House and techno icon Joris Voorn played Ferry Corsten’s remix of “Barber’s Adagio for Strings” this past weekend at Ushuaïa Ibiza. It’s not the first time in recent memory that a well-known techno DJ has played a trance single, but Voorn’s enthusiasm made it more of a spectacle.
After his performance, Voorn proudly tweeted a video of himself playing the iconic breakdown of Corsten’s remix in front of a large crowd at the United Ants event at the Ibiza open-air club.
— Joris Voorn (@jorisvoorn) July 22, 2017
Progressive house superstar Eric Prydz supported Voorn’s selection, tweeting that “It is always OK to play what ever [sic] you want.”
Historically, techno DJs and trance DJs have avoided each other’s music. Both genres are steeped in two of the longest pedigrees in dance music and carry longstanding traditions that can deter their purveyors from supporting other styles.
While it is common for mainstream EDM artists to integrate hip-hop and multiple genres of dance music into their sets, classical dance music artists rarely venture outside their respective genre. However, trance has recently become more popular among a handful of techno tastemakers – Joris Voorn being the latest example.
Joris Voorn continues his tour with a performance at WILD LIFE at DC-10 in Ibiza on July 28th.