,University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 1UH
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Fans of quality left-of-centre rock music will know Soulwax from their highly acclaimed album ‘Much Against Everyone’s Advice’, which made it into the British Top 40 and got rave responses in Japan and Australia. But there is much more to the two brothers than meets the eye. They are masters in blending the finest products of music history together into a catchy, hilarious and -above all- intriguing groove exploration.

Blending beautiful tunes is far from new for the Soulwax brothers. Back in 1999 brothers David and Stephen started a DJ-show on Belgian national radio, called ‘Hang The DJ’, where they did exactly that. Inspired by the philosophy of one Grandmaster Flash, they cut together the best bits of funky tracks into an even funkier mix. It was then that classic mixes of Blackstreet with Grandmaster Flash, Beck with Prodigy and Beastie Boys vs. Herbie Hancock with INXS vs. AC/DC saw the light of day.

After having wooed Belgian and Dutch crowds for a few years with these eclectic sets, an (unnamed) DJ played Soulwax’s classic bootleg mix of Skee-Lo’s ‘I Wish’, Survivor’s ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ and The Breeders’ ‘Cannonball’ at a London club night and pretended he was mixing it himself, it became official: Soulwax was hot property. Even Jarvis Cocker showed his appreciation for their skills and none other than über-producer Felix Da Housecat invited the brothers to collaborate on his new project: a girlband called Glamarama.

2 Many DJs covers left, right, top and bottom of groovy pop. Some of the tracks are obvious classics, some are simply unknown and some will very soon become hot sought-after gems. From Japanese geisha Hanayo covering Joe le Taxi, 21st century proof electro from Adult., Finnish disco from Ural 13 Diktators or sleazy Peaches to classics from The Velvet Underground, The Breeders, The Residents, Sly And The Family Stone and Nena. They are all included for a reason. 2 Many DJs proves that genre has never been such a naff word.

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Added by imassingham on October 15, 2007



Does anyone have any ideas as to who might be the 'and friends' on the line-up of this show?? Tiga and Erol are both free, desperately hoping its Tiga... but who knows... (thats a question i guess..?)

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