Stephen and David Dewaele are familiar to millions as 2manydjs, a project which undoubtedly moved the needle for modern DJing. Alongside like-minded allies such as Erol Alkan, Tiga, and Jacques lu Cont, 2manydjs swept international dancefloors into delirium, gifting a rock ‘n roll attitude to club culture.
In 2002, after a string of creative broadcasts on the radio while still known primarily as a rock band, they released As heard on Radio Soulwax for the first time ever, a collection of their innovative, genre-blurring, and ground-breaking mixes, including live recordings at this years Barcelona’s Primavera and revered Ghent nightclub Kompass plus an hour of Soulwax remixes from 2020-2022 will be inducted onto global platforms to stream on-demand. Whether played out live or painstaking recorded, a 2manydjs mix set really is like listening to ‘The Best of Music’. The live sets chosen for inclusion have been cherry-picked from what must have been a thousand nights reaching a million people. The recorded mixes jump genre from techno to disco to loungecore library music all selected from of the world’s great vinyl record collections.
As the Dewaele’s continue to push their much-loved, unique musical curiosity deep into cutting-edge electronic music and relentlessly forge new benchmarks, the liberation of electronic music history to DSPs and Apple Music subscribers across the globe is sure to spark a new generation of fans. This month, AHORS will also receive the deluxe reissue treatment, with Richard Young’s iconic original photography restored from the depths of legal trouble (thanks to a certain someone for allowing it). To ring in the 20th anniversary celebrations of AHORS, The Belgian brothers prepare for a sold-out date on Saturday December 17th at London’s O2 Brixton Academy alongside performances from Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul, Erol Alkan, Kittin and Mixhell.
They have also kept up a hot streak as remixers, applying their signature jagged-yet-refined electro touch to the likes of Róisín Murphy, Peggy Gou, Robyn, Sylvester, Fontaines D.C., Marie Davidson and the freshly Grammy nominated remix of Wet Leg’s “Too Late Now”. Their long-awaited DSPs drop, streaming DJ Mixes and 20th anniversary party in London will rubber-stamp over two decades’ worth of work. As ever, it’s Stephen and David Dewaele connecting the past, present, and future like no-one else; as they say, “doing it the hard way since 2002.”
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