Soulwax Rebrand, Again, on Electrically Charged ‘Ti Ricordi di Me’
Off of the soundtrack to 'Belgica,' out February 26 via Play It Again Sam
David and Stephen Dewaele, the Belgian electronic producers-cum-renaissance men behind Soulwax, have quite the diversified audio portfolio. They two have remixed as 2manydjs, developed their own Radio Soulwax iPhone app, and provided an in-game playlist for Grand Theft Auto V. Unsurprisingly, they are also no strangers to movie soundtracks, having contributed songs to the 2004 Belgian comedy/drama, Steve + Sky. Now, they’re adding to their cinematic oeuvre by linking back up with that film’s Oscar-nominated director, Felix Van Groeningen, for his new project, Belgica.
Sixteen Soulwax-created fictional bands, each with its own very real, very unique single, carry the film’s story of two brothers who open a bar that “quickly becomes a regular hangout for nighthawks.” In “Ti Ricordi Di Me,” which you can listen to below, the brothers take on the guise of androgynous electroclash outfit Erasmus. Like an Italian Peaches — whom the duo has produced for, no less — the group supplies a fair share of writhe-worthy bass and endearing, glitter-bomb sass. But why listen to us, when you can hear all about it from the Dewaeles themselves. “Erasmus, a group of wild bald women deliver an electro charged tribal attack with ‘Ti Recordi Di Me,’ techno sounds fuse & groove with ritual chanting to create a killer track that will detonate your dance floor,” they tell SPIN.
Check out Soulwax’s many masks when the soundtrack comes out on February 26 via Play It Again Sam.