Brussels Electronic Marathon is 3 days of electronic music from the local scene. Parties, live concerts, DJ sets, workshops & films. 20+ venues, 30+ music collectives, 100% Brussels. BEM is an initiative of FTRSND.
FTRSND ("Future Sound") is a collective that brings together electronic music enthusiasts, creating links between different actors in the sector (DJ's, producers, graphic artists, and more). FTRSND's aim is to give visibility to local talent, giving them the opportunity to perform at events, encourage their participation in workshops, and by doing so increase the quality of their productions. Through the regular "Tribe Drinks", these local artists can meet, exchange ideas and get to know each other; FTRSND is more than the sum of its parts.
Brussels Electronic Marathon
So what is BEM? It’s a really cool event made by a dedicated and dynamic team of musicians who make bleepy bloopy sounds and things. It’s mostly about shaking and grinding your booty but sometimes it’s also about sitting down and thinking hard about your life. Sometimes people make music that makes it feel like you’re dying. That’s odd, because you wouldn’t think that’s really a selling point. But I guess some people like that? I don’t really know how dark synthwave grime works so maybe it’s all about dying. Like the gothic emo kid of the music genres. That sounds pretty accurate actually. How many words have I typed now? I don’t know!
And what is FTRSND?
It’s sort of a larger group of people also doing what I described above and they call themselves a tribe like some kind of aboriginals. It’s spooky really, maybe they will go live together in a commune somewhere and do polyamory and raise their kids together while making dark synthwave grime.
Bus Madness to transport you along the Brussels Electronic Marathon this week-end, by MacSwell & Just Chillin'! With SHUNGU, DC Salas, Haring (free)Go to event
2 days of Bus Madness to transport you along the Brussels Electronic Marathon this week-end, by MacSwell & Just Chillin'! With SPENDER, R.O, Jc b2b Lowty (free)Go to event
16h-22h: A very special Electronic Jam Session with Martin Méreau (La Chiva Gantiva), who will invite you to experiment with Live Drum & Bass, Funk and Electronica! (open to all) free entrance Go to event Go to map
The Brussels Electronic Marathon is only possible thanks to the collaboration of a huge number of Brussels collectives.
Abstrkt - the art within music - is a creative collective that specializes in organising premium parties and concerts in Ghent and Brussels. They mix interactive art and music into unique experiences, by inviting a wide range of talented artists from all over the world to make your day memorable.
Based in Charleroi, Balaise Prod is a collective of electronic music creatives and digital savvy who are remixing different mediums together to create unique experiences for the public. From live music, dj sets, vjing, scenography and audio-visual installation, they do it all !
Bedroom Beats is a monthly event, aimed at taking upcoming producers out of their bedrooms and let them perform live before an audience.
Hazy or sparkling, the sound is just a portal to digital emotions: widescreensympathy, lukewarm spandexconviviality, miscalculated disorder, cold hammersweat, .. bepotel builds sonic landscapes.
BEYOND is a regular concept of events hosted by Pierre, Walrus, Kid Strike and Handless DJ. They aim to highlight the other side of clubbing, rooting inspiration from the legends of the past to the most exciting acts of today. Integrity, avant garde, expectations, no genre boundaries, evolving on the edge of 30 years of electronic knowledge.
Blue Cheese is a collective based in Brussels curating their love for Disco on the electronic music scene. Created early 2015, they organise regular events at Epicerie Moderne and The Crazy Circle. From Post, Italo to Nu, expect funky, groovy, loose slacks & style.
Bulex is warming the heart of Brussels since 1991 with huge parties, surprising places and original concepts. Inescapable events for more than 25 years, Bulex is celebrating a new era of cultural creation in their existence. They value social and cultural diversity, gender equality, feminine spirit and an inter-generational public.
Buzz On Your Lips has been merrily organising parties and concerts in the Belgian scene since 2007, regularly hosting a sharp, varied and daring line up. We live music and to promote new music and emerging artists from the Belgian and international scene.
Contre-Culture aims to present and promote artists from the music scene via video podcasts. The group consists of artists from different universes, in a perfect unison (producers, composers, DJs, graphic & motion designers).
While pushing Techno music to the hallowed halls of a 21st century world heritage, DeepHeat has made its passion its mission by inviting a fine selection of artists to play at different venues in and around the capital.
From House to Techno. Deep in House brings you a fine selection of the best underground dj's from all over the World to Brussels. Since June 2012 their goal has been to organise events with high musical integrity and standards.
From soulful bass to abstract, deep and electronic beats from the mighty universe - EarlyLate is a party-concept that pushes the musical boundaries in Brussels and runs a weekly radio show on your favourite station: FM Brussel.
Born out of the Brussels underground scene, Eating Records is led by Dj Whoo & Gilles. Merging two different horizons into a beautiful concept, they are celebrating house music in all its styles and colours. From break and deep to jack and club, it expresses the need to go back to the roots and connect with the present and future. Explore a pure analog world, modern, groovy and energetic.
Echoes _ is a Brussels based electronic music concept which takes places several times a year at Fuse. Focusing on the diversity of the genre as influences come and go through time. Echoing in our minds whilst reflecting through the music.
A meeting platform for established and upcoming artists. Dancefloor driven cuts and melancholic grooves shape the label’s sound and have received a warm welcome from electronic music lovers and professionals all over the world.
The Belgian Federation for Electroacoustic Music (BeFEM) is the Belgian section of the International Confederation for Electroacoustic Music (ICEM), member of the International Music Council (IMC)- UNESCO
Initiators of the Brussels Electronic Marathon, FTRSND (Future Sound) is a collective of musicians and entrepreneurs which aims at making the belgian electronic music scene better known. You can see us as Brussels' electronic music home base.
Global Hybrid are world music activists and event organizers from Brussels dedicated to the newest electronified world music. Mind-blowing trips to remote folklores, remixed dance culture and trance rituals. A never ending, organic flight, energic crossing through the jungle or psychedelic trip to the heart of shamanic traditions.
Impact is a House and Techno collective from Le Mans in France, joining forces and support with local collective Trahace for a special #BEM16 night at Epicerie Moderne.
Hartslag is a Brussels based music and arts collective, that organizes their own projects. They create an inspirational frame by crossing different art types. The main focus is to inspire artists and reunite musicians.
Initiate is a FTRSND side projet willing to present the hypnotic and voodoo side of electronic music with a strong bond to our mother earth and nature while putting the crowd at the center of attention.
Just Chillin' is a Brussels based Booking & Management agency for musicians. Their current rosters include Haring and Sparkling Bits. They have collaborated with MacSwell in the past and are excited to support #BEM16 in its first edition.
Kick Back is a young collective from Brussels created in 2013. Its purpose is to promote electronic music in its most alternative and underground forms. So far they had the pleasure to invite some of the biggest european labels such as R&S Records and Cyclon Recordings. You can also listen to the Kick Back Radio Show every Wednesday (8.00 - 10.00 pm) on Radio Vibration.
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Leftorium is a party organiser, keeping all things to the Left since 2011. Their purpose is to ignore the boundaries of genre classification within 4/4 music. Coherent, non-purist, mix of cool & modern dance music with an edge and a special Leftorium twist. They keep the vibe fresh and exclusive !
Lessizmore has become known for musical integrity and creating parties in Europe for both the artists and the crowd; a stamp synonymous of the wild frontier creative dance music. They hold legendary sessions at Brussels’ techno mecca, Fuse, underground music to audiences that might otherwise have been unaware.
MacSwell is a Belgian non-profit Art company. Their goal is to produce and promote artists in music as in the graphic arts- through an international network, and creative approach. They have operated regular parties in the capital at Fuse, Bazaar, Bloody Louis, ... but also for MNF, BSF & the Brussels Gallery.
Weekly after parties every Sunday from 8am to 4pm, NPE brings together Brussels-based dj’s and electronic music enthousiasts for some fine after hours.
NORITE, n. (nôr'ït) : a granular igneous rock consisting of a mix of light and dark minerals. Established in 2015 in Brussels, Norite is a label focused on innovative techno music.
ON. is a new Electronic Music Party Collective in Brussels. After being residents at the Electronic Gardens in Parc Royal, they are now known as the founders of ON. Afternoon at Parckfarm T&T. Their party concept aims to be both unifying in spirit and ecologically-responsible.
PlayLabel was launched in 2008 as an artists’ collective, led by emerging talents from Brussels' electronic music scene. Quickly successful, they developed over the years from enthusiastic music-savvy to professional party and event organizers in Brussels and beyond.
Re:fresh is a radio show on BRUZZ radio hosted by 72 Soul and DJ Odilon. Every week they present their selection of emerging hip-hop and future beats. Listen to them Monday evenings, from 8 to 9pm.
Trahace aims to share and curate proper Techno and House music on the Brussels scene. Alternative Clubbing. Eclectic People. Underground Signature. This is the spirit they convey during their events.
Vlek is a brussels based record label. They release music and promote other art forms, launching from the fringes of the underground beat scene into ever more far-flung territories. These days, their brand of muggy abstraction comes in a variety of packages like releases of locals Bepotel, Lawrence Ledoux, Baleine300 and Sagat.
WATF We are the Future is a belgian collective organising monthly events at Fuse, Brussels techno temple. Bringing in some of the finest names like Joris Delacroix, Mount Kimbie and Joy Orbison their love for music has been making the dancefloor sweat since 3 years already !
Wired Electronics is Brussels' modular synth hub. Networking people and organising events since 2010, the collective organises popular modular synth meetings presenting the newest gear by manufacturers, live performances, workshops and jam sessions for the pleasure of your ears and the bliss of your geekiness.
Zone Inconnue is a radio show on Radio Vibration since 2008. They invite DJ's, producers, labels and events promoters from the alternative electronic music scene of Brussels. No genre classification; Drum&Bass-BassMusic-Glitch-IDM-Breakcore... you name it ! Every Monday from 8pm, 107.2 FM Brussels - 91.0 FM Mons
Most events during the Brussels Electronic Marathon are free of charge, and only require you to show up. However, some of the venues may sell tickets in presale or may charge at the door.
Day of the "Electronic Burger". This includes an apero for anyone who orders a burger from Friday to Sunday. L'Amour Fou also hosts a party on Saturday starting at 10pm (Leftorium).
Brunch on Sunday, with performances at 1pm with Everydayz and Food For Ya Soul.
Special BEM menu: Pims and Nuggets for 8 euros. Brunch on sunday. Party on Friday starting at 11pm.
BEM apero for all, Friday to Sunday.
BEM Brunch on Sunday.
A glass of wine for anyone who order a "planchette de fromage et saucisson".
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