“Forget about acid and forget about deep house! The in-sound now is new beat!”
Back in 1989, Belgian cities like Antwerp and Ghent were breeding grounds for a new dance craze: new beat. Boccaccio club in Destelbergen, near Ghent, was new beat central, and this short documentary transports you back to its heyday. The video was uploaded by the makers of The Sound Of Belgium, 2014’s critically acclaimed new beat documentary. Wanna know more? Check out our five-part piece on Antwerp and the early new beat scene that features interviews with director Jozef Devillé, Front 242’s Patrick Codenys, techno don CJ Bolland, Peter van Hoesen and the Pascuals, the family that owned legendary Antwerp record shop Imports.