Joris Voorn

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Joris Voorn
Also known asDark Science,
Third Nation
Born (1977-02-25) 25 February 1977 (age 47)
Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands
GenresHouse, techno, tech house
Occupation(s)Record producer, DJ
Years active1997–present

Joris Voorn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈjoːrɪs ˈfoːrn][a]; born 25 February 1977 in Tilburg) is a Dutch DJ and record producer who lives in Amsterdam. Voorn is the co-owner of the Amsterdam-based labels Rejected (with Edwin Oosterwal) and Green.


A DJ competition in Enschede started Voorn's music career. In 2002 he released an EP, "Muted Trax". This release, as well as support from Carl Craig, Derrick May and Laurent Garnier[1] made him decide to focus on his DJing career. In 2003 his "Lost Memories" EP became another underground hit. In the same year Voorn was crowned Talent of the Year at the Dutch DJ Awards.[citation needed]

In 2005 he founded the ‘Green’ which is one of the two labels which he runs with long-time collaborator Edwin Oosterwal.

In 2009 he released the "Balance014" compilation, which mixed 100 songs into a double CD, morphing them into a collective mix.[citation needed]

Voorn also released the "Dusty House Room" EPs and reached 10th place in the Resident Advisor's DJ top 100.[2]

In 2014, he released his third studio album "Nobody Knows," which features collaborations with Matthew Dear, Kid A and his father. The album is not all electronic and features live instruments such as guitar and bass.[3] In 2019, he released his forth studio album Four.[citation needed]

In April 2020, Orbital, an EDM artist Voorn grow up listening to, released a rework of Voorn's "Never."[4]

In October 2020, Global Underground released GU43 featuring Joris Voorn..[5] The record features some of his own tracks and has been described as melodic tech-house.[6]

In 2020, Tomorrowland (EDM Festival) announced they will be streaming 2020-21 New Year's Eve celebrations online and one of the featured DJs would be Voorn.[7]



Muted Trax Pt 1, Pt 2 & Pt 3 (Keynote, 2002, 2003, 2004)
The Way Things Appear (Wolfskuil Records, 2003)
Lost Memories Pt 1 & Pt 2 (SINO, 2003, 2004)
Line 3 / 4 ( Line, 2003)
The First Sound (Sound Architecture, 2004)
A Dedicated Mind (Green, 2005)
Chemistry Of Attraction (Wolfskuil Records, 2005)
Club Wire (Green, 2005)
Coming From The Shower After A Late Night With A Failed Date (Green, 2006)
(Joris Voorn & Edwin Oosterwal) SL3 (Rejected, 2007)
When It Was Day We Made It Night (Green, 2007)
Let's Go Juno (Rejected, 2007)
Re: From A Deep Place (Green, 2008)
Fwd: From A Deep Place (Green, 2008)
Dusty House Room 1 (Rejected, 2009)
Dusty House Room 2 (Rejected, 2009)
The Secret (Cocoon Recordings, 2010)
UnTITLED Dub Vol. 1 (Rejected, 2011)
Together / The Tid (Rejected, 2011)
Incident (Miyagi)
Together Feat Nic Fanciulli (Rejected, 2011)
(Joris Voorn vs Moby) After the After (Rejection, 2011)
Dusty House | Room 6 (Rejected, 2012)
Ringo (Green, 2013)
(Joris Voorn vs Jordan Van Pol) Sonic Highway (Rejected, 2015)
This Story Until Now (EP) (Green, 2016)
The Great Esquape (EP) (Green, 2016)
Iran The Zoo (EP) (Green, 2017)


Future History (SINO, 2004)
From A Deep Place (Green, 2007)
Nobody Knows (Green, 2014)
Four (Spectrum, 2019)

Mix compilations[edit]

Fuse Presents Joris Voorn (Music Man Records / Minimaxima, 2005)
Balance 014 (EQ Recordings, 2009)
The Sound Of Sundays At Space Ibiza (Mixmag, 2010)
Cocoon Heroes (Mixed By Joris Voorn And Cassy) (Cocoon, 2012):
Fabric 83 (2015)
Global Underground 043: Rotterdam (2020)[5]

DJ Magazine Top 100 DJs[edit]

Year Position Notes Ref.
2007 248 Out [8]
2009 133 Out
2010 88 New Entry (Up 45)
2012 148 Out


  1. ^ In isolation, Voorn is pronounced [voːrn].


  1. ^ Beta, Max (2008-03-27). "Joris Voorn". Go Magazine online - Dutch and Belgian dance world (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2010-12-27.
  2. ^ "RA Poll: Top DJs of 2009". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 27 August 2020.
  3. ^ Medvad, Matt (November 24, 2014). "Joris Voorn Talks Working With Kid A & His Father on New Album 'Nobody Knows' | Billboard". Billboard Magazine. Archived from the original on 2020-09-25. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. ^ Di, Marco (2020-04-10). "Orbital release a rare rework of Joris Voorn's 'Never'". Rave Jungle. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  5. ^ a b Middleton, Ryan. "Joris Voorn Releasing 100+ Track Global Underground Rotterdam Mix". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  6. ^ "Joris Voorn drops new melodic tech-house record 'Nea Skioni': Listen". We Rave You. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  7. ^ "Tomorrowland announces New Year's Eve celebrations". Ibiza Spotlight. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  8. ^ "Poll : Joris Voorn".

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