Red D's label will pay tribute to Belgian dance music heritage with a series of four 12-inches.
Belgian label We Play House will release a compilation called Our Beat Is Still New.
The collection pays homage to a genre of dance music native to Belgium: new beat. In a blog post, WPH label boss Red D explained the concept: "We decided to ask a bunch of our favourite producers to make a new track inspired by Belgian new beat from the '80s."
Our Beat Is Still New features contributions from Optimo's JD Twitch, Amsterdam-based pair Juju & Jordash, the Uncanny Valley trio of Jacob Korn, Credit 00 and Sneaker, Swedish techno veteran Aril Brikha, a "big name UK house producer who wishes to remain anonymous," and plenty of Belgian talent like Outlander, San Soda and Locked Groove.
In a novel twist, each artist has been asked to adopt a new beat-style alias for the project. This means that Juju & Jordash become Azab & Crybaby J, while Red D is Max Erotic, Aril Brikha is The Assyrian Lover and Locked Groove is Frank De Wolf. The compilation will be released on four 12-inches—due out in June, September, October and November, as well as a digital bundle. You can listen to clips of all four tracks from the first EP on the We Play House SoundCloud page.
A1 Juju & Jordash are Azab & Crybaby J - Agent Orange
A2 Big name UK house producer and friend are anonymous are DJ Ironfist - Frog March
B1 JD Twitch is TC & The Maxx Paxx - Just Like That
B2 Metrobox is Prins Albert - Dies Ist Belgien
A1 San Soda is Nick Berlin - Gimme Some A_
A2 Aril Brikha is The Assyrian Lover - Nineveh By Night
B1 Sebastien San is Dr Hypnotic - AB Theme
B2 Red D is Max Erotic - I Only Wanna
A1 Jacob Korn, Credit 00 & Sneaker are Serial Error - Drum Abuse
A2 Jacques Renault & Marc Verbos are Goodnight Moon and Walt Wicz & XXXX - Question Mark
B1 Social Disco Club is Super-Ringo - Starr
B2 Marcos Salon is Outlander - Zero Days
A1 Locked Groove is Frank De Wolf - El Rio Negro
A2 FCL are Ruurt & Wilfried - TBA
We Play House will release Our Beat Is Still New across four 12-inches in June, September, October and November 2013.