WPH presents 'Our Beat Is Still New' - a tribute to Belgian new beat
It’s been a long time cooking and coming… WPH brings you a tribute to the biggest Belgian electronic music heritage…new beat! But this is no ordinary compilation that is just more recycling of things past. Just like in our regular releases WPH wants to bring it fresh with respect to the past. And so it goes that we decided to ask a bunch of our favourite producers of new and old to make a new track inspired by Belgian new beat from the 80ies.
The result – dare we say it – is nothing short of astounding, with people from all over the house and techno board bringing a fresh take on the genre, sometimes staying close to it, and sometimes moving away from it. And that is the very essence of new beat, a genre that had a name, but wasn’t limited to one simple formula when done right.
There will be 4 separate vinyl releases with 4 original tracks each and one digital non-bundled album. The first 12" will be released end of June and will feature Juju & Jordash, JD Twitch from Optimo, Metrobox and one big UK house name who wishes to stay anonymous. The other three vinyl releases will be in shops in September, October and November, featuring Aril Brikha, an allstar Uncanny Valley project, San Soda, Sebastien San, Locked Groove, FCL, Outlander, Verbos, Red D and some more names you should have heard about...
For the very first time a WPH release will also come in full colour artwork, new beat style, courtesy of our unrivaled designer Mayz.be And it's also worth noting that in sticking with new beat tradition, every artist has chosen a new beat alias as well...
Our beat definitely still is new :-)