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WHAT is it exactly that make all the BELP remixes so fucking good??!??!?

Every time some takes BELP’s work and does something new with it, either the result be near or far from the original, it’s always completely wonderful?!?!

Ok let’s hear what triggers this rant. It seems that all the work BELP’s been doing on the experimental/glitch/”what weird shit are you going to come up with next”/#BELPCORE networks triggered a new collaboration : Toilet Man and BELP exchanged songs (that are not even a month old) and had their way with them. The results are insanely fantastic, as always, but even more so since WELL IT’S REMIXES AND YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH OF A SUCKER I AM FOR GREAT REMIXES.

RANT TRIGGERER : Toilet Man remixes BELP – Particle Riot
OTHER GREAT LISTEN : BELP remixes Toilet Man – Bewonk

Both tracks are /kind of/ club edits of the original. Minimalist in comparison to the original. The original BELP – Particle Riot being a 11 minutes multi-movements track and the original Toilet Man – Bewonk being completely, well, bonkers, it’s a very sound choice to go straight to the point remix-wise.

So let’s talk about BELP remixes. OF COURSE I have the #nerdgasm-remixes in mind (you know, that great thing that happened first here), but ALSO how everybody either worked with (or not) with the BELP original Sarah Gonputh track and how much of an incredible album it gave us (more about that here). I’m also thinking about the lowfiparadise remix of the never-quite-released Dizzy Errol/BELP/Sascha Luer marvellous session.

Now, the table is set, and you’ve all heard the takes of Toilet Man, Yossarian, Protein (Nerdgasm remix AND Sarah Gonputh), LeRoy, Steril (twice againNerdgasm/Sarah Gonputh), Eshna_TRON, Bartellow, Pacifico Boy and lowfiparadise. That’s a lot, man, considering all of the above ALL officially appeared online in 2015!

A couple of questions for you to ponder on :

  • What makes BELP’s creations so enticing to remix?
  • What makes remixes of BELP so enjoyable to listen to?
  • What makes you want more, and more and more of these?

The easiest answer that comes to my mind is the personality. You can easily recognize the BELP signature, even if his register widens month after month (from the Aquascalentes soundscapes to the Elephants ones, wowowow, a whole universe of complex dramaturgies). There’s just something hypnotizing about trying to understand /how he does it/. Every time BELP shares insider info on his blog it’s magic by the way.

But is there really an answer to these questions?

The answer will actually be different for each of us, really. On the nerd side, though : listening to all of these tracks is a great way to dive into each of these artists independently, as it’s so much easier to find out which signature hold the most appeal to you. Maybe you’ll fall in love with Protein or LeRoy. Maybe you’ll stick up with BELP. Maybe you’ll be HELLA SAD that there’s not that much more Eshna_TRON out there (yet!). Maybe you’ll be a huge nerd like me and squeal when you hear Wolfi Schlick’s flute and Polly-From-Pollyester ‘s voice in the Yossarian Orion Disco Remix.

Whatever suits your fancy.

I’m just very glad I brought all these tracks back >:-)