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.
"Although I’ve spent countless hours browsing the internet and record stores’ archives for the best and most adventurous hiphop, I don’t limit myself to this genre. The music I love comes in all shapes and sizes. Here’s a list of my non-hiphop/rnb favourites."
Chet Baker - The Thrill Is Gone
"I’ve always had a weakness for great vocalists, and Chet Baker might be my all time favourite. The jazz trumpeter sings just like the way he plays his trumpet and the silky smooth, emotional result is out of this world. I’ve spent many hours listening to this man."
Nick Drake - Milk and Honey
"I’ve always been fascinated by the tragic figure of Nick Drake. Especially the records Five Leaves Left and Pink Moon do the trick for me, as you can hear the broken man through the music. Yet this demo version of the song ‘Milk and Honey’ blows me away every time. The lo-fi quality of the recording is lovely. I especially love the haunting white noise that’s hovering in the background."
Claude Debussy - Nuages
"One of my best friends is a classical pianist. He tends to feed me new discoveries and classics on a regular basis. Debussy is an exception to this pattern, as I’ve discovered it by myself. I distinctly remember finding a Debussy CD lying around in my parents’ living room. I decided to give it a go and was absolutely dumbstruck by what I heard."
Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates
"Encountered their music for the first time when I was about fifteen. Loved them ever since. Basically, I could have picked almost any other song, but I really love this one."
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady
"I’m absolutely crazy about this album. You should definitely listen to it in its entirety. Listening to this Mingus album is a near-physical experience. It does something to my brain and I fucking love it!"