Happy New Year to everyone!
Let's hope for lots of new soulwax tracks and remixes this year...
Soulwaxmas 2012: London
Just like last year, I was privileged to join Soulwax on their annual Soulwaxmas tour.
Together with Kurt Augustyns, who's also the editor of Part Of The Weekend Never Dies, I ran around the stage and venue to capture the amazing performances and crazy people who turned up to enjoy the annual xmas party.
Click on the right to see the video we made in London: Soulwaxmas - Two Nights At The O2 Brixton Academy
Soulwaxmas 2012: Paris / Hasselt
This is the second movie Kurt Augustyns and I made at Soulwaxmas in Paris and Hasselt.
The crowd in Paris was definitely the craziest I've seen in a long time. Such an enthousiasm for all the djs and a wild pit during the shows of Soulwax and 2manydjs. Respect!
Though there were less people in Hasselt compared to 2010, the people who were there were definitely in the mood for a good party! Belgians do it better...
New remixes: Goose and Joe Goddard
It's been a while since Soulwax last remix got a release (Best In The Class by Late Of The Pier), but recently the guys made two new remixes: 'Synrise' by Goose and 'Gabriel' by Joe Goddard.
At this point I don't know if or when these will get an official release, so you'll have to do with videos from 2manydjs playing these tracks at their recent shows.
Soulwax talk suits on GQ.com
GQ has published an article with Soulwax about their tailor made suits by Cafe Costumes.
"We've been wearing tuxedos onstage for ten years. Now it feels like a second skin. When you look back at the footage of us performing, you can only tell the date by the lights. "
"We once did a gig dressed as women. That was a huge faux pas. Stephen doesn't look good as a woman."
SWXMS Paris live sets
Two official Soulwaxmas aftermovies have been published, but off course there is more to be found on YouTube.
YouTube user 'Kidwar2205' has uploaded the entire sets of Soulwax and 2manydjs at SWXMS Paris. The video and audio quality is decent, so enjoy it while you can!
The Electronic Battle Weapons website has stitched the audio from the Soulwax movies together, and put it up for download.
New on vimeo: AXE ATTACK
While we are eagerly waiting for the release of 'Dave' on Radio Soulwax, you can now enjoy 'Radio Soulwax presents AXE ATTACK' on the Radio Soulwax vimeo channel.
The advantage of putting the hours on vimeo is that you can watch them on demand the web and not only in the app. Plus it's easier to share or embed the videos on your website or facebook wall.
New releases on Soulwax.info
It's been a while since the latest physical release containing Soulwax music or a Soulwax remix, so I haven't found a lot of new stuff in past couple of months.
The most peculiar item I recently purchased is a Japanese promo K7 with the Any Minute Now album. Besides their first demo, there has never been a Soulwax release on a K7, which makes it even more special.
Speaking of demos, forum member Alex has posted the artwork of the very first Soulwax demo tape. It's called 'Finga In Tha Jar'. Details in the discography section.
Do you have any Soulwax or 2manydjs release that is missing from this site? Or are you looking for a rare release?
Don't hesitate to contact me!
Dave in 1993
So... I got hold of some very old interviews with Soulwax in Belgian newspapers and magazines, some dating back to 1995.
And I read that Dave and Steph were once filmed in a Dutch documentary on a band called 'Raging Slab'
and behold: it's on YouTube!
Watch the video to see some shots from Dave enjoying himself at the Raging Slab concert in De Melkweg (Amsterdam) in 1993!
Now on vimeo: UTC Pt 2
Radio Soulwax presents Under The Covers Volume 2 has been added to the Radio Soulwax Vimeo channel.
So this means you don't need the Android or iPhone / iPad app to watch it on demand. Also, it's available in HD quality.
Now on vimeo: D&S CO
You can now watch 'Radio Soulwax presents D&S CO' on the Radio Soulwax vimeo channel.
Final UTC shows
2manydjs.. HERE WE GO! For more than two years David and Stephen have been performing their Under The Covers live show all over the world, closing the gap between DJs and VJs.
We saw lots of amazing visuals, from the obvious Soulwax hits Standing In The Way Of Control and Kids to great mashups of Guns n Roses vs Mr Oizo vs Queen. And off course the endings with Nirvana / Sonic Youth, Joy Division and Soulwaxmas Christmas tunes.
But now it looks like the brothers are ready to move along. They have announced that they will do two more of the UTC live shows this year. On February 17, they are playing at the PIAS label night in Brussels and it is clear that this will be the last chance for Belgian fans to see them perform Under The Covers. The final show will take place in Miami.
Gabriel (Soulwax remix) preview
While we wait for news on an official release, you can listen to this extended preview of Gabriel (Soulwax remix) on Soundcloud.
This a rip from a recent radiobroadcast of a dj mix by 2 Bears, featuring Joe Goddard.
First Soulwax date of 2012 announced
The first Soulwax live date of 2012 has been announced. The band will play on the main stage of Bestival on September 7.
2manydjs will also perform a live set at Bestival, which we can't call 'Under The Covers' anymore. So who knows what the new live show will look like?
2manydjs on LP
Well, what's this? As Heard On Radio Soulwax Part 2 on vinyl?
It's been ten years since the release of this legendary mix, but it has never been available on LP.
This picture was taken last nite at PIAS Nites in Brussels and was for sale at the PIAS shop.
It's a limited run of 2000 copies and was sold exclusively at PIAS Nites. But it will also be available in Europe on Recordstore Day (April 21)
The merch page on radiosoulwax.com has been updated.
You can now buy the Belgians Do It Better shirts, Radio Soulwax mug and more.
Gabriel (Soulwax remix) on Soundcloud
While there's still no official release date, the Soulwax remix of 'Gabriel' by Joe Goddard has been leaked on the net.
There's a complete version on Soundcloud. So have a listen and tell us what you think about it on the forum!
If you happen to be in Paris this weekend, grab yourself a copy of the very limited 'As Heard On Radio Soulwax Part 2' double LP at the Colette Carnaval.
Dave and Stephen will be there on Sunday, March 11, to sign your copy.
they're not selling the LP there, but there giving away a signed copy each hour at the Radio Soulwax stand.
Stubru radio show
To celebrate the upcoming 10th anniversary of 'As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2' Belgian radio station Studio Brussels are broadcasting live from the Soulwax studios tonight (March 15).
You can tune into 'Sound Of Sam' at 6 pm CET on Stubru.be
Gabriel (Soulwax remix) out on April 2nd
The Soulwax remix of Gabriel, by Joe Goddard, will be released on April 2nd.
The track will get a digital and a physical (12") release.
Radio Soulwax presents ? (Mystery Hour)
Yes, a new hour of Radio Soulwax will be released this Monday!
Dubbed 'the mystery hour' you'll have to wait to know what that's all about..
and what about that great track used in the trailer ;)
Under The Covers Volume 3
The 'mystery' hour has been released: Radio Soulwax Presents Under The Covers Volume 3.
In their own words:
"The third leg in a trilogy of hours that contain animations we made for our Under The Covers live DJ show, this one is decidedly more danceable. It mainly consists of a recent releases and has a few exclusive unreleased tracks in there, with some classics thrown in for good measure.
We start out with Saam Farahmand's amazing trailer for RSWX called "Machine" which was a joy to play in front of big audiences if only to see people's reactions on their faces, and continue onwards with what is possibly the most party-friendly show on RSWX yet.
This mix contains quite a few Belgian tracks, and only one animation that was made for a specific market, see if you can guess which one it is."
Arcade Fire remix
For those of you who got the clues in the 'mystery hour' trailer, yes, Soulwax have remixed 'Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)' by Arcade Fire.
You can watch part of the remix at the end of the Under The Covers Volume 3 hour.
BBC Radio DJ Zane Low was the first to play the track on the radio. This radio rip can be heard on YouTube.
There's no official release date yet.
Gabriel (Soulwax Remix) now available
The Soulwax remix of Gabriel by Joe Goddard ft Valentina is now available on mp3 and limited 12".
If you buy the 12", you get the mp3's for free at the Surus website.
The remix is also available on iTunes and Spotify.
Arcade Fire remix on YouTube
The full version of the Arcade Fire remix has been posted to the Soulwax YouTube channel.
Unfortunately, there is no release date yet.
Soulwax on 60 Minutes
The well known show '60 Minutes' on CBS ran a story on the Art Basel fair in Miami.
Soulwax played a live show at the fair, and some images and sounds of their live set was used in this video. Forward to the last minute to see the band play.
Happy Recordstore Day!
The 2manydjs 2xLP will be available in selected shops today. As you know, it's a very limited run so be there on time and don't miss out!
In the studio
Dave and Steph have spend some time with James Murphy in a London studio.
Thanks to a sneaky studio technician, we can have a peek at what they've been up to....
Synrise (Soulwax remix) out now
GOOSE have released a 12" picture disc of Synrise - including Storm Thorgerson's epic artwork and an exclusive Soulwax remix.
2ManyDJs have been playing the remix in their sets for a couple of months now but it never got a proper release - until now.
The picture disc will be available exclusively at the Storm Thorgerson exhibition in Ostend (Belgium) on June 21, but it will be available in shops on the 25th.
Soulwaxmas 2012 first dates
Summer's not over yet, but we're already looking forward to Christmas for the annual Soulwaxmas shows.
The first two dates have been announced: Soulwax, 2MANYDJS and friends will play at The Warehouse Project in Manchester on December 13 and at the O2 Brixton Academy in London on December 21.
Tickets will go on sale on August 3rd. More info on soulwaxmas.com or the soulwaxmas facebook page.
Bent on drums
Here's some exciting news: Bent van Looy, from Belgian band Das Pop, is the new drummer for Soulwax!
Steve moved on to do new things, so Bent will join the band on their upcoming dates.
Bent and Soulwax go a long way back. David produced their first two singles, back in 1998. Ten years later, the Dewaeles produced their third album 'Das Pop'.
Korea / Japan
Soulwax and 2manydjs have been on a short tour in Kora and Japan. There has been little fan footage on YouTube but some cool pics have been posted by the band and people who were at the show.
More pics on the Soulwax forum
Soulwaxmas Manchester lineup
The first lineup of the Soulwaxmas 2012 parties has been announced. Off course you'll get 2manydjs and Soulwax, plus Erol Alkan, MIXHELL, The 2 Bears and a dj set from Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better).
Tickets are on sale. This year Soulwaxmas takes place in Manchester, London and Paris.
A first teaser for the long awaited Dave hour on Radio Soulwax shows Belgian model Hannelore Knuts... looking good so far!
Dave trailer online
Here is the DAVE trailer, the new Radio Soulwax film which will premiere at the Ghent International Film Festival on 18th October 2012.
DAVE is coming soon and will be available online November 14th 2012 on the Radio Soulwax app for iPhone/ipad and android.
DAVE features Hannelore Knuts (Dave), Sam Louwyck (William S. Burroughs), Bent Van Looy (The Scary Monster), Maarten Claeyssens (Iggy Pop), Jef Pereman (Ziggy Stardust), Nicolas Karakatsanis (Freddy Mercury).
2manydjs meet Bowie
Back in 2003 David Bowie asked David and Stephen to join him on a French TV show. Bowie proved to be a big fan of the 'As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt II' album, and praised David and Stephen for their pioneer mashups.
Thanks to forum member Blofeld, who found the footage on Dailymotion.
2nd Dave trailer online
There's a new trailer to promote the upcoming DAVE hour on Radio Soulwax.
DAVE will be available online on November 14.
2manydjs voted best belgian DJ ever
2manydjs has been voted Best Belgian DJ Ever by 15,694 Belgian clubbers and music lovers. The brothers will receive a special Red Bull Elektropedia Award on Saturday November 10 at this year's awards ceremony at Flanders Expo in Ghent.
3rd Dave trailer
The third, and probably last, trailer for the upcoming DAVE mix on Radio Soulwax has been uploaded.
DAVE will be available on Radio Soulwax from November 14.
The London premiere will take place on November 13 and you can win tickets and ask your questions to Dave and Steph. Check the 2manydjs facebook page for details.
Soulwaxmas Paris lineup
With the addition of Kindness, who will perform live, the lineup of Soulwaxmas in Paris is complete:
2manydjs (live), Soulwax (live), Xavier de Rosnay & Erol Alkan (back2back), Kindness (live), MIXHELL, Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better), Palmbomen (live), Ego Troopers.
2nd Soulwaxmas date in London
Big news about Soulwaxmas: for the third year in a row, the Friday night at O2 Academy Brixton has completely SOLD OUT!
Therefore a second night, on Saturday December 22, has been announced and tickets are on sale now.
The lineup on Friday is Soulwax, 2manydjs, Kindness, Erol Alkan, Mike Simonetti, MIXHELL and Ego Troopers. On Saturday the lineup is nearly identical, but instead of Mike Simonette the one and only James Murphy will be behind the decks!
Dave now online!
At last, one can say, Radio Soulwax presents Dave is now online on the Radio Soulwax website, the vimeo channel and in the app.
Now everyone can enjoy this great mix of Bowie tunes and the brilliant performance of Belgian top model Hannelore Knuts.
Belpop trailer online
Belgian tv-channel Canvas is airing a 1 hour Belpop special on Soulwax on December 3rd.
Belpop takes a look at the beginning, how the brothers got introduced to music as a child thanks to their parents Jacky (aka Zaki radio dj) and Frida.
Obviously the special is in Dutch. You can now watch the trailer online
Watch Belpop documentary
A one hour documentary on Soulwax and 2manydjs was aired on Belgian television.
The Belpop episode is a must see for every Soulwax fan, with great archive footage from the VRT (Belgian public television) vaults.
It includes footage from their first trip to LA in 1995, when the band recorded their debut album 'Leave The Story Untold' with Chris Goss and many more early tv performances.
The Soulwax story is told by Dave, Steph, Stefaan, drummers Piet and Steve, mum & dad Dewaele, producers Chris Goss, Dave Sardy and Flood, DJ's Tiga, Erol Alkan, David Guetta and Zane Lowe and PIAS boss Kenny Gates.
Thanks to forum member Jug, the youtube video has English subs.
update: the video was removed after a claim by Canvas, the broadcasting company.
This was Soulwaxmas 2012
Soulwax and friends took their annual Soulwaxmas party to Manchester, Paris and London.
Besides Soulwax and 2manydjs, the other acts were Erol Alkan, Xavier de Rosnay (Justice), Ego Troopers, MIXHELL, Kindness, The 2 Bears, Mike Simonetti and James Murphy.
I was lucky to be part of the tour and saw some great performances. Soulwax had some new tunes (SWXM / Turn Off The Light) and Bent did a great job on his outer space Staccato drum kit.
The crowd at O2 Brixton Academy got to see 2manydjs behind their custom made dj booth. They ended their set with either 'Panic' by The Smiths or 'Christmas In Hollis' by Run DMC.
Check the aftermovies from Paris, Manchester and London.
A few sneaky videos of David, Stephen and James Murphy jamming in a London studio had surfaced in 2012, but we didn't know what they were up to.
Now there's a new project called 'Despacio': a custom built disco soundsystem designed by James Murphy.
Dave and Steph will join James and his 'Despacio' at the Manchester Internaional Festival in July. They will beplaying vinyl only all night, for three consecutive nights on July 18-20.
Soulwax at Sound City Studios
As you might know, Dave Grohl has released a documentary about the Sound City Studios in LA.
If you haven't seen it yet, I can recommend it. Some legendary albums were recorded there like Rumours, Nevermind, ... and Soulwax' debut Leave The Story Untold!
For some unknown reason it's not mentioned in the documentary :)
There's some footage in the Belpop docu, where you can see the band and producer Chris Goss in this legendary studio.
More pics in the forum
2manydjs x Carlsberg
2manydjs have designed a special can for Carslberg. It's a basic design, black with the white 2manydjs all over the bottle.
It will be available from May in selected Carlsberg pubs and supermarkets. According to a French website, 1 million bottles will be made.
A picture stating 'Pulp x Soulwax' mysteriously appeared on the Soulwax facebook page. As it turns out, Soulwax have remixed Pulp's single ''After You' and it will be a Recordstore Day exclusive 12" release.
So you know what to do on April 20th.
Update: check out the offical video with the track!
Summer shows cancelled
Soulwax have decided to postpone their shows over the summer so they can get their new record properly finished and have it ready for release this autumn.
The band was already booked for several dates this summer, including Sonar in Barcelona and Pukkelpop in Belgium.
In two weeks time, David, Stephen and James Murphy are revealing their Despacio soundsystem at the Manchester International Festival.
More details about the soundsystem have been announced: James designed the soundsystem with legendary sound engineer John Klet. He was responsible for a lot of soundsystems in the 70s, in famous clubs like Studio 54.
The soundsystem will be powered by 40 McIntosh amplifiers - the brand is considered as one of the top brands by audiophiles.
More details and pictures at the Despacio facebook page or check the article with David on The Skinny.
The new Soulwax album
We know that for the last couple of months the guys have been working on the new Soulwax record in a London studio.
The big question is: how does it sound?
In an interview with The Skinny, Dave says:
"As for Soulwax, the direction we're going in is much more song-based; it's electronic, not like a rock band, but more it's listening music than 'club' music."
Soulwax remix Ego Troopers
Soulwax have remixed 'Her Pool Party' by Ego Troopers. There was no word of an official release, but you can download it at the Carlsberg website as part of the Unbottle Yourself campaign.
Check the link below and use the code ce0000
The remix has a slow groove, similar to the Pulp remix and it reminds me a bit of their work with Die Verboten.
Despacio interviews and reviews
James Murphy, Dave and Steph revealed their Despacio soundsystem at the Manchester International Festival.
Despacio consists of seven 50,000-watt, 11-foot tall speakers powered with McIntosh amplifiers.
The three nights at the MIF were fun, with great tunes and the best sound I've ever heard on a dancefloor.
Check out the interviews, reviews and videos on the right.
Soulwax FM in GTAV
If you're into Soulwax and the Grand Theft Auto games, you're in for a treat:
there's a 'Soulwax FM' channel available in Grand Theft Auto Five, which consists of songs selected by David and Stephen.
It includes a couple of unreleased Soulwax edits!
The game will hit the shops in September, but some of the development files have already leaked.
For a tracklisting of Soulwax FM, visit the forum.
2manydjs full set at Notfest
There are not a lot of full dj sets of 2manydjs going around at the moment, so It's nice to see this video of Dave & Steph at Notfest in Sicily.
This 2 hours set was recorded on August 14.
Despacio in London
After its succesful debut at the Manchester International Festival this summer, 2manydjs and James Murphy are bringing their Despacio soundsystem to Londen.
On 19 and 20 December, you can experience Despacio at the Hammersmith Town Hall in London.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 1st.
Despacio in London pt II
Despacio was back in London for a second series of shows. This time the soundsystem of Dave, Steph and James Murphy landed at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden.
The general theme was 'space' which included the largest disco ball I've ever seen, surrounded by planets, space blankets, austronaut's food and off course lots of great, great tunes.
Highlights were the new Soulwax remix of Metronomy's Love Letters and finishing both nights with the Soulwax edit of 'Major Tom'. This was an extended version of the edit you can hear in the 'Dave' Radio Soulwax hour.
After three great editions in Manchester, Hammersmith and Camden, Despacio is leaving the UK. Next up is Barcelona, where you can experience the Despacio Soundsystem at Sonar By Day.
Metronomy - Love Letters (Soulwax Remix)
Hey you, what's that sound? It's the sound of a new Soulwax remix!
Dave and Steph have remixed 'Love Letters', the new single from Metronomy.
It's a great remix, with a hint of LCD Soundsystemd AND a trumpet solo!
No release date yet, but you can listen on repeat on the Metronomy Soundcloud page.
Update: the 12" will be released on Recordstore Day, April 19!
2manydjs gig cancelled after bomb threat
2manydjs had to cancel their gig at the Opera House in Cork.
The police received a phonecall in the afternoon, claiming there was a bomb hidden in the Opera House.
Nothing was found but for safety reasons the venue was closed down for the night.
Metronomy remix out today
The Soulwax remix of Metronomy's Love Letters was released today, on Recordstore Day.
The one sides 12" comes in a white paper sleeve with a sticker, has the Soulwax remix on one side and the Metronomy Love Letters logo etched on the flip side.
AHORS PT 2 video released
So here it is: the new (final?) hour on Radio Soulwax is an animation of the record that launched 2manydjs career over ten years ago.
As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2 is animated beautifully, a true work of art.
It's available on the Pitchfork website exclusively, but will be available on the radio soulwax website, app and vimeo channel soon.
2manydjs in 808 movie
2manydjs will appear in an upcoming documentary movie called '808'.
It's all about the iconic drum machine made by Roland.
A first trailer was released, which mentions 2manydjs though they're not in this footage.
The movie and a soundtrack are scheduled for early 2015.
There are some issues with the forum, which makes it impossible to post at this moment.
I've contacted my webhost so they can figure out what the problem is.
sorry for any inconvenience,
update: we're back!
The annual xmas-party of the Dewaeles will take place at Razzmatazz in Barcelona this year.
#lody2manydjs will see the return of the Under The Covers live show, and the line-up includes Tiga, Erol Alkan, The 2 Bears and many more.
Tickets for both dates, december 19 and 20, are now on sale.
First clips from Belgica
David and Stephen are working on the soundtrack of Belgica, the new Felix van Groeningen movie. Most of the music scenes are shot by now, and here's a short video (in French) with Stephen.
All music in the movie is original, and composed by the Dewaeles though it will be played by new / fictional bands in the movie.
The move will be released in September 2015
New Die Verboten album
Die Verboten is a collaboration of David and Stephen, Riton and Fergadelic. They released their first EP Live In Eivissa back in 2009, on a limited 12" release.
It has now been confirmed that they finished an entire Die Verboten album in Studio Deewee in Ghent.
There are no more details on the release at this moment.
Jungle - Julia (Soulwax Remix)
A new Soulwax remix is now available: David and Stephen have remixed 'Julia' by the London band Jungle.
There's no news on a physical release, but you can buy it in several digital stores. Check it out on the Jungle Soundcloud page.
Tame Impala - Let It Happen (Soulwax Remix)
Tame Impale have posted the Soulwax remix of their track Make It Happen on their YouTube channel.
So hurry up and have a listen!
No news on a release date, though.
Dewaeles launch DEWEE label
It was bound to happen sooner or later: the Dewaeles have launched their own record label!
The first release on their new DEEWEE label is a 12" by Klanken. The track had it's live debut in the 2manydjs Under The Covers set at Pukkelpop, Belgium, a few weeks ago.
You can preorder now and listen to a preview of both tracks,called Twee and Drie (= Dutch for 'two' and 'three'), at the Phonica website
WAFFLES - a Despacio release?
A mysterious 12" called 'WAFFLES' is ready for pre-order on several online record stores.
It contains two tracks: Uganda and Uriah.
"Limited information on this release, it contains two super edits that have been heavily road tested on a certain (D*sp*ci*) soundsytem that is currently doing the rounds. Not much information beyond that but the music speaks for itself. Slow mo with impact and energy. More soon."
Die Verboten available for preorder
2007, the new album by Die Verboten (= Dave & Steph, Fergadelic and Riton) will be released on September 28.
This 2x12" is the second release on the DEEWEE imprint.
Most of the tracks were recorded in Ibiza in 2007 but "rediscovered and mixed in 2015" at the DEEWEE studio.
This LP consists of five tracks, Dafalganger, White Island, E40, Nacht Winkel and Aquarius.
You can preview the tracks at the Juno Records link, or on the DEEWEE Soundcloud page.
Preview Klanken - Drie
You can listen to Drie by Klanken on the official DEEWEE YouTube channel.
The video was recorded at the DEEWEE studio in Ghent.
Update: you can also listen to Twee on YouTube.
Hot Chip remix out now
For the second time, Soulwax have remixed a track by Hot Chip.
Huarche Lights (Soulwax remix) will be included on a deluxe edition of their latest album Why Make Sense?, which will be released on October 24.
The track is already available for purchase in digital stores and can also be found in Spotify.
Together with iLL-studio, responsible for the art direction of DEEWEE, Dave & Steph have made an exhibition on the forgotten history of Ibiza.
Untold Eivissa will run from October 15 till November 11 at Scope Gallery in Paris.
DEEWEE 004 announced
The fourth release on the DEEWEE label has been announced: Emanuelle - Free Hifi.
From the press release:
The Deewees say... "Five years ago we met Emmanuelle in an office in Milano. For years we asked her to play us some of the music she'd been making on her laptop in her bedroom. When DEEWEE was built we invited the Rio born / Miami raised / Milano based artist to make some music together. This is the first of many things we've done so far..."
Belgica trailer online
The first trailer of Belgica, the new movie by Felix van Groeningen, has been released.
Soulwax created the entire soundtrack, Belgica will be in Belgian cinemas on March 2nd.
2manydjs and Despacio at Coachella
The Despacio Soundsystem will make its US debut at this year's Coachella festival. Dave, Steph and James will host Despacio all weekend long.
2manydjs will do a dj set on Friday, while LCD Soundsystem is headlining on Saturday.
DEEWEE 010 announced
The tenth release on the DEEWEE label will be by Phillipi & Rodrigo and will be released on Januari 29.
According to the description on Wordandsound.be 'Phillipi and Rodrigo have a fondness for synths and classic Brazilian sound. Side A is a playful acid sound created that's been thoroughly road tested on the Despacio soundsystem. Side B is a tight modern Balearic Beat for the slower dancefloor'.
B. Gueto de Gent
A second mysterious Waffles 12" will be released on Feb 1st.
Again, the only info available is limited to 'two super edits that have been heavily road tested on a certain soundsytem that is currently doing the rounds'.
B. Spanish Fly
The world premiere of Belgica took place at the Sundance festival in New York.
Soulwax, who have created all the fictional bands and their music in the move, get praised for their soundtrack.
The Guardian wrote: "With names such as Burning Phlegm, Roland Macbeth and the excellent Davy Coppens and The Shitz, they punctuate the action with brilliant nuggets of psychobilly, electroclash and disco."
Check the links for more reviews
Belgica soundtrack announced
The Belgica soundtrack will be released on Feb 26 on PIAS. The LP will be available in April.
1. Charlotte - The Best Thing
2. The Shitz - How Long
3. Rubber Band - Caoutchouc
4. White Virgins - Turn Off The Lights
5. Light Bulb Matrix - Hot December
6. Kursat 9000 - Colde Kutup Ayisi
7. Erasmus - Ti Ricordi Di Me
8. Burning Phlegm - Nothing
9. Aquazul - Slippy Fingers
10. Roland McBeth - Don't wait Up For Me
11. Diploma - Got Any Chris Rea?
12. They Live - The Cookie Crumbles
13. Danyel Galaxy - Cybernetic Permutations In The Key Of A
13. The Shitz - Sell It With Your Face
14. Robert Vanderwiel - Nine Thousand Eyes
15. Noah's Dark - Inward
The first track and video was uploaded to the Soulwax YouTube channel today. How Long by fictional band The Shitz takes us back to the Much Against Advice era of Soulwax.
Click on the link to view the video.
DEEWEE 011 and 012
DEEWEE is on a roll with 2 new releases: DEEWEE 011 is Asa Moto 'two mysterious producers from Belgium ', DEEWEE 012 is Laila.
'Laila Sakini was raised in the forest areas of outer Melbourne, Australia, later moving to the inner-city, and then to London. Written between Melbourne and London, polished at DEEWEE, Belgium.'
More details on our DEEWEE page
Check out the video for Karma by Philippi & Rodrigo (DEEWEE 011) on the link below.
Belpop XL on Soulwax
Belgian Canvas TV has aired an updated version of their 2013 Belpop documentary on Soulwax.
It's half an hour longer and there's some additional footage shot at Studio DEEWEE.
Belpop XL on Canvas.be
Prayer to Saint Therese
A few weeks ago David told BBC radio dj Heidi that there would be news about Soulwax soon... is this it?
They have made / remixed a track called Prayer To Saint Therese. It's a project by perfume brand Régime des Fleurs were different artists use the vocals of American actress Chloe Sevigny.
You can listen to the track on Soundcloud.
Listen On Soundcloud
Soulwax back on tour!
It's been almost four years since Soulwax took the stage, at Soulwaxmas 2012, but it looks like the waiting is finally over: Soulwax are on the bill on the Pitch Festival in Amsterdam on July 2nd.
But there's more: it seems like they will also perform at the Belgian Pukkelpop festival on August 20.
At the moment, they are ready for the first Despecia US dates (Coachella) and a few 2manydjs live sets have also been confirmed.
DEEWEE 014: Bolis Popul
Distributor Word And Sound have listed DEEWEE 014 on their website: Bolis Popul.
From the site: 'We met Bolis in 2006 via MySpace, and then later in real life when we toured Asia. To escape the unbearable boredom of his native Macao, Bolis had decided to try his hand at making electronic music - inspired by a Jean-Michel Jarre concert - and we have stayed in touch all these years. This record is the result of Bolis' visit to DEEWEE in Gent where he was enchanted by the world of analogue synths. We should also mention that Bolis had a previous life as South East Asia's number 2 Rubik's Cube champion in 2003. Think Logic System and Telex.'
DEEWEE 015: Emanuelle
Emanuelle is releasing her 2nd DEEWEE 12" on May 27.
According to the press release 'L'uomo D'Affari' sees Emmanuelle swich between her native Italian tongue and English advising you to ‘not hide behind that suit and tie'.
WAFFLES 3 coming up
The third 12" of the Waffles series will be released on May 30.
Again, it features two edits made for Despacio labelled 'Hankuri' and '49 Gang'.
You can preview the tracks on the Juno website.
WAFFLES 3 on Juno
Open Up The Sky (Soulwax Remix)
Lo and behold: Soulwax have remixed Open Up The Sky by Shock Machine, which is a new project by Jamie Righton (from Klaxons).
You can listen to it exclusively on Thumb at the moment. They wrote 'Soulwax transforms the track from a melancholic psych-pop number into a churning rumbler that pounds, chirrups, and soars into the stratosphere—and it's all grounded by a Balearic monster of a bassline.
DEEWEE 016: Soulwax ft Chloë Sevigny
The collaboration between Soulwax and Chloë Sevigny will be released as DEEWEE 016.
The track is called Heaven Scent and the 12" has a DEEWEEDUB on the B-side.
From the promo:
Produced by Soulwax at DEEWEE for Régime Des Fleurs. Heaven Scent is taken from the poem 'Prayer To Saint Thérése'.
Curated by Michel Gaubert.
Listen on Soundcloud
Soulwax back on tour
Soulwax made its first live appearance at the Pitch Festival in Amsterdam this weekend.
The last time the band took the stage was in 2012 with Das Pop singer Bent van Looy behind the drum kit.
This time Dave, Steph and Stefaan invited four new people in the band - including 3 (!) drummers: Iggor an Laima Cavalera (MIXHELL), Victoria Smith and Blake Davis.
All music is played on analogue equipment this time, and the set is a mix of new tunes and Nite Versions classics.
You can catch the band at festivals across Europe this summer.
DEEWEE 017: Phillipi & Rodrigo
From the press release:
"Sao Paulo's Phillipi & Rodrigo return to DEEWEE with 'Mantra' and 'New Beach'.
'Mantra' is a percussive psychedelic ride from the far side. 'New Beach' is Phillipi and Rodrigo's take on New Beat. Brazil meets Belgium.
Produced and mixed at DEEWEE
WAFFLES 4 released
The fourth Waffles 12" was released on August 26. It contains two tracks 'Ca Va / Gauffre'.
These are edits made for Despacio though not officially released on DEWEE.
2x2 on Apple Beats One
2manydjs host a monthly radio show on Beats 1, the radio station on Apple Music. Every second Sunday of the month their '2x2' show is aired on Beats 1 at 3 pm LA/ 6pm NY / 11pm LDN time.
You can listen back on iTunes (if you have a subscription on Apple Music) or check the YouTube link below.
2x2 on YouTube
Soulwax win Ensor for Belgica
Soulwax has won the Ensor for Best Soundtrack with Belgica at the Ostend Film Festival.
Dave was there to collect the award. He praised all artists involved, director Felix van Groeningen and his brother Stephen (for being 'the creactive genius' he is).
You can watch the clip below.
DEEWEE 018: FUTURE SOUND OF ANTWERP
from the press release:
"Future Sound Of Antwerp are the post-digital children of the city's techno scene, all forgotten mixtapes, and nighttime drives to Ghent. These three tracks, all different, were all produced and mixed at DEEWEE, at night... with a purpose."
Future Sound Of Antwerp are the artists formerly known as Ego Troopers.
New track and 2017 tourdates
Soulwax have released an epic 8 minute track called 'Transient Program For Drums And Machinery' to announce their first 2017 tourdates.
You can download the track for free at soulwax.com
Tiga - 3 Weeks (DEEWEE Unreleased Mix)
Tiga has released a previously unreleased DEEWEE mix of his track 3 Rules.
It was available as a free download till November 18, 2016 but can now be bought in digital stores.
Brussels and London sold out
The shows in Brussels and London in 2017 sold out in no time. A second night in Brussels was added immediately after the first one sold out, but tickets were gone real fast.
Tickets for the other gigs are still available.
WAFFLES 5 coming up
The fifth WAFFLES 12" will be released on December 19 according to the Juno website.
The edits are of Aqua Regia's 'Pump Up The LEDS (aka Aqua Dolphin) and Revelation's 'Synth-It' (aka Computer) that were previously aired on 2manydjs' 2x2 radio show.
Warpaint - New Song (Soulwax remix)
Soulwax have remixed New Song by Warpaint. It was premiered last night in episode 4 of 2manydjs 2x2 show on Beats One.
No release date is set, but it looks like to be part of series of Warpaint remixes of which the first one have been released already.
2x2 on iTunes / YouTube
2manydjs have a monthly radio show on Apple's Beats One. So far four episodes have been aired, containing lots of exclusive remixes and edits.
The second hour of the show is a special on an artist, studio, label or producer that the brothers are fond of. They've made specials on Keith Forsey, Compass Point Studios and Despacio.
You can listen back to the shows on Apple Music (subscription required), but also on YouTube.
Check out all episodes and tracklists on this website > Projects > 2x2
Yellow Magic Orchestra special
A one hour special on Yellow Magic Orchestra was uploaded to the official DEEWEE Soundcloud channel.
It was originally planned to be part of 2manydjs 2x2 broadcast on Beats One, but now you can listen to it on Soundcloud.
Pre-order DEEWEE 019: SOULWAX
You can now pre-order the Transient Program For Drums And Machinery 12" at the DEEWEE store.
It's limited to 500 copies and has an etched b-side.
Release date is December 12, 2016.
Warpaint remix out now
The Soulwax remix of New Song is now available as a digital release.
Click on the link to order or listen to it on YouTube
2manydjs Tel Aviv dj set online
On November 12, 2016, 2manydjs were one of the opening acts for The Chemical Brothers in Tel Aviv.
Afterwards, they played at the afterparty at Romano, who've uploaded the entire set to Mixcloud. It's almost 3,5 hours long!
It's an unconventional 2manydjs set, which contains severals tracks from DEEWEE artists and some that are Despacio classics.
Click on the link to enjoy!
Shock Machine remix out now
Open Up The Sky (Soulwax remix) is now available on streaming platforms.
No news on a physical release at the moment.
Soulwax remix Jagwar Ma
Soulwax have remixed Slipping by Jagwar Ma. 2manydjs premiered the track at the DEEWEE label night in Brussels on December 23.
Click on the link below for a short video.
Update: the remix surfaced on several streaming platforms and digital stores in February but was removed shortly after. According to Deezer it will get a release on March 3r.
808 documentary out now
808, the documentary about the legendary Roland machine can now be purchased on iTunes.
Dave and Steph were interviewed and can be seen in this movie.
DEEWEE 020: BOLIS PUPUL
Bolis Pupul returns from Macau to DEEWEE with two out and out club moments.
The A side brings together kosmiche, melody and disco. One for all houses.
The B side is Teknow by name and techno by nature.
Release date: January 17, 2017.
Crocodile Boots (Soulwax Remix)
As heard on the 2x2 episode, Soulwax have remixed Crocodile Boots - the collaboration of MIXHELL and Joe Goddard of Hot Chip.
The remix is now available on Spotify, Apple Music and will be available on 12" at the end of the month.
Listen on Spotify
Rock Werchter confirmed
After Sonar and Blue Dot Festival, Soulwax have confirmed to play this years Rock Werchter festival in Belgium on July 2nd.
No other artists have appeared more times at this legendary Belgian festival as David & Stephen (with Soulwax and 2manydjs).
Rock Werchter Website
DEEWEE 021: CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY
You might know Charlotte already from the Belgica soundtrack.
From the press release:
Charlotte is a friend of DEEWEE's. She sings in both English & French.
This E.P was written in collaboration between Charlotte and Bolis Pupul then produced by the Dewaele brothers at DEEWEE.
Release date is February 27.
Crocodile Boots (Soulwax Remix) 12" for sale
You can now buy the 12" of MIXHELL & Joe Goddard's Crocodile Boots including the Soulwax remix.
Buy at Juno
New album FROM DEEWEE announced
Twelve years after releasing Nite Versions, Soulwax have announced their new album 'FROM DEEWEE'.
It will be released on March 24.
The albums was recorded at the DEEWEE studio in Ghent, with the same musicians and setup as seen during the Transient Program For Drums And Machinery tour in the summer of 2016.
FROM DEEWEE contains twelve new tracks. Click below for more info and tracklisting
FROM DEEWEE 2x coloured LP preorder
Several online stores have got the upcoming Soulwax album FROM DEEWEE up for preorder.
PIAS is releasing two versions of the LP on June 9th: a 2xLP in a gatefold sleeve on coloured (PIASR 950DLPX) or on regular black vinyl (PIASR 950DLP).
The LP will also contain a download code.
FROM DEEWEE Vinyl Factory edition
The Vinyl Factory is releasing a very limited edition of the new FROM DEEWEE album.
These 500 copies have a gloss UV gatefold sleeve with exclusive artwork and is pressed on two clear heavyweight records.
You can preorder it now.
PIAS will release 2 variants of the LP: standard black and limited black/white vinyl in June.
Belgica OST LP for RSD
The LP version of the Belgica soundtrack has been announced a couple of times in the past, but now appears on a list of rumored exclusive Recordstore Day 2017 releases and we can confirm this is true.
The source claims only 250 copies would be available, but that's incorrect.
Missing Wires released
Missing Wires, the first single of FROM DEEWEE, has been released.
Click on the link below to listen on Spotify or check the FROM DEEWEE releases in our discography section.
Update: My Tired Eyes and Do You Want To Get Into Trouble? have also been released on digital platforms.
Slipping (Soulwax Remix) released
The Soulwax remix of Slipping by Jagwar Ma is now available as download and on streaming platforms.
A limited 12" will be released on Mom + Pop Music in May.
DEEWEE 023: ASA MOTO
ASA MOTO is releasing their second 12" on May 5.
From the press release:
'ASA MOTO are back with a new E.P produced alongside Dave and Stephen Dewaele. 'System Nature' utilises old school stabs in a modern fashion over slow-mo sound, 'Make Me Prada' brings large sound melody, 'Athina' is off-key funk and 'Syriacid' is modern in a classic fashion. Voice. Acid. House. Funk. Asa. Moto.
In Session on BBC 6 Music
Soulwax played a live session on BBC 6 Music from Maida Vale. They did three tracks FROM DEEWEE: Missing Wires, Do You Want To Get Into Trouble? and Is It Always Binary.
Check it out on the BBC iPlayer or visit Reddit for download links
Conditions Of A Shared Belief video
Soulwax have shared an animated video for the album track Conditions Of A Shared Belief.
Click on the link to watch the video.
First xmas date
Soulwax are playing Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium on December 22.
Don't call it the return of Soulwaxmas (yet) but nevertheless a nice way to end this year!
BBC Radio 1 have aired the Essential Mix.
First half of the show was brand news Soulwax music, the second hour a mix by 2manydjs.
So it contains a full hour of completely brand new Soulwax music! Click below on the links to listen
Do You Want.. video released
Soulwax have released a video, created by Ill-Studio for Do You Want To Get Into Trouble?
The song edit is shorter than the album version and is also available now.
WAFFLES 6 coming up
The sixth WAFFLES release will be available on July 7. It contains two tracks 'Poland Waffle' and 'Croatia Waffle'.
Click on the link below for previews
Preview WAFFLES 6
BBC 6 Freakzone
Dave and Steph have compiled a playlist of rarities and obscurities drawn from their considerable record collection for BBC 6 Music.
Click on the link on the right to listen to their Freakzone playlist.
FROM DEEWEE XXL
Soulwax are on the road with their FROM DEEWEE festival set. The show has had raving reviews from the press.
If you thought that the setup with the three drummers wasn't spectacular enought, they've added a gigantic version of the head/microphone - as seen on the album cover - to the show.
Click below for a few reviews (in Dutch mostly) and a video of the live finale.
Hot Caramel (Soulwax remix) released
Tele Musik has released the compilation of remixes from their library music catalogue.
It includes the Soulwax remix of Hot Caramel by The Peppers.
You can stream it, or buy the CD and limited LP.
Is It Always Binary (live)
Soulwax are back on the road, promoting FROM DEEWEE at the European festivals.
You can watch a live version of Is It Always Binary, recorded at Down The Rabbit Hole festival in The Netherlands.
DEEWEE 024 : Klanken
Drie by Klanken was the first release on DEEWEE. Now they're back with two new tracks called Vier and Vijf, to be released on August 4.
A bit more info:
Klanken are two Belgian brothers. Klanken by name Klanken by nature. Vier is motorik. Highway engine sounds over rumbling bass. Vijf kicks. LFO gone Benelux. These two tracks are the sound of New Beat reinvented from its Belgian home. Metallic machine sound for dancefloors and heads.
Live from Melt
Arte has published two live tracks from Soulwax' most recent set at the Berlin Melt festival.
Click below to see Is It Always Binary and Missing Wires live from Melt.
DEEWEE 025: Soulwax- Close To Paradise
Well here's a nice suprise: Soulwax have teamed up with fashion brand Loewe to release a new Ibiza-inspired track called Close To Paradise.
The Vinyl Factory has released a limited vinyl, and this is DEEWEE 025.
From the VF site:
'The Dewaele brothers new track accompanies a series of interviews with four local characters (from dancers to designers and club promoters), who provide perspectives on the island' s timeless allure.'
Loewe has created an extra outer sleeve for the record, which is only available at selected stores like Colette
Video: 2manydjs at Pacha
2manydjs have been invited by Bob Sinclar to dj at his Paris By Night evenings at Pacha in Ibiza for a couple of years now.
A 30 minute video of one of their recent sets there has surfaced. Click on the link to watch
Video: Soulwax at La Route Du Rock
Arte has published part of Soulwax' set at La Route Du Rock.
Click on the link to see the 13 minute video on the Arte website.
Audio: 2manydjs live at Pukkelpop
There haven't been a lot of 2manydjs live shows this year, so it was a treat to see Dave and Steph do an Under The Covers show at Pukkelpop this summer.
Studio Brussels broadcasted nearly the entire gig, so click on the mixcloud link and enjoy!
Victoria in UK ad
If you live in the UK and watch TV from time to time, you might spot a familiar face. Victoria Smith, Soulwax' drummer, is featured in a TV commercial.
Click below to see the ad and a short making of movie.
Following a sold out spring and summer tour Soulwax today announce more headline shows to extend their run of dates this December. On these nights you'll get Soulwax 'and special guests'.. but don't call it Soulwaxmas :)
Update: second dates added for London and Utrecht.
15/12 - The Roundhouse, London
16/12 - The Roundhouse Londen
17/12 - Manchester Academy, Manchester
19/12 - Casino de Paris, Paris
20/12 - Tivoli, Utrecht
21/12 - Tivoli, Utrecht
22/12 Lotto Arena, Antwerp
New single: Is It Always Binary?
Is It Always Binary? is lifted as the new single. No release details at the moment, though the band did some filming in Londen for what seems to be a new video.
In the meantime there's a video with official audio, which is an edit of the track.
Is It Always Binary? video released
Soulwax have released the new video for Is It Always Binary?
This live performance was recorded and filmed live on 29th of August at 3 Mills Studios in London, captured by James Willis for Bullion Productions.
NME has published an interview with David in which he talks about the band working on new material.
Besides the Essential Mix hour - which should get a release in the near future - Soulwax will try and make a new album in 2018.
David also revealed that they have done some new remixes, including one for Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Read the full interview by clicking on the link -->
London support acts
Joe Goddard (from Hot Chip) will do a live set at the first Soulwax gig in London on December 15 and also at the Manchester gig on December 17.
Steve Mackie and Jarvis Cocker are doing a dj set at the Roundhouse gig on December 16.
2manydjs B3B at ADE
Dave and Steph did a five hour B3B set with Tiga at ADE in Amsterdam. A few videos of that set have emerged on Youtube.
Earlier on the same day there was an artist talk with the three of them at the ADE conference, but unfortunately there's no video of that (yet?).
Peppers remix video
There's a video for the Soulwax remix of Hot Caramel by The Peppers. The remix was released as part of the Tele Music Reinterpretations compilation that was released earlier this year.
The video was directed by Arnaud Bresson.
Tame Impale remix to be released
It was a shame that one of Soulwax' most anticipated remixes didn't get an official release so far. But that's about to change because the Soulwax remix of Make It Happen will be included in the limited edition vinyl boxset of Tame Impala's Currents record.
The boxset will include a 12" containing the Soulwax remix and will be released on November 17, 2017.
DEEWEE 026: Is It Always Binary (DEEWEE DUB)
DEEWEE 026 is another Soulwax release in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.
They're releasing a one sided etched 12" with a new DEEWEE DUB version of Is It Always Binary.
It's out on November 24.
Video: live at Bestival
The full concert of Soulwax at this year's Bestival festival has been uploaded to YouTube.
Soulwax was added to the bill after Justice was unable to perform at the festival. Stephen - and the crew - are wearing the lab coats that can be seen in the Binary video.
Charlotte Gainsbourg remix out now
Soulwax' remix of Deadly Valentine is now out on digital platforms. An official video was uploaded to YouTube.
There's no news of a physical release at this moment.
FROM DEEWEE out now
FROM DEEWEE was released on March 24. It will is available on digital and streaming platforms, on CD and on 2xLP.
Three versions of the 2xLP are available: regular black (PIASR 950DLP), limited coloured black/white (PIASR 950DLPX) and limited transparent on The Vinyl Factory - which has sold out allready.
The PIAS 2xLP versions will be released on June 9.
The Japanese CD version was released on April 5 by Hostess.
See all FROM DEEWEE releases in the Soulwax discography section of this website