With Opposites, we show a different - opposite - side of Belgian artists as they let us in their personal bubble and showcase five of their favorite tracks, completely opposite of what they’re known for.
The Durutti Column - Otis
Valentin: "I discovered this song while listening to a Jamie XX's Boiler Room set. I immediately got hooked! I really dig the vocal line. You know, quite a lot of electronic musicians are manipulating vocals the same way these days. The overall mood is quite dreamy and melancholic. What I really like, is that this track is from 1989. Also, the fact that they were trying to be creative and bring something new, going experimental and more progressive than other bands from the 80s. It's quite old, but really, the first time I heard it, my reaction was: “WOW!”. It was totally new to me. Since then I checked all their albums. And if you haven’t checked them out yet, do it! They're really dope!"
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Valentin: "This is a theme that I really like, it reminds me to the first time I saw La Vita e Bella as a kid, the famous Italian movie about a story of a Jewish father and his son during WWII. When I'm in a bad mood, I often listen to it. For me, it's the kind of song that helps you put things in perspective. I guess it’s probably due to the memories of the emotions and scenes from the movie."
Tokio Ghoul - Original Soundtrack
Rori: "Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Sui Ishida. I’ve been a huge fan of it for many years now, I collect all the books and DVDs! Japanese culture has had a huge impact on me since I was kid. It’s definitely not my usual style of music, but I do really like it. The clip, the images, everything! And this theme song... Mannnn, it’s so dope!"
Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
Rori: "I think I was 10 when I first heard God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols. I obviously didn’t understand nothing of the lyrics, but I immediately felt the violence and the rebellious attitude coming from it - it’s the way emotions are sung out loud that instantly hit me. Throughout the years, I did some research on them, and I became completely fascinated by them. True legends of Punk culture!"
Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous ft. Timbaland
"Because we were born in the 90s, grew up with it and still love it! #guiltypleasure"
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