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 synthesised elements, often using ingenious syncopated rhythms combined with instruments such as the harp and kalimba.
This autumn he will release Roots, his third album on revered German imprint Sonar Kollektiv. 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 some of his favourite vocal samples, as he does on Didn’t Know Why (You Lost Your Soul), the third single to be taken from the album.
When searching for a simple vocal hook to play around with, Joris had to look no further than his, or at least his label’s, own backyard. Taken from the 2018 album The Pool by Sonar Kollektiv founders Jazzanova, Slow Rise features the soft, soulful vocals of Bolivian born and Berlin based indie folk artist, David Lemaitre. Sampling your own back catalogue surely chimed with German efficiency, and before long David’s voice was being harnessed to great effect on this very catchy dance floor chugger.
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Feiertag – Roots out October 2023.