Friday, August 03, 2007
riot in belgium from australia are about to re-release 'la musique' on relish, the label by headman, along with brandnew slamming remixes by sinden and revlover. in cooperation with relish, discodust brings you a promo of the release as well as an exclusive interview that the rioters answered in an ichat session (where i was not around, unfortunately), along with a special guest appearance by thomas von party from turbo. check out the legendary 'la musique' original as well as the fresh remixes right here:
riot in belgium - la musique
riot in belgium - la musique (sinden remix)
riot in belgium - la musique (revlover edit)
riot in belgium - la musique (jbag re-edit)
and on with the (not always too serious) interview:
discodust: dj belgium (joel) is from melbourne, dj damage (bennie) from sydney, how did you two hook up?
bennie: australia isn't that big. one day i was riding my kangaroo through the outback when i saw joel drinking beer on a big rock, we started talking and decided to make dance music together.
discodust: when you are producing tracks, who is doing what? and because of the distance, are you ever both in the studio at the same time?
bennie: we work on the tracks together when we can, because of our touring schedule we spend more time on planes and in hotels than we do at home, we have a mobile studio complete with a kangaroo skin carry case.
discodust: as far as i can tell, all of your tracks have been blogged rather early and got a lot of love. did that help you getting the deal with relish or have you been signed before and how did they find out about riot in belgium?
joel: we got signed to do tracks for relish before either of us even had anything to do with the internet. it's difficult to find a good isp in the outback.
discodust: the riot in belgium trademark sound is strictly rave and 'la musique' is a real anthem within the whole 'new rave'/'maximal' sound movement, i keep reading that the hype is over and the genre is about to fade away. yet new high quality tracks that fit in the whole rave context are getting released almost daily, where do you think is this whole thing going?
bennie: the whole rave thing is massive in australia! we just bought a tape at the service station by a new band called 808 state, we really like it!
joel: these things are big topics of discussion on the internet but we don't give it much thought to be honest. we're just trying to make stuff to play at parties.
bennie: new rave, old rave, it's all just house music for people who don't want to say house anymore!
bennie: im talking to thomas, should we get him to do a guest appearance?
bennie: when we got to montreal he is going to take us to laser tag!
thomas: i'll try to focus everything that is cool about me into one word.
discodust: i might be wrong but regarding my myspace bulletins, there seem to be a lot of rave and electro parties and dedicated club nights down under, how popular is the sound over there?
thomas: you have to understand that it's all about how hard you ride the wave. (i need some aussie slang.)
bennie: hahaha! rave the wave!
discodust: you have recently remixed yelle, headman, surkin, kim and proxy. can you tell us who is next or who you would love to work with?
bennie: we just finished goose and chromeo remixes, now we want to remix "humpin' around" by bobby brown.
discodust: what is next to come from riot in belgium after the 'la musique re-issue' on relish, in terms of original material?
bennie: we're gonna make something crazy, we have a couple of things you'll hear really soon!
discodust: how are you making use of the internet to keep updated on new music yourselves? are you checking out the blogs and myspace?
bennie: why do you think we are doing this interview on ichat? i just got the justice remix of justin timberlake, it's dope!
joel: like we said ealier, internet is difficult to find in this country but we try to keep up whenever we can. oh yeah, the justin thing's pretty cool. i need to hear it loud though.
discodust: speaking of being up to date, who are the ones to watch these days, who or what could be the next big thing?
joel: knightlife is rad!
discodust: share a great party experience with us. what was a night to remember, where have you guys caused an actual riot?
bennie: we played at this party a couple of weeks ago in a hick town and there were 5 fights during our set, there was even a girlfight that broke out and ended up on the stage we were playing, that was twisted!
joel: we started to fight too so as to blend in with our surrounds. we're still nursing the injuries to this day.
Posted by discodust at 2:41 PM