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Give us a little introduction of who you are and how you guys met…

Adrien: Me and Sebastien have known each other since we were toddlers. We’ve been to the same school for 14 years, so we basically grew up together. During our teenage years, we often went to the same youth centre (JK Paddestoel in Groot-Bijgaarden) with our friends. It’s here we met Dieter during a DJ-contest in 2009. We immediately had a vibe going on. Dieter learned me how to mix and everything fell into place from there.

You guys started as Requake: what was this project about?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAdrien: Initially, this was a\ndrum ‘n’ bass DJ-duo created by a good friend of ours, Vincent, and myself.\nHe’s the one who got me into the genre in the first place. I wouldn’t be here\nif it wasn’t for him. Sebastien was always hanging out on our rehearsals and at\na certain point, he started making us beats for fun under the same moniker. The\ndubstep tracks got picked up quite fast by some record labels. They became so\npopular it transformed Requake into a dubstep act. After a while, Vincent lost\nhis interest in bass music and Sebastien and I took the project under our wings\ntogether.

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Sebastien, we’ve read you’re the production guy, while Adrien and Dieter are the DJ’s. How does that arrangement work for you?

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Sebastien: At the beginning of Requake, I saw Adrien and Vincent play all that music on parties and all I could think about was how you could actually make such tunes… From that moment on, I became passionate about making music. As I was more of a technical person (or you can say computer nerd) I saw myself as the producer, while they were the DJ’s. Additionally, 3 people standing behind a DJ-deck is somewhat impractical. Other than that, being out there in the spotlight isn’t really my thing. I did try it out a couple of times, but after a few years, I realized that I preferred being in the studio. So when we started Bredren with Dieter, the roles were quite clear to all of us. That said, it’s all quite fluid. They always join me in the studio and I do tag along on gigs when I can. It works pretty well for all of us.

I guess you still have to meet up regularly to align yourselves, since you are all part of a group.

Dieter: Almost every track we’ve written yet was made while we were all in the studio. This has been the goal from the start: one main producer who converts the ideas from all of us in the software. It has to be a joint-venture with intellectual instead of capital input. Regarding practical agreements, we decide everything together. Sometimes we have a small business meeting before we start our studio-session.

What are the upsides and downsides of being in a group as opposed to producing/DJ-ing solo?

Adrien: I only see advantages. The only thing I can think of is that sometimes, it’s hard to find a moment to get into the studio when everyone has a busy life outside the music business. The good thing is we’re all well-aligned and we generally have the same ideas.

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Sebastien: Another obvious advantage is that we can easily divide the less glamorous work among us. For example, administration, managing social media accounts, keeping up with emails, cleaning the studio (laughs). Sometimes I start making a track on my own, but it always ends up sounding less like ‘Bredren’. To make sure we have continuity in our output, all three of us should be involved from start to finish.

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Most of your bookings are outside of the country. Why do you think that is?

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Adrien: That’s because drum ‘n’ bass is still quite niche. It has seen a steady advance in the last few years, but despite some major achievements, you can’t say the genre has broken through on a major level. That shouldn’t be the goal anyway. It’s still (relatively) underground - and it’s better if it stays like that.

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On the one hand, Belgium has the supersized stadium event RAMPAGE, on the other hand, it doesn’t look like drum ‘n’ bass as widespread as, say, techno or hip hop. Many have been discussing the supposed rise and fall of the genre over the decades, but what’s the current state of the Belgian scene right now?

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Adrien: The Belgian scene is definitely on the rise. If you’ve been following the genre for the last 10 years as we have, you can notice that. Homegrown concepts like RAMPAGE, Star Warz, Steam, What-U-On-About, Concrete, Mentality, Drum Room and our concept in Brussels are great examples of that. The fan base is small but incredibly strong. I get shivers down my spine when I think about it (laughs).

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Who’s killing it in the local scene right now?

Dieter: There are a couple, many of whom we try to support through our events. One87, Phase, M-zine, Scepticz, Lavance, Solace, Corrupted, SVB, Cedex & Higher Underground, Glÿph, M-soul & S-27, Nmber8, Mtwn, … The list goes on. Some of these guys are not as active anymore as they used to, but still, they had a massive influence on us.

Which other unlikely genres or artists do you guys listen to if you want to get inspired?

Adrien: I listen to almost everything. From blues to downtempo and from classical music to punk, there’s not much I don’t listen to. I was raised listening to a lot of music, played saxophone when I was a kid so music has always been a big part of my life.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDieter: I’m listening to all\nkinds of music genres, from jazz to 80’s classics, from house to indie rock. I\ndon’t listen to other music for inspiration, I do it to get out of the drum ‘n’\nbass vibe from time to time (laughs).

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Sebastien: Almost every night before I go to sleep, I listen to ambient stuff like Synkro, Steve Hauschildt or Sam KDC. That inspires me. I’ve always been drawn to the greater realm of electronic music because me and my brother grew up with trance, techno, house, and hip-hop. I remember sitting next to him for hours, watching how he created trance tracks with the Music 2000 software on his Playstation.

Some might assume drum ‘n’ bass and Belgium’s longest-running techno club Fuse don’t match, but you guys have something good going on over there. How did this collaboration got to be?

Adrien: We already had been throwing parties for some years under different names. They were decent, but there was no real common denominator. We took a little break from the event business, but upon returning, we wanted to do it the right way. That meant finding a good club, having our residency, keeping it exclusive and fine-tuning a certain concept. We contacted Fuse, told them our idea and we’ve been working together ever since.

It looks like this edition of Bredren Invites will be a special one. What have you guys got planned?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDieter: After 7 successful standalone editions of Bredren\nInvites we thought the time was right to move to Fuse’s main room. The idea\nwould be to bring over a record label we’re really into and thus the choice\nwas Lenzman’s The North Quarter. This guy is one of the\nbest in translating those lush and soulful vibes reminiscent of 90’s hip hop on\nto a drum ‘n’ bass dancefloor. That should be a perfect night out to celebrate\nthe end of the summer.

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Bredren Invites The North Quarter will take place at Fuse on Friday October 18. All information and tickets can be found on the event page. 'Bredren Invites EP' is out now on the RAMPAGE record label. Follow Bredren on Facebook to stay up to date.

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As hip hop is taking over the global pop charts, event promoters are increasingly looking to their own backyard for inspiration. Enter Hip Hub Hooray, the platform for urban culture that aims to support and connect artists and fans across the Meuse-Rhine Euregion (aka the area around the Hasselt-Liège-Maastricht-Aachen corridor), taking place in Tongeren’s Ambiorixkazerne on Saturday September 14. After a successful first edition last year – they landed a second place in the Best Breakthrough Event on the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2018 – they are back for more. Think ‘hubs’, workshops, showcases and performances that shine a light on the broader hip hop culture and cross linguistic boundaries. We sat down with two of the festival’s leading figures Kaer (who’s a part of the rap collective Starflam) and Jules Thys (better known as Jewels). And before we forget, we’re giving away 5x2 tickets for Hip Hub Hooray. Scroll all the way down if you want to take your chance.

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Hi guys, what’s Hip Hub Hooray’s mission statement exactly?

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Kaer: Hip Hub Hooray is a cultural operation in the Euregion, between Belgium’s Flanders and Wallonia, the Netherlands and Germany. Specifically, Hip Hub Hooray is about street art, music and dance using different ways to promote urban culture. We curate murals across the cities of the Euregion, we organize creative retreats with musicians, MC’s, beat makers, street artists and dancers and the results of those will be programmed alongside international artists on the festival. This is our second edition, so our audience is still growing, as well as our ambitions.

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How ‘alive’ is the hip hop scene across the Euregion? Is there a certain degree of interconnectedness?

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Jules: Good rap collectives and hip hop parties have been active in the the Euregion for years, but international borders have made it difficult to connect in the past. Solidifying that connection is what our project is all about. Hip Hub Hooray has given all these youngsters an excuse to start working more closely and for an example, we’ve seen youngsters from Aachen linking up those in Heerlen. Or people from Limburg that now go to Liège. We bring them together and they help each other out. That’s great to see.  

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As you’ve mentioned, hip hop culture is about more than music. Which other activities are you planning?

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You’re talking about ‘hubs’, what’s the deal with those?

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Jules: Each year, we ask coaches and professionals to organize workshops for young hip hop talent from the region. Our recruiters found talent in Aachen, Brussels and both the Belgian and Dutch Limburg provinces. The activities take place over an entire week in the Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren. We offer 5 music studios for them to work in. Kaer then prepares them for a show at the festival with the productions they made during that week. Simultaneously, dancers and street artists come together and go through a similar process. Their art gets showcased on the festival too. It’s nice to have different people in different fields of creativity create something together.

This year you’re presenting the Hooray Zone. What does that mean exactly?

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Kaer: It’s\na new area where you can chill and discover local talents from Belgium and\nabroad. It’s the spot where you can show your skills in an open mic session,\npractice your dance moves or just have some fun. We like the idea that everybody\ncan be a part of Hip Hub Hooray. We are a small festival, but we can make the\ndifference by having a simple human approach, connecting people in the process.\nI think this kind of initiative will make the audience feel more at ease. Hip hop\nis about sharing, giving, having fun and this dimension can often be overlooked\nwhen you just look at it from the outside. We come from the scene, we know\nwhere we are from. 

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The lineup is a mix of big names and upcoming talent. I guess that’s what you guys were going for?

\n\n\n\nJules:\nDefinitely, not only does our project facilitate young talent from the Hubs to\nset their first steps on a big stage, they do so next to their idols. Kaer and\nI work on the lineup together, booking headliners like Zwangere Guy and Josylvio,\nbut we always keep track of what’s moving in the underground. In our opinion, guys\nlike Fosa YG & Loopey from The\nNetherlands or Slimka & Di-Meh\nfrom Switzerland are the coolest new acts in the scene right now.

Has hip hop become the dominant pop culture of this age? If so, what impact does this have on the existing scenes?

\n\n\n\nKaer: I\nthink hip hop has influenced pop culture for years now. Back in the 2000’s, the\nadvertising industry started using graphic cues from graffiti culture and urban\nmusic in their ads. Meanwhile, the internet had a massive impact on today’s\nyouth, solidifying hip hop as a major source of inspiration and identity. You\ncan say that urban culture is the dominant pop culture nowadays. At the same\ntime, hip hop remains true to its roots and values. I enjoy the diversity in\nour music, and I am proud to be part of it. That’s why this music is so influential\nand our aesthetic and vocabulary so popular. We\nlive in a depressing world and the rapper’s career is a model of freedom, so\nthat speaks to young people across the world.

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Where do you see Hip Hub Hooray (and hip hop in general) evolve towards down the line? Are we at the highest point of the wave? Or are we still climbing?

Kaer: I think we are on top of the wave at the moment. For us Europeans, it may all seem pretty new, but in the US, it has been well established for years. I hope we can still take it further and further. Sometimes I’m afraid that we could face a backlash. When I see how the artists’ booking fees are getting disproportionally expensive, I expect that it could be a potential problem.

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Hip Hub Hooray will take place at the Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren on Saturday September 14. All information and tickets can be found here. Rather wanna try your luck and take a chance to win one of 5x2 tickets? Take part in our ticket contest below!

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Nick, let’s start with you. How was the Fuse 25th birthday party at Palais 12 back in April?

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Nick: It was great! We had a little bit of doubt beforehand. A few years earlier, we organised events at Tour & Taxis in multiple rooms, so we didn't know if we were taking a step back with just one stage or not. In the end, we just went for it, and we gave it all we had. Now, we have put all our budget in one big room instead of three. That played out pretty well. 

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Where did the idea to collaborate with Kompass come from?

Jens: We were already working and going out together regularly, and we're good friends, so it was just a logical next step. We were waiting for a big project to come along. Now that it’s here, we can work together as one strong team. Both of us have a competitive mindset, which is crucial if you’re going to cooperate.

Nick: Yes, exactly. But we are not competitors, we are complementary, and the cooperation between us feels intuitive. When you want to pull off a spectacular show, you need a big budget. So realising a project like this becomes a lot more feasible when you have two organisations who are willing to go for it. Nightlife can be like a team sport: you can only win if the whole squad delivers. If everyone trusts each other, that will rub off on your event, and people will notice that. An event has got to have ‘soul’. To give you an example: Tomorrowland has a lot of critics, but you can’t deny it has got a soul. That’s why it keeps working so well. That is what convinces people to buy a ticket and dance until the end.

As two of Belgium’s biggest house and techno clubs, are you coordinating your schedules throughout the year to avoid date clashes?

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So does that mean more Fuse x Kompass collaborations are coming throughout the year?

Nick: If you would like to know if we’re going to start a ‘Fompass’, I’m going to have to disappoint you (laughs).

How do you try to keep the intimacy of a nightclub when you’re dealing with a massive venue like Palais 12?

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Why Palais 12 and not another like-sized venue?

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Jens: It was essential for us to do this in Brussels, you can't beat that central location in Belgium. Compared to other venues of this size, Palais 12 have treated their acoustics well. That's something you can hear clearly.

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Nick: Everything in that venue is just right. D&B Audiotechnik have recently launched a new KSL line array system with active reverb killing functions on the mid and high tones. Usually, you're going to have some reverb when you suddenly kill the audio in a big room like that. But that's not going to happen with this new system. You can hear the difference; there is simply no reverb, nor echoes. That's something I haven't seen in other places all that much. Jens and I are dancefloor people. We have both seen a lot of events in the world, good and bad. It's a shame when you visit a massive rave, and they haven't fixed their acoustics. That's when I think, \"get your basics right\".

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What about Rave Rebels’ lineup. What’s the motivation behind these choices?

Jens: A lot of people think rave techno only deals with tempo’s above 145 bpm. We couldn’t disagree more. That’s why we are rave rebels. When you look back to the beginning of rave, 145 bpm techno wasn’t a thing yet. We want to push the many different sides of rave music instead.

Nick: Rave started in a time where the division between different genres wasn't clear at all. The offer of music just wasn't as big as it is now, so the DJ gave almost everything available in the record stores a chance: breakbeat, trance, etc. That's where we want to go, starting over with a clean slate. We're not just techno.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJens:\nTrue. You can see that even within the techno scene. Guys like Marcel Dettmann\nplay a lot of EBM, for example. That proves that we can finally leave this\ncompartmentalisation. Rave should be a utopia of the weekend where you can\nescape segregation and embrace diversity.

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Which artists on this lineup are your personal favourites?

Nick: Maceo Plex. He is a true craftsman in his profession. He has a broad taste, and he can make the people dance without the need to prove he can go deep. After every set he played in Fuse, he asks me if I liked it. That's the kind of mentality I want.

Jens: For me, that has to be Maxim Lany. This local artist has worked so hard over the last couple of years, and the results speak for themselves. Big up!

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Rave Rebels takes place at Palais 12 Brussels on Saturday October 12. Follow Rave Rebels on Facebook or attend the event page to stay in the loop. Tickets can be found here.

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Glints is a name that’s been floating around in our Spotify playlists for a good couple of years now. The 25-year-old singer-rapper Jan Maarschalk Lemmens is a prime specimen of a vocal chameleon that can handle any beat in fine style. 

Although his earlier work is characterised by a moody gloom that predominantly depended on the singing part, last year’s single ‘Bugatti’ proved he can drop some heavy bars over a hard beat. It marked the beginning of a new chapter for the Antwerp-native; one where he is ready to let the world take a peek inside his head. If his recent single ‘Fear’ is anything to go by, we’re in for a wild ride when his long-awaited debut album drops. Before that happens, though, we visited Lemmens for a rather lengthy conversation about his battle with anxiety, performing alone in front of thousands and his countless upcoming projects that may or may not involve a couple of juicy collaborations.

Hi Jan! How was your summer?

Good! I've spent all my time in either the studio or on stage. There were big stages, small stages and even a show in Marseille; but Pukkelpop had to be the most impressive one.

It’s the third year in a row you’ve played there. Have you seen the crowds grow in size each time?

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You were alone on stage. No band, no DJ. That’s a remarkable choice, as many new artists feel a certain pressure to prove themselves and they feel like they would only be taken seriously if they have a full live band with them…

In the beginning of my career, the music I made was a great match with a live band. Since then, my sound has evolved into something that suited a more direct approach. Two things lead to this. Firstly, I was looking for a pure medium in my own way. There are only two things on that stage: me and my music. That forces you to nail your delivery and stage performance without room for error. Secondly, I have learned a lot of things I wouldn't have known otherwise. Entertaining a crowd of thousands with just your voice and your beats is one of them.

Let's dive into some more in-depth stuff. You recently made a post where you addressed your battle with anxiety. How has this part of your life shaped you as an artist?

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So does standing on alone stage help you deal with that? Or could it make the problem worse?

In many ways, my job on that stage is obvious and straightforward: let go completely. You're not really thinking, and adrenaline is pumping. Then again, sometimes you snap out of it, and you suddenly realise there are thousands of faces staring at you. That could be triggering, although I feel comfortably in control doing my shows lately.

Is it wrong to say that anxiety can be a great source of inspiration for an artist?

Not at all. Anxiety has formed who I am and what I make. You have to get your inspiration from somewhere, and you can't always choose where you get it from. So, of course, my demons are connected to my music.

So is there a difference between you as an artist and you as a person?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nI think there's not much difference, to be\nhonest; or at least I hope so. There has to be some difference, of course. You\nhave to keep a certain edge when\nyou’re about to mount the stage, because that isn’t a normal situation. But yeah, what you see on stage is pretty much\nwho I am in real life too.

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Earlier, you have said you feel connected with the UK culture, the country where you have roots. In which ways can we hear that in your output?

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People often say my parents are from the UK, but that's not true. My aunt is from London, and because I had a cousin of the same age, I often visited from a very young age. She didn't speak any Dutch, and so I picked up English pretty fast and early. My grandparents passed away, so I would go to visit my surrogate grandparents every year. Looking back on it now, that time was pretty crazy. Me and my cousin must have been thirteen, and we just spent countless days hanging around London. Especially at that age, this place would feel like a weird parallel universe, and I liked that. Add the local music culture to the mix, and I developed a deep love for that scene. Artists like The Streets, Skepta, Kano or Wiley were huge discoveries for me. Their music, their vibe and their accents were so different to what we had over here during that time. It just made sense for me.

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Which of those early UK underground genres did you feel most? Were you a junglist, a raver or a grime fan?

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Of course, I had a brief drum ‘n' bass phase like most kids of my age at the time, but it was grime that completely enchanted me. It never felt like a genre that fitted with the rest. Now it has become a lot bigger, but it used to be outsider music. So I identified myself with that. From there, I got into artists like Mount Kimbie, James Blake, King Krule, etc. All these artists who were making leftfield stuff. They made me realise you can also sing over a weird electronic beat. It was so eclectic, and that felt right for me.

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Alright, let’s get into your production process. How do you usually start making a song?

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I have my ways. I never start with a beat that someone else has just sent me – unless another artist asks me for a feature. Either I have a clear idea that includes the chorus, the melody and the overall theme, or I start from scratch without a plan. All the tracks on my album belong in that first category. Last year’s ‘Bugatti' is another great example of that. The harmony and the verses were in my head long before the first note was written. The next step is taking that idea to Yello (Staelens aka Yong Yello, Maarschalk’s close friend, roommate and producer, ed.). Then we usually sit down and plan everything out in front of us. What will be the tempo? Which synths and chords will I use? Should we use an 808 or a more organic drum? Once we have everything set, I finish off my lyrics and – voila – we made a song. That said, inspiration doesn’t strike every day, and productivity requires discipline.

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Do you have the feeling that you have evolved a lot as an artist compared to when you first started?

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I have evolved so much! In the last two years alone, I have made so much progress. I now have a lot more faith in collaborating with other people. The click I made with Yello helped me realise that. As a young artist, you need to know where you want to go, because there are so many options in front of you, even within just hip hop. It takes time to make that decision. But at one point you’ll know what you want your music to sound like, and you’ll need some good friends to help you get there.

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I heard you are taking that advice to the next level. You’re moving into a new house with a whole bunch of other artist friends. Is this a new chapter in your life?

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Well, I can't give you too many details on that (laughs). But yeah, me, Yello Staelens, Faisal Chatar (a well-known DJ and producer who goes by his first name, ed.), Iljen Put (who is an excellent painter and who also designs my artwork), Thor Salden (a talented photographer who’s always on the road with me) and Pieter Fivez (my trusted friend from day one). Together, we’re moving in an old halal slaughterhouse in the centre of Antwerp. We’re currently renovating the place and building our studio’s in there. All I can say is that a lot of music will be made there (laughs).

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Working alongside and together with other artists seems to be your new thing indeed. In the past few months, you have been in the studio with The Subs, DVTCH NORRIS, Martha Da’ro and Eddy Ape, just to name a few. Many artists see collaborations as a necessary step to widen your audience, but you can't seem to get enough of it…

I think you can learn something from everyone, because none of us work in the same way. By inviting another artist into your creative hub, you both take something useful back to your own space. I don't see this as a necessary evil, as it forces you to step out of your bubble. Finding the balance between your ways and those of another is an interaction everybody benefits from. Not only do you learn to know the other person better, you learn to understand yourself better. That's how scenes are created and strengthened. Imagine I work together with a producer and that person turns out to be the inspiration I have been missing all my life? It would be crazy to deny yourself opportunities like that, right?

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So there will be a lot of collaborations on your upcoming album I assume?

There won’t be that many, to be honest. The single ‘Fear' with DVTCH NORRIS will be on there, but other than that, I don't want to share too much information just yet. It's a super personal album that will deal about a rather dark chapter in my life. Don't worry; I've moved out of that mindset already, in huge part because of the people around me. But the story I want to tell in the album is my story, hence the relative lack of collaborations on there.

It did take you a while to start working on a debut album. Did you not feel any pressure?

After ‘Bugatti’, things shifted into a higher gear. I could have made ten different Bugatti songs and put it on an album, and that might have worked out well. But that’s not I wanted to do. I wanted to tell a story, I wanted to create my own sound, and not just copy paste something that I’d already done before. So we took our time with it until all the pieces fell into place. I don’t like to rush things; the music is always a priority. Sometimes everything falls works out in a month, but sometimes it takes years. If there’s one piece of advice I can give to people, it’s to make sure you take your time.

A little bird told me you’re already working on the second album…

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIt's true. I'm already deep into a new project\nthat will have a lot more collaborations on there (but I can't tell you with\nwho) because it's an entirely different project. That project has been going\ngreat, and I'm glad people will see another side of Glints.

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Glint's debut album is hitting the shelves this winter. Follow the man on Facebook, Spotify and Instagram to stay in the loop with the latest and greatest. You can witness the man live on stage on Saturday September 21 at Docklands Festival in Antwerp. Tickets for that can be found right here.

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Organizing parties in our capital can hardly be considered as a walk in the park. Running a vinyl label nowadays neither is. Nuff respect to those passionate souls who invest their time and energy into these activities. Meet Michiel Claus aka Walrus, one half of the duo running the Basic Moves imprint and Diego Cozzi aka Fais Le Beau, one half of the Gay Haze collective & DJ duo. As both have made their name in the Brussels underground scene, we sat down for a chat about outsider club music, organizing parties in Brussels, DIY philosophy and their upcoming performance at Horst festival.

Let us start with you Michiel; what is the story behind the Basic Moves label?

\n\n\n\nMichiel Claus aka Walrus: ‘It was founded by Ailsa Cavers (aka Islas) &\nmyself in March 2017. My role at Basic Moves is mainly A&R (Artists &\nRepertoire, responsible for talent scouting & overseeing the artistic\ndevelopment of artists signed to the label, red.) and production, but also\ncurating and organizing the events. Ailsa takes care of promotion, artwork\n& communication. We run the label in collaboration with Crevette\nDistribution. In fact, we are pushing each other forward. Because of our label,\nCrevette started its distribution channel, and we provide them with feedback\nand visa versa, it's like a conversation, learning together, slowly and surely.

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As regards the musical output, we already have an idea of what to release. We are not the kind of label to send your demos to. We release old music as well as fresh music. I worked from 2012 to 2017 at the Dr Vinyl record shop (still existing today at downtown Brussels, ed.). It was there I met those guys from the early Brussels techno scene such as Sebastian S., Acid Kirk, Mike DMA and Deg. They made loads of music in the nineties, but there was no opportunity to release because around that time techno became mainstream in Belgium and surroundings. I always kept their story in mind, and after years I finally managed to convince them to let me hear it. It was a slow process, but eventually, I became friends with Mike and Deg, and they accepted to release their music. That, meeting Ailsa and the start of Crevette Records was the turning point for me to start the Basic Moves label.

\n\n

In the liner notes of the 10th release you suggest, it might be the last release of the label. You think about quitting?

\n\n

Michiel: ‘The original idea was to put the label on hold after ten releases and focus on an ambient label from 2020. But in those three years since we started, we discovered so much good music to be released that we decided to continue. So we are settled now for ten more releases (laughs). However, we change the format starting from release 11. All releases will consist of a double 12\" with six tracks in total, almost a mini album. This allows the artist and us to have more freedom in track selection and show a broader palette of sounds. All our records are released on 500 copies. At the time, they are not separately digitally available. I work in a record shop, the tracks have been remastered for vinyl and cut on vinyl, so we want our music first to be available on vinyl. Which doesn't mean that the music will never be released in digital format; we are thinking to release the first ten releases digitally on Bandcamp in one package next year. Let's see... 

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Every Basic Moves release is accompanied by a story. How important is it for you to not just release the music but tell a whole story?

\n\n

Michiel: ‘We put a lot of effort into it, maybe too much. We think it is nice to tell you about the background of the music and the artist. It also is a good way to distinguish from the enormous amount of music that is being released these days. From release 11 on, we will shorten the stories a bit and print them on the artwork instead of a separate paper'.

\n\n

Diego: ‘I think you should continue doing that. Buying vinyl is more expensive than buying digital, so it is nice when you get an extra, being it artwork or a story.'

\n\n\n\n

What is the idea behind the Basic Moves Chronicles?

\n\n

Michiel: ‘With the chronicles, we plunge into the history of Belgian dance music culture. Next is the story behind the ‘Netwerk club/Cave de la Chapelle'. Michael Stordeur – better known as Mike DMA - used to organize parties at that place between 1994 and 1996. Music-wise there were no boundaries: DJs mixed ambient and downtempo tunes, breakbeat, drum \"n\" bass, deep house, broken beat and techno. I am happy to see those kind of sets resurging: nowadays DJ DJ's again dare to play sets ranging from 60-160 bpm. We will document the chronicles with texts, pictures and recorded sets from back in the days. We did a 2-hour radio show last year around this subject for The Word magazine. It contains an interview with Mike and a mix of Deg, and you can listen to it here.

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We also have an interview with Jeff Mills coming up about decolonization and Afrofuturism and their relation towards electronic music. It is a collaboration together with Wiet Lengeler (aka Sagat) and the theatre magazine Rekto:Verso'.

Basic Moves describes its music as ‘outsider club music'. Can an outsider become an insider?

Diego: ‘Aren't we there yet? Considering the success of festivals such as Dekmantel, I would think this kind of music has become the mainstream of the underground.'

Michiel:' I suppose those festivals have a business plan. Basic Moves doesn't. We are happy to get break even. Our main goal is building an archive of good music that otherwise would never see daylight. Some of the tracks have gathered dust for twenty or almost thirty years before being released on our label.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nI am not talking about reissues, which have\nbecome big business nowadays. With Basic Moves, we only release music that has\nnever been released. ‘Outsider club music' stands for an outsider state of mind\ntowards the dance music industry. We have no fixed formula or formatted sound,\nwhich doesn't mean that we won't repress a release that has been sold out.

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Are there any plans for a Gay Haze label or producing music?

Diego: ‘There are no specific plans for a label or music production. At the moment we focus on regular parties every month: every second Sunday of the month starting September 8th. We put a lot of energy and effort in looking for new venues. The basic idea is to have an excellent underground location which is not a club. It is a struggle to find party locations in Brussels. However, we did find one for our monthly parties: l'uZinne, a socio-cultural centre in an abandoned warehouse next to the canal. It isn't big: it has a capacity of 200 people, but that is how we like it. ‘

Could you tell us the story behind Gay Haze?

Diego: ‘Gay Haze exists for two years now. When my residency at Catclub ended, I felt a bit lost. I was wondering about what to do, and I decided to start my own parties. At that period, I often travelled to Berlin, and I wondered if a small gay party with the same vibe would work here. Brussels had Los Ninos and Catclub, but there were almost no small parties at underground venues. When I met Guillaume (Bleret, the other half of the collective behind the Gay Haze parties, ed.), we decided to work together. At our parties, we usually invite one or two international guests, mostly upcoming artists I meet on the road. This personal approach is important to me. Instead of sending emails to a booker I have never met to invite a DJ I never heard performing live, I prefer to connect directly. It also fits our DIY (Do-It-Yourself) philosophy.'

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nMichiel: ‘The same principle counts for us. We do everything\nourselves. Consider it as a counter-reaction against the commercialization of\nthe dance music industry: big stages, big agencies, big star DJ's, big budgets.\nNo thanks, let us keep it on a human scale. We host two different concepts: we\nhave our Basic Moves club nights at one hand.

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The first two years we organized them in a small Latino club in the centre of Molenbeek: ‘Chez Jacques'. But it took so much time and energy to build everything up from scratch for one night. Nowadays we mostly host them in C12 /C11) where everything is available. For our third anniversary, we are hosting three nights: one in Brussels, one in Barcelona & one in Leeds/UK. Next to our club nights, we organize regular ambient listening sessions under the ‘Gems Under The Horizon' moniker. These listening sessions take place in a small 100 capacity jazz club in Anderlecht, and people can sit or lay down and let their mind dance. For these sessions, we have a very undogmatic approach: it can be ethnic music, jazz, modern classical, sound art, trip-hop, dub, electronic and acoustic music.'

Guillaume is also active for 24h Brussels which aims for a better nightlife in Brussels. In Leuven, Ghent and Antwerp, we see a similar movement and claims. In Brussels, the first charter is a fact in the St Jacques Quartier. Is this a first step towards a better nightlife in our capital?..

\n\n\n\nMichiel: \"We have a few well-known clubs in Brussels such\nas C12 or Fuse, but there aren't many off-grid locations for small parties.\nUnless you want to go dodgy and illegal taking the risk to lose your sound\nsystem and money if the police turn up, so the 24 Brussels initiative is\nnecessary. But a lot depends on the audience: many people are going out to\nseduce girls or get completely wasted, not for the music or the party. I think\nit is important to open up a dialogue with your audience a bit. When organizing\nparties, you have to dare to say ‘no' to people at the door. It is not about\nbeing elitist, but the wrong bunch of guys can ruin the atmosphere of the whole\nevening. But things are getting better recently, with C12, Kiosk Radio &\nthe Crevette Records shop creating a real scene. Brussels isn't that big. We\noften see the same people at the Basic Moves parties frequenting the Gay Haze\nparties and/or the record shop.'

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Diego: ‘That is how Michiel and I met: we ended up at the same afterhours talking and playing records hour after hour! Those kind of moments are missing: where everyone connects around the music and plays more loose and weird stuff you wouldn't hear at the club before! With Gay Haze, we target an audience that knows what our party stands for and likes what we do. We always explain our concept when we announce a party. There is definitely still a need for gay parties where gay people feel safe and can freely express themselves. Which doesn't necessarily have to be exclusively gay, all open-minded souls are welcome. We attract a regular audience that takes good care of each other. It once happened that a guy was harassing two girls at our party. Immediately one of our regulars intervened. That is amazing. We are one family.'

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You are both playing at Horst festival next weekend. Horst aims to blend and celebrate the worlds of art and music in an immersive festival experience with a focus on experiment and adventure. What can we expect at Horst Festival from you?

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Diego: ‘I have never been to Horst, so I am as curious as you are. With Gay Haze DJ's we will be playing the closing slot on Sunday. Usually, we gather two days in advance, and we select our music for the gig. We prefer to go in different directions over creating a constant monotonous vibe.'

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Michiel: ‘I am warming up on Saturday for Paquita Gordon. I saw her twice this Summer playing fast (Italian) trance so I might play a bit faster than usual at that hour. But sometimes she plays more eclectic, and I might ask her what she is up for, so we will see. I am much looking forward to sharing my records with the people at Horst.'

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You can check both Gay Haze DJ's and Walrus at Horst festival in Vilvoorde this weekend. Wanna stay up to date with these guys? You can follow Basic Moves on Soundcloud and Facebook - and you can do exactly the same for Gay Haze's Facebook and Mixcloud pages.

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Give us a little introduction of who you are and how you guys met…

Adrien: Me and Sebastien have known each other since we were toddlers. We’ve been to the same school for 14 years, so we basically grew up together. During our teenage years, we often went to the same youth centre (JK Paddestoel in Groot-Bijgaarden) with our friends. It’s here we met Dieter during a DJ-contest in 2009. We immediately had a vibe going on. Dieter learned me how to mix and everything fell into place from there.

You guys started as Requake: what was this project about?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nAdrien: Initially, this was a\ndrum ‘n’ bass DJ-duo created by a good friend of ours, Vincent, and myself.\nHe’s the one who got me into the genre in the first place. I wouldn’t be here\nif it wasn’t for him. Sebastien was always hanging out on our rehearsals and at\na certain point, he started making us beats for fun under the same moniker. The\ndubstep tracks got picked up quite fast by some record labels. They became so\npopular it transformed Requake into a dubstep act. After a while, Vincent lost\nhis interest in bass music and Sebastien and I took the project under our wings\ntogether.

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Sebastien, we’ve read you’re the production guy, while Adrien and Dieter are the DJ’s. How does that arrangement work for you?

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Sebastien: At the beginning of Requake, I saw Adrien and Vincent play all that music on parties and all I could think about was how you could actually make such tunes… From that moment on, I became passionate about making music. As I was more of a technical person (or you can say computer nerd) I saw myself as the producer, while they were the DJ’s. Additionally, 3 people standing behind a DJ-deck is somewhat impractical. Other than that, being out there in the spotlight isn’t really my thing. I did try it out a couple of times, but after a few years, I realized that I preferred being in the studio. So when we started Bredren with Dieter, the roles were quite clear to all of us. That said, it’s all quite fluid. They always join me in the studio and I do tag along on gigs when I can. It works pretty well for all of us.

I guess you still have to meet up regularly to align yourselves, since you are all part of a group.

Dieter: Almost every track we’ve written yet was made while we were all in the studio. This has been the goal from the start: one main producer who converts the ideas from all of us in the software. It has to be a joint-venture with intellectual instead of capital input. Regarding practical agreements, we decide everything together. Sometimes we have a small business meeting before we start our studio-session.

What are the upsides and downsides of being in a group as opposed to producing/DJ-ing solo?

Adrien: I only see advantages. The only thing I can think of is that sometimes, it’s hard to find a moment to get into the studio when everyone has a busy life outside the music business. The good thing is we’re all well-aligned and we generally have the same ideas.

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Sebastien: Another obvious advantage is that we can easily divide the less glamorous work among us. For example, administration, managing social media accounts, keeping up with emails, cleaning the studio (laughs). Sometimes I start making a track on my own, but it always ends up sounding less like ‘Bredren’. To make sure we have continuity in our output, all three of us should be involved from start to finish.

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Most of your bookings are outside of the country. Why do you think that is?

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Adrien: That’s because drum ‘n’ bass is still quite niche. It has seen a steady advance in the last few years, but despite some major achievements, you can’t say the genre has broken through on a major level. That shouldn’t be the goal anyway. It’s still (relatively) underground - and it’s better if it stays like that.

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On the one hand, Belgium has the supersized stadium event RAMPAGE, on the other hand, it doesn’t look like drum ‘n’ bass as widespread as, say, techno or hip hop. Many have been discussing the supposed rise and fall of the genre over the decades, but what’s the current state of the Belgian scene right now?

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Adrien: The Belgian scene is definitely on the rise. If you’ve been following the genre for the last 10 years as we have, you can notice that. Homegrown concepts like RAMPAGE, Star Warz, Steam, What-U-On-About, Concrete, Mentality, Drum Room and our concept in Brussels are great examples of that. The fan base is small but incredibly strong. I get shivers down my spine when I think about it (laughs).

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Who’s killing it in the local scene right now?

Dieter: There are a couple, many of whom we try to support through our events. One87, Phase, M-zine, Scepticz, Lavance, Solace, Corrupted, SVB, Cedex & Higher Underground, Glÿph, M-soul & S-27, Nmber8, Mtwn, … The list goes on. Some of these guys are not as active anymore as they used to, but still, they had a massive influence on us.

Which other unlikely genres or artists do you guys listen to if you want to get inspired?

Adrien: I listen to almost everything. From blues to downtempo and from classical music to punk, there’s not much I don’t listen to. I was raised listening to a lot of music, played saxophone when I was a kid so music has always been a big part of my life.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDieter: I’m listening to all\nkinds of music genres, from jazz to 80’s classics, from house to indie rock. I\ndon’t listen to other music for inspiration, I do it to get out of the drum ‘n’\nbass vibe from time to time (laughs).

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Sebastien: Almost every night before I go to sleep, I listen to ambient stuff like Synkro, Steve Hauschildt or Sam KDC. That inspires me. I’ve always been drawn to the greater realm of electronic music because me and my brother grew up with trance, techno, house, and hip-hop. I remember sitting next to him for hours, watching how he created trance tracks with the Music 2000 software on his Playstation.

Some might assume drum ‘n’ bass and Belgium’s longest-running techno club Fuse don’t match, but you guys have something good going on over there. How did this collaboration got to be?

Adrien: We already had been throwing parties for some years under different names. They were decent, but there was no real common denominator. We took a little break from the event business, but upon returning, we wanted to do it the right way. That meant finding a good club, having our residency, keeping it exclusive and fine-tuning a certain concept. We contacted Fuse, told them our idea and we’ve been working together ever since.

It looks like this edition of Bredren Invites will be a special one. What have you guys got planned?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nDieter: After 7 successful standalone editions of Bredren\nInvites we thought the time was right to move to Fuse’s main room. The idea\nwould be to bring over a record label we’re really into and thus the choice\nwas Lenzman’s The North Quarter. This guy is one of the\nbest in translating those lush and soulful vibes reminiscent of 90’s hip hop on\nto a drum ‘n’ bass dancefloor. That should be a perfect night out to celebrate\nthe end of the summer.

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Bredren Invites The North Quarter will take place at Fuse on Friday October 18. All information and tickets can be found on the event page. 'Bredren Invites EP' is out now on the RAMPAGE record label. Follow Bredren on Facebook to stay up to date.

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As hip hop is taking over the global pop charts, event promoters are increasingly looking to their own backyard for inspiration. Enter Hip Hub Hooray, the platform for urban culture that aims to support and connect artists and fans across the Meuse-Rhine Euregion (aka the area around the Hasselt-Liège-Maastricht-Aachen corridor), taking place in Tongeren’s Ambiorixkazerne on Saturday September 14. After a successful first edition last year – they landed a second place in the Best Breakthrough Event on the Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2018 – they are back for more. Think ‘hubs’, workshops, showcases and performances that shine a light on the broader hip hop culture and cross linguistic boundaries. We sat down with two of the festival’s leading figures Kaer (who’s a part of the rap collective Starflam) and Jules Thys (better known as Jewels). And before we forget, we’re giving away 5x2 tickets for Hip Hub Hooray. Scroll all the way down if you want to take your chance.

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Hi guys, what’s Hip Hub Hooray’s mission statement exactly?

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Kaer: Hip Hub Hooray is a cultural operation in the Euregion, between Belgium’s Flanders and Wallonia, the Netherlands and Germany. Specifically, Hip Hub Hooray is about street art, music and dance using different ways to promote urban culture. We curate murals across the cities of the Euregion, we organize creative retreats with musicians, MC’s, beat makers, street artists and dancers and the results of those will be programmed alongside international artists on the festival. This is our second edition, so our audience is still growing, as well as our ambitions.

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How ‘alive’ is the hip hop scene across the Euregion? Is there a certain degree of interconnectedness?

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Jules: Good rap collectives and hip hop parties have been active in the the Euregion for years, but international borders have made it difficult to connect in the past. Solidifying that connection is what our project is all about. Hip Hub Hooray has given all these youngsters an excuse to start working more closely and for an example, we’ve seen youngsters from Aachen linking up those in Heerlen. Or people from Limburg that now go to Liège. We bring them together and they help each other out. That’s great to see.  

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As you’ve mentioned, hip hop culture is about more than music. Which other activities are you planning?

\n\n\n\nKaer:\nMusic is the key for reaching a young audience. Our aim is to support that\nextensive hip hop culture by extending our activities further than just the\nfestival. For example, we visited Les Ardentes and Use-In with the former\nparticipants of the hubs. That was really a nice experience. We launched our\nmural operation in the city of Tongeren with a piece painted by Adele Renault, one of the top street\nartist in the world. We worked hard on the look and feel of the festival and connected\nwith a number of designers and graffiti artists to build massive sculptures in\nrecycled wood. Additionally, our breakdance artists are preparing a show for\nthe new creative zone, another innovation to discover this year.

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You’re talking about ‘hubs’, what’s the deal with those?

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Jules: Each year, we ask coaches and professionals to organize workshops for young hip hop talent from the region. Our recruiters found talent in Aachen, Brussels and both the Belgian and Dutch Limburg provinces. The activities take place over an entire week in the Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren. We offer 5 music studios for them to work in. Kaer then prepares them for a show at the festival with the productions they made during that week. Simultaneously, dancers and street artists come together and go through a similar process. Their art gets showcased on the festival too. It’s nice to have different people in different fields of creativity create something together.

This year you’re presenting the Hooray Zone. What does that mean exactly?

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Kaer: It’s\na new area where you can chill and discover local talents from Belgium and\nabroad. It’s the spot where you can show your skills in an open mic session,\npractice your dance moves or just have some fun. We like the idea that everybody\ncan be a part of Hip Hub Hooray. We are a small festival, but we can make the\ndifference by having a simple human approach, connecting people in the process.\nI think this kind of initiative will make the audience feel more at ease. Hip hop\nis about sharing, giving, having fun and this dimension can often be overlooked\nwhen you just look at it from the outside. We come from the scene, we know\nwhere we are from. 

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The lineup is a mix of big names and upcoming talent. I guess that’s what you guys were going for?

\n\n\n\nJules:\nDefinitely, not only does our project facilitate young talent from the Hubs to\nset their first steps on a big stage, they do so next to their idols. Kaer and\nI work on the lineup together, booking headliners like Zwangere Guy and Josylvio,\nbut we always keep track of what’s moving in the underground. In our opinion, guys\nlike Fosa YG & Loopey from The\nNetherlands or Slimka & Di-Meh\nfrom Switzerland are the coolest new acts in the scene right now.

Has hip hop become the dominant pop culture of this age? If so, what impact does this have on the existing scenes?

\n\n\n\nKaer: I\nthink hip hop has influenced pop culture for years now. Back in the 2000’s, the\nadvertising industry started using graphic cues from graffiti culture and urban\nmusic in their ads. Meanwhile, the internet had a massive impact on today’s\nyouth, solidifying hip hop as a major source of inspiration and identity. You\ncan say that urban culture is the dominant pop culture nowadays. At the same\ntime, hip hop remains true to its roots and values. I enjoy the diversity in\nour music, and I am proud to be part of it. That’s why this music is so influential\nand our aesthetic and vocabulary so popular. We\nlive in a depressing world and the rapper’s career is a model of freedom, so\nthat speaks to young people across the world.

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Where do you see Hip Hub Hooray (and hip hop in general) evolve towards down the line? Are we at the highest point of the wave? Or are we still climbing?

Kaer: I think we are on top of the wave at the moment. For us Europeans, it may all seem pretty new, but in the US, it has been well established for years. I hope we can still take it further and further. Sometimes I’m afraid that we could face a backlash. When I see how the artists’ booking fees are getting disproportionally expensive, I expect that it could be a potential problem.

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nJules: I\nagree. People assume there will be a new genre waiting in line, but I don’t see\nanything take over quite like hip hop has done in the last decade. It’s incredibly universal, crossing international, cultural, racial and linguistic\nboundaries. It’s really inclusive too, that’s why I can only see it gain even more\ninfluence. The recent peak in popularity hasn’t made it easy for festivals and\nbookers, like Kaer says, but we’re looking at it from the upside and try to\ntranslate that into a good strategy for our festival.

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Hip Hub Hooray will take place at the Ambiorixkazerne in Tongeren on Saturday September 14. All information and tickets can be found here. Rather wanna try your luck and take a chance to win one of 5x2 tickets? Take part in our ticket contest below!

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Since the release of their debut EP in 2013, IJsbrand De Wilde and Gert Beazar – both DJ's and sound engineers – made Stavroz grow into a full band, now joined by Pieter De Meester and Maxim Helincks. Although the guys have a background in club culture, they have a unique way of stretching their concept of dancefloor music by blurring tempos and taking the listener into new and surprising directions. Some call it electronica, while other fans came up with the name gangster jazz. For the guys themselves, organic house still covers the load. We met with Gert and IJsbrand – both incredibly down-to-earth dudes – at their headquarters in Ghent for a little coffee chat.

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Hey guys, how has summer been treating you?

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IJsbrand: We already had a lovely time. In addition to clubs and festivals, we are increasingly playing concert venues. It's completely different. To start playing around 9 in the evening, instead of in the middle of the night, squashed in between other DJ’s. That's nice.

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Gert: We recently did some shows like that in Turkey and Germany. It's an evolution that we've been pushing ourselves towards. Later this year, we also have gigs like this in New York and at Amsterdam Dance Event.

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It seems you're quite big in other countries. Is that a matter of local taste?

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G: Maybe, yes. Perhaps we are more associated with fluffy techno here in Belgium. In each region, genres evolve in their own way and at their own pace. Our music was picked up much faster in the Middle East and The Netherlands for example. That said, we can definitely not complain about the chances we are getting here. This summer we played Extrema Outdoor, Paradise City Festival and WECANDANCE. In September, Antwerp’s Docklands Festival will be added to that list. Our DJ-sets also regularly bring to Fuse club.

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Although you started out as a duo, it seems that Stavroz has, both in the studio and on stage, become a full band thing.

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IJ: That has grown organically. We just wanted to be a band.

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G: On stage, we are two producers and two multi-instrumentalists. Maxim is predominantly a guitarist and Pieter mostly plays bass (or the occasional saxophone). Additionally, we all play a little bit of keys.

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IJ: We also have a mixing console on stage. I do the front of house mix, which makes sense for our setup.

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G: Many mixers (sound engineers) give priority to the instruments over the beats. In a certain way, we actually want our set to sound like a DJ-set, so the music has to pop out, not because of the instruments but from the rhythm and groove. Not everyone understands that well. IJsbrand is part of the production process of the music, so he perfectly understands how the live results should sound.

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How do you figure out the energy and flow of a DJ-set as a 4-piece band?

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G: This evolution towards a live performance where the crowd is constantly engaged on the dance floor did not go without a struggle. We didn't really have an example either. Of course, there are Belgian bands like Soulwax or Goose, which do something similar, but our music, certainly in the beginning, was a lot subtler and softer. That made it harder for people to really let themselves loose on the dancefloor.

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IJ: It was a matter of trial and error. By playing live, our sound has also become less subtle.

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G: On the other hand, sometimes cool song ideas emerge on stage. Occasionally you do something different, by accident or on purpose, and then the rest picks up on it. From these moments, some songs came out that are a bit heavier or more guitar-oriented for example.

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So, future releases might sound rougher?

G: They may sound a little rougher than five years ago, but it is not Rammstein. It's still intimate. You can be rough and romantic at the same time.

At the same time, you also manage keep the tempo quite slow on the dancefloor.

G: We play a lot with the tempo during our sets.

IJ: It can go in all directions. We even go up towards 192 bpm in our current set.

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IJ: When we are playing at a moderate pace, we still put a certain rhythm into it, so the music doesn’t feel to slow for the listener.

G: Much like sex, you can also reach a climax if you go slow (laughs).

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When will there be new music?

G: Around the turn of the year we'll release a new EP on our own label, Moodfamily. There's more in the pipeline of course, but we can’t tell you about that just yet.

IJ: We also made music with David Poltrock. It is not yet clear where we will release that one. It's a funny collab, because David used to be our teacher in school and now we’re having studio time with him. He really is a super nice guy and an incredible musician.

What does that collaboration sound like?

IJ: There is some prepared piano in there, which is his signature sound of course. There were no rules, we just started jamming. Afterwards, we took those recordings to our studio and started cutting them up and arranging them. Now we are working it out, sending files back and forth. We love where it’s going.

You mentioned your label, Moodfamily. What's the story behind it?

G: It's an agency too. We run the whole operation together with some friends. We're mainly involved in the creative side of the label alongside AMyn. When we’re not in the studio or on tour, we try to make as much time for the label as possible. It's something we just really enjoy.

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In which ways does all the traveling affect the music?

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IJ: Sometimes it does, very directly. We made the Gold Town EP in Mexico. In one of the tracks, 'All Day I Zama', there’s a recording of a local we met who was blowing on a seashell. We threw it in a sampler and made it into a synth.

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So are you always armed with a recorder?

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G: We try to be, but in the end, we always find ourselves recording with our telephone.

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IJ: We make a lot of music on the road. When we have a few days off, we'll be working on new ideas. Sometimes, when Gert makes something and goes away for some time, I'll get behind his laptop. I usually messed everything up by the time he gets back. It's a fun process, actually. I also enjoy making music on planes.

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G: You don’t want to know how many different Ableton files I get from IJsbrand called ‘vliegtuig’ (‘airplane’ in Dutch, ed).

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How does it feel to be on the road constantly?

IJ: It's heavy, but the energy you get from the crowd is always worth it. It’s so nice to see that something you made at home can suddenly produce such a feeling with an audience in another country. That's an amazing feeling.

G: It’s still hard to imagine that we get bookings in such faraway places. I never thought that would happen. And to meet so many different people, but then again also see many of the people you met before in all outskirts of the world.

Any favourite destinations by now?

G: Belgium, still. In one way or another, we are always nervous here. That has to mean something.

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Catch Stavroz on Docklands Festival in Antwerp op Saturday September 21. All info and tickets can be found here. Follow Stavroz on Facebook to stay in the loop with new music.

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On Saturday August 24, Joyhauser will play an exclusive 12-hour DJ-set on the beach of Recreatiedomein De Ster in Sint-Niklaas. That’s actually quite remarkable for a local DJ act. The Limburg-born duo of Joris Cielen and Stijn Vanspauwen has been waiting patiently for their moment of glory. Finally, it seems that their moment has come. 2018 was as big of a breakthrough year as you could possibly wish for: going from dropping a debut EP to touring South America in the space of months is a pretty phenomenal feat. In anticipation of next week’s marathon showcase, we pinned Joris and Stijn down for a quick update on everything Joyhauser.

What advantages does working in a duo have over working solo?

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When did your careers really lift off?

From 2018 onwards, our careers really started to grow rapidly because of many different reasons. First of all, that's when we started coming out with our own productions, the result of years of work in the studio. Amelie Lens really gave us a strong push upwards when she started playing our track Galaxy Phase in her DJ-sets. Not much later we released our C166W EP on Monika Kruse’s Terminal M record label. That gave us an international boost. Other than that, we got picked up by Ugur Akkus (manager at Labyrinth Club and Extrema Outdoor Belgium, ed.) who added us to his Labyrinth Agency. He really believed in us, so he gave us a platform on which we could build our national and international careers. Lastly, getting a load of big festival bookings last year further propelled us forward.

You recently quit your day jobs to focus on your career. How does that feel?

\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIt finally feels incredibly\nliberating. The weekly workload was getting really heavy and this was beginning\nto take its toll. For a long time, we tried to combine both sides of our lives\nbut at a certain point you need to take a leap of faith. At the moment, we have\na lot more time to allow ourselves to grow as artists. We have fixed meetings\nevery week and when we hit the studio we’re a lot more productive. In the past,\nthe only moment we could really work in the studio was on Sunday evening,\nusually after a full weekend of gigs. We would arrive at work the next morning\nwith barely any sleep. This had a negative impact on our creativity and energy.\nHard times.

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So at which point should an artist decide to quit his/her job in order to focus on music?

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That’s not an easy decision. You need to estimate the right timing for yourself – and that timing is different for everybody. There are so many things you need to take into account. Money has never been our motivation, but the reality is that splitting everything 50/50 doesn’t make it easy to support two households. Last year we decided to go all in and give everything we had to make it. Luckily, it lead to the situation we’re in right now and we haven’t regretted this one bit.

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Belgium seems to be doing pretty well when it comes to techno: Amelie and Charlotte are currently peaking high on the world stage and a handful of others (like yourselves) are gaining more traction every day. What is it that makes Belgium unique according to you?

Belgium has always had a strong image when it comes to electronic music and\nnightlife. The Sound Of Belgium (the\n2012 documentary by Jozef Devillé,\ned.) illustrates that beautifully. It’s crazy to see how Belgium played a\nleading role back in the early days of raving. Sadly, a lot of discotheques\nfrom that era have closed down, but the seeds had been planted. Charlotte De\nWitte and Amelie Lens are two of the best examples of that. Their impressive\nachievements have put our country back on the map, giving both the younger and\nolder generations something to be proud of. Whenever we’re abroad people tell\nus “Belgium is doing great” or “there is a Belgian sound you can find\nthroughout the music of all of you”. I think we can all be grateful to them for\nthat. I’m sure a lot more talent will follow in their footsteps. 

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How does the Belgian crowd compare to crowds elsewhere?

Belgium is and always will be our home; so that’s something special, you know. People here are the reason we grew into what we are now, so they are part of our success. It’s not something we forget, so it’s always a special moment when we play in front of a home crowd. There’s just a lot more emotion involved.

You have been playing music across the globe: what surprised you the most about the tour life?

\nWe recently finished our first South-America tour. It surprised us how well people\nalready knew us. Both our headline shows in Colombia and Uruguay sold out and\nmany people wanted to get a picture with us. Walking through the crowd over\nthere proved a lot harder than doing the same thing in Belgium. Whenever we\nplayed a production of our own during our DJ-set, people recognized it and\nstarting screaming. This proves how important social media and\nstreaming services are when you want to develop your sound globally.

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What’s the best piece of advice you could give anyone that travels as much as you do?

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Not to drink alcohol on tour and to get to bed early after each gig! A piece of advice we don’t always follow ourselves (laughs). As true beer lovers we just can’t help it! We do like to party from time to time. Although usually, we have good intentions in the beginning of the weekend. There’s so much more to being a DJ than just playing your set. For us, it doesn’t feel right to go straight from one gig to the next. We value our time with fans, so we always try to show our appreciation to them and the promoters that booked us.

What’s the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you in general?

Make sure you have a plan, have patience and believe in yourself. We see a lot of enthusiastic young producers and DJ’s that are so eager to make it like Amelie Lens of Charlotte De Witte did. It’s not that easy. You really have to give yourself a lot of time to develop yourself as an artist and as a DJ. The former has become even more important nowadays; you may be a great DJ, but you need to be great producer too if you want to break through internationally. Similarly, great producers aren’t always the best DJ’s, even though that’s what people expect when they come to see you play. When you can’t deliver on these kinds of moments, you can find yourself in a dead end.

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Another important thing is the need to build your fanbase. In the end, fans are what you build your career on. From the beginning we have always been focused on getting a good reputation in Belgium. Behind the scenes, we were spending all our free time in the studio, waiting years before we even sent our first tracks to record labels. That patience paid off, because quality trumps quantity. Once you have a plan, you got to try and stick to it. After the success of our Galaxy Phase release, many record labels and artists came knocking on our door for new tracks and remixes. At that point you have to stay sober and think ‘which labels are right for me?’ and ‘where do I want to go with this'? Credibility and identity are crucial.

You guys are set to do an all-day-long open air party in Sint-Niklaas next week: a 12-hour marathon. How do you prepare for a set like that?

\nWe will dig very deep in our crates to prepare for this set. We’ve been\nfollowing the techno scene since we were 16 years old, so we’ll make sure to take\nour audience on a trip through older and newer music. Many of our fans are\nyounger than we are, so it’s a lot of fun to see them getting blown away by\nclassics while others get nostalgic. That’s a challenge we really want to take\non. It will be a trip down memory lane, although I’m sure that even 12 hours aren’t\nenough to play all the music we want (laughs).

Any other projects in the pipeline we should know about?

Musically speaking, we’ve made a remix for 2 Belgian guys that will come out in September (more on that soon). We’re super happy to drop our second EP on Terminal M somewhere in October/November, because reactions upon playing some of the tracks out in our DJ-sets have been amazing. Of course there’s more in the pipeline, but unfortunately we can’t share everything just yet!

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When it comes to gigs, many things are about to happen. Our schedules are filled out well until the next summer, so we don’t really know what’s happening to us! The past year we’ve been getting some attention from countries close by, like Germany, the Netherlands and Spain, but by now people are reaching out from further beyond. We are planning tours in North America, Asia and even Australia. Lastly, we received a confirmation that our absolute dream gig will happen! More news on that later! The future is looking brighter than ever. 

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Follow Joyhauser on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest and greatest. On Saturday August 24, Joyhauser will play an all-day set at Recreatiedomein De Ster in Sint-Niklaas. More information and tickets can be found here.

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In our newly revived Tour of Duty video series, we tag along with some of Belgium’s most interesting artists during their worldly adventures. Whether it’s a superstar DJ dashing from one club to the other or whether it’s a band with a particular mission, our camera is there to capture every special moment in all its glory. First up in this new season: blackwave.

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blackwave. is playing Pukkelpop’s main stage on Friday August 17. Follow blackwave. on Facebook, Spotify and Instagram to make sure you’re in the loop.

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Some have already obtained small successes, spending years in the shadows, waiting for the right moment to shine and others have barely left their bedroom studios. Some aim for headlining festival stages, others aim for nothing in particular – but all of them have developed a sound with the potential to turn heads. With this feature we shine a light on some of the most interesting new musical talents our tiny country has to offer.

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While Belgium is familiar with Maghreban culture in many ways, music is usually not one of them. Most Moroccan songs easily get labelled as ‘Arabic’ – or even worse, ‘world music’. For the most part, influence from this part of the world has remained fairly absent from the Western clubbing circuit. But if there’s one artist on a mission to change that, it’s the Gan Gah. While the Brussels-based Lowup-affiliated artist and DJ is not a complete stranger for attentive ravers in his city, his output is gradually getting more recognition across Belgium and beyond. When Reda came to Belgium 8 years ago, little did he know his music would become the nation’s best example of cross-pollination between traditional Moroccan and contemporary European club cultures. Surely this guy has a good story to tell. Time to discover how it goes…

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How did music enter your life?

I’ve been making music since I was a little kid in Agadir, where I grew up with gnawa music all around me (indigenous folk music from North Africa, ed.). We would participate in carnivals with our homemade instruments made from scrap, which is how I first discovered ‘the rhythm’. At the same time, I started listening to a lot of music on cassettes. My mom used to have them on when she was working at home, so I’ve been growing up with music from the very beginning.

And how did eventually that lead to making electronic music?

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In which ways do you like to combine different music genres into your productions?

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In essence, what I do isn’t that extraordinary. I just put the spotlights on a particular rhythm, I don’t chance too much and I don’t try to invent something new. If you overthink some things you end up making experimental music, which is fine, but to me, club music should be something that’s easy and dance to listen to. So yes, I let myself be influenced by the rhythms from places like Morocco, North Africa and the Middle East; but for the bass and all the rest my favourite genres I’m influenced by would be UK Funky, trap or even classical music. In the end I never mess with the rhythms too much. It’s a fine balance I’m constantly aware of.

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You’re an enthusiastic vinyl collector. Do you use a lot of samples when you make music?

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I enjoy collecting old vinyl to listen to, but I never use samples. I’m not mad at people who do, but when I have a rhythm in my head and I know how to make it myself, I’m just going to play it myself. So everything you hear on my tracks is self-made, even though it does sometimes sound like it’s sampled, which is exactly what I’m going for. What you are hearing are the results of many studio sessions, either from me or from friends in Morocco and Algeria. To me, digging for old records is about educating yourself about the culture that sprouted music I enjoy listening to. How did they compose and arrange music back then? How did they translate the groove? That’s really important for me.

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In which ways does your current hometown, Brussels, play a role in your development as an artist?

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Brussels is a city I truly adore, especially everything under the 1000 postal code. It’s my favourite place because there’s a certain ‘human warmth’, you know? People greet each other on the streets and stuff like that. It reminds me of the neighbourhood in Morocco I used to live in. I feel great here. It might well be the best place to live (laughs).

Lots has been said in recent years about the label ‘world music’. Critics say it’s an outdated way of putting anything that’s not Western music into one category. How do you feel about this debate as an artist who gets his inspiration from so many different cultures?

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If we’re honest, ‘world music’ is literally all the music. Techno is world music too. It wasn’t invented on Mars; you know? People need to change to way they are putting music into categories. As long as the music makes you dance, smile or sweat on the dancefloor, it doesn’t need categorization. As far as I’m concerned, we need to stop putting any music that comes from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America or Asia under that hideous ‘world music’ banner. How are you going to call Moroccan music just as ‘African music’? Africa is a continent, with many different regions, each with dozens of different countries – just like Europe. We’re not putting all this music from Europe together as ‘European music’ now are we? People don’t always have bad intentions, but because we’re not always able to know exactly where something came from, the easy solution is to just call it ‘world music’. It shows we still have a lot to learn.

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That brings us to another related issue: cultural appropriation, the exploitative co-option of elements of one culture by people from a different one. Now that many DJ’s and artists are looking further and digging deeper for inspiration, the risk that some identifying cultural tropes are being taken out of context (and used as if they were the artist’s own ideas) is higher than ever. What’s your advice for anyone who’s interested in working with external influences the right way?

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There are a couple ways of approaching this cultural appropriation debate. There are people I admire because they do their research, connect with other people and try to find a mix of external an internal influence that results in a beautiful product. It’s a cultural exchange between both parties. So if you are interested in making a particular style of music, try to understand the culture where this music originates from. It’s really not cool when artists copy or sample something and then say “ok, my work is done here”. If you are really interested in this music, you should also understand why you do it. Do you use it because it’s hype and you can make some money of it? Or do you use it because you really love it? It’s like coming out of high school and having to decide what job you want to do; you need to pause for a moment and think ‘why’?

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Whenever a particular music style gets a lot of attention, like Afrobeat and Afrohouse for example, every producer just copies the other and it all ends up sounding the same. I love how it leads to some deserved attention, but we must remain attentive to respect the elements that make a genre so special. Otherwise, we risk losing it to a mainstream sound that’s blind for the original message of this music. I say that because once it’s gone that way, we all end up forgetting it down the line.

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You’ve been traveling to a couple of interesting places around the world for your music recently. Which are the memories you won’t forget anytime soon?

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Last year I played music at the Nyege Nyege Festival in Uganda. The journey from A to Z was a long and arduous one. Just getting to the site from the airport took more time than the actual flight! The festival was such an inspiring mix of nationalities from all over Africa and the rest of the world. Turns out Ugandan music is so incredibly diverse! Given the less-than-ideal circumstances of organizing an electronic music event in this part of the world, they have done a great job at attracting (sometimes surprisingly big) artists from around the world. I even played on the biggest marimba (a sort of xylophone, ed.) in the world over there. Over 20 people play the same instrument at the same time; someone is on bass, the other is on the high notes, etc... It was absolutely genius. People were getting down on my DJ-set without prejudice. I also recorded a couple of new tracks with Congolese rappers over there (which have yet to come out). In short, it was amazing to be a part of it.

Which other music is yet to come out?

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I have recorded something with my mate Ozferti, which will be a sonic journey from Iraq to Brazil. That should still come out this summer!

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Never miss a beat from Gan Gah by following the man on Facebook, Soundcloud or Spotify.

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Every year, the nation’s most cherished beat battle showcases Belgian bedroom talent with a fierce knock-out tournament. The beat makers got to work (aka make a killer beat) with a selection of given samples from one of the nation’s most famous crooners: Will Tura. From the 125 submissions and 16 participants, Susobrino took home the gold medal for the second year in a row. As part of the price, the Hasselt-based producer had the opportunity to meet the legendary Mr. Tura. Ever wondered how the man would react to the sound of a bunch of kids remixing his classics? We got it all on video.

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The complete remix compilation by Champion Sound is out today, including Will Tura remixes by Louislava, Nightshop, Roshima, Shlundee and a whole lot more. Listen or download right here.

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