Orlando Voorn

Orlando Voorn

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Orlando Voorn
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As one of the first Dutch musicians to establish a vital connection between Detroit and Amsterdam, Orlando Voorn has long been recognized as one of the Netherland’s most original and inventive producers in the world of electronic dance music.

Voorn began djing at the tender age of 12 and went on to win the Dutch DMC DJ Championships in 1986 with his own characteristic blend of hiphop and electro. Towards the end of the eighties he acquired his first sequencer, packed away his turntables and turned his hand to producing.

Following a series of dancefloor tracks recorded for the now defunct Lower East Side Records under the monniker of Frequency in the early nineties (Where Is Your Evidence, Kiss The Sky…), he was introduced to Juan Atkins (Industrial Metal, Game One) and went on to work with both Derrick May and Blake Baxter (as one half of the Ghetto Brothers). Voorn was also recording as Nighttripper (Tone Exploitation), Format (Solid Session - one of the most sought after classic techno records until its re-release in 1998), Basic Bastard, The Living Room, Baruka, Fix (Flash on Kevin Saunderson’s legendary KMS label), Dope Dog, Boy (Paco Di Bango’s World) and Stalker (The Stalker/The Riderman)… Many of these tracks can be heard on the double cd Best of Nightvision.

Having made his mark producing his own vision of techno, ambient and hiphop and adamantly sidestepping genre limitations thus far, Voorn’s announcement that his "Redeye" album would see a foray into drum’n’bass territory aroused both anticipation and curiosity. While Voorn undoubtedly has an ear for melody, this has always been combined with an innate understanding of the importance of atmosphere and tension in music. Like Squarepusher, Amon Tobin, and Photek, he uses drum’n’bass rhythms to create something beyond pure dance music.
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Orlando Voorn Discography

Albums

FLO 4599 2, FLO 4599-2 DJ Pierre And Orlando Voorn DJ Pierre And Orlando Voorn - Hot Wax Volume One - Floorwax(CD, P/Mixed) Floorwax, Floorwax FLO 4599 2, FLO 4599-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
bou 1, 8711366889995 Orlando Voorn Redeye(CD, Album) Boudisque Records, Boudisque Records bou 1, 8711366889995 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn Divine Intervention (Album) Subwax Excursions Spain 2013 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn Black Diamond (Album) Out Electronic Recordings (Out-Er) Germany 2014 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn In My World (Album) Rush Hour Recordings Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

2001596 Fix Featuring Orlando Voorn & Blake Baxter Fix Featuring Orlando Voorn & Blake Baxter - Mastercuts Vol. 1(12") Clubstitute Records 2001596 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
2001831 Fix Featuring Orlando Voorn & Blake Baxter Fix Featuring Orlando Voorn & Blake Baxter - Mastercuts Vol. 1 & 2(CD, Single) Clubstitute Records 2001831 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RS 98128 PROMO Orlando Voorn Presents Maniax Traxxx Orlando Voorn Presents Maniax Traxxx - Malfunction / Lost(12") R & S Records RS 98128 PROMO Belgium 1998 Sell This Version
SD 003 Orlando Voorn Slamdunkin' Breaks Vol.1(12", W/Lbl, S/Sided) Slamdunk SD 003 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn Presents Fix Orlando Voorn Presents Fix - Flash International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
IGNTR7-2 O. Voorn* Cruisin" 7"(7", Promo, W/Lbl, Sti) Ignitor IGNTR7-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
IGNTR-1020 Orlando Voorn Paco Di Bango's World(12") Ignitor IGNTR-1020 US 2005 Sell This Version
PRO 009 Olivier Kaiser vs. Orlando Voorn Olivier Kaiser vs. Orlando Voorn - The Pressure(12") Project Recordings PRO 009 France 2005 Sell This Version
IGNTR-1026 Orlando Voorn Underwater / Evil Lurks(12") Ignitor IGNTR-1026 US 2005 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn Planet Ultra Cache Records Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn Enter / Tribulations Hertz Records Denmark 2006 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn / Ritzi Lee Orlando Voorn / Ritzi Lee - Pimp The Princess / Meltdown Underground Liberation Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
TRIANGLE 002 Orlando Voorn Triangle Treasures Volume 2(12") Triangle.Records TRIANGLE 002 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
TRIANGLE 001 Orlando Voorn Triangle Treasures Volume 1(12") Triangle.Records TRIANGLE 001 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
TRIANGLE 003 Orlando Voorn Triangle Treasures Volume 3(12") Triangle.Records TRIANGLE 003 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
RS 2006/4 Orlando Voorn Burn(12") R & S Records RS 2006/4 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
Orlando Voorn The Truth Ep (EP) Finest Blend Recordings Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
fine 1207007 Orlando Voorn High Tech Soul Ep(12", EP) Finest Blend Recordings fine 1207007 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
SUPREME 008 Orlando Voorn Presents Threshhold (7) Orlando Voorn Presents Threshhold (7) - Trigger(12") Supreme Entertainment SUPREME 008 Austria 2007 Sell This Version
TRIANGLE 004 Orlando Voorn Triangle Treasures Volume 4(12") Triangle.Records TRIANGLE 004 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version

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dooza

March 28, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
DMC was founded in 1983 and did not have its first competition until 1985 where Roger Johnson won. Orlando Voorn came 2nd in the 1986 DMC World DJ Championships where he famously stormed the stage, grabbing the mic from host Tony Prince, and declared "is this a mixing competition or a scratch competition?".

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