Even though these Belgian records sound very "now", they are actually 20 years old and were meant to be played at a much, much faster speed. 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.
This is Belgium Part Two: Cherry Moon On Valium
Slowing down music is very in right now. But it's the leisurely tracksuit dancing that really makes this work.
The dancing is mesmerizing.
I think it's just the slow-mo. I happened to have this open in another window and it works just as well...
Here's one of the originals, for comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK8YxsbOhUQ
You know, that is... surprisingly nothing at all like the Happy Hardcore or Hardstyle Gabba I was expecting. But then I also remember when the chick in the video would've been extremely stylish, so...