DRIES VAN HAUTE: AT THE CROSSROAD BETWEEN SOUL AND ELECTRONIC

COVER EP BLUE ROSES

Hailing from Belgium, the former student in architecture has a profound love for beauty, which is easily noticeable while looking at his hypnotic visuals, but also while listening to his productions. Mixing subtle soul and electronic music, his sound combines an overall dreamy vibe with a steady bass focus, which draws his audience into a different world.

Admiring contemporary James Blake and Frank Ocean just as much as painter Gustav Klimt and photographer Jan Toorop, Dries Van Haute brought his sensitivity and all his references together to create an alluring story of emotions, human interest and experience: Blue Roses. Showcasing a strong cinematic feel, the debut EP has been released on January 15, led by the self-written single Games, which he produced with the help of Pierre Dozin. The track depicts a tumultuous relationship where love slowly turns into hate. « This relationship starts off the wrong way and spirals into a destructive love, explains Dries. The text is repetitive, as we make the same mistakes over and over again, while the music builds up like the tension between two lovers who can’t seem to work things out, until they reach a point where they blow the whole thing up. » This emotional strain has been carefully translated into Zachée Ntambe Katinda (Zack Swagga) and Stéphanie Mathys’ dynamic choreography in the visuals for the song directed by Frank Luckaz.