With their first studio effort in 12 (!) years burning a hole in whichever digital port much-anticipated releases are stocked in, brothers Stephen and David Dewaele and Stefaan Van Leuven of Soulwax are slated to remain the GOATs of Belgo-international alternative rock/electronic music. Since the inception of Soulwax in ’95, they’ve been irrepressible. They headline around the planet as 2manydjs (first known as ‘The Fucking/Flying Dewaele Brothers’), created their own Beats 1 radio show “2×2” and visual radio station plus app for Radio Soulwax, own an independent record label and studio, co-created a sound system project called Despacio (‘slowly’) and their remixes mostly eclipse the originals (you don’t want to know how foolish I went to their “Standing In The Way of Control” remix age sixteen, there should be lo-fi footage out there somewhere). As from Friday March 24, “FROM DEEWEE” – the duo’s … Read More »
Whatever you’re dancing around these days (the truth, an awkward conversation, a bonfire of your current personal identity… these are just options), let it be to “Missing Wires” by Soulwax. It opens with a perfectly gnarly air-drum moment, followed by a heavy headnod-inducing synth riff. There’s handclapping, too. All recorded in a single take, as is the rest of the album FROM DEWEE , coming 24/04/2017.
Listen to their first piece of (official) new material in eleven years.
5 MIXES FOR THE WEEKEND feat. House Shoes, J Dilla, The Lizzies, J. Rocc, Mobb deep, A Cut Above, Soulwax
Since you can’t stream ‘The Life of Pablo’ 48 hours in a row (no matter how many new tracks and versions Kanye keeps siphoning into your feed), here’s a mixed-up fivesome to frolic with over the weekend.
Daniel Avery recorded his debut album is ‘Drone Logic’ in an industrial site overlooking London’s harbour. He doesn’t consider himsef anything else than a DJ, but his first album already seats him squarely next to Underworld, Aphex Twin, Silent Servant and Gesaffelstein. This is music for night rides through the city, disappearing into a hole in the dancefloor or soundtracking neon-drenched acts of lust and violence. You might have heard one of his tracks tearing up Grand Theft Auto to Soulwax FM. It’s time you listened to all of it.
‘Drone Logic’ preview
2 hours of tracks that inspired ‘Drone Logic’
The Horrors – Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix) [XL]
Death In Vegas – Heil Xanex [Drone]
Completion – The Five Thousand Fingers Of Dr.T [Creation]
Rainer Veil – Struck (Daniel Avery Edit) [Modern Love]
My Bloody Valentine – Slow [Creation]
Forma – Mecanique [Spectrum Spools]
Ken Camden – … Read More »
Justice made a rifftastic mini-mix for BBC’s Annie Mac: a five minute name-that-tune geekfest, no doubt inspired by uncle David & uncle Stephen from Soulwax.
You know where I’m at right now?
Production : Dominique Nzeyimana & Stefaan Pauwels
Photography : Boy Kortekaas
Styling : Dominique Nzeyimana
In this picture: Amélie Lens, Stephen Dewaele, Boy Kortekaas.
It’s those f*ckin’ Dewaele brothers again, teaming up with LCD Soundsystem for a three-hour take-over of Triple J Radio. Download the Mp3 here.
Exclusive first view of the new Soulwax look.