Focus

Kasper-Jan selects

For its second edition, the ‘Brussels future music festival’ has already managed to raise the bar by offering a platter of artists, covering a wide range of genres in the whole electronic spectrum. 

Listen! has lined up some well-respected acts from Belgium and abroad. Our editor in chief Kasper-Jan Raeman selected 5 artists you can’t miss.

Klein

30 March – Heartbroken at Beursschouwburg

A self taught musician, South London’s Klein is an artist who’s neoteric vision has seen her quickly become one of the UK’s most intriguing and unpinnable producers and performers. Her theatrical approach to composition is played out through organic layers of her own vocals, pitched and stretched out, using her voice as an instrument in a way that leaves it sounding electronic and hyperreal.

Sagat

30 March – Brüxel Jardin at Maison Du Peuple

A mysterious shape-shifter whose tunes are as elusive and murky as their maker. Expect slow-burning techno heard from within the confines of a concrete dystopia.

Le Motel

31 March – Square Brussels Meeting Center

Mostly known for his Roméo Elvis productions, Fabien Leclercq aka Le Motel is a man with many talents. Besides crafting fresh and colourful electronica Leclercq also has an eye for photography and graphic design.

Syracuse

1 April  – Square Brussels Meeting Center

Syracuse is the moniker of Parisian born and raised musician Antoine Kogut. The Different Class alumnus promises highly danceable and aquatic synth-pop tunes. The ideal music to metaphorically float away on…

Pender Street Steppers

1 April  – Square Brussels Meeting Center

Straight from the the Canadian Riviera Pender Street Steppers are closing down this year’s Listen festival on Saturday. When they are behind the turntables, the Steppers are celebrated across the region for their ability to instantly imbibe an atmosphere of love, sensuality and freedom. Highly recommended!

Listen! festival is free for everyone on 30 March. Both 31 March and 1 April are free for Subbacultcha members before 1 am. Become a member here.