- Joop Junior


"Straight up no-messing techno that hooks us in andtransports us to the Amnesia dance floor where we wait forthe bass to kick and the CO2 blasts to take our heads off!"T hose are the words of Richie Hawtin. He’s talking abouttechno’s most engaging new talent, Joop Junior, and ofcourse he is a man who knows. As such it’s no surprise theMinus boss has snapped up the Dutchman when Joop wasonly 21, and released two of his tracks on the label’s NewHorizons compilation in 2012, as well as the Sonus.1 EP in2013.His Itanimulli EP, on Dubfire’s equally influential SCI+T EClabel, followed that landmark release. T he reason? JoopJunior’s music is all carefully sculpted from scratch, withevery sound synthesized by the Hague man with gorgeoussynthetic textures, uplifting rhythms and plenty of theelegance associated with the best minimal has to offer. It’smoody and atmospheric music that transports you toanother realm entirely and earlier releases have beensupported by the likes of Adam Beyer, Umek and JohnDigweed.In the club Joop Junior deals exclusive in live shows. T heyhelp him transmit his message in the most personal waypossible and see him working sounds into his own uniqueand exceptional sonic tapestries. He plays at esteemedplaces like London’s EGG, Air in Amsterdam plus festivalslike Awakenings and Metropolis as well as many other citiesaround the world, sometimes alongside the Minus andSCI+T EC bosses that have been quick to showcase theirman to the world. Now he is here, he has plenty to say andan ever-larger audience of people who are desperate tolisten in.