Cocoon Heroes – Mixed by Joris Voorn and Cassy out now
Not without good reason is the motto of this year’s Cocoon Ibiza season “Into the Magic”, as the sun-drenched Balearic island is steeped in a special enchantment. So, with great enthusiasm, the team around Sven Vath apply themselves to the 13th season in Ibiza, and you don’t have to be a prophet to predict some historic club nights at the Amnesia. Also the acoustic ‘warm up’ in the form of the Cocoon Ibiza Summer Mix CD, established in 2007, makes your eyes glow intensely with excitement this year, as Cocoon was able to get Cassy and Joris Voorn doing the mix, two absolute DJ highlights in this season.
An open artistic approach is what the Rotterdam-born DJ and producer Joris Voorn shows on the release. Since the beginning of the 2000s, Voorn stands for an inspiring alliance between European club traditions and the aesthetics of Detroit Techno, and thus won the hearts of Technasia, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier and Sven Vath. At least since his 2010 club anthem “The Secret”, Voorn is an essential part of the musical memory of Ibiza. His set elaborately intertwines a total of 30 (!) tracks by, among others, such well-known producers/remixers like Oxia, John Tejada, Guy Gerber, Samuel L. Session or Radio Slave in his own inimitable way to an artistic Gesamtkunstwerk which illustrates the aesthetic bandwidth and deepness of modern electronic dance music in a superb way. Constantly altering the tension, Voorn draws the line from Lawrence’s melancholy and emotional sound sketches (“The Swan”) or Matthew Dekay & Lee Burridge’s “Fur die Liebe” via the sensual-percussive Dub House of Microtrauma’s “Pollenflug” and the groove-accented “Acid Jam” by Rhauder from Berlin right up to the grand final with a tropically-dense cover version of the Derrick May classic “Strings Of Life” by the British producer Astro Fram aka Soul Mekanik, who has also worked with Robbie Williams. There is no better way to pay homage to the Balearic island’s magic.