Produced by Jeroen de Pessemier, “So Real” is a sweltering pop gem which will no doubt make waves at summer festivals around Europe as Oscar and the Wolf embark next month on a massive tour that will see the band play at Down the Rabbit Hole, Rock Werchter, Lollapalooza Paris, Tomorrowland and Lokerse Feesten amongst others.
One of the best acts to come out of Belgium in recent years, Warhola is the moniker of Oliver Symons, a multi-talented musician who writes, produces, and performs mind-bending synthpop with fantastic vocals. Co-produced by Symons and Wouter Souvereyns, Warhola’s new single “Jewels” features Wouter Souvereyns on bass, guitar and live percussion and Moreno Claes on bass.
For the video, Danish director Anders Malmberg created a dark universe inhabited by bejewelled gymnasts. Check it out below!
After completing a sold tour in their home country of Belgium and filling up Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Arena with 20,000 fans, Oscar & The Wolf returns with new single “The Game”, out now on Play It Again Sam. The song was co-produced by Noah Breakfast (Tunji Ige, Christine And The Queens) and it features the kind of looped synths and dramatic beat drops frontman Max Colombie explored in the band’s debut album Entity, only a shade darker this time around.
Speaking about “The Game”, Colombie explained: “The track does build on the spherical electro sound of Entity. However I feel like it’s evolved to a late night remix of that sound. It’s grittier, darker and sexier but still about relationships and doubt. Ultimately I’d describe it as tears on the dance floor in the dirty twerk remix.”
Andre Tajchman is a Belgian singer, songwriter and producer now based in London. Andre learnt to play the piano by himself and by the age of 12 he could play classical pieces by ear. His admiration for artists like Billie Holiday or Nina Simone finally got him into singing and songwriting around the age of 16. After moving to the UK and started taking inspiration from modern artists like The xx, James Blake or FKA Twigs, whose influence is clear on his third single “Smoke” to be released on March 7th.
Tajchman released his first two singles “Weird Kid” and “Foe” to great reviews and they were posted on a few blogs, got some air play in the UK and generated positive feedback.
Gabriel Ríos was born in Puerto Rico but relocated to Belgium at a young age to make music and study painting. After fifteen years and three albums he decided to move to New York in 2011 for what would become a 3-year songwriting adventure in the city. For one year between October 2013-2014, he decided to share one new song a month with his fans via his website and the first song “Gold” was an instant hit, which gave the project a good start in Europe.
A dance remix version of the same song, made independently by Australian producer Thomas Jack, went viral, opening new doors and unexpectedly introducing Gabriel Ríos to a new audience that might not have discovered his music otherwise.
Ríos’s fourth studio album, This Marauder’s Midnight, was released in late 2014 in Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg and May 2015 in the rest of the world. It is available in physical stores and online.
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