“Where most dance music strives to be as expansive and monstrous as possible, “Early Hours” is tangible and in your face; a finely cut gem that’s just an arm’s length away.”
Dancing Astronaut

[Joris Delacroix] “hovers somewhere in between melodic techno and deep house, led by heavy bass lines and gloomy atmospheres.”

Deep House Amsterdam

[On Joris Delacroix] “The eclectic French producer and DJ offers an innovative and refined version of trance”

Billboard Italia

[Joris Delacroix] “The track, displaying a subtle balance between power and melancholy, flows in a progression of more than seven minutes, raising the pressure over the arpeggios and rhythmic flights”

DJ Mag France

[Joris Delacroix] “An innovative, refined take on trance, ‘Stay’ pairs emotion-drenched euphoria with light, airy synths, creating a track that is both honest and restrained.”
When We Dip


Renowned house music producer and DJ Joris Delacroix will be releasing his latest single, ‘Early Hours’ featuring London-based singer Run Rivers on the 7th of May via SmallFishBigSea. Well known for his house music, the producer has performed live at Cercle’s Rooftop performance series and received support from Youtube channel The Sound You Need as well as numerous publications including Dancing Astronaut, Deep House Amsterdam, Billboard Italia, When We Dip, and DJ Mag France to name a few. Joris Delacroix has earned over 63 million plays between Spotify and Youtube to date.

Born and based in Montpellier, France, Joris Delacroix draws inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk, Paul Kalkbrenner, Stefan Bodzin, Claude VonStroke, Stuart Price, David August, Maceo Plex, Rone, Rodriguez Jr, to name a few. His own sound calls to mind the likes of  Lane 8, Rufus Du Sol and Laurent Garnier.

Featured vocalist Run Rivers appears on DJ Shadow’s songs ‘You Made It’ and ‘Erase You’ and joined the well-known musician on his world tour. Most recently, Run Rivers appeared as a featured vocalist twice on AnjunabeatsTinlicker album. He’s seen support from the likes of Clash Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit and Youtube channel Mr Deep Sense

A seamless transition of light basslines and glistening tones, ‘Early Hours’ is an escapist’s dream – highlighting the magic of the early morning. Joris Delacroix inspires the listener to drive straight towards the endless possibilities of sunrise, where a joyful day of freedom and adventure awaits. Claim it with both hands and explore the summer road trip vibes – a coastline is definitely on the horizon.

Joris Delacroix tells us about the single: “This track is made in collaboration with London-based singer Chris James aka Run Rivers. We met last year, when I made a remix of a Tinlicker’s track he was performing on, and we decided to try something new together. It has been a very exciting project with a lot of exchanges between us, with the will to express our need to get out of the current situation and to move on, in a positive way.”

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