ECHT!, an instrumental, futuristic four-piece inspired by the concepts absorbed in electronic music and musical production. Having crystallized their innovative style and sound on the Brussels scene, this group of visionary music makers have released their debut EP Douf, via groove-heavy record label Sdban Ultra.
Across eight tracks consumed as one continuous 16-minute mix of swirling beats and edgy offbeat rhythms, ECHT! weave together a musical collage of sound - equal parts acoustic and electric.
Recorded in an empty space in Colfontaine, Hainaut in just three days, ECHT! draw on influences including electro, hip-hop, psychedelic groove, footwork, trap, funk and futuristic jazz. Artists that excite them include Jonwayne, DJ Rashad, Deantoni Parks, J Dilla, Dorian Concept and Aphex Twin.
Ahead of the release of the EP, ECHT! share their debut single 'R2D2'. "‘R2-D2’ is the fruit of a night jam. We found that kind of sampled piano riff combined with space-full yet heavy hip-hop groove. We wanted to add some of our weirdest, most futuristic sounds (the name 'R2-D2' refers to one of those) and a robotic gimmick emerged. Then we alternated this part with a frenetic, condensed flow growing more and more to finally submerge you. This tune reflects our approach: we try to integrate the inhuman heritage of electronic music and "re-humanize" it in an instrumental performance".
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