The new man in charge of BRUZZ’s evening schedule happens to know a thing or two about mixing tunes as well. Under the alias OFFSHORE §, he graces us with an hour of eccentric and upbeat tunes, the kind that set your weekend off just right.
Can you describe yourself in a few words?
My parents listened mainly to funk & disco so those genres have always been my first love I guess. Back in the 80’s my uncle was a DJ in Brussels while working for a small label called Nunk. When he gave me his record collection everything changed. I started digging deeper ever since and became in love with every possible genre. Playing those records for a crowd and seeing people dance to them gives me a really rewarding feeling, and that’s why I choose to DJ from time to time.
How did you first start making music? How does it fit into your life?
I started making music with Ruben, a good friend of mine, when I was 16. We used cool synths (but didn’t know how to use them) , some microphones and a computer. Many years later we started an electronic trio with the singer/guitarist of Wooly Mammoths. The project was called “Seattle” and proved a short but interesting period for us. We played one live concert at the Groentheater during Bruksellive in 2015 and recorded some stuff that will normally be released one day. After Seattle came to an end, I decided to DJ and to focus on my own productions. If you want to hear original recordings you will have to wait… The only thing you will be able to hear is a remix that I made for Actapulgite on Le Pacifque Records & Unknown References that will drop soon. I’m part of the Le Pacifique family for a little while now.
Is music a full-time thing for you at the moment?
Music is unfortunately not a full time thing for me. I currently coordinate BRUZZ’s evening radio programme.
Can you describe the mix in a few words?
The mix is a collection of tracks that I discovered over the past years. The first half has a focus on Lo-fi & weird stuff. The second part is more uptempo and danceable but still interesting in my opinion.
I’m using my Barry White voice to guide you through the mix.
Can you tell us about the exclusive track on the mix?
The exclusive track is one of my own, under the alias Beekkant. This project ended when my computer crashed and I lost all my files.
When and where did you record it?
I recorded the mix with “2 turntables and a microphone” (Beck) in my living room.
You don’t need to know what my room looks like (it’s just a mess).
What’s your favourite track on the mix?
My favourite track is La Danse des Nénuphars by Capelo. The duo is really cute when they play live together and they are really nice people too !
What are your top 3 albums of the year so far and why?
Ritmische Bezinning by Hiele. The guy is just next level and does something nobody does. Underrated as hell …
Baleine 3000 – The Nap
Listening to the promo for a while now, tracks are sick and accessible for everybody. Perfect soundtrack for when you are visiting a Japanese offshore island. You should buy the record when you get the chance. Dimitri Runkkari’s artwork is insane.
Nu Guinea – The Tony Allen Experiments have been on heavy rotation at home for a while now.
Those guys from Early Sounds Recordings release great stuff. A standard in my bag.
What do you have coming up in the next few weeks?
Djing all night long the 12th of August at Bonnefooi with my buddy Aidons Antoine. Come and say hi, Antoine is preparing a special Gilles de Binche selection…