Boris Daenen, aka Netsky, the jury awarded because he is a young talented musician, internationally rated. It was supposed to be the price to reach out during SOUND CHECK in the AB, but that was because of the threat of terrorism.
Netsky confirmed his talent already as a young man. The producer/musician was at the age of 21 by Studio Brussels was chosen as ‘Best Belgian DJ’ and won plenty of drum ‘n bass awards. It gave him national recognition and performances at well known festivals like Tomorrowland, Dour, Lowlands and Rock Werchter. This summer he closed on a fabulous way Coming off immediately steamy concert. Also international broke Netsky by performances worldwide.
It is the first time that the Flemish culture prize is awarded to a musician from the dancescene. Our country is traditionally strong in the electronic music (Front 242, and the New Beat about Telex to 2many DJ’s, Milk Inc. and now Netsky) and the jury considers this price alseen recognition of the importance of the dance/electronics in the national pop music.
The flemish minister of Culture Sven Gatz is already very promising. “Boris Daenen, Netsky, is a phenomenon in the dance scene.Top class Belgian, but with an incredible global look. With his uplifting music he gets all the halls, squares and festivalweides to the dance, from the first notes. “
The official presentation of the award, € 12,500 to be exact, will at a later date to happen. “There is still consultation to a new moment, that we are the winner in the flowers”, says Eva Vanhengel, spokesperson Sven Gatz.