inside the box
This mix is one big nod to the progenitors of the (pre-) new beat era. To the guys in the eighties who played their records at the wrong speeds in clubs in small belgian towns like Aalbeke or Destelbergen. To the AB, Liaisons Dangereuses and USA import-guys in Antwerp, the DJ's at Mirano (like the legend JC Maury), the guys from our homebase Aalst (Bogaert, Demeyer, Target records) and everybody who contributed to this unique era in Belgium's musical history.
It's also a balearic statement of sorts. Balearic in the more original sense of a openness to variety and non-confirmity in dancing entertainment (minus the desire/excuse to play Simply Red or other dross). It's an attempt to bring together some electronic music we like from the last 30-odd years together in a slo-mo dance mix.
Obviously we've included some genuine new beat-classics, some imaginary AB classics, a few 90's bleeps as well as new tracks (mostly played at the wrong speed) and some bits of our own. We do not aim to recreate anything. It's all about atmosphere and the philosophy behind it all: playing all kinds of different electronic music and putting it all together in a way that it makes sense to us.
We were both born in the lowlands albeit on opposite sides of the North Sea (in East Flanders & Lincolnshire). This is an Anglo-Belgian alliance - the sounds of shared sensibilities and different experiences coming together. The rave of future past.