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Album of the week: Joris Voorn 'Fabric 83'

An eclectic and intricately woven journey into Joris Voorn’s favourites.

Artist: Various (compiled and mixed by Joris Voorn)
Album: Fabric 83
Label: Fabric
Release date: 21/08/15

Fabric 83 is one of those albums which needs no presentation. The London nightclub has been running successful compilations since 2001, so, as you can expect, it is a gem I've been waiting for with enthusiasm. Be that as it may, Fabric 83 is one of those albums which comes to shake the minds and the ears of all of those who blindly trust in Joris Voorn taste and talent, a musical journey that brilliantly blurs the boundaries between a set, a DJ mix and an album with the very special touch of the Dutch producer. A 65-track compression, cut, chopped and edited together to sound like a unique whole, thanks to the creative freedom and studio skills achieved along Voorn's musical career.

After pressing PLAY, the first sounds introduce you into Voorn's world with a groovy and slow start — chillout beats and Hindu ragas included — which builds as the tracks progress, layering different textures and looping one on top of the other in a surprisingly natural way, including hits like our dearest Plastikman's Consumed. Emotive time when the beautiful vocals of Howlings, the collaboration between Frank Wiedemann (Âme) and the Australian singer Ry X (The Acid) turn into John Tejada's Two 0 One hit. Voorn's pulsing beats and harmonic twists clearly appear in the style of Fall —from his Nobody Knows remix album— Where Have You Gone and Looks Fake Obviously, among other original productions. After the first half of the album, the intensity grows considerably, with a harder bass-line and tunes like Robert Hood's A.M. or the '90s classic Shadow Boxing by Nasty Habits flowing by our ears and fueling our desire to drop into a dancefloor. Other moments worth highlighting are the absolutely awesome mix between Joran van Pol's Exist and Speedy J's Fill 17, and the apocalyptic album ending. I could keep going, but I don't want to reveal the whole master piece.

An eclectic and heavily layered album, really easy to listen to and not necessarily for the dance floor. The compilation is emotive with tidal sentimentality, jumping from nostalgia to happiness in a few tracks. An excellent choice of tunes from an artist who clearly deserves to fly on the Fabric wings.

WORDS | Natalia Gutiérrez


Tracklist:

01.
Sunset Graves - So, Who's Gonna Watch You Die? [3rd & Debut]
Application - Front End (Remixed by Pye Corner Audio) [Dust Science]
BLNDR - Isolate Frequencies 2 [Hypnus]
Lo Grounds - Fatalism [3rd & Debut]

02.
Deft - Blue Jasmine [Project: Mooncircle]
ambiq - Loka [arjunamusic]
ambiq - Toxic Underground [arjunamusic]
Reggy van Oers - Loctivity [Green]

03.
Plastikman - Consumed [Minus]
The Persuader - Pinnharan [Templar]
Van Bonn - Abroad [Traum]
Arnold Tempo - Quarion Was Digging For Water [Black Error]
Donnacha Costello - Grape A [Minimise]
Deepchord - DC14 (A1) [Deepchord]

04.
Siopis feat. Mr Brean - Listen To The Whispers (Jody Hannan Remix) [Suruba X]
Joris Voorn - Where Have You Gone? (Part 1) [Green]
Lau Frank - 7am (Dachshund Remix) [Gruuv]
Audio Werner & Jichael Mackson - Schlamm [Hartchef Discos]
Roland Klinkenberg - L'Esprit De L'Escalier [Green]

05.
Howling - Signs (Matom Remix) [Monkeytown / Counter]
Christian Fennesz - Kae [Ash International]
Julien Aubert - Feelmar (Gaspard de La Montagne Remix) [Creaked]
Martin Aquino - Red Pavement (Halo & Alex Fuente Remix) [Akbal Music]
Christian Fennesz - Euclides [Ash International]
John Tejada - Two 0 One [Kompakt]
Glacial - Entropy [Six D.O.G.S]

06.
Joris Voorn - Fall (Nobody Home Dream Interpretation Mix) [Green]
Giash - Space Odyssey [Archipel]

07.
Cobblestone Jazz - Drawn From The Side Of Crime [Itiswhatitis]

08.
Sounds Like Us - Little Helper 163-4 [Little Helpers]
Donnacha Costello - Backache [D1]
Sagat - Body [VLEK]
Roland Klinkenberg - Departures [Green]

09.
Monobox - Realm [M-Plant]
Tadeo - Deep Space [Token / N.E.W.S.]
Robert Hood - A.M. Track [M-Plant]
Reggy van Oers - Mavie [Green]

10.
Joris Voorn - Looks Fake Obviously [Green]

11.
Nasty Habits - Shadow Boxing [ThirtyOne]
Anton Pieete - Next Year (Mosca's Skaep Niwt Version) [Rejected]
Tom Day & Monsoonsiren - Love Is Rare [Zero Through Nine]
Tom Day & Monsoonsiren - Dreams [Zero Through Nine]
Joris Voorn - Left (Roland Klinkenberg Remix) [Green]

12.
Wolfgang Voigt - Empathie [Profan]
Rekord 61 - Sverh (Radio Slave F.Y.M Remix 2) [Konstruktiv]

13.
Joran van Pol - Exist [Rejected]
Speedy J - Fill 17 [Electric Deluxe]

14.
Truncate - Concentrate (Truncate Rework) [Truncate]
Robert Hood - Shaker [EPM]

15.
Cobblestone Jazz - Northern Lights [Itiswhatitis]
Dani Labb - Asha [Deep Sense]
Timothy Blake - Squiggles (The Mole Remix) [Kleine Reise]

16.
Sebastian Mullaert - Direct Experience (Remake) [Traum]
Swann Decamme - Go Away (Dan Bexley & Chad Bostock Remix) [Monique Musique]
Art Of Tones - Unstopped (The Revenge Remix) [Lazy Days]
Awanto 3 - Bubbles Made Me Cry [Rush Hour]
Joris Voorn - Mugged (Anton Pieete Remix) [Green]

17.
Joseph S Joyce - Vedanta (Sebastian Mullaert Remix) [Default Position]
Nobody Home - Entheogen [Home]

18.
Tozzy - Anoat [Hypnus]
Mike Parker - Forward (The 5am Mix) [Prologue]
Max Loderbauer - Slowrag [Non Standard Productions]

19.
Application - Front End (Remixed by Pye Corner Audio) [Dust Science]
Jake Chudnow - Prelude To Shona [Bloc]
Stefan Vincent - The Void She Left [Stockholm LTD]

20.
TCF - D7 08 2A 8D 2A 37 FA FE 17 0E 62 39 06 81 C8 A1 49 30 6F ED 56 AD 5E 04 [Liberation Technologies]


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