The House Hundred

Portraits of a scene's past, present and future greats

We’re teaming up with Bulldog to select 100 essential people, places and projects in Belgian house music. From producers and DJs to record labels and festivals, these are the forces driving the homegrown house scene forward, one BPM at a time.

Deepformation

Deepformation

Carlos Inglesias Martin, DJ

Describe yourself, your music and what you do today.

My name is Carlos and I’m a monthly resident at Dali’s bar in Brussels and I frequently play at Comba and Deep Club in Madrid. If I had to describe my music, I would say it is very elaborate and selective, but it has a strong drive on the dance floor. I play house music with tribal, melodic and vocal variations and recently, I have been adding African touches to my sets and in my first productions that will come out in 2019.

How has where you come from shaped who you are?

I come from Madrid so a lot of my influences are from there. If I had to pick one person, I would say Jose Luiz Magoya, the owner of Deep Club where I still play today, really had an impact on my music and me.

In your view, what explains Belgium’s considerable contribution to global house music? What “makes” our sound what it is?

I believe Belgium house music hasn’t reached its climax yet.We have many talented electronic artists and DJ’s playing various subgenres like deep house, but I’m sure the best is yet to come.

To you, which place in Belgium best symbolises the country’s way of partying?

To me, Antwerp is the best city to party in Belgium. Brussels on the other hand still needs more underground clubs, other than the main ones like Fuse and Zodiak.

What can politicians do to better support the homegrown nightlife?

I think our politicians should open up their minds and follow the path of cities such as Amsterdam and Berlin.

I believe Belgium house music hasnt reached its climax yet.

If you could put together the line-up of your dreams, which top five Belgian acts would you book and why?

I am not a specialist in Belgian DJ’s yet but my list would definitely include DkA, Pierre, Amélie Lens, Marco Bailey and Raw District.

Talk to us about a memorable night out, good or bad?

I will never forget &Me and Adam Port’s performance at Fuse a few years ago. They just came back in February this year again and for nothing in the world I would have missed it.

What’s in the pipeline for you in the coming months?

I’m working really hard in the studio and sending my projects to labels I’d like to work with while I keep playing in Brussels and Madrid. The only thing that really matters to me is to get better and better, stay true to myself and keep doing what I love.