Joris Feiertag is a Dutch producer and live-act from the historic and culturally rich city of Utrecht. Having signed to Sonar Kollektiv in 2018, he has released two albums on the label so far – his debut, vocal led and uplifting long-playing record Time To Recover, as well as its subsequent remixes, and last year the more sonorous and personal Dive. Before embarking on album three, and discovering whichever side of Feiertag’s multi-faceted personality and talents that will explore, Joris has taken a moment to deliver a couple of one-off pieces just to cleanse our musical palettes.
Earlier in the autumn he unleashed Kojin – a long time, visceral secret weapon in his sets that just oozes unabated energy.
Now he brings us When She Leaves – still very much a dance floor record, but one with a greater sense of balance between the mind and the feet. Swirling synths and tender keys make way for nostalgic breakbeats and vocal snippets, but it soon becomes clear that there‘s some serious songwriting involved in the making of this track. Vocal hooks come to the fore and the audience is left with the feeling that they’re listening to something that might be described as ‘emotionally intelligent dance music’. It’s certainly a piece that Joris himself is looking forward to playing in his live shows.
Whether it’s life affirming vocals, more profound intimate pieces, club bangers or a little bit of everything, it’s clear that with a label as open-minded as the Berlin imprint, this restless musical soul has found the freedom he needs and also the perfect home.