Presented by Fifty Lab Music Festival • BE
Wednesday 16.11 • 20:00 - 20:40 | Beursschouwburg / Silver Space
It’s no coincidence that Bolis Pupul’s music sounds the way it does. Born in Belgium to a Chinese mother and Belgian father and raised in the super-cool creative city of Ghent, Bolis’ music is a joyous cross-cultural assemblage. Mixing widescreen electronica – think early Mr Fingers-like techno and Yellow Magic Orchestra’s exuberant man-machine minimalism – with the warm-hearted and wonky naivete of Belgian New Beat, Bolis’ singular sonics are at once playful, emotive, unrelenting and tender.
The real key to unlocking Bolis’ musical secret, however, is the aforementioned conversation he has between his Eastern and Western roots. Having subconsciously touched upon Oriental melodies on his first two releases – 2016’s ‘Moon Theme’/‘Sun Theme’ and the following year’s ‘Wei’/‘Teknow’ both on the Soulwax boys’ DEEWEE label, it’s something he explores in greater detail on his new 12-inch ‘Neon Buddha’.