About

Slagwerk is an event series, music label and platform founded by Otis Dehaes, based in Brussels since 2017.

From 2017 onwards Slagwerk has hosted and curated several events in places such as Beursschouwburg, Recyclart, FFORMATT, Pilar, Brasserie Atlas, Vooruit (Ghent), Het Bos (Antwerp), Acud Macht Neu (Berlin), Café Pompiers (Bordeaux) and more. The events which ranged from concert settings to outright club nights have always aimed for the intersection of sound and scenography and presented a wide range of experimental artists such as Amnesia Scanner, Oli XL, Aïsha Devi, Lee Gamble, Varg2™, Rabit, Abyss X, M.E.S.H. and many others. 

Slagwerk operates as a platform primarily focussing on contemporary experimental music. Besides organizing events, they present themselves as a music label and digital art platform. Their aesthetic ranges from metamodern internetculture to endeavours into spiritual ambiences contaminated with strikingly metallic club environments. Their label catalogue currently counts 7 albums and around 30 single releases some of which have been released physically in the form of high-definition printed slim USB-cards to underline their relation to cyber culture.

Slagwerk is closely affiliated with young artists and creators in different fields which results in a varied archive that cares for a strong graphic identity. The collective represents a small roster of local artists who've had the opportunity to play around Europe in clubs such as De School, Garage Noord (Amsterdam), Macao (Milan), Trauma Bar (Berlin), La Java (Paris) and Fuchs2 (Prague) and across radio platforms including NTS Radio (London), Red Light Radio (Amsterdam), Rinse France (Paris), Kiosk Radio (Brussels), Radio Raheem (Milan) and Radio 40 (Lausanne).

Roster:

ssaliva (live/dj)
Otis (dj)
Dida (live/dj)

Artists featured:

0comeups (2019)
Abyss X (2018)
Acre (2020)
Air Max '97 (2017)
Alobhe (2019)
Amnesia Scanner (2018)
Ange Halliwell (2022)
Ausschuss (2019)
ava* (2021)
Aïsha Devi (2018)
Baby Blue (2019)
Bby Eco (2020)
Buga (2019)
Celes (2022)
Celestial Trax (2018)
Color Plus (2021)
Croww (2020)
Dark0 (2015)
Dasychira (2020, 2022)
Debit (2022)
D'eon (2021)
Detente (2018)
Dida (2021)
Dis Fig (2018)
DJ Lostboi (2019)
DJ Serene (2022)
djb (2020)
emamouse (2021)
Emma DJ (2022)
Euglossine (2021)
Europe (2019)
Felix Lee (2019)
Fetva (2022)
Flora Yin-Wong (2019)
French Kettle Station (2020)
Gazelle Twin (2018)
Hiele (2020)
Himera (2021)
Inef Coupe (2020)
IVVVO (2018)
James Ferraro (2022)
John T. Gast (2022)
Kenji (2019)
Kid Antoine (2017)
Know V.A (2016)
Krampf (2019)
Kurama (2020)
Lee Gamble (2019)
Lensk (2019)
Liyo (2017, 2019)
Low Jack (2022)
Mechatok (2022)
M.E.S.H. (2019)
Malibu (2019)
Merely (2020)
Munix (2018)
Neana (2016)
Nunu (2018)
Oli XL (2018, 2021)
Oxhy (2019)
Pebblle (2022)
Petit Singe (2018)
Piano Princess (2019)
Rabit (2018)
Retina Set (2017)
Rezzett (2020)
rogergoon (2019)
Snufkin (2021)
ssaliva (2018, 2019)
Sully (2016)
Terribilis (2018)
Thoom (2019)
Torus (2015, 2019)
Toxe (2021)
Varg2™ (2020)
Waterhouse (2019)
Why Be (2022)
x/o (2022)
Yawning Portal (2021, 2022)
Yem Gel (2021)
Zeta Lys (2022)

Visual artists featured:

Amal Guichard
Barbara Braccini
Bobbie0rkid
Camille Soulat
Dylan Van Roost
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Emile De Geyndt
Francois Boulanger
Gaspar De Geyndt
Harry Appleyard
Ike Clateman
Jenna St George
Joris Benjamins
Lars Boelaerts
Loïc Le Hécho
Miel Audenaert
Nicholas Zhu
Pietro Agostoni
Quinten Struyven
Sam Evers
Sara Dibiza
Saskia Smith
Sybil Montet
Thomas De Rijk
Florian Le Prisé

Press:

Yem Gel teases maximalist sonic worlds on ‘Nest of Opteryx’ for their debut EP on Slagwerk
AQNB

Slagwerk nam je mee in een futuristische droom naar een bijna verleden
Knack Focus


At home chez He4rtbroken & Slagwerk
— Listen! Festival

Premiere: Color Plus 'Myth 550'
If-Only UK

Premiere: ava* 'Return To Shore
— SBVRSV


ssaliva 'Slender' review
Resident Advisor

0comeups 'Creek Don’t Rise Review'
Soul Feeder

waterhouse muses on bodily hauntology on ‘Soteria I, II’
Fact Magazine

Otis interview & mix
Tank Magazine

0comeups delves in the depths of old school internet culture with the cycling melancholy of his ‘Herd (Tormenta)’ MIDI composition
AQNB

Premiere: Plate De’s “I Dance Intelligent”
Zweikommasieben

Plate De’s borderline anti-aesthetic follows the bonkers sonic collage of harp-led atmospherics & hypnagogic pop on ‘Vissersduel’
AQNB

Premiere: French Kettle Station 'The Gate'
If-Only

Premiere: Detente »Sepultura«
PW Magazine

ssalivaの新作『Unshielded』からMVが公開
Avyss Magazine

SlagwerkからミニマルコラージュデュオPlate DeのEP『Fox In Closure EP』が本日リリース
Avyss Magazine