Jorn Van Deynhoven – Viva La Vida (incl. Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix)
Our 5th SPECIAL TRANCELATION is also a MULT! It’s an exquisite and bitter occasion at the same time. The legendary Jorn Van Deynhoven 🇳🇱 🇩🇪 announced last year that he’s retiring, one of the biggest losses for the scene. The man behind ASOT #7 tune of all time with his remix of RAM’s RAMsterdam, the ASOT regular with tons of hits including Spotlight which led to his podcast & to ASOT 650 Anthem ‘New Horizons’. He’s created a legacy with the uplifting sound he worked on with Dennis Schimonik. A sound that made Armin van Buuren cry during his 2017 UNTOLD performance. 2018 was quite unfortunate for him as he was hospitalized for 1.5 years. He made a comeback at ASOT 950 which then led to his debut album: The Future Is Now, featuring the likes of Christina Novelli, Sue McLaren, Clara Yates, Shannon Hurley, Seri. Today’s release is a single from that album & also his last release ever: Viva La Vida, made even more special with a remix by VANDIT regular & Universal Nation boss Alex M.O.R.P.H. 🇩🇪.
This is faster than the album mix & closer to his usual sound. The bassline kicks in neatly in the first climax with some raw power & echoed voices. His classic piano melodies sound more atmospheric for a festive experience. As expected, a brilliant lead into an excellent buildup into an astonishing 2nd climax, filled with clubby energy & anthemic uplifting euphoria. Jorn’s work was and still is consistent but not devoid of experimentation.
Alex M.O.R.P.H. Remix
The ‘Bombastic Remix’! Thumpy kicks and acid fills make for a techy intro & 1st climax, 2 different moods of Viva La Vida. This is followed by an arp close to the original with a thumpy output. The lead sounds & climax are preserved from the original and joined with stronger kicks & the new arp in the end. That makes sense for this occasion and the twist is also fitting.
This marks the end of Jorn’s production legacy. He will be focusing on side projects & continue touring. We will keep supporting him and we can’t wait for him to perform live, Viva La Vida!