“I like to think I have around 99% of all Belgian New Beat label catalogue releases out there” Serial collector Steven Keimi on the work of a lifetime (Visuals)

Steven Keimi’s the kind of collector that takes collecting to a whole new level. There are the records, yes, and tons of them. All New Beat, all neatly catalogued. Then there are the pins, the nightclub glasses, the magazine covers and clippings, the clothes, the patches – an entire lifetime’s obsession that’s resulted in one of the most important documentations of one of the most short-lived, yet nonetheless crucial eras in Belgium’s musical past being put together. Here, in an exclusive feature following years of relative silence, the man that should really be knighted for his contribution to Belgian history finally shares his catalogue. Make sure to check out our interview to match.