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Echt! at Gretchen / Friday, 28.7.2023

ECHT! is a band from Brussels. Their name means « vrai de vrai » (real thing) in brusseleir (Brabantian dialect of Brussels).

The style of ECHT! is highly influenced by electro, hip-hop, psychedelic groove, footwork, Trap, jazz from the future and funk from the past and their favorite artists are numerous with Jonwayne, Dj Rashad, Deantoni Parks, J Dilla, Dorian Concept or again Aphex Twin.

‘Sink-Along’ showcases a rawer and more straight-forward approach than their debut. Whether on the bass-heavy opener ‘Glide’ or the beat-to-beat sounds of ‘Cheesecake’ and ‘Bryan Brains’, ECHT! confirms its taste for deep, dark beats pushed to the extreme. No one can remain indifferent. A more luminous universe is brought to the fore on the introspective ‘Vault-A’ and ‘Dawn In Duden’ but at the core of ‘Sink-Along’, the common denominator is a warm and organic groove, evident on the inventive ‘Rouf-rouf’ and ‘Mtwk part2’.

“For this album we wanted to make strong and opposite emotions coexist: a dark and intense apocalyptic tendency, and a life and dance impulse that runs through everything. A paradox that is reflected in the wordplay of the title ‘Sink-Along’.”


Friday, 28th Juy 2023 | 20:00 CET
Gretchen | Obentrautstr. 19-21 | 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg

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