For those of you who don’t know anything about Soulwax or 2manydjs…Their musical history is checkered with highlights. The sons of a noted Belgian radio DJ, the pair formed a rock band named Soulwax, which released several acclaimed records and toured extensively. At that time the brothers were also DJing under the names of The Flying Dewaele Brothers & 2manyDJs with a rapturous response both in clubs, on Belgian radio and beyond. In 2002, their massively acclaimed debut mix album 2manyDJs (as heard on Radio Soulwax Volume 2) was released to an unsuspecting world. It changed the face of dance mix compilations forever, simply by splicing hundreds of rock, electro, dance, hip hop and other classics together from the depths of their vaults. It was also fun!! And somehow they managed to do what so many had failed to do previously – bring that fun and chaos from the club into your home.
Over 500,000 sales and 8 years later, it remains a must have for house parties, holidays and individual experiences all over the world. Their sound and style has been imitated a million times (but never bettered) not to mention that pretty much every mix they have ever done has been bootlegged and sold at extortionate prices by opportunists in every corner of the earth. Now Radio Soulwax sees them taking the concept of the mix album and re-inventing it yet again.
They’ve also since become two of the busiest, most in demand DJs/ Remixers/ Musicians /Producers in the world with far too many credits to list here. They have also toured consistently, both as a live electronic rock band and as 2manyDJs (and often both at the same time). They have headlined tour after tour, festival after festival, year in and year out throughout the world. 2011 was no exception with UK headline slots at Lovebox & Reading/Leeds. The past few years have seen them perform in front of millions of people across the globe and their schedule shows no signs of letting up. In 2007 they created their much loved Soulwaxmas event which now takes place annually in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy & Spain in the run up to Christmas. In 2010 they performed to 15,000 rabid fans in London alone.
This isn’t even including their two studio albums 2004′s Any Minute Now or its 2005 companion album Nite Versions- the entire opus remixed for the dancefloor or for that matter their mighty compendium of remixes of other artists. In 2008, the chaos of their Radio Soulwax events, the passion of their fans and the frenzy of their live performances was beautifully captured in Part of The Weekend Never Dies, a film by acclaimed young director Saam Farahmand. It also helped to show firsthand the unquestionable work ethic of the Dewaele brothers.
Between 2008-2011, alongside their hectic lives & DJ schedules, the Dewaele brothers have been developing and building a very special secret project. “Radio Soulwax” – an online radio station with a massive twist that will launch on www.radiosoulwax.com.