in the Category: music

Live music is back on track, better hop on!

As our beloved music and event scene finally seems to have laid hold of its healing process, Les Nuits Botanique is set and ready for action. From the 8th of September until the 26th, established values and upcoming talents will be going full throttle in our capital city on the outdoors mainstage, the Orangerie and the Rotonde. To secure everyone’s good health, the Botanique now opts for a series of concert nights, fully corona-proof.  We’ve carefully selected five acts you wouldn’t want to miss for the world. Live music is back on track, better hop on!

Text by Victor Seys

LARYSSA KIM'S ONEIRONAUTS

Laryssa Kim eternally tries to create hypnotic oases of serenity, wherein one’s mind disconnects from the deafening roar of daily thoughts and enters a meditative state of uninterrupted silence, opening a pathway to self-knowledge and awareness. Following her very first release in 2019 of the EP called ‘Love em all’, the Italian-Congolese singer and composer Laryssa Kim is back on stage with an exciting band project, supported by Botanique. What to expect at the ‘Rotonde’? Brand new electro-acoustic compositions, plenty of experimental yet academical sounds, brought by an energetic combo of musicians (Nicola Lancerotti, Camille-Alban Spreng, Theo Lanau) and a dancer (Rebécca Louis).
 

 

DAVID NUMWAMI

David Numwami is a young Belgian multi-talented singer-songwriter and producer, who has in recent years been a touring musician with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nicolas Godin, and Frànçois and the Atlas Mountains. This prodigy out of Brussels has also written for many international artists, remixed Ricky Hollywood, and worked closely with Belgian locals Témé Tan and Tin Fingers. Skillfully slaloming between pop music and experimentation, David is slowly stepping into the destiny of his God-given name Numwami, which literally means: ‘This is King David’. Hail the king himself at the Rotonde stage!

 

DE AMBASSADE

Known for their distant, cold lover songs drenched in experimental new wave and spooky Dutch echoes, De Ambassade brings you a daring, state-of-the-art form of ‘nederpop’. Crawling out of the concrete grayness of the Amsterdam suburbs where they work on their dark-wave salvation, they are back with a new live performance. Be ready for surprisingly danceable darkness in Brussels.

 

BBYMUTHA

Brittnee Moore, alias Bbymutha, is an American rapper born in Tennesee. The female rapper began her career like many other ambitious youngsters through the world of SoundCloud. Out of the blue, she rose to prominence in 2017 after the video for her song ‘Rules’ went viral in no time. Her debut album, Muthaland, was released in 2020 and has already known great successes. Moore has credited the infamous Gucci Mane as her biggest musical influence, yet her high-quality rhymes are seriously influenced by living in Chattanooga’s ghetto and her religious education. Rhythmic, drill rap life-stories containing are coming your way, containing a message straight from the heart.

 

SMERZ

Smerz is a Norwegian electronic music duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Catharina Stoltenberg and Henriette Motzfeldt met at the University of Copenhagen and subsequently dropped out of school to pursue their dreams in electronic music production. Where rave-pop meets R&B and trance, seems to be the experimental habitat of this female duo. Accompanied by strings and piano, Smerz now presents their debut album Believer, released on the renowned British label XL Recordings. Through the use of string and harp samples, the duo manages to create a symphonic sound that resides in a new place, somewhere between acoustic and digital music. No better way to dance off all last year’s misery!

Les Nuits takes place from 8 till 26 September at Botanique, Brussels.
Following concerts are on the Subbacultcha agenda: 
Noannaos Night - Ashley Morgan & Friends, 12 September
Bbymutha, 25 September
Join us, make your reservation and see the shows for free ✨