We asked some of our residents and guests a list of their favourite releases, labels or covers during 2021. During the last week of December we will post them here in our news section. Enjoy!

Resident: Thang (In Dust We Trust)


Over the years, since his starting days around 1998-1999, Thang has built up quite the versatile résumé. From his residency days in the once notorious now defunct Culture Club, to festival slots such as Pukkelpop, Laundry Day, and WeCanDance, to releasing and remixing tunes under the Villa moniker (together with his production buddy François Demeyer – their unofficial rework, six years ago, of Adele’s ‘Rolling in the Deep’ racked up a staggering 4.3 million plays on Soundcloud so far), curating his personal ‘Relax’ playlist on 22tracks.com, and, more recently, playing petite but quality clubs such as Antwerp’s Kelly Palmer, being part of the team behind the new Ghent hot spot Kompass (and it’s techno concept ‘1988’), and landing a new residency with ABSTRKT, a collective organising art and music events in Belgium. Together with veteran promotor and onetime mentor Oliver Tjon, teaming up as Darkroom DJ’s, Thang also hosts ‘Luid, Vuil, Traag’ (‘Loud, Dirty, Slow’), a club night of slow techno, rave and a musical mish mash the duo have christened ‘now beat’.

After almost 20 years tuning in to dance floors everywhere, the hunger in Thang is far from satisfied. And so, the beat goes on.

1. Peven Everett: Feelin Who You Are

2. Tata Vega: Get It Up For Love

3. Art Feynman: Shelter

4. Wham!: Nothing Looks The Same In The Light

5. Rick Cuevas: The Birds

6. Rationale: 6’s to 9’s (Neil Frances remix)

7. Odyssey: Hang Together

8. Lamar Thomas: Feel So Good Inside

9. Peter Richard: Walking In The Neon

10. Adrian Gurvitz: New World

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