With two Dutch DMC titles from the 80s under his belt alongside an impressive back catalogue of brilliant techno, electro and house for esteemed imprints such as R&S and Submerge that stretches back to the early 90s, it’s without a doubt that Orlando Voorn is one of electronic music’s finest and one well deserving of his status as one of the most respected DJs and producers in the world.
His latest project, the “Black Diamond” long-player for Out-ER, sees him deliver 11 tracks of quality techno laced with Detroit flavours and European acid outings.
Stream the whole album below courtesy of 3voor12
We managed to catch up with the man himself to find out about the tracks that influenced him when he first started and that continue to influence his productions, it’s quite a list, over to Orlando Voorn…
Under The Influence with Orlando Voorn
George Clinton – Atomic Dog
George is my idol period! This record can never get old in my book.
P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump
This is the track that inspired me to make Fix Flash 3.
Rush – Tom Sawyer
One of the best symphonic rock bands from that era and especially the drummer who I studied hard.
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat
Life changing experience, a masterpiece.
Kraftwerk – Tour The France
Can’t have Kraftwerk missing! Techno & electro at its finest.
Second Phase – Mentasm
This record brought me to different places when I first heard it. The energy from it was tremendous and the impact but still soulful – brilliant.
LL Cool J – Rock The Bells
Hip hop’s most scratched record I used to have 6 of em and all would be completely hissing at the first few bars.
Cybotron – Clear
The record that changed my way of thinking about music and not even realizing I would work with the producer of this record one day, the legendary Juan Atkins.
James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me)
The king of soul! Without James we wouldn’t have had Public Enemy or any other old skool rapper or group.
Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
Such a groundbreaking and ruff production with militant rhymes.
And what better way to sign off than with a mix from the man himself…