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“I will you in the night” – Idool 2003

At the Pixagogo reunion dinner the other evening, I was reminded by one of my ex-colleagues Steven (‘Beukie‘) that back in 2003 I was having some fun with remixes/mashups. More specifically, I took some vocals of the Belgian “Idool 2003”… Continue Reading →

Create your own iPhone ring tones

I’ve had my iPhone for a week (loving it!) and of course I want to make custom ring tones for some of my contacts. I figured out how it worked from posts like create-free-iphone-ringtones-using-itunes-in-windows but I developed my own workflow:… Continue Reading →

Northern Soul

I’m currently reading two related books at the same time: “Turn the beat around – the secret history of disco” by Peter Shapiro “Last night a DJ saved my life – the history of the disc jockey” by Bill Brewster… Continue Reading →

Hip-hop is different

Fleshmap via Infosthetics If you ever wanted proof that hip-hop & rap are a disruptive music genre, take a look at this study/art work by Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg & the crowdsourcing specialists at Dolores Labs: Fleshlabs. They’ve take the… Continue Reading →

Afternoon delight

For reasons I won’t disclose, I’ve had the following song in my head for quite a while now: “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band (1974). For me the funny thing is the contrast between the innocuous country-music image of the… Continue Reading →

Favourite podcasts: Basic Soul Radio Show

I subscribe to less and less podcasts (not enough time to listen), but there is one I always install on every newly installed iTunes. It’s called the Basic Soul Radio Show, it’s presented by Simon Harrison. Every week Simon selects… Continue Reading →

Brudio Stussel : Studio Brussel vs Tien om te Zien

Studio Brussel wordt 25 jaar en viert dat met een week ‘alles op zijn kop’. Ze lanceren “Brudio Stussel” van 25 maart tot 1 april met een geweldige campagne van de Mortierbrigade. Bruno Vanden Broecke speelt een Tien-om-te-zien producer die… Continue Reading →

Music for sad days

Not that I’m particularly sad today, but I was recently thinking about the music I play over and over again on less happy days. For some reason, it’s still the same songs I play as 10-15 years ago. So now… Continue Reading →

Porque te vas

This is a song I like to play when I’m DJing, it makes people smile: “Porque Te Vas” by Jeanette (Dimech). I got reminded of this song by a newsletter of the Beursschouwburg, they’re doing a “Porque Te Vas” contest… Continue Reading →

id3.exe – ideal tool for tagging and renaming MP3 files

I want to mention a little tool that helped me out twice in the last week, and that I find very little info about online. It’s a Windows command-line MP3 file tagger and renamer called id3.exe. Since I forgot where┬áI… Continue Reading →

Point and shoot badly

I went to the concert of Bajofondo Tango Club in Brugge last Friday. Of course I took my Canon 350D along and shot a lot of pictures. I never use a flash for concert pictures, certainly not since I started… Continue Reading →

Arno on the Francofolies

Arno and his deep-philosophical reflections on life, music and being paid. (Interview on RTBF about the Francofolies festival) “Je suis ouvert comme une vielle pute… Tu vois le bazar !?” “Je ne pense pas, ce sont les soeurs catholiques qui… Continue Reading →

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