This week Joris Voorn celebrates 3 years of delivering his forward thinking Spectrum Radio show to 40 radio stations around the world, who reach over 6 million dance music fans at time of show airing. Instead of a huge fanfare and in true fashion, Joris chose to hand over part of the show to his fans so they can connect with others to share personal stories of love and support during isolation. The slot is titled Lockdown Dedication and it does what it says on the tin.
Fans from all over the world already sent in messages of love to family and friends who have helped make their isolation a little more easy. To say thank you, they’ve chosen any electronic music song that means something to them and their dedication. As Voorn says himself: “I feel more connected to you all than ever.”
The first round of stories have been heartwarming already. Fans have dedicated their favorite tracks to their lover who they’ve met at a festival, a friend who helps them cope with their anxiety and a family member who’s always there for them. “I like to dedicate ‘Dance Alone’ to one of my best friends. His energy and the way he was present by phone helped me through lockdown. We do not see each other really often, but Iʼm always grateful to talk to him. Why did I choose ‘Dance Alone’? I think everything is in the title sadly for lots of us, but weʼre lucky enough to have the chance to be alive and listening to streams.”
If you want to submit your Lockdown Dedication, simply send Joris a direct message on his Facebook page. Tune in to Spectrum Radio via your radio station, Joris’ channels on Mixcloud or Soundcloud to enjoy the loving features alongside live recordings from big shows or special studio mixes.