short LOWUP is a Brussels based collective of bass addicts with a soft spot for exotic rhythms. We are DJ’s, producers and promotors of contemporary electronic dance music, mainly of the global bass variety. We run a label, do a weekly radio show on fmbrussel.be and throw the odd party.
origin In the spring of 2008 the LOWUP CREW introduces Brussels to the concept of dangerous nightclubbing. Our monthly all-nighter quickly becomes renowned for its fundamentally eclectic approach, with both residents and guest DJ’s meticulously combining the most upfront and energetic pieces of contemporary dance music from all over the world into a bass-heavy whirlwind of rhythms and chants. International artists having played their first Belgian set at a LOWUP PARTY include Schlachthofbronx, Dubbel Dutch, Munchi, Frikstailers, Warrior One, DJ Edgar, Baobinga, Funkystepz, The Busy Twist, Flore, Cocotaxi, Sabbo and Tomb Crew featuring Illaman.
style Ever since the very beginning, when it was all about mixing up baile funk and booty breaks with jacking house and kuduro, the LOWUP SOUND has never stood still, it is propelled by a constant influx of fresh styles and flavours. The UK funky movement has made a lasting impression for sure and it has also paved the way for faster, soca inspired carnival tunes. Just as likely are bits of kwaito and kpangor, afrobeats and tribal guarachero, bashment and afro-house, bassline and dubstep, … and then there’s the weirdest of hybrids to make it all stick together. Max Le Daron, Mr Orange and DJ Mellow brew the kind of global bass cocktail that is bound to launch jolt after jolt of pure excitement through any willing crowd!
label As we play out more and more of our own productions a label has been set up. The LOWUP RECORDS releases are intended to reflect the positive party attitude, the eclecticism and the overall freshness of our now more sporadic club nights. DJ Mellow, Sabbo, Los Chicos Altos, Max Le Daron, Jay Jackson, Famous Eno featuring Serocee, Dave Luxe, Le Belge Electrod, Doctor Jeep, Emynd, Copia Doble Systema, Captain Steel, Murlo, Chicky Boom, Morcee, Excyta, Odiggity and Photo Romance have already contributed wonderful original material and amazing remixes and we have some more dynamite action lined up for the near future. Meanwhile, keep an eye on lowup.be for dates, mixtapes and free tracks.