Crowd Surfin Sparro

Radio station Studio Brussel celebrated the official start of Summer with a live radio show on location in Antwerp. “On The Rocks” served a large variety of cocktails and a string of live performances throughout the day. Ticket winners enjoyed a live concert in the evening. Line up included Merdan Taplak, AKS, Sweet Coffee, Sam Sparro and Arsenal. Sparro brought his current hit Happiness in the Magician remix live.
Not only the crowd seemed to enjoy themselves. Sam jumped in the dancing folly for a good old crows surf. Kick off your summer right here!

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Simply Geike

Last Friday Headphone reworked a Black Keys track for Studio Brussel’s series of AC covers. Watch out for their cover to be posted soon.
Last week Geike made the Shins sound her own. Her fragile voice gives Simple Song a more intense feel. We would love to hear Florence Welsh or Karin Dreijer–Andersson do this song. Feel free to compare. You’ll love both.

Sherman goes easy

Third in the series to cover a current AC hit for Studio Brussel, Sherman stopped by the studio last Friday to play an acoustic set of the Vaccines’ Wetsuit. As the series progresses, the covers seem to get ever better. A slow version of the song just accompanied by piano sounds hauntingly beautiful. Triggerfinger’s live version of I Follow Rivers as they performed it on Dutch Radio 3FM has been so well received, it has now been released officially for Download. The version below deserves the same. Maybe a double compilation at some point of the best live covers would not be a bad idea. See what you make of this one.

We do give a sh@t

Today Studio Brussel revealed the theme song for the 6th and final edition of their benefit radio marathon Music For Life. The past five years the cities of Leuven, Antwerp and Ghent hosted the event. This year all three will take turns in hosting as the mobile studio will be moved from city to city. To reflect this union, three artists got together to collaborate on this year’s theme song. Selah Sue (from Leuven) and dEUS front man Tom Barman (from Antwerp) recorded their on take of the Bel-Pop cult classic Zanna, produced by The Subs (from Ghent). Originally the track was released in 1984 by Luc Van Acker, a Belgian experimental musician, producer and manager, in duet with Anna Domino. Sweet Coffee released their version in 2007, taken from the album Naked City. This new version will be available on iTunes from Wednesday 30 November.