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Music, sweet sweet music: Joris Voorn Balance 14

Written by: 13 February 2009 3 Comments

Joris Voorn - Balance 14

I can’t remember the last time I was quite as excited waiting for a compliation/mix to come out as I have been for Joris Voorn – Balance. As  soon as I spotted the tracklist that consisted of 103 tracks in the space of a 2cd mix – it sort of shouted that it was either going to be quite excellent, or go along the lines of being a chin stroking affair.

Happy to say that I’m only half way through listening to the first CD and this is excellent. In the space of the first 43 minutes I have already had a number of *moments* while sitting at my desk at work. 

Will write up a proper review once I’ve given it a full run though – but this is making me feel rather “special” so needed to share it on here.

Music…….sweet sweet music. How it can move you.

I really like Joris’ description of the project as well:

As you can see there’s lots of tracks on here, and it’s pretty entertaining to see what comments people have been writing about that on some forums. My intention while working on the mixes however, has not been ‘more is more’. Some of the tracks listed here have been reduced to a 2 bar loop, with some I only used the break or the intro.

The process of making this mix has been more like painting with sound rather than mixing the end of one track with the beginning of another. Working this way has been very interesting for me and made the project into something very different than a conventional dj mix cd.

I’m sure I won’t be pleasing everyone with these mixes, some listeners will be happily or uneasily surprised, but at least it’s pushing my own boundries in a technical, but even more so, in a musical and artistic way.

TRACKLIST

CD1: MIZUIRO MIX

TRACK 1
Tadeo – Circunbalation I (Alex Under View) – Cyclical Tracks 
Mikael Stavöstrand – Stol – Defrag 
Minilogue – In A Distance – Cocoon 
Minilogue – Loud – Cocoon 
Minilogue – We All – Cocoon 
Forss – Journeyman (Tricksi Remix) – Sonar Kollektiv 

TRACK 2: 
Yagya – Snowflake 2 – Force Inc. Music Works 
Basic Channel – Remake (Basic Reshape) – Basic Channel 
Basic Channel – Q 1.2 – Basic Channel 
Gel Abril – Your Face Is A Mess (Itamar Sagi Remix) – Be As One Imprint 
Ici.eme Gran-Dii-Ree – Pertin_nce 
Matthias Tanzmann – Rugby – Moon Harbour Recordings 
Minilogue – Ghost – Mule Electronic 
Heiko Laux – Waves Ahead – Kanzleramt

TRACK 3: 
Robert Babicz – Enjoy – Defrag 
Prompt – Ambee – 7noise 
Matthias Tanzmann – Keep On (Boris Werner Keep On Truckin’ Mix) – Moon Harbour 
Vitalis Popoff – Lethe 1 – Rivers Of Recording 

TRACK 4: 
Westley Matsell – Diffusion 27 – Border Community 
Model 500 – Starlight (Echospace Dub) – Echospace 
Prompt feat. Onuba – Zora – 7noise 

TRACK 5: 
Dub Kult – Crypt District One Remix – Curle Recordings 
Kenneth Graham – Fire, Water, Machine – Immigrant 
William Kouam Djoko – Hard Lovin’ (Acapella) – Thirtyonetwenty 
Johhny D – Deja Vu – 8Bit 
Je Dávu – I Zebra – Platzhirsch Schallplatten 

TRACK 6: 
Julius Papp – Bole Beats – Large Music 
Johhny D – Deja Vu – 8Bit 
Dosem – Beach Kisses Joris Voorn Edit – Green

TRACK 7: 
Linus Quick – CopyPasteCut (District One Remix) – Incase 
Cobblestone Jazz W Cocoon 
Tigerskin Peter’s Secret Weapon Dirt Crew 

TRACK 8: 
Black Rose – Solomon (Tricksi Remix) – Sonar Kollektiv 
H.O.S.H. & Stimming – Radar – Diynamic 
John Thomas, Barbara Goes – Mother’s Dance #2 – Ethique 

TRACK 9: 
System 7 – Altitude Mayday Mix – A-Wave 
The Martian – Star Dancer – Red Planet 
Ambivalent – R U OK (Acapella) – M_nus 
Polder – Topdrop – 100% Pure 

TRACK 10: 
Emmanuel Top – Stress – Attack 
Silicon Soul – 3am (Balance Beatless Version) – Soma Quality Recordings 
Dubfire – Ribcage – Desolat 
Jerome Sydenham, Tiger Stripes Elevation (Radio Slave One More Kiss Remix) Ibadan 
Elon Snorting Pinky (Justin Maxwell Remix B) Auralism 

TRACK 11: 
Sascha Funke – Mango Berlin Edit – Bpitch Control 
Paul Kalkbrenner – Moob – Bpitch Control 
Sacha Funke – The Fortune cookie Symphony Acapella – Bpitch Control 
Goldie – Timeless – Warner / FFRR 

TRACK 12: 
Joakim – Peter Pan Over The Bronx – Versatile 
Secede – Born In A Tropical Swamp – Sending Orbs 
Quiet Village – Gold Rush – Studio K7! 
Sensorama – Aspirin (Global Communication Remix) – Ladomat2000

CD2: MIDORI MIX

TRACK 1: 
Imps – Bubble And Squeek – Mule Electronic 
Âme – Doldrums – Innervisions 
Nick Solé – Children – Mojuba 
Les Chocolats – Ride The Beat – Minimalizm 

TRACK 2: 
Kaoru Inoue – The Secret Field (Todd Terje Remix) – Mule Musiq 
Nova Nova – Prayer – F Communications 
Elitechnique – Electric Evening – Clone 

TRACK 3: 
Elitechnique – Spectral Escape – NEWS / Radius Records 
Len Faki – My Blackapella – Figure 
Len Faki – My Synthapella – Figure 

TRACK 4: 
Paul Nazca – Flash – Boxer Recordings 
Mood II Swing – Move Me – Earth, Moon & Sun 
Prawler – Phat Laces (Harada Remix) – Audio Therapy 
Henrik Schwarz – Leave My Head Alone Brain (Acapella) – Sunday Music 
Minilogue – Ghost (Dub) – Mule Electronic 
Sean Deason – Psykofuk – Matrix Records 

TRACK 5: 
Ricardo Villalobos – Easy Lee (Smith n Hack Remix) – Playhouse 
Minilogue – Ghost (Dub) – Mule Electronic 
Agnes – Daaahhhh – Minibar 
Agnes – Treat Me Bad – Minibar 
Radio Slave – Tantakan – Rekids 

TRACK 6: 
Blamstraim – A Song For Jonas – Sending Orbs 
The Aloof – Going Home – Warner / EastWest 
Christian Smith & John Selway – Illusion (Version) – CSM 
Yagya – Change – Sending Orbs 

TRACK 7: 
Feline 9 – Heavy – Drenched Recordings 
Gegenheimer – Spiritual Love (Acoustic Raw Demo Version) – Unreleased 
Kettel – Coddle – Clone 
Carl Craig – Attitude – Planet E 

TRACK 8: 
Flying Lotus – Brainfeeder – Warp 
Raz Ohara – Hymn (Hardman Mix) – Kitty-Cuts 

TRACK 9: 
Poni Hoax – Faces In The Water – Tigersushi 
Joris Voorn – Additional Strings – Unreleased 
Robert Babicz – Dark Flower (Joris Voorn Remix) – Audiomatique 

TRACK 10: 
Joakim – Are You A Vegetarian? – Versatile 
Tantra – A Place Called Tarot (Idjut Boys Re-Edit) – Tirk 
Joakim – Peter Pan Over The Bronx – Versatile Records / K!7 
Leftfield – Rhino’s Prayer – Sony / Hard Hands 

TRACK 11: 
Rhythm & Sound – King In My Empire – Rhythm & Sound 
Marc Romboy – Elif – Systematic 
Minilogue – Old Water – Cocoon 
Markus – Dolic Blood Blood – Lo-Fi Stereo 
Martin Landsky – FM Safari (Patrick Chardronet’s Silent Snake Remix) – Poker Flat Recordings 

TRACK 12: 
Jimpster – The Last Tape – Hydrogen Dukebox 
Marcello Giordani – Respect Yourself – Mule Musiq 

TRACK 13: 
Carl Craig – At Les – Planet E 
Innerzone Orchestra – At Les – Planet E 

TRACK 14: 
Radiohead – Nude (Ripperton $9 Mix) – XL Recordings 

TRACK 15: 
Aphex Twin – Heliosphan – R&S Records 
F.U.S.E. – Into The Space – Plus 8 

TRACK 16: 
Spinvis – Mare Frigoris – Excelsior Recordings

3 Comments »

  • peterb said:

    In an interview by Laptoprockers, Joris finally commented on the hype himself!

    “It’s crazy how it could become such a hype even before anybody heard the mixes yet!”

  • Benny said:

    Not so sure on the ‘midori’ mix – it kinda comes and goes a bit. First one is nice though.

    Oughta hold me till Omar S’s fabric anyhow.

  • The Ninja said:

    Yeah its all about the first CD for me

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