Jan 12, 2017
Mr. Belt & Wezol's Exclusive Mix
2016 was both a busy and successful year for Mr. Belt & Wezol, capped with hit track “Boogie Wonderland.” To kick off their 2017 campaign, the Dutch duo joined us to reflect on that track, share some fresh new tunes in their Exclusive Mix, and give some insight into their plans for this year.
How did you approach your exclusive mix? How does the mix compare to your live sets?
Bart (Mr. Belt): As always: a lot of new tunes that not everyone knows about. When we listen to a radioshow we want to hear new music and not the top charting tracks on Beatport and Spotify, so we try and do that with our own mixes.
Can you highlight three tracks or artists included in your mix and why they stand out to you?
1. Jordan & Billy – “Into You” (Brett Gould Remix). Ah man, the vocal on this track is just so cool! It's from an old track of Fabolous (rapper) back in 2003!
2. Tensnake – “Coma Cat” (Low Steppa Raw House Edit). “Coma Cat” is an ace track already. Then Low Steppa made a remix of it last year, fire.
3. Kormak – “Got The Groove” (Original Mix). The title says it all: it's got groove. Can't wait to test this track out in our sets!
What was the inspiration to sample Earth, Wind, and Fire in your track “Boogie Wonderland”?
Sam (Wezol): Nothing in particular really, I just really liked the original and the vocal. I did a video on how I made it for anyone interested, which you can find here.
What’s the reception like playing that track in your live sets? Do you have a favorite show where you’ve played it out?
Sam (Wezol): The reception has been great everywhere actually! It surprised me how many people already knew the lyrics, since the original is not really a track of the current clubbing generation.
Bart (Mr. Belt): I think our favourite show was when we played it was at Oliver Heldens' event in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. We took the star of our music video Tom the T-rex on stage, and he danced on stage through the whole song.
Any works in progress or upcoming releases that you can tell us about?
Sam (Wezol): Definitely! Our upcoming track features yet again a classic sample and it's coming out soon. I think I'm gonna tone it down on the samples after that for a while though, haha. We're also working on our own music platform at the moment, so we can release a wider spectrum of music and also better support upcoming talent in the future. More info about that soon as well!
What else has you guys excited about 2017?
Bart (Mr. Belt): We have some tours coming up, our own stage at a lot of big festivals and we're working on a new show with visuals and we can't wait to show it to everyone!
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