It’s taken two and half years, but electronic music pioneers and internationally renowned DJs, Soulwax, recently unveiled “Radio Soulwax,” an online and app driven audiovisual project. The project consists of 24-themed 1 hour-long mixes, each of which has a corresponding video.
The visuals are inspired and crafted from the sleeves of the very records that shape each mix. A couple of mixes will be released each month until the completion of the 24-hours.
Don’t let the word “radio” confuse you. At times the visuals themselves have even helped re-imagine the audio parts you'll hear simultaneously. It is an integral part of the unique charm of Radio Soulwax and one which is often the hardest to get across.
But here, each and every one of these painstakingly produced hours is fun, different and geared to trigger individual reactions unique to the viewer, listener, consumer, etc.
One of the best parts of Radio Soulwax is that it’s free to all, marking a new era in mixtape culture and in the sharing of these experiences via new technology.
Over 200,000 people have downloaded the free app and the site has received millions of hits. The first 18 hours are already available here. I just listened and watched some of the “Into the Vortex” mix from the 18th hour. I have to say, check it out if for nothing else but satisfying your own curiosity. It’s creepy, cool and fun. Now, in its 19th hour with “This Is Belgium Pt. 2 Cherry Moon On” I can’t help but crack up laughing. You wanna pick up some new dance moves, you gotta see it.
In celebration of Radio Soulwax: David & Stephan Dewaele aka 2ManyDJs/Soulwax have announced a US tour including the Hard Haunted Mansion October 28-29 at the Shrine Expo Hall in downtown LA. 2ManyDjs will bring Radio Soulwax to life during the Hard show and will be mixing the tracks and images simultaneously. Anyone who can’t make it to the shows have Radio Soulwax as a new way to experience their unique record collections and musical exploration in the privacy of your own home, head or iPad.
In addition to the live online feed, Radio Soulwax is available to stream and download via a fully interactive iPhone/iPad/Android application. This can be downloaded from the Apple App store for iPad & iPhone and Google App store for Android and will allow users greater freedom to listen away from the broadcast schedule online.
For lovers of music, art, technology, film, chaos or curiosity... Radio Soulwax is live now.
Soulwax/2ManyDJs US Tour:
10/28 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (2ManyDJs LIVE!)
10/29 Los Angeles, Ca @ Shrine Auditorium (Soulwax set)
10/31 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom (2ManyDJs set)
11/2 New York,NY @ Webster Hall (Soulwax set)