroit-stabby-kind-of-techno; you know what it’s nice to play big gigs like this but I also like to keep making music that is for the soul and for big parties.
Best Festival Experience –
That’s an impossible question. I’ve been doing this for so many years, and I know you want a quick, short answer but I don’t think I’ll be able to do that.
Any unique, memorable festival experience you would like to share –
I remember coming to Japan for the first time in 2005, and the festival started at 6 pm and I was supposed to play at 8. When I walked on to the stage, I already saw people sleeping in the hallways. I kept thinking, ‘What the hell is going on here’. It was extremely strange.
If you had to pick one festival for your last performance, which one would it be?
I’d choose Awakenings. Absolutely.
If you were to be getting married at a festival, which one would it be?
I’m already married, but if I had to pick one, then… actually, this is a good festival to get married at. The place looks amazing, and with all the pretty lights, it looks like a wedding already.
Any festivals you have bucketlist-ed for 2016?
You know I’m not sure, yet. My booking team’s working on it.