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Exclusive mix 74: 100% French synths with TG Gondard
A 100% French and internet-only tracklist of songs that, as the Brussels-based producer puts it, "you've probably never heard before."
Exclusive mix 52: Ameel Brecht (Razen)
A timeless and tricky exclusive mix from, Ameel Brecht, one-half of experimental psych duo Razen.
Red Bull Elektropedia exclusive: Oaktree
The 25 year old Antwerp-based DJ-producer delivers the 49th mix in our on-going series of exclusives.
To celebrate their latest compilation hitting Bandcamp, Caoutchou Records dig deep to reveal their favourite Belgian releases.
From rap, jazz, samba and beat music, record label head and local promoter Alex Deforce reveals his favourite Belgian releases.
Lieven De Ridder
Walhalla Recordings founder made a list of his favourite Belgian tracks and there's a solid chance you never heard any of them.
DJ, promoter, record collector and author Bart Siebiel picks his favourite Belgian releases for us.
He's the first one to play at our after-party this Friday, so we asked him for an exclusive mix.
Nosedrip handpicks 11 Belgian tracks for the first in a three-part series of exclusive This is Belgium mixes.
Six things to do this weekend
Upper-crust erotica in Antwerp, historial reenactment in Ghent and group shows in Brussels.
Best of les Belges: festival season’s homegrown must-sees
Here’s our hand-picked selection of native musos to check out during this summer's festival season.
KHUSHI gets playful and Clarence Clarity makes a mess
Our resident pop guru Disco Naiveté scans the 2013 horizon for early signs of life.
25 tracks for 2012 by Disco Naïveté + Exclusive mix
Our very own pop pundit Disco Naïveté counts down his 25 favourite tracks of 2012.
Three emerging singer-songwriters: Lorine Chia, Fryars, and Photay
Lorine Chia scores with her Amy Winehouse voice, Fryars with his electronic pop and Photay makes us want to move to Guinea.
Hip hop from Angel Haze, sad pop from Mikky Ekko and Solange goes indie
Beyonce's sis joins Mikki Ekko's sad pop and some much-needed poetry from hip-hop's Angel Haze in this week's New Kids roster.
Stubborn Heart’s post-dubstep and Imaginary Family’s pretty storytelling
Tune in to the 90s hip-hop hammerings of New York's Ratking and more new music, as always selected for us by Disco Naiveté.
Girls mastermind Christopher Owens’ romantic solo debut
Disco Naïveté's trawled the airwaves for worthy new choons for your listening pleasure and come up with contemporary electronica from Halls, the romantic-guitarred Christopher Owens and the impeccable voice of Lulu James.
The Belgian ballad babe and the Danish (pop) virgin
AlunaGeorge's R&B-ish pop gets under our skin while Trixie Whitely gets some release and virginal MØ unleashes nifty pop with a street-y beat.
Queer rap, filling in for Burial and the next big voice to hit the charts
Another day, another gay NYC rapper: Mikki Blanco welcomes us to hell in his breakthrough "Wavvy", plus bedroom producing Brolin and Laura Mvula on the radar.
MS MR, S O H N, Atoms for Peace
Thom Yorke is back with a new project, MS MR create a new genre with their so-called 'Tumblr Glitch Pop' and S O H N is the newest shooting star on the bedroom producer horizon.
Ryan Hemsworth, Dan Bodan, Southern Shores
From bloopy hip-hop beatmakers to smoochy slow-dancers, here's a guide to what's hot for your end of summer stereo.
Amateur Best, Twigs and Saint Lou Lou
This week's new kids features has somewhat of a synth pop undertone to it, with Amateur Best, Twigs and Swedish sister duo Saint Lou Lou topping our list.
Le1f, Saint Saviour and Foreign Fields
This week on The Word's radio waves: New York's rapper Le1f, English singer-songwriter Saint Saviour and folksters Foreign Fields from Nashville.
Night Works, Arthur Beatrice, Frank Ocean
Queued up on your Word-recommended playlist this week are Night Works, Arthur Beatrice and Frank Ocean - our favourite new buttery-smooth soundtracks, handpicked for your listening pleasure.
Housse de Racket at Les Ardentes
There's talk of new albums, new apartments and hop-skipping round Europe on the summer festival circuit in our interview with Paris' finest Housse de Racket at last weekend's Les Ardentes.
D E N A, Haleek Maul, Jack Colwell & The Owls
Surfing The Word's radio waves this week are D E N A, Germany's answer to M.I.A., Brooklyn's 15 year old whippersnapper-rapper Haleek Maul and Australian folksters Jack Colwell & The Owls.
POP ETC, Stacks and Woodkid
POP ETC, Stacks and Woodkid have been plucked off the airwaves and served as starter, main course and dessert for this edition of New Kids on the Block, our showcase of new music that matters.
Eddi Front, Romare and Alt-J
Brooklyn singer Eddi Front, Romare's African soundscapes and indie pop newcomers Alt-J make up this week's checklist of freshest musical finds.
Kuhrye-oo, Azealia Banks and The Neighbourhood
Kuhrye-oo, Azealia Banks and The Neighbourhood with a "u" have all been bouncing around the blogosphere of late, and here's why.
World Tour, Jessie Ware and Famy
This week's pick of worthy emerging acts include World Tour, Jessie Ware and FAMY.
In part three of our exclusive mix series, we asked Belgian buzzblog Disco Naïveté to create a compilation of songs topping his current playlist.
Win tickets for Dark Dark Dark
We're bestowing five pairs of tickets for a show this Saturday of folk/pop five-piece Minneapolisers Dark Dark Dark at L'Ancienne Belgique. Get facebooking to be in to win.
Elliphant, Haim and Faws
Today we welcome relentless blogger Disco Naïveté to our pages for a new, twice-monthly column entitled 'New kids on the block' which will focus on the cream of the crop of independent talent emerging from the global music scene.
Pony Pony Run Run
Pony Pony Run Run went to art college and all they got was a healthy dose of self depreciation and a couple of hyper-cool, flowy albums.
The Big Pink
Last month, English twosome The Big Pink released a second album called 'Future This'. We spoke to them about their new record, skateboarding and being a couple (but not in that way).
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