Infobox musical artist
Name = Soulwax
Img_capt = Performing as "2 many dj's" in 2007
Background = group_or_band
Alias = 2 many dj's
Flying Dewaele Brothers
Alternative rockDance Electro
Years_active = 1995–present
Label = PIAS
URL = [http://www.soulwax.com/ www.soulwax.com]
Current_members = Stephen Dewaele David Dewaele Stefaan Van Leuven
Past_members = Dierickx Piet
Van de Meerschaut Helmut
Soulwax, headed by David and Stephen Dewaele, are an
alternative rock/electro band from Ghent, Belgium. The two are perhaps best known for their influential contributions to the bastard popgenre under the names Flying Dewaele Brothers and 2 many dj's and the landmark record " As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2". The Dewaele Brothers have also released several major albums under the "Soulwax" moniker, including " Leave The Story Untold" (1996), " Much Against Everyone's Advice" (1999), " Any Minute Now" (2004), " Nite Versions" (2005) and " Most of the Remixes...(2007).
The 2004 album "Any Minute Now" spawned three singles in "E Talking", "NY Excuse" and the title track. "E Talking"'s
music videowas controversial and restricted to post-watershed broadcast on music television channels. Set in London's Fabric nightclub, everyone in the video is depicted as being on a different drug, from A-Z (including popular drug nicknames). [http://youtube.com/watch?v=lH-wuTV8TnY]
The duo has also produced a number of official and unofficial remixes, including "
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" and Get Innocuous! by LCD Soundsystem, "Robot Rock" by Daft Punkand "DARE" by Gorillaz. The album " Nite Versions" (2005) is a collection of remixes of tracks from the album "Any Minute Now". David and Stephen are friends of artists Tiga, LCD Soundsystemand Whomadewho.
In summer 2006, Soulwax completed a 'Nite Version remix' of Gossip's "Standing in the Way of Control", as well as their "Ravelight Dub" and "Ravelight Vocal Mix" of
Robbie Williams' "Lovelight". The summer 2006 tour was filmed by director Saam Farahmand, and resulted in a Radio Soulwax documentary, "Part of The Weekend Never Dies". .
In August 2006, Soulwax were working on tracks for the new album from Tiga. In late 2006, it was announced in Belgian magazine
HUMOthat David and Stephen Dewaele had formed a band with Riton and his brother in-law Fergadelic called Die Verboten.
In 2007, Soulwax produced remixes of "Gravity's Rainbow" by
Klaxons, and "Phantom Pt. II" by Justice. Remixes for "Ice Cream" by New Young Pony Cluband "Pogo" by Digitalism had been rumoured, but were never completed..
Soulwax, under the guise of 2 many dj's, headlined their own 'Radio Soulwax' tent at the
Rock Ness Festivalheld on 9 June 2007. The following day at Rock Ness Festival, they played a Soulwax Nite Versions show in the 'Clash Arena.' Later that month, they took part in the Wild in the Countryevent at Knebworth Parkon 30 June 2007.In December 2007, they held Radio Soulwax-mas, a massive X-mas party in Flanders Expo with guests such as Tiga, Erol Alkan, Boysnoize, Justice, Riton, Mixhell, Daniele Baldelli, Hong Kong Dong, Das Pop, Goose, Milk Inc, etc.
As Heard on Radio Soulwax
The only official compilation "
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2", was released in 2002and is composed of 45 tracks the Dewaele brothers were able to clear the rights from. They originally requested rights for 187 tracks and got clearances for 114 of them. 62 were refused and 11 remained untraceable. [ [http://www.nme.com/reviews/soulwax/6297 Soulwax : 2 Many DJ – As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt 2] on NME Reviews]
All the unofficial releases (As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 1 and 3 through 11) are in fact a compilation of the"Radio Soulwax" shows [ [http://2manydjs.free.fr/articles.php?lng=en&pg=56 Albums - Compilations] on 2manydjs.free.fr] 2 many dj's did for various radios including
Studio Brussel( Belgium) , Radio 1 ( UK), KISS 100( UK) and Eins live ( Germany). [ [http://toomanydjs.djmixes.net/2manydjsdisco.html 2 many dj's - Info, Biography, Discography, tracklistings, Bootlegs, downloads] ]
The 2001 track "Theme from Discotheque" is by David and Stephen Dewaele from Soulwax, under the name Samantha Fu. They produced this track for a
Ghent-based dancegroup called Kung Fu.
In 2004 Soulwax compiled the soundtrack for the Belgian movie "
Steve+Sky". Soulwax contributed three instrumental tracks on this compilation under the name "Kawazaki".
Soulwax's remix of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is the credit song of, and featured in the movie "21"
Director Saam Farahmand has filmed Soulwax on their recent international dates (2005-2007), capturing all the excitement, chaos and humour of the world tour. Soulwax filmed 120 shows with one camera in Europe, Japan, US, Latin America and Australia. This resulted in 2 films; a live music film and a documentary which includes 2 many dj's, Soulwax Nite Versions and features James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Justice, Busy P, So-Me, Peaches, Kitsuné, Klaxons and many more in behind the scenes footage, interviews, etc.As of April 2008, Soulwax's clubbing film/documentary "
Part of the Weekend Never Dies" is finished. They performed a sold out gig at the London Royal Festival Hall, during which they did a premiere of the film. It is due to be out on DVD as of September 2008.
Leave the Story Untold" (1996) (produced by Chris Goss)
Much Against Everyone's Advice" (1999)
Any Minute Now" (2004)
Nite Versions" (2005)
Most of the Remixes" (2007)
* dEUS - "Everybody's Weird"
Einstürzende Neubauten- "Stella Maris"
* Kolk - "Uma"
Tahiti 80- "Heartbeat"
Zita Swoon- "My Bond With You And Your Planet: Disco!"
* Muse - "Muscle Museum"
Lords of Acid- "I Sit on Acid 2000"
Sugababes- "Round Round"
* Arthur Argent - "Hold Your Head Up"
Kylie Minogue- "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"
* Playgroup - "Make It Happen"
DJ Shadow- "Six Days"
Felix Da Housecat- "Rocket Ride"
LCD Soundsystem- "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House"
Daft Punk- "Robot Rock"
The Gossip- "Standing in the Way of Control"
Robbie Williams- "Lovelight"
Klaxons- "Gravity's Rainbow"
* Justice - "Phantom Pt. II"
LCD Soundsystem- "Get Innocuous"
Hot Chip- "Ready For The Floor"
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* West Phillips - "Sucker For A Pretty Face"
Rolling Stones- "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
* Walter Murphy - "Fifth of Beethoven"
The Chemical Brothers- "Hey Boy, Hey Girl"
Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band- "A Fifth of Beethoven"
Discography as 2 many dj's
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2" (2002);Unofficial compilationsThese unofficial compilations are bootleg recordings of radio shows that 2 many dj's did for Studio Brussel.
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 0"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 1"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 3"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 4"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 5"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 6"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 7"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 8"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 9"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 10"
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 11"
*"Hang All DJs" (all volumes)
A bootleg recording of their
Essential Mixfor BBC Radio 1in 2005was released under the title "50,000,000 Soulwax Fans Can't Be Wrong".
* [http://www.soulwax.com/ Soulwax official website]
* [http://www.pias.com/ PIAS Records official website]
* [http://www.soulwax.info/ Comprehensive fansite]
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