Joris Feiertag is a Dutch producer and live-act from Utrecht in the Netherlands who makes music that is a finely balanced combination of organic and synthesized elements, often using ingenious syncopated rhythms combined with instruments such as the harp and kalimba.
Roots, his third album on revered German imprint Sonar Kollektiv, will be released imminently on the label. Having concentrated his attention on catchy hooks and a number of guest voices on his first, and deeper breakbeat workouts on his second, Joris felt it was time to deliver something that sat comfortably in a space somewhere between the two. The LP features not only a plethora of vocalists from across the globe including Noah Slee, Falle Nioke, Nego True and OSHUN, but also sees the producer playing with obscure samples and sounds, as he does on Come Back, the final single to be taken from the album.
As one of Joris’ personal favorites, it’s the perfect track to prepare the listener for the full album experience. Insistent vocal samples, Korg piano stabs and a weighty bassline give this shameless dance floor heavy hitter a Caribou meets Jamie XX feel, yet it’s also something one can listen to at home. A timeless and uplifting piece of electronic music – not just for the listener as for Joris, this track represents the happiness of discovering what the new direction of Feiertag will be! The joy of making dance music that satisfies “the search for simplicity”; that inhabits that space somewhere between major and minor; new and old; dark and light; pop and soul.
Feiertag – Roots out October 20th 2023.