October 8 marks the day that Lefto, Democrazy and Red Bull Elektropedia join forces for the fifth consecutive year, just to bring you the raw, new and undiscovered local talents in the electronic music scene our tiny country has to offer. Made In Belgium will shine a light on 9 young artists or bands that have the potential to make it big, each of them in their own particular way. In anticipation of the free event which will take place at NEST in Ghent, we have sent this year’s participants a couple of quick questions in order to see what we’re dealing with. This time we visit our nation's capital to have a chat with Le 77.
So tell the world: who are Le 77 and what kind of music do you guys make?
"Le 77 is a group of 4 mates who live together and make music together in the basement studio. Blu Samu also lives here by the way. We make hip hop (or ‘music’ in general, really) with influences from anywhere."
When and how did the group come together?
"Dr Peet and Morgan already go way back. They have been boy scouts together and they started making their first beats in 2012. One year later, they met Rayan in film class, which they haven’t finished to this day. Rayan and Morgan then also enrolled in theatre class, where they met Fele Flingue, an old school buddy of the latter. At this point we decided to rent a house together as Dr Peet and Flingue were basically just squatting at the other apartment. In 2015 we started living together on street number 77. It’s at this place the group was formed, after Dr Peet and Flingue recorded their first track together, called ‘Kanal’. From this point onwards we started making more – and calling the group Le 77 seemed like the the most obvious choice."
Which artists are an inspiration to you?
Fele Flingue: "Swing of L’Or Du Commun."
Dr Peet: "Manu Chao."
Morgan: "My dance instructor, because she was super persevering and she gave everybody a chance."
Are you guys looking forward to play Made In Belgium?
"We’re especially impatient to present our new show to Lefto, the original baller."
If there's one goal you want to achieve (no limit), what would it be?
Fele Flingue: "To not be tied to work anymore – at least in a way so that I don’t have any constraints on the creative process anymore in my various projects."
Morgan: "To have people dancing on my music across the globe."
Dr Peet: "To go to Guatemala and farm carrots for Mr Witloof."
Made In Belgium, Sunday October 8, NEST. FREE entrance. Click here to head to the Facebook event page.