It took them long enough.
It's been more than a decade, but Soulwax have finally returned with a brand new studio album entitled 'From Deewee', named after their own record label. It might have taken ten years for the Dewaele brothers to bring us another collection of new material, but it only took them a day to record the thing on February 7th 2017 in Ghent, Belgium.
Soulwax unveil new album 'From DeeWee'
'From Deewee' comes a year after their soundtrack album for the Felix Van Groeningen film 'Belgica', but it's the first proper album since 2005's 'Nite Versions'. Since then they have made an appearance in and curated the compilation album 'This Is Radio Soulwax' - featuring the likes of Franz Ferdinand, LCD Soundsystem and Tiga - and released a remix record entitled 'Most of the Remixes'.
'Based on the 'Transient Program For Drums and Machinery' which began touring in the summer of 2016, we set out to record these songs live with the exact same setup, machines and musicians as we had on the road', said Soulwax members Stephen and David Dewaele.
Also featured on the record are Stefaan Van Leuven, Iggor Cavalera, Victoria Smith, Blake Davies and Laima Leyton. Soulwax first formed in 1995 and later formed an offshoot project called 2manydjs. They'll be performing as Soulwax on an extensive European tour this Spring, kicking off at the Magazzini Generali in Milan, Italy on March 29th and ending with a two night residency at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium on April 11th and 12th. They'll also be performing at Spain's Sonar By Night Festival and Manchester's Blue Dot Festival in the summer.
As 2manydjs, they'll be playing at Public Works in San Francisco on March 3rd, and CRSSD Festival in San Diego the following day.
'From Deewee' will be released on March 24th 2017 via Play It Again Sam.
3/29/2017 - Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
3/30/2017 - Zurich, Switzerland - Halle 622
3/31/2017 - Cologne, Germany - Live Music Hall
4/1/2017 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys
4/3/2017 - Paris, France - Elysee Monmartre
4/4/2017 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
4/5/2017 - Luxembourg - Rockhal
4/7/2017 - Lille, France - L'Aeronef
4/8/2017 - London, UK - Electric Brixton
4/9/2017 - Manchester, UK - Ritz
4/11/2017 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
4/12/2017 - Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
6/16/2017 - Barcelona, Spain - Sonar By Night Festival
7/8/2017 - Manchester, UK - Blue Dot Festival
2manydjs 2017 NORTH AMERICAN DATES
3/3/2017 - San Francisco, CA - Public Works
3/4/2017 - San Diego, CA - CRSSD Festival