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.
"Music has always been a big part of my life from the very start. Both my parents had a very deep affinity with music, and there didn't go a day by without music at home. My dad taught me a lot of classical music like Brahms, Prokofjev, Schumann, Tsjaikovski etc. I still feel a deep love for this type of music and have a lof of these gems on vinyl. My mother is a professional jazz singer so I've learned a lot about both jazz history and all the differences from her. I personally feel like some of my favorite contemporary music tracks have their origins in jazz music. I've been DJ-ing for ten years and I experimented with a lot of genres. From dubstep to drum 'n' bass and from techno to electro. This is definitely something that reflects in my Opposites tracks selection."
Duke Ellington & John Coltrane - In a sentimental mood
"First one is this gem. It's a track I've known for a long time and listen to frequently. You can tell a lot about jazz music by listening to the drums. Sometimes they are very present, but in this case they are in the background. I love how a simple brush sound almost glues this track together. In the middle it changes up the rhythm, making every melody interesting to listen to throughout the track. Mac Miller (Larry Fisherman) sampled the beginning of this tune in his track 'Diablo' by the way."
Hector Lavoe - La Murga De Panama
"Something I've really been trying to reflect in my sets lately is adding some kind of Latin or Southern touch. Latin music plays a big part in my daily listening routine, and I couldn't imagine my life without it. This one by Hector Lavoe & Willie Colon - some of the greatest - captures exactly what I like in this genre of music. Let's face it though: Hector Lavoe is the OG Papi Chulo."
Chris Liebing & Tommy Four Seven - Bauhaus (Mallet Mix)
"This one holds a special memory for me. I heard this one for the first time in Berlin's Sisyphos club, and it represents what I like about the Berlin underground culture and techno music in general. Not many people know this about me, but I've played weekly at Ghent's Decadance and still need my regular dose of techno."
Angus & Julia Stone - For You
"I've watched and listened to this video countless times. I've been to a Angus & Julia Stone concert once and it was absolute magic. There aren't many voices on this planet that sound both so fragile and strong."
George Michael - Roxanne
"I'm a big George Michael fan. When I was in the car with my mother, George Michael's album 'Songs from the last century' was always on repeat. This song is my absolute favorite. I could never get tired of it."