The Navigator, a remake of a Dutch classic by Joris Voorn, is now available on Spectrum.
With this powerful update of a stone-cold Dutch techno classic, Joris Voorn whisks us back to a 92 state of mind, and a track that was the highlight of his personally curated, sold-out Gashouder Awakenings show during last weeks ADE.
The original ‘Navigator,’ produced by The Tellurians (AKA Robert Smit, Ferry Corsten, John Matze, and Rene de Ruyter), was a massive hit throughout Europe and helped define the exciting European sound that was emerging in house and techno at the time. With sincerity, clarity, and some seriously heavy bass, the Spectrum boss closes the loop 29 years later.
The original Navigator track by the Tellurians was made way before my time (1992), but I got to know the track through the X-Trax remix EP a few years later. The iconic rave alarm sound in combination with the pitched down vocal really stood out and gave the track it’s cult status.
A few years back I made a remix of the track using just the rave alarm and original ‘navigator’ vocal sample, it worked great on the dance floor even though I doubt anyone would have recognised the original track. For my Global Underground mix CD from 2020, I completely remade all the parts, and this is the version that we released today. – Joris Voorn
‘The Navigator‘ has been modernized with subtlety and dark nocturnal soul by lowering the tempo, fattening the groove, bringing that demonic one-word vocal to life, and adding weaves and weaves of little production details. Already a key track in Joris’ ‘Global Underground 43‘ mix album from last year, this gives a track that’s older than many of us DJs and ravers a whole new lease on life… Released as the entire scene enjoys a whole new lease of post lockdown life.
Take advantage of these opportunities. Download and stream here. Happy navigating…