One of the most innovative projects from mainstream DJs, Purple Haze has a lethal new weapon for your ears on his own label.
Sander Van Doorn has been around for a long time, belonging to a realm of career longevity royalty along with Laidback Luke, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, etc. With his music emerging in the mid-2000s – 2004 to be more precise – Sander has always been a creative one. The Eindhoven DJ/Producer quickly made a splash, naturally rising to further heights: first featured on the TOP 100 DJs in 2006, and reaching an all-time best in 2008 with the 13th position. A risk taker, Sander has always been curious at heart: his style ranged from tech/progressive house in the 2000s, to more electro focused bangers in the 2010s.
Clearly not one to shy away from experiments, Sander van Doorn is always on the forefront of the dance music sound, always pushing boundaries whenever he can: whether that be his DOORN Records label – originally founded in 2007 – or through bold new passion projects like Purple Haze. Revived in 2017 after a 8 year hiatus, Sander has used Purple Haze for his more… untried tracks. Focusing on a deeper and darker progressive trance sound, he has released in the likes of Armind and Unity, but the majority of his work has been through his own platform. Strangers Thing wasn’t going to be an exception
Following Flanging, a chilling progressive trance collab with Ferry Corsten featuring strong electro and house elements, Strangers Thing is Purple Haze’s return to darkness. Starting with a techno inspired intro, we’re met with haunting echo-y vocals and gritty synths on the way to the first chorus of this 6:39min masterpiece. The percussion ramps up in a row of sparkly high hats and distinctive chords on the way to the breakdown, coarse and unpolished, and featuring church organ synths for a truly engulfing experience, climaxing in the second energy-filled, murky chorus.
A beautifully assembled song, with definitive “future classic” potential, check out Strangers Thing below!