Performing as 2manydjs in 2007
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Soulwax are a Belgian band from Ghent, centred around brothers David and Stephen Dewaele. Other current members include Igor Cavalera and Stefaan Van Leuven. They were first noticed after the release of their album Much Against Everyone's Advice , but after that, the Dewaeles started focusing on their other projects, such as 2manydjs (first known as The Fucking Dewaele Brothers/The Flying Dewaele Brothers). Their album As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 was named the best popular music album of 2002 by The New York Times. The brothers have also hosted a show on Belgian television, Alter8.
The 2004 album Any Minute Now spawned three singles in "E Talking", "NY Excuse" and the title track. The "E Talking" music video was controversial and restricted to post-watershed broadcast on music television channels. Filmed on location in London's Fabric nightclub, everyone in the video is depicted as being on a different drug, listed from A through Z (including popular drug nicknames).
The group produced a number of official and unofficial remixes, including "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" and "Get Innocuous!" by LCD Soundsystem, "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk and "DARE" by Gorillaz. They are friends of artists Tiga, LCD Soundsystem and Whomadewho. The album Nite Versions (2005) is a collection of remixes of tracks from the album Any Minute Now.
In January 2006, Soulwax released their second remix album. Titled This Is Radio Soulwax, it was covermounted into the February 2006 issue of Mixmag . Their third remix album, Part of NYE Never Dies, was also covermounted into Mixmag, in late 2008.
In summer 2006, Soulwax completed a "Nite Version remix" of Gossip's "Standing in the Way of Control" as well as their "Ravelight Dub" and "Ravelight Vocal Mix" of Robbie Williams' "Lovelight". The summer 2006 tour was filmed by director Saam Farahmand, and resulted in the documentary "Part of the Weekend Never Dies".
In August 2006, Soulwax were working on tracks for the new album from Tiga. In late 2006, it was announced in Belgian magazine HUMO that David and Stephen Dewaele had formed a band with Shane Doran and his brother-in-law Fergadelic, called Die Verboten.
In 2007, Soulwax produced remixes of "Gravity's Rainbow" by Klaxons and "Phantom Pt. II" by Justice. Remixes for "Ice Cream" by New Young Pony Club and "Pogo" by Digitalism had been rumoured, but were never completed.
Soulwax, under the guise of 2manydjs, headlined their own "Radio Soulwax" tent at the Rock Ness Festival held on 9 June 2007. The following day at the festival, they played a Soulwax Nite Versions show in the "Clash Arena."Later that month, they took part in the Wild in the Country event at Knebworth Park on 30 June 2007. In December 2007, they held Radio Soulwax-mas, a massive Christmas party in Flanders Expo, with guests such as Tiga, Erol Alkan, Boys Noize, Justice, Riton, Mixhell, Daniele Baldelli, Hong Kong Dong, Das Pop, Goose, and Milk Inc.
Soulwax produced the debut album by fellow Belgians Das Pop, fronted by Soulwax drummer Bent Van Looy, scheduled for 2009 release in the UK.
In 2009 December, Soulwax produced a song, "We Love Animals", for Crookers with Mixhell. In addition, Soulwax produced the song "Talk to Me" by Peaches.
In 2016, Soulwax returned with a new live show entitled "Soulwax Transient Program For Drums And Machinery." The new line up consisted of three drummers (Victoria Smith, Blake Davies and Igor Cavalera) as well as Igor's wife Laima Leyton, (also of Mixhell) on synths and backing vocals.This live show was the basis for their album From Deewee , released March 24.
The only official compilation As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 , was released in 2002 and is composed of 45 tracks the Dewaele brothers were able to clear the rights from. They originally requested rights for 187 tracks and got clearances for 114 of them. 62 were refused and 11 remained untraceable.
All the unofficial releases (As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 1 and 3 through 11) are in fact a compilation of the Radio Soulwax shows2manydjs did for various radio stations including Studio Brussel (Belgium), Radio 1 (UK), KISS 100 (UK) and Eins live (Germany).
As part of the Vivid Live Festival in Sydney, David and Stephen Dewaele behind 2manydjs and electro-rock outfit Soulwax presented a one-off series of radio shows on 'Triple J' Australian national radio station. The series was broadcast nationally 6 PM nightly from 31 May 2011 to 3 June 2011.
The 2001 track "Theme from Discothèque" is by David and Stephen Dewaele from Soulwax, under the name Samantha Fu.They produced this track for a Ghent-based dancegroup called Kung Fu.
On February 2, 2009, Soulwax made a guest appearance on BBC Radio 1, playing 420 song introductions in a period of 60 minutes.
In 2004 Soulwax compiled the soundtrack for the Belgian movie Steve + Sky . Soulwax contributed three instrumental tracks on this compilation under the name "Kawazaki".
Soulwax's remix of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is the credit song of, and featured in the movie 21 .
Director Saam Farahmand has filmed Soulwax on their international dates (2005–2007), capturing all the excitement, chaos and humour of the world tour. Soulwax filmed 120 shows with one camera in Europe, Japan, U.S., Latin America and Australia. This resulted in 2 films entitled "Part of the Weekend Never Dies"; a live music film and a documentary which includes 2manydjs, Soulwax Nite Versions and features James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Erol Alkan, Tiga, Justice, Busy P, The Naked Guy, So-Me, Peaches, Kitsuné, Klaxons and many more in behind the scenes footage, interviews, etc. As of April 2008, Soulwax's clubbing film/documentary Radio Soulwax is finished. They performed a sold-out gig at the London Royal Festival Hall, during which they did a première of the film.It came out on DVD September 2008.
Soulwax composed the soundtrack for the 2016 film Belgica by Felix Van Groeningen, crediting every song on the soundtrack to a different fictional band.
In 2011, Soulwax established a website called Radio Soulwax, in which a continuous mix played all day, featuring 24 hour-long mixes with visuals similar to those used in the 2manydjs live sets, and included music from many different decades.These "RSWX hours" have since been made available on Vimeo.
Soulwax - Machine was conceived and directed by Saam Farahmand, who was inspired to create an interpretation of the ethos behind the project. The result is a film featuring model Marilyn Rose that encapsulates the audio-visual obsession of Radio Soulwax, according to Soulwax themselves. The film was previsualised, edited, and post-produced by Andrew Daffy's The House of Curves in London.
Soulwax contributed to the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto V . They hosted and supplied the playlist to the in-game radio station "Soulwax FM".
|1998||Zamu Music Awards||Much Against Everyone's Advice||Album cover||Won|
|1999||Zamu Music Awards||Soulwax||Live-act||Won|
|TMF Awards||Soulwax||Best Belgian Rock||Won|
|2 Many DJ's||Best Belgian Video||Won|
|2000||TMF Awards||Soulwax||Best Belgian Rock||Won|
|Much Against Everyone's Advice||Best Belgian Video||Won|
|2002||Zamu Music Awards||2 Many DJ's||Dance||Won|
|TMF Awards||2 Many DJ's||Best Belgian DJ||Won|
|2004||Joseph Plateau Awards||Steve + Sky||Best Belgian Composer||Won|
|TMF Awards||2 Many DJ's||Best Belgian DJ||Won|
|2005||MTV Europe Music Awards||Soulwax||Best Belgian Act||Nominated|
|MVPA Awards||"E Talking"||Best International Video||Nominated|
|2007||Rober Awards Music Poll||Most of the Remixes||Best Various Artists Compilation||Won|
|PLUG Awards||Nite Versions||DJ Album of the Year||Nominated|
|DJ Awards||2 Many DJ's||Breakthrough||Nominated|
|2009||International Dance Music Awards||Soulwax||Best Dance Artist (Group)||Nominated|
|2011||BT Digital Music Awards||Radio Soulwax iOS||Best Music App||Nominated|
|Radio Soulwax||Best Radio Show or Podcast||Nominated|
|DJ Awards||2ManyDJ's||Best Eclectic House DJ||Won|
|2012||UK Music Video Awards||Radio Soulwax - "Machine"||Best Music AD||Nominated|
|2017||Best Art Vinyl||From Deewee||Best Art Vinyl||Nominated|
|2018||UK Music Video Awards||"Is It Always Binary"||Best Live Video||Nominated|
|2020||Grammy Awards||Marie Davidson - "Work It" (Soulwax Remix)||Best Remixed Recording||Nominated|
Adapted from Discogs.
An album with remixes that were not included in Most of the Remixes .
|Year||Song||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|1995||"2nd Handsome Blues" (10" vinyl EP)||—||-|
|1996||"Kill Your Darlings"||—||Leave the Story Untold|
|"Great Continental Suicide Note"||—|
|1998||"My Cruel Joke..."||—||Much Against Everyone's Advice|
|"Much Against Everyone's Advice"||56|
|1999||"Too Many DJ's"||40|
|"When Logics Die"||56|
|2001||"Conversation Intercom" (re-mix)||50|
|2004||"Any Minute Now"||34||Any Minute Now|
|2016||"Transient Program For Drums And Machinery"||—||From Deewee|
|2017||"Do You Want To Get Into Trouble?"||—|
These unofficial compilations are bootleg recordings of radio shows that 2manydjs did for Studio Brussel.
A bootleg recording of their Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 in 2005 was released under the title 50,000,000 Soulwax Fans Can't Be Wrong.
Tiga James Sontag is a Canadian musician, DJ and record producer of electronic dance music. He has released three albums, Sexor, Ciao!, and No Fantasy Required. Sexor won the 2007 Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year. Tiga released a selection of compilations in the early 2000s, featuring mixes such as American Gigolo, DJ-Kicks: Tiga and, Mixed Emotions, which put him on the map as one of "the world's best mixers". His compilation mix, Tiga Non-Stop, was released in November 2012, and premiered Tiga's latest single "Plush". The mix also features tracks from artists such as Kindness, Duke Dumont and Blawan.
DFA Records is an American independent record label founded in 2001 by Mo' Wax co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, musician James Murphy, and manager Jonathan Galkin. They previously had a production team called The DFA, consisting of Goldsworthy and Murphy.
James Jeremiah Murphy is an American musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, which first gained attention with its single "Losing My Edge" in 2002 before releasing its eponymous debut album in February 2005 to critical acclaim and top 20 success in the UK. LCD Soundsystem's second and third studio albums, Sound of Silver (2007) and This Is Happening (2010) respectively, were met with universal acclaim from several music review outlets. Both albums have also reached the top 50 in the Billboard 200.
As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 is the first album to be released by Soulwax members David and Stephen Dewaele also known as 2ManyDJs. It consists of 45 remixed tracks by a series of diverse artists including Dolly Parton, Basement Jaxx and 10cc. While some of the tracks are conventional remixes, most tracks are mashup collages with the vocals of one song placed over the instrumental part of another. The sampled material was extensively cleared for commercial release; as a result, only 114 elements appear out of the 187 recordings that 2ManyDJs initially wished to use. The artwork of the album was also altered following lawsuit threats from the photographer of the original images.
DFA Holiday Mix 2005 is a compilation of tracks and remixes by various artists on the dance-punk label The DFA. It was released on October 31, 2005 in the UK and October 25, 2005 in the US. In the UK it was sold cheaply and was widely available across many record stores. However, in the US it was only made available in limited quantities from the DFA Records webstore.
Goose is a Belgian electronic rock band consisting of members Mickael Karkousse, Dave Martijn, Tom Coghe, and Bert Libeert.
Nite Versions is the fourth studio album by Soulwax. It was released on September 26, 2005 on the PIAS record label. The album contains reworkings and remixes of tracks from earlier Soulwax album Any Minute Now.
FabricLive.29 is a DJ mix compilation album by Cut Copy released as part of the FabricLive Mix Series.
James Nicholas Righton is an English musician. As well as singing, he was the keyboard-player of the London-based new rave band Klaxons, which disbanded in 2015. In March 2016, Righton announced his new project Shock Machine with a video directed by Saam Farahmand. Righton released his first solo album ‘The Performer’ on Soulwax’s Deewee label in March 2020.
Most of the Remixes is a remix compilation album by Belgian electronic music group Soulwax. It was released on 22 October 2007, and features a collection of remixes made by Soulwax for other artists. The album's full title contains 552 characters of text and 103 words.
Kris Menace is an electronic musician and music producer.
WhoMadeWho is a Copenhagen-based experimental pop trio, who formed in 2003. The band consists of jazz guitarist Jeppe Kjellberg, drummer Tomas Barfod and singer/bassist Tomas Høffding.
Part of the Weekend Never Dies is a rockumentary film depicting the worldwide concert tour of the Belgian band Soulwax.
45:33 Remixes' is an album by LCD Soundsystem consisting entirely of remixes of their 2006 release 45:33. It was released as a series of 12" singles and a CD compilation on September 14, 2009.
American rock band LCD Soundsystem has released four studio albums, three extended plays (EP), one compilation album, two remix albums, three live albums, eighteen singles, and fourteen music videos. The music of LCD Soundsystem is a mix of dance music and punk, and contains influences of disco. The band first gained attention when they released the single "Losing My Edge" on DFA Records, which became a well-known indie song in 2002. They then released more singles over the next few years and their self-titled debut album to critical acclaim. The album was certified gold in the UK but failed to chart on the US Billboard 200.
This Is Radio Soulwax is a DJ mix album which was compiled and mixed by Belgian electronic band Soulwax, released in February 2006 as a covermount CD in that month's issue of Mixmag magazine in the United Kingdom. It also features a song by Jackson & His Computer Band, who became known later in the year for their song "Utopia" being featured in an advertisement for O2.
Shut Up and Play the Hits is a 2012 documentary film directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace that follows LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy over a 48-hour period, from the day of the band's final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after the show. The film also features intermittent segments from an extended interview between Murphy and pop culture writer Chuck Klosterman. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on 22 January 2012, and was released in the USA for one night only on 18 July 2012. UK showings were held on 4 September 2012.
Radio Soulwax is the former project of David and Stephen Dewaele of 2manydjs. It has taken several forms, most recently appearing as an app and web app hosting 24 individual hour-long mixes, with custom visuals similar to those used in the 2manydjs live sets.
Saam Farahmand is a British film and music video director. A fine arts graduate of Goldsmiths, Farahmand is considered, according to The Guardian, "one of the most talented music video directors of his generation.
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