Tag Archives: Belgium

GABRIEL RIOS – GOLD (Alt/Indie – Belgium)

Gabriel Rios (Photo by Emmanuel Laurent)

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.

More info and music on the official site. Buy the album on

RAVINGGEORGE + OSCAR & THE WOLF – YOU’RE MINE (Minimal/Tech – Belgium)

RavingGeorge and Oscar & The Wolf

22-year-old techno girl Charlotte de Witte, who goes by the DJ name of Raving George, teamed up with singer/songwriter Max Colombie, of Oscar & The Wolf fame, to deliver a club-ready jam that combines icy-cold minimal beats with melancholy vocals. Straightforward and uncompromising, this beautifully produced new song takes its full flavour as the evening turns deep and dark.

Wrapped in layers of hazy synths and pulsating laptop beats, Colombie’s mesmerising voice speaks of passion, cursed love and intangible dreams. Listen to the track on SoundCloud but be warned, once you have heard it you will want it on repeat for the next few days. The single is out now with an exclusive remix on Pias Belgium.

More on RavingGeorge on her official site or Facebook. Find Oscar & The Wolf on their website or Facebook and catch them live in Germany, Belgium, France and Spain till November. Buy on

THE MAGICIAN – TOGETHER (Electro/House – Belgium)

The Magician

Having departed from disco duo Aeroplane in 2012, Belgian producer The Magician, aka Stephan Fasano, has released scores of high-profile remixes (BeniYuksekLykke Li), as well as a handful of critically acclaimed originals, including last year’s global hit “Sunlight” (featuring charismatic Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander). “Together” is his first piece of new music in months and it’s a banger!

This is only the third release on The Magician’s embryonic label POTION but it has already been supported by the likes of and it takes The Magician sound in to ‘Future House’ territory with all the uplifting qualities you come to expect from the Belgian producer.

Bonus track: Check out “Sunlight” remixed by Sweden’s own Tobtok.

Connect with The Magician on Facebook or listen to his music on SoundCloud. Buy all his releases on

OSCAR & THE WOLF – ENTITY (Indie – Belgium)

Oscar and the wolf (by Marie Wynants)Hailing from the northern city of Ghent, Oscar and The Wolf is one of the most promising new acts to come out of the Belgian indie scene. With a couple of EP’s under their belt and dozens of gigs in every corner of Europe, the band is ready to bring up their game with the release of their much anticipated debut album. Any number of adjectives could attributed to Entity but in essence the twelve tracks delve into band leader Max Colombie’s creative world of minimal moodiness, sensual synth pop and dark futuristic R’n’B.

Both musically and visually, the heart of Oscar and the Wolf is one Max Colombie who, having composed much of the album in his bedroom in Brussels then recorded in both London and in his native Belgium, overseen by the much lauded producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Jon Hopkins, Wild Beasts) who mixed the album. In Colombie’s own words, Entity is ‘one long serenade in which I try to express my desires and my view of things to a loved-one’.

Released in Belgium and the Netherlands last April, the album will be available in the rest of the world on October 13th but you can preorder it from your usual downloading platform. In the meantime you can grab two excellent remixes for free HERE and HERE.

Find out more on Oscar and The Wolf’s official site or Facebook. Buy the music on iTunes.

VILLA – MINT (Electro/Disco – Belgium)

Villa

Belgian disco duo Villa, consisting of Thang and Francois De Meyer, is finally sharing new single “Mint”, released on Modular’s recently-launched imprint Club Mod. This new track, which features vocals by Francois de Meyer himself, is a playful funky tune aimed at the head, hips and heart. It comes with classy remixes by Punks Jump Up, No Regular Play and Softwar and it’s available worldwide now!

For the record, Villa gained mainstream acclaim for their disco-infused remixes for the likes of Adele, Ladyhawke, Beni or Yeasayer and they are currently working on a brand new production for legendary Finnish duo Röyksopp.

Beni - Someone Just Like You (VillA Remix)     

Ladyhawke - Sunday Drive (Villa Remix)     

More info on Villa’s Facebook. Buy the music on