Photo: Mayli Sterkendries

In a society geared almost exclusively toward the technological, ECHT! forges a different path, one that instead replaces the mechanical with the human. At the heart of their creative process made up of actual skin and bone, the influences of electronic and hip-hop music burst forth through their expert playing of real instruments.

The Brussels-based quartet call upon their jazz training to serve a number of musical influences, from the vapor of the constellation ‘Stones Throw’ (J Dilla, Jonwayne, Madlib) to the sound of the galaxy ‘20/20’ (Ivy Lab, Deft). ECHT! is known for their explosive live performances. Inspired by the DJ set format, the band proceeds from beat to beat, exploring transitions’ s detour, building a non-stopping ascension.