Thursday, September 25, 2008
Here we go!
I just love Soulwax. Almost everything they do is taking electronic music to the next level. Whether it's their remix of 'Lovelight' by Robbie Williams or 'Phantom Pt. II' by Justice, they are always surprising me with some sort of sonic goodness.
Soulwax, which is headed by David and Stephen Dewaele, are an indie/electro group from Ghent, Belgium. The two are perhaps best known for their influential contributions to the bastard pop genre under the names Flying Dewaele Brothers and 2 many dj's and the landmark record 'As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2'.
There newest remixing effort is of the classic (and one of my favs) Chemical brothers tune 'Hey Boy Hey Girl'. As usual they take the expected sounds and flip them around. This would be a great song to throw into any set!
Chemical Brothers - Hey Boy Hey Girl (Soulwax Mix)
The Duo also have a new DVD that will be out in late 2008. Soulwax: Part Of The Weekend Never Dies is a documentary into Radio Soulwax, a touring concept that for the past three years has showcased the talents of four Belgians (the other two memebrs of Soulwax, the band, are Stefaan Van Leuven and Steve Slingeneyer).
Programming and promoting, DJ'ing and playing live each and every night alongside a revolving array of their friends and some of the most exciting acts in modern music, travelling relentlessly through the four corners of the globe under the banner of 'Radio Soulwax' and recording over 120 shows with one camera in Europe, Japan, US, Latin America and Australia with acclaimed young director Saam Farahmand. The result? 2 films:
The first: Part Of The Weekend Never Dies is a documentary that captures the adulation, debauchery, ebullience, reflection, cynicism, tiredness, despair, delusion, ridiculousness, contradiction, revelation, exhaustion, homesickness of the life of a DJ/band on the road; which includes 2manydj's, Soulwax Nite Versions live footage and also features James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Justice, Busy P, So-Me, Peaches, Kitsuné & Klaxons in behind the scenes footage and interviews.
The second is a live film that captures perfectly the blissful and beautiful sonic malevolence of Soulwax's Nite Versions blitzkrieg.
Here is a teaser for the DVD.