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Belgian electronic music takes over London
London will celebrate Belgian electronic music in October with a week-long series of parties, gigs, club nights and film, reports Data Transmission. Belgium Booms will cover all aspects of Belgian electronic music, from the country’s pioneering EBM, New Beat and techno artists of the 80s and early 90s to today’s scene. Kicking off the celebrations on October 5 at Corsica Studios are legendary New Beat and techno DJs Dikke Ronny (Café D’Anvers) and Eric Powa B (Boccaccio), playing alongside up and coming acts Moonlight Matters, ATTAR! and Geoffroy Mugwump, plus very special sets from The Glimmers and Trevor Jackson. On October 8, a free Soho party will bring together Belgian electronic music and “the country’s other great export”, beer. On October 9, renowned Belgian label Kraak will present a night of experimental music at Café Oto. On October 11, Café 1001 will host the UK premiere of The Sound of Belgium (pictured), the acclaimed documentary about how Belgian producers created a sound that influenced the world. The screening will be followed by performances from some of Belgium’s leading leftfield artists including Cupp Cave, Lefto, Pomrad, Squeaky Lobster and LTGL. Finally, on October 12, emerging Belgian acts goldFFinch, Surfing Leons, Sagat and DJ Slow & Richelle will take over the decks at Birthdays in Dalston.