Dans Dans is the Antwerp based project which unites the talents of three of Belgium’s most prolific music makers: Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman), Fred ‘Lyenn’ Jacques (Lyenn, Lanegan band) and Steven Cassiers (Dez Mona, DAAU). They have released a new album called Zink which is out now via Ghent based independent, Unday Records.
According to the press release, From jazz, psychedelic blues and ecstatic noir soundtracks to spacey rock ‘n’ roll, Dans Dans cut their teeth on the cool jazz café scene in Flanders, Brussels with their sensational live performances and have since gone on to become a mainstay on the flourishing Belgian musical landscape.
Releasing their self-produced, eponymous debut album back in 2012, their highly distinctive, intuitive mix of musical styles and their ever-imaginative live shows caught the attention of discerning music lovers, journalists and promoters. A relatively unknown tour de force outside the Benelux region, Dans Dans have built a solid fan base since their inception with limited edition runs of early releases becoming collector’s items among vinyl enthusiasts. Well-received appearances at Cactus Festival, North Sea Jazz and Pukkelpop, as well as Gent Jazz, Ljubljana Jazz and Jazz Middelheim have confirmed their reputation as one of the most unique and exciting bands to come out of Belgium. In recent years, the group has been touring throughout Europe, garnering enthusiastic reactions beyond the Belgian borders as well. There’s a case to be made that Dans Dans even played a key role in breaking down the wall between the Belgian jazz scene and the pop/rock circuit (years before pop journalists began referring to a New Wave of Belgian Jazz).
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