Mix Of The Week: Jooris Voorn's Open to Close at Fabric London

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Mix Of The Week: Jooris Voorn's Open to Close at Fabric London

This week we welcome Alex Castillo, booking manager for elrow. He started his journey at 19, working in nightclubs in Barcelona. He then moved on to Amnesia, Ibiza, where he spent nearly a decade moving up from a street team promoter to working for their exclusive artist agency, Black Spider.

When he started operating his own MBA Agency managing the bookings for Laidback Luke, Hardwell, and Armin Van Buuren, he met elrow CEO Juan Arneau. He accepted a job managing artists for elrow and took on more responsibilities little by little. He's an invaluable part of the team now, working directly with artists and managing many aspects of their worldwide tours.

He's picked Dutch artist Jooris Voorn's January 2022 open to close set from Fabric, London. Voorn kicked off the first Saturday of the year at the legendary London institution with a six-hour journey. All-night sets are (sadly) not something that dance music DJs regularly take on. Voorn reminds us that it's something we need more of. One DJ sets the tone, tells the story, and carries us home.

"I can't deny I feel a special sentiment for Joris Voorn. As a booker, he's one of those who makes your life easy. You can sleep peacefully as you know he's always a safe bet. He always delivers. Never fails, "Castillo says.

"As a clubber, I've always enjoyed listening to his long sets, big time. He can take you into a real journey and proof of that is this fantastic set he has luckily recorded at Fabric London. He's a perfect music curator and one of the best [at] reading the dance floor, always driving you through different music styles, house, progressive, techno … it doesn't matter, he just never disappoints."

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