Long considered one of the biggest names in techno, Joris Voorn continues to keep listeners hooked with his signature blend of dark and groovy house. The Dutch DJ and producer sat down with Joonbug before a show at Miami’s celebrated club Space to share his thoughts on the underground, NYC, and touring.
Even though house started in America, it evolved much faster in Europe than it did here in the States at the beginning of the movement. Who do you think is responsible for the EDM we’re listening to today?
A resident at the Terrace of Miami’s legendary club Space for seven years, Buenos Aires native Patrick M has made a name for himself in house music around the world. He sat down with Joonbug to talk about the global house scene, spinning in Miami, and his upcoming show in New York next week.
AM: You’ve performed with New York legends Danny Tenaglia and Eric Murillo, and you’ll be traveling there again next week. What’s the biggest difference between the house scene there versus the scene in Miami where you have a residency?
Let’s face it. Miami was made for the following:
1. Deep house, smooth melodies to sip margaritas while grooving in your best white linens.
2. Commercial house with cheesy vocals and ascending basslines.
3. After-hours at Space, which refutes #1 and #2.
But hard techno?
Born in a motor city of grim, dirt, and oil, techno is as far from the beach as you can get. But next week techno will migrate to Miami with the sounds of Tim Xavier an American-born DJ/producer turned Berlin transplant. (There's something about Germany and techno...) Pioneering the techno world since his first release nearly a decade ago, Tim Xavier was once known for play hard-techno, but has set the trend for blending deep minimal techno and house with outstanding technical skills.
Sunday is a day that has very unique qualities. You can always account for football and a day of rest but last Sunday night, Troy Pierce and Jesse Siminski decided to interrupt this trend in a momentous fashion at Miami's best-kept secret, The Electric Pickle. The low key, uncanny but absolutely bumping Electric Pickle seemed to be the perfect venue to house Square One for the night, as the performance and the venue seemed to consolidate and coincide with one another. The room consisting of no more than 100, awaited for the much anticipated duo to take the stage and as 1:30 AM rolled around, the anticipation would be relieved by a surge of dance beats and bass drops that would have any person thinking it was any day but Sunday. The "pick me up to let me down" style that the duo exemplified opened the gates so that the crowd could let loose; needless to say the two absolutely stimulated the senses of every individual in attendance. A performance that strays away from the typical Miami house scene, Pierce and Siminski illustrated a set that defined pure dance music with an array of different hits and sounds that synchronized perfectly with a pulsating bass line and very limited vocals. Experimental and ambitious, the dense sound that Pierce and Siminski have been able to produce through their work is both dark and layered but revitalizing. For those of you who want something that will allow you to digress from your normal club experience , Square One is the act to see and The Electric Pickle is the place to be..