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VOLTA (2016)

“Nostalgic, soulful and, of course, boogie-woogie.” That’s how Belgian DJ producer Boogie Belgique (AKA Oswald Cromheecke) describes the enticing combination of styles and sources from different decades that make up his music. Taking vintage inspirations, most notably from swing and jazz eras, and merging them with contemporary beats and textures is the young producer’s forte. This is pleasingly evident on Volta, the latest Boogie Belgique album for the Cold Busted label.

 

“Jungle Law” gives a glimpse into Boogie Belgique’s sonic palette. Tough hip hop beats and funky live guitar follow an intro of jungle ambience as a trumpet presents the melody. Soon some swingy big band jazz enters the song in an almost ghostly manner, while the insistent beat keeps the dance floor moving. Album opener “Go Slow” shows a different side to the coin giving the listener an uptempo broken beat rhythm, some bouncy bass guitar, snippets of string loops, and a lovely, forlorn vocal line that echoes the past. It’s a beautiful concoction, and Boogie Belgique delivers on many aspects of this style throughout his eleven track album. Volta is a satisfying trip in an aural time machine.

 

After the debut album "Blueberry Hill", the Belgian swing-hop producer Boogie Belgique drops his second release. Delightful old jazzy samples blended with phat dusty drum breaks bring an enchanting oldschool urban atmosphere.

 

The album takes you on a journey into a forest of sound with no lights. It let’s you get lost in a dance or your let’s you sit in your favorite chair sipping some tea. It’s hard to describe this album, but it has a lot of layers and moods.

 

Get ready to get lost in a forest of sound and emotion..

NIGHTWALKER vol. II (2014)

 

After the debut album "Blueberry Hill", the Belgian swing-hop producer Boogie Belgique drops his second release. Delightful old jazzy samples blended with phat dusty drum breaks bring an enchanting oldschool urban atmosphere.

 

The album takes you on a journey into a forest of sound with no lights. It let’s you get lost in a dance or your let’s you sit in your favorite chair sipping some tea. It’s hard to describe this album, but it has a lot of layers and moods.

 

Get ready to get lost in a forest of sound and emotion..

NIGHTWALKER vol. I (2013)

TIME FOR A BOOGIE (2012)

‘Time For A Boogie’ by Boogie Belgique is a gratifying Trip Hop, album, big band and swing jazz influenced it’s abstract, deliciously instrumental, moving, cinematic, and lush.

Poignant, vintage yet innovative, culturally rich and appealing ‘Time For A Boogie’ is a wonderful listen.

BLUEBERRY HILL (2012)

The Belgian beatsmith and producer Boogie Belgique drops his debut album on Cold Busted. From top to bottom

'Blueberry Hill' is filled up with electro swing moods, funky hip-hop rhythms and tasty jazzy samples.