Joris Voorn regains his Balance


Joris Voorn is the next DJ to undertake a mix for the Balance series, and has crammed 102 tunes into the double-disc compilation.

Most of the tracks used have been heavily edited, and according to Voorn, sometimes he "only used the break or the intro." Speaking about the mix on his MySpace, Voorn said that "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."

Long-term fans of Voorn won't be surprised by his approach to the mix, as his FUSE compilation from 2005 saw him use a similar methodology. This time around, however, he's using a higher frequency of smaller loops to create a sound collage that relies less on the individual tracks themselves. Continuing on his MySpace blog, he added that he "won't be pleasing everyone with these mixes, some listeners will be happily or uneasily surprised, but at least it's pushing my own boundaries in a technical, but even more so, in a musical and artistic way."

The sound sources for the mix come from a wide-ranging bunch of artists, with cuts from Basic Channel, Quiet Village, Goldie, Tantra, Flying Lotus and Cobblestone Jazz all featuring. Those wanting to strain their eyes by looking at the full tracklisting can do so below.

Disc 1: Mizuiro Mix
Tadeo â?? Circunbalation I (Alex Under View)
Mikael Stav??strand â?? Stol
Minilogue â?? In A Distance
Minilogue - Loud
Minilogue â?? We All
Forss â?? Journeyman
Yagya - Snowflake 2
Basic Channel - Remake (Basic Reshape)
Basic Channel - Q 1.2
Gel Abril - Your Face Is A Mess (Itamar Sagi Remix)
Ici.eme - Gran-Dii-Ree
Matthias Tanzmann â?? Rugby
Minilogue â?? Ghost (Dub)
Heiko Laux - Waves Ahead
Robert Babicz â?? Enjoy
Prompt â?? Ambee
Matthias Tanzmann - Keep On (Boris Werner Keep On Truckin' Mix)
Vitalis Popoff - Lethe 1
Westley Matsell - Diffusion 27
Model 500 - Starlight (Echospace Dub)
Prompt feat. Onuba â?? Zora
Dub Kult - Crypt (District One Remix)
Julius Papp - Bole Beats
Kenneth Graham - Fire, Water, Machine
William Kouam Djoko - Hard Loving (Acapella)
Johnny D - D??j?  Vu
Je D??vu - I Zebra
Dosem - Beach Kisses (Joris Voorn Edit)
Linus Quick - CopyPasteCut (District One Remix)
Cobblestone Jazz â?? W
Tigerskin - Peter's Secret Weapon
Solomun - Black Rose (Trickski Remix)
H.O.S.H. & Stimming â?? Radar
John Thomas, Barbara Goes - Mother's Dance #2
System 7 / Derrick May - Altitude (Mayday Mix)
The Martian - Star Dancer
Ambivalent - R U OK (Acapella)
Polder â?? Topdrop
Dubfire â?? Ribcage
Emmanuel Top - Stress
Silicon Soul - 3am (Balance Beatless Version)
Jerome Sydenham, Tiger Stripes - Elevation (Radio Slave One More Kiss Remix)
Elon - Snorting Pinky (Justin Maxwell Remix B)
Sascha Funke - Mango (Berlin Calling Edit)
Paul Kalkbrenner - Moob
Sascha Funke - The Fortune Cookie Symphony
Goldie â?? Timeless
Joakim - Peter Pan Over The Bronx
Secede - Born In A Tropical Swamp
Quiet Village - Gold Rush
Sensorama - Aspirin (Global Communication Remix)

Disc 2: Midori Mix
??me â?? Doldrums
Imps - Bubble And Squeek
Nick Sol?? â?? Children
Les Chocolats - Ride The Beat
Kaoru Inoue - The Secret Field (Todd Terje Remix)
Nova Nova â?? Prayer
Elitechnique - Electric Evening
Elitechnique - Spectral Escape
Len Faki - My Blackapella
Len Faki - My Synthapella
Prawler - Phat Laces (Harada Remix)
Paul Nazca â?? Flash
Mood II Swing - Move Me
Prawler - Phat Laces (Harada Remix)
Henrik Schwarz - Leave My Head Alone Brain (Acapella)
Ricardo Villalobos - Easy Lee (Smith n Hack Remix)
Minilogue â?? Ghost (Dub)
Sean Deason - Psykofuk
Agn?¨s â?? Daaahhhh
Agn?¨s â?? Treat Me Bad
Radio Slave â?? Tantakatan
Blamstrain - A Song For Jonas
The Aloof - Going Home
Christian Smith & John Selway - Illusion (Version)
Yagya - Change
Feline 9 â?? Heavy
Gegenheimer - Spiritual Love (Acoustic Raw Demo Version)
Kettel â?? Coddle
Carl Craig - Attitude
Flying Lotus â?? Brainfeeder
Joris Voorn - Moog Bits
Poni Hoax - Faces In The Water
Joris Voorn - Additional String Bits
Robert Babicz - Dark Flower (Joris Voorn Magnolia Mix)
Joakim - Are You A Vegetarian?
Tantra - A Place Called Tarot (Idjut Boys Re-Edit)
Joakim - Peter Pan Over The Bronx
Leftfield - Rhino's Prayer (Album Version)
Rhythm & Sound - King In My Empire
Marc Romboy â?? Elif
Minilogue - Old Water
Markus Dolic â?? Blood
Martin Landsky - FM Safari (Patrick Chardronnet's Silent Snake Remix)
Jimpster - The Last Tape
Marcello Giordani - Respect Yourself
Carl Craig - At Les
Innerzone Orchestra - At Les
Radiohead - Nude (Ripperton $9 Mix)
Aphex Twin â?? Heliosphan
F.U.S.E. - Into The Space
Spinvis - Mare Frigoris

Balance will release Balance 014: Joris Voorn on March