Fresh from releasing his stunning dedication to his second son, ‘Ryo’, Joris Voorn is back already with another two sumptuous tracks for the summer festival season. Despite being inspired by the Greek tragedy of the same name, in which the protagonist kills herself after being sentenced to being buried alive for defying the king’s order’s about grieving for the death of her brother, ‘Antigone’ is an uplifting, positive piece of work.
Melody abounds from the very start, with the lush chord progression that forms the backbone of the track playing out through muted synths. Ethereal pads drift over the track as punchy kicks and on-beat tambourines create a propulsive feel. As the chords filter up, a cute, understated lead riff emerges played by a heavenly synth. The warm bass notes swell while another fizzing motif blasts into play, bringing with it tinges of trance euphoria. The percussion picks up the energy while vocal cuts add more colour. A sweet breakdown builds just the right amount of tension without being overblown, sending the track into the stratosphere. Graceful, elegant stuff.
‘The real story behind ‘Antigone’ is that it was made when I was on the plane with a serious hangover. The name was inspired by a billboard I saw on the way to the airport while leaving Greece after a gig’ says Joris.
B-side ‘Haemon’ (the name of Antigone’s fiancée) once again sees Voorn explore his ambient, chillout desires as he did with ‘Noa’ on his last release. Delicate arpeggios dance atop widescreen, phasing pads that play an almost orchestral, classical arrangement. Soft bass tones add weight to this beautiful, contemplative track.
Joris Voorn – Summer 2019 schedule
Saturday June 22nd – Ushuaïa, Ibiza, ES
Saturday June 22nd – Fabric, London, UK
Saturday June 29th – Awakenings Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Sunday June 30th – Awakenings Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Monday July 1st – Amnesia, Ibiza, ES
Saturday July 13th – Ushuaïa, Ibiza, ES
Friday July 19th – Spectrum @ Input, Barcelona, ES
Saturday July 20th – Sunrise Festival – Kolobrzeg, PL
Sunday July 21st – ANTS @ Tomorrowland, Boom, BE
Saturday July 27th – Spectrum @ Tomorrowland, Boom, BE
Thursday August 1st – Lovefest, Vrnjačka Banja, RS
Saturday August 3rd – Nature One, Kastellaun, DE
Sunday August 4th – Family Piknik, Montpellier, FR
Saturday August 10th – Dreambeach Villaricos, Almeria, ES
Saturday August 24th – Drumcode Festival, Amsterdam, NL
Saturday August 24th – Creamfields, Halton, UK
Tuesday August 27th – Privilege, Ibiza, Spain
Saturday August 31st – Electric Zoo, New York, US
Friday September 6th – Nox, Madrid, ES
Saturday September 7th – Amnesia, Ibiza, ES
Saturday September 14th – Amnesia, Ibiza, ES
Saturday September 28th – Amnesia, Ibiza, ES