Soulwax emerge with news of forthcoming musical endeavours, the soundtrack for “Belgica” - the new film by Oscar nominated director, Felix Van Groeningen (previously nominated for Best Foreign Language in 2014 with “The Broken Circle Breakdown”)
The first track to be lifted from the soundtrack comes courtesy of How Long, a slice of garage rock by The Shit.
The film sees Soulwax’s influence throughout from composing, arranging and recording the original score to creating each and every one of the fictional musical artists featured. A diverse collection of songs, performed by a similarly varied set of artists has seen Soulwax create what is a unique soundtrack that continues to see them evolve as musical progressionists. The film has already been screened at this year’s prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
Recorded and mixed at Soulwax’s new Deewee studio in Ghent, the entire project has been over twelve months in the making.
For the film, the Dewaele brothers conceptualized, formed, and recorded as sixteen different fictional bands, all with totally different backstories and aesthetics.
As the group says:
“We recorded the original music being played in the club, wrote the music, rehearsed and recorded live on set the tracks played by the bands – ranging from a live kraut techno band, White Virgins, bequiffed psychobilly trio They Live through to hardcore outfit Burning Phlegm (featuring Sepultura’s Igor Cavalera) whilst chanteuse Charlotte represents the other end of the spectrum with her neo soul pop.”
The past couple of years have also seen the brothers launch their innovative and hugely successful Radio Soulwax project as well as continuing to tour the world as 2manydjs.