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Of the tour-dj of Damso to the slaughter of Ministry: eight reasons to get your tent out

You can still see the trees through the festivalbos? Knack Focus points the way from Thursday 9 August until Sunday 12 August.

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Thursday, August 9,

The headliner

On the opening day of Jazz Middelheim festival is saxophonist Kamasi Washington, chairman of the Coltrane revival, his new album Heaven and Earth (see interview p. 21). Who is of such astral jazz, we advise you to immediately closed on 12/8, with Aka Moon, Baron/Looze/Verheyen, Steve Coleman and Archie Shepps tribute to Trane.

The well-kept secret

A headliner as a secret? Do not let yourself confuse by the name Yasiin Bey: it is indeed to rapper Mos Def. Together with Talib Kweli he enters the twentieth anniversary of the hiphopklassieker Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star celebrating. With live horns. Woke as fuck, that guests of Middelheim.

Friday 10 August

The headliner

On TW Classic saw dEUS the big debut of new guitarist Bruno De Groote in extremis destroyed: valve Suds & Soda by the organisation paralysed because of the group over time was gone. That calls for a rematch at the Lokerse Feesten. On a friday night.

The well-kept secret

De Beren Gieren, perhaps the best of what the Belgian jazz currently has to offer. Led by a Dutchman then! All is Fulco Ottervanger today, the same Gentenaar – how do you become a different urban composer of Ghent? and anyway, the most virtuosic young pianist who we have around. Beregoed is, on day two of Jazz Middelheim.

Saturday 11 August

The headliner

On the Bloody Louis, the Brussels club where Drake, Migos, and Travis Scott ever after loved, gecureerde stage of WeCanDance is Ritchie Santos one of the big men. He is the tour dj of Damso and finds to his liking in French staircase, rudimentary beats, and tropical dancehall. Sweating is guaranteed, there in Zeebrugge.

The well-kept secret

Liss, “the boy band for people who are not boybands”, says i-D. This Danish quartet consists entirely of early twenty-somethings, and yet it seems their electronic soulpop straight out of the eighties. Get liss, Saturday at the Ghent eendagsfestival for undergroundmuziek Different Class.

Sunday 12 August

The headliner

Moshpitmaagden, caution. The industrial metal greatness Ministry will be on Alcatraz , as always, aim at bruised ribs and shifted vertebrae. AmeriKKKant, the newest album from Al Jourgensen and his friends, is a sof, but thanks to venomous old stuff if No W and Just One Fix is clear and certainly a massacre, there in the Swamp in Kortrijk.

The well-kept secret

Faisal x Hakim, aka: the brothers Chatar. The one you know as StuBru-dj (and perhaps also as the man whose bootlegs are not rarely by Gilles Peterson, Boys Noize or Mr. Oizo has to be rotated), the other as the curly to the buttons at the Antwerp side project of SLM. Together they close the Lokerse Feesten . Ewa yes!

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