Co-founder of 54 Kolaktiv, We Bring You, JhMj Dar and Toestand, Beatsforbeaches, aka Baptist Bosmans (1989), is a man with more than a trick up his sleeve. And, alongside his relentless support for his local scene, the Brussels-based jack-of-all-trades also is a beat producer who has recently released his own beattape, ‘My purple town’. As such, he delivers an exclusive mix of wavy synths, high vocals, trappy bass lines and too much reverb.
Can you describe yourself in a few words?
27 years old. Producer & DJ from BXL-54
How did you first start making music? How does it fit into your life?
A long time ago I started messing around with Ableton along with 54 homies Sagat, &apos, Peachlover and Wickzzz.
Is music a full-time thing for you at the moment? If not, what are your other occupations?
I work for some higher education institutions in Brussels.
Can you describe the mix in a few words? What is its overriding influence, where would it best be enjoyed, what makes it special?
I like wavy synths, high vocals, trappy basslines & too much reverb.
Can you tell us about the exclusive track on the mix? Why did you chose to include this one? If it isn’t one of your own productions, how did you come across the artist?
Koolbear aka dj klbr just needs to put more of his music online because he has some dope beats on his harddrive. Also a very talented DJ thats plays eclectic sets. Zwangere Guy aka Omar-G aka nonkel Guy is going to change the game completely, believe me. Watch out for his mixtape dropping soon. Also his clips are crazy, go check them out on his youtube channel. Wickzzz has sone 20GB of his own productions but he keeps delaying his release. Last week he said he’ll drop his beattape in 2027. So for now, enjoy the last track of this mix.
I included a few tracks from my own beattape ‘my purple town‘, that I released earlier this month.
When and where did you record it? Describe the room, the furniture, the walls, the view from the room, the neighbourhood, the weather at the time, etc…
Recorded it in my basement thats looks 50% like a legit homestudio & 50% like a legit laundry room. I was also surrounded by pigeons.
What’s your favourite track on the mix?
Frank Ocean – Nights
What are your top 3 albums of the year so far and why?
Stikstof 02: Zowizow! Loowgisch!
TLOP: Kanye for president 2020.
Anderson Paak – Malibu: An album that makes me always feel good and that’s why I play it almost every day.
What do you have coming up in the next few weeks?
Releasing a videoclip in the near future. I’m playing at VK on 30/10 as support to Clams Casino & I’m playing at Recyclart on 16/12 with Zwangere Guy.