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November 17, 2013 5:57 AM   Subscribe

This is Belgium Part Two
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.
The covers of these records are quite generic and don't really lend themselves to animating , so we figured we would bring you the visual aspect of this musical genre that you can't not be fascinated by: the dance. We were very lucky to have found some people who can still do the typical moves, and with them dancing in front of the record sleeves (and sometimes inside of them) we bring you our ultimate tribute to a glorious period in our Belgian musical heritage.
Previously on This is Belgium: New Beat
posted by frimble (6 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
It's funny, this is how I remember 20-year-old rave music sounding at the time.
posted by sudasana at 6:55 AM on November 17, 2013

Nostalgiariffic. :D
posted by Drexen at 7:58 AM on November 17, 2013

So good.
posted by codacorolla at 8:31 AM on November 17, 2013

What was up with the bro-ey hard-Euro-techno scene's obsession with that damn hoover sound? Did they know that it was possible to program other patches on their Junos?
posted by escape from the potato planet at 9:38 AM on November 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

Heh, it seems to be really trendy to bring techno down into the sub-120bpm range these days -- everything old is new again.
posted by en forme de poire at 10:17 AM on November 17, 2013

Part one is great! Thanks.
posted by Bugbread at 9:10 PM on November 27, 2013

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