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