Radio Soulwax: Cherry Moon On Valium

For electronic music fans who do not know who Soulwax and 2ManyDJ’s are, you are in for a special holiday surprise!  Here is an excellent introduction into the Belgian brothers amazing niche of electronic music!



This is sound might be foreign to you, it was for me the first time listening.  This is because the music is 20 years old and supposed to be played at a lot faster pace!  It is “Gabber” or “Hardcore” music, an early 90’s genre of techno music from the Netherlands.  2ManyDJ’s though, being the mastermind bootleggers they are, thought that it might sound interesting at a sexy 115 BPM instead of 150 BPM.  Here is them describing the transformation, “At the time this was the devil’s music for us, but we have learned to listen through the claps and distorted kicks and discovered that if you slow these really dark and heavy techno records down all the way to about 115 bpm, it suddenly makes them sound less frantic, ballsier and a lot sexier. Belgium at its best when pitched down.”


To me that is incredible! They took a sound, slowed it down, and introduced a brand new, hipper way to listen to an already established genre of music. 2ManyDJ’s, that is having some balls!


Also, those are “Gabber” dancers from the 90’s slowed down as well! I LOVE their moves!

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