Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Vlek are three 30-year old boys who have spent the good part of the last 10 years promoting Belgian artists and music in various structures, Boups, Unrezt/Thin Consolation, Radio Campus Bruxelles, Radio Panik etc. In the summer of 2009 they decided to team up and create Vlek. According to Julien from the label “the first goal with the label was to try and give a few Belgian artists the exposition they deserved, we have so many great artists in this country”, they spent a year finding the funding to do that right, at the Wallonia/Brussels federation they found the financial support they needed, and thanks to a deal they locked with Köln's Kompakt they secured worldwide distribution too.
Deciding to make small runs of vinyl, all home-crafted with care, they came up with the idea of the split 7”s. These compilations of 7"s feature a Belgian and a better-know "international" artist on each side. The first volume featuring Cupp Cave & Dem Hunger sold out, only a few remain of the second featuring Squeaky Lobster & Lapti - you can hear both volumes on Soundcloud. The next pair of AMAI 7"s are out in the Autumn.
From Vlek this summer is Cupp Cave's Dice Pool, the cover was made with a letterpress, elbow grease and some 576 dice - you check the craftsmanship involved on their Flickr. Next week they are releasing an EP from Squeaky Lobster, consisting of his older tracks that badly needed an output on vinyl. It's called 'Will-o'-the-Wisp' and is available via their website - as is all their other releases.
Expect another 12" by Squeaky Lobster, and a 12" from another Belgian producer Sagat later in the year, but for now you can hear what the label is all about on this exclusive mix by Lowdjo featuring some of the label’s forthcoming releases.
Go HERE to listen to the mix (starts about 19 minutes far on the show)
Monday, June 27, 2011
30th of June: Brussels Up! Soundsystem @ Recyclart Holidays w/ Chili Con Fare & The In Vitro Experience
2nd of July: Dj Umbrelladelika & Lowdjo @ Le Café Central
7th of July: Brussels Up! Soundsystem @ Recyclart Holidays w/ Los Hermanos Brothers
9th of July: Brussels Up! Soundsystem 'We Are The World' @ Black BuddaWarehouse w/ Markan vs Lofi Stories (La8)
15th of July: Schizorkestik + Yaaba Funk + Filastine + Harmonious Thelonious + Lowdjo @ Recyclart Holidays
21th of July: Brussels Up! Soundsystem @ Recyclart Holidays w/ Rebel Up! Youtube-night
28th of July: Brussels Up! Soundsystem @ Recyclart Holidays w/ The In Vitro Experience
4th of August: Brussels Up! Soundsystem @ Recyclart Holidays w/ Digital Me
17th through 22th of August: Ancient Sickness, Dj SickSickSick, Ancient Delay, Wasted Matter & Lowdjo - Comphusion Showcase @ Lost Theory Festival - Croatia (TBC)
more info soon..
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Forget CDs, LPs and MP3s and surrender with us, one more time, to the power of the 7" Pinch!
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Shlohmo - Empty Pools
Forest Swords - Trust Your Blood
Seefeel - Dead Guitars
Ike Yard - Masochistic
Kode9 & The Spaceape - Promises
Shackleton - Fireworks
Double Helix - Chamber Of Light
Badawi - Anlan 7
Mexicans With Guns - Jaguar
Dubbel Dutch - Pulso
Toy Selectah - Sonidero Compay ft. Dj Blass
Miriam Garcia & Alicia Solans - Pintar el Sol (Chancha Via Circuito rmx)
Jose Larralde - Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito rmx)
El Remolon - Cumbia Bichera (Tremor rmx)
Candie Hank - Farewell to a Booty
sMoKio - Outro