DEEWEE Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Zandoli is the work of Charlotte Adigéry, an artist with heritage from Belgian and Martinique. That background really comes through in the lively rhythms and the playful attitude of her music: Charlotte sings in French amid an ever-changing swirl of electric production. Made with the assistance of close collaborator Bolis Pupul.
Soulwax’s 2017 Essential Mix was the first instalment in BBC Radio 1’s long-running series to feature over an hour of original material. If that wasn’t impressive enough, consider the fact that they’d already released a new LP (Deewee) earlier that year. Essential collates those Radio 1 originals on CD and double-vinyl. It finds the Belgian techno legends up to their usual tricks. Bleeps and bloops galore.
- Vinyl Double LP (DEEWEE027LP)
Belgian duo return to DEEWEE for their second 12”, whilst people battle on to confirm whether this is actually an anonymous project from Soulwax, Vier / Vijf will get your electro taste buds going. Mechanical and straight up, yet laced with an incredibly cheeky metallic groove. Industrialised and funky.
Worth a gander for both record title and band name, Tom Cruise, Scientologist offers three cuts of loping, skittering techno. The title track has a sort of high-octane Tron thing going on; the other two cuts offer more sedate, Kraftwerk-ian textures to roll with that would still slot nicely into an adept DJ’s set.
Soulwax (featuring Chloe Sevigny)
A new jam from the Brothers Dewaele, under their more band-centric Soulwax alias (as opposed to their 2manydjs work). And get this: famous actress Chloe Sevigny is here as well, dramatically reading a poem! Heaven Scent is as electro-groovy as anything in the Soulwax canon, while the ‘Deeweedub’ remix is a little more spaced-out. 12” on Deewee.
Made up from Stephen Dewaele and David Dewaele from Soulwax and english electronic artist Riton(Henry Smithson) and graphic designer Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell, Die Verboten is there exploration into krautrock/disco territories with live drumming and synths aplenty. Their debut was a little live EP recorded in Ibiza in 2009 and is now uber rare, now they’ve dug out some studio recordings from two years earlier and mixed them to completion. released on the Dewaele brothers’ new label Deewee.
Good lord, the Dewaele brothers do keep busy don’t they? As well as the wide world of activities they span with their 2ManyDJs and Soulwax projects, they’ve now set-up a new imprint, Deewee. Drie / Twee by Klanken is the second release on the label, and is a pretty slamming pair of electro-house tracks, slick and mighty.