Today Soulwax have shared a brand new track entitled “Missing Wires”, taken from their forthcoming new album FROM DEEWEE, their first proper studio album in over a decade, that is set for release on March 24th through Play It Again Sam. After a period of extensive preparation and rehearsals, the album was recorded in its entirety on February 7th at the Dewaele brother’s DEEWEE studio in Ghent, Belgium, in just one take.
“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,” remark Stephen and David Dewaele of the recording process.
Playing on this record are Stephen and David Dewaele, Stefaan Van Leuven, Iggor Cavalera, Victoria Smith, Blake Davies and Laima Leyton. The instruments used are two Staccato drumkits, one clear crystalline Meazzi Wooding drumkit, one set of Rototoms, various Hofner bass guitars, a Macbeth M5n, an Oberheim Two-Voice Pro, a Two Thousand Six Hundred copy built by The Human Comparator, one Oberheim OB-Mx, an EMS Synthi AKS, an Arp Odyssey, a TB-303 clone, a Mellotron M4000D, a Sequential Prophet 6, a Waldorf Streichfett, a Burns Sonic guitar, a Vox Phantom guitar, one Syncussion clone built by Loudestwarning, various solid state Roland, Peavey and Acoustic amplifiers and a wide range of effects, all going through three Trident Fleximix consoles, straight into Pro Tools.
Brothers David and Stephen Dewaele formed Soulwax in 1995. In addition to Soulwax, the pair have their DEEWEE record label and studio, the Despacio project with James Murphy and their 2 x 2 radio show on Beats 1. They have also produced some cutting edge remixes for the likes of Warpaint, Tame Impala, Metronomy, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Gossip, Hot Chip, MGMT, and many more.
FROM DEWEE follows the release of the Soulwax’s soundtrack to Felix Van Groeningen’s film Belgica. Recent years have also seen the brothers launch their Radio Soulwax project as well as continuing to tour the world as 2manydjs. Soulwax will embark on an extensive European tour beginning the end of March.
SOULWAX 2017 LIVE DATES:
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