Radio Soulwax

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Radio Soulwax
Other names RSWX
Radio SLWX
Genre Mixtape
Country Worldwide
Language(s) English
Creator(s) Stephen Dewaele
David Dewaele
Michael Zauner
Lewis Kyle White
Bill Porter
Laurie Hill
Nuno Costa
Ed Suckling
Chris Walker
Karl Sadler
Glyn Peppiatt[1]
Director(s) Stephen Dewaele
David Dewaele
Producer(s) Kurt Augustyns
Recording studio Ghent
Air dates 26 June 2011 to 8 May 2014
No. of episodes 24
Audio format Digital
Website Official site

Radio Soulwax is the former project of 2manydjs, it is a website that hosts a constant mix of different music all day and every day. It features 24 hour-long mixes with visuals similar to those used in the 2manydjs live sets, and includes music from many different decades and genres. Like the visuals of their Under The Cover Tour as 2manydjs, the visuals for Radio Soulwax are made by Fergadelic and other animators. After they complete the project, they have stated in interviews that they will work on their next studio album.

Background[edit]

They started this project, because they said that they came to a level that they headline festivals, they can always play for a big audience, etc. But they find that it began at a certain moment to be a bit limiting. They had a lot of musical ideas that they couldn't realise on this level, so they searched a solution for it. Jan van Biesen, the head of the radio station Studio Brussel, said in 2009 to the brothers "Why don't you make your own radio?". Now they claim that was the initial begin of Radio Soulwax. Then they started scanning and encoding their whole vinyl collection: more or less 50.000 records. This job took them two and a half years.[2]

The intro to Radio Soulwax, "Machine" was conceived and directed by Saam Farahmand, who was inspired to create an interpretation of the ethos behind the project. The result is a film that encapsulates the audio visual obsession of Radio Soulwax. The film was previsualised, edited and post produced by The House of Curves in London. Farahmand was also the director of Part of the Weekend Never Dies, their rockumentary.

After the release of the Radio Soulwax App, The Guardian wrote:[3]

"They are two more steps along the road to finding out how tablets and smartphones may change the way we experience music."

— Stuart Dredge, www.guardian.co.uk

Mixes[edit]

This is the list of the 24 mixes (in order of release):[4]

  • Introversy (28/06/2011)
  • Coverversioncovers (04/07/2011)
  • Under The Covers (Live on Tour) Volume 1 (04/07/2011)
  • Librarian Girl (04/07/2011)
  • Blue (04/07/2011)
  • Nothing Worse Than A Bad Rap (04/07/2011)
  • Celestial Voyage Part 1: Quest For Orlak (04/07/2011)
  • Jack In The Box (11/07/2011)
  • Mehari 1 (18/07/2011)
  • Hardcore Or Die (25/07/2011)
  • Into The Vortex (01/08/2011)
  • This Is Belgium Part 2: Cherry Moon On Valium (08/08/2011)
  • Celestial Voyage Part 2: The Pink Galaxy (15/08/2011)
  • Under The Covers (Live On Tour) Volume 2 (22/08/2011)
  • Axe Attack (29/08/2011)
  • D&SCO (05/09/2011)
  • Mehari 2 (19/09/2011)
  • This Is Belgium Part 1: New Beat (21/10/2011)
  • Batuta Discos (31/10/2011)
  • Pin Ups (17/11/2011)
  • Benelux (07/12/2011)
  • Under The Covers (Live On Tour) Volume 3 (19/03/2012)
  • Dave (14/11/2012)
  • As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 (05/08/2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.soulwax.info/
  2. ^ [1] in an inverview with the Belgian radio station Studio Brussel
  3. ^ [2] in The Guardian of 30 june 2011
  4. ^ [3] on Soulwax discography

External links[edit]

Soulwax website