Sounds like hip hop electronica but it’s instrumental? Eeeeeecht....
Machines and technology are impossible to do away with these days, which is why ECHT! has been putting the warm, sweaty, human aspect back in music by delivering a kind of "analog DJ set" since 2017. Tracks, rhythms and styles ceaselessly flow into each other, building up to a hot climax. Many collaborations ensued - aka bringing your friends together on stage - like with Commander Spoon from the Niveau4XXL crew at Couleur Café in 2019. Two years and a pandemic after their debut EP, they launch their one and only first full album Dunes tonight. T'es prêt voor dit Brussels home game?
“For our first album, we wanted to go into deeper beats. We were listening a lot to trap, gritty hip-hop & bass music, and we tried to emulate those kinds of beats on our instruments. The darkish mood of those music genres was fitting for us with this strangest year of 2020. But we also wanted to give a contrast with some brighter parts, where the human feeling is more present. This duality continued in the mixing process by pushing or destroying some sounds, adding electronic textures & effects, but also keeping some sounds really acoustic & organic. The result is for us a mature album: the feeling of electronic music emulated on instruments is confirmed but the human vibe stays central.”
20:30 Ashley Morgan
22:30 DJ set