During summer, Belgium is the Walhalla for festivals. Over the years, there are gatherings that are in indispensable in our agenda and some new festivals that are making their entrance. A couple of years ago Charlotte De Cock decided to create Barefoot, a place of love and peace inspired on the philosophy of Burning Man. The House Academy was invited to experience the third edition of Barefoot & we got the opportunity to interview Charlotte for a little Quality First Q&A.

The statement Ten Walls should have made

More or less everyone with an Internet connection and a Facebook-account has written his or her opinion on the recent Ten Walls events that have occurred. Some of the opinions were scathing, others defended the Lithuanian producer.

Yesterday afternoon Ten Walls released a statement, apologizing for the things he said, and stating that he needed a break now, so he cancelled all his gigs. Ever since the outburst of the hatred against Ten Walls, I’ve been wondering: was there a way he could have saved his career? Was there anything at all he could have said to try and make things right?

Night Shift 2015

Last Saturday was the kickoff of the new edition of the networking event Night Shift.
First up was Ghent. Couldn’t attend? Here’s a little report.

5 reasons to Søndag this week!

To be completely honest here: you actually need to be at Søndag every week. 2015 has been nothing short of spectacular for the latest addition to Belgian nightlife so far. It all started on the first day of the year: a perfect night carried by nothing but local talent like Clerckie and Lomme. Then there was Raving George, B-EATS with Iris Menza and last week Leesa. All memorable nights but… The best is yet to come! Here are five reasons why you need to be at Søndag this week:

James Holden curating Sonic City

On November 22nd and 23rd, the yearly Sonic City Festival took place in De Kreun, a concert venue at Kortrijk. This festival isn’t a dime a dozen because they don’t work with own line-up programmers. They just ask an external curator – mostly a known artist – to compose the entire line-up. Quite fascinating. This year, the mighty James Holden was the chosen one.

2014 in review pt. 1: Pete Howl

As the end of the year draws near, it’s time to reflect on what 2014 brought us. I will write a few pieces on 2014 in the next few days. To me, it has been a year of rediscoveries. I rediscovered my love for techno, thanks to one club in particular: Decadance. There, one guy epitomises everything Decadance stands for: Pete Howl.

This weekend at Søndag

If you haven’t heard about Søndag yet, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the past couple of months. Søndag is a brand new intimate underground club, opening every sunday-evening (6 o’clock) and offering the best music in a perfect setting. This week at Søndag: Ante Perry!

And there’s more… On saturday-evening, Maxim Lany and Nathaniel are playing a B2B set as The House Academy at RAW XL in Kortrijk, also on that line up: Red D feat. Lady Linn, Madame Edwaar, Lomme and Gwenn Honeyslave. Find the facebook-event here.

Tickets for this top-notch event cost €8, and a ticket to RAW also gives acces to Søndag on sunday!

On sunday, we have our good friend from Dortmund, aka the president of Belgium, coming over to Søndag. Can’t wait to be reuinted with this friendly deep house monster again!