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Embracing the Latin house music scene with his single ‘La Libertad’ via Ultra Music, Belgian DJ B’Elle is on a roll and we cannot wait to see what she unveils next. ‘La Libertad’ is bursting with zest and energy for the dancefloor. A combination of piano and vocals dazzle the electronic arrangements on the track, making it a delightful fragrant electronic listening experience for any listener. B’Elle has spent the past twenty years producing music and is still keeping the momentum going release after the next.
Curious about the DJ’s background House Music decided to ask the prolific DJ a few questions after the release of her new single.
Tell us about your earliest musical memory?
I shaved my hair short (almost bald!) when I was nine to be extraordinary so I could look like Madonna 😂 ( I had very, long curly hair).
After that, I stayed in my room for two months during the holidays lol…
At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself “This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?”
The moment I heard the amazing track ‘El Sueño’. That sound was perfection in my ears.
Dennis Cruz also happens to be one of my favourite producers in the world. From that moment I knew I wanted to make people dance, and bring joy through house music.
Please list some of the most influential albums on your creative outlook and output:
Daft Punk – Homework
Honey Dijon – Black Girl Magic
Ursula Rucker ( love her state of mind and voice)
Paul Simon – Graceland
Pink Floyd – Wish you were here
What key pieces of gear/software are you using to define your sound?
I work with Presonus Studio One as a DAW, and using several plugins from Native Instruments, Universal Audio, Plug-in Alliance, Gullfoss by Soundtheory and many more.
What inspires you outside of music? What do you turn to when the creative well runs a little low?
I spend a lot of time running in nature with my two dogs, which inspires me a lot.
What is your opinion on the ever spreading sub-genre vine? Are there too many? Do you think there’ s perhaps a sub-genre that doesn’t get the attention it deserves?
I think everyone is free to express themselves, one sub-genre more or less it doesn’t really matter as long as people dance and enjoy life!
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, what do you prefer?
I love to have interaction with a live audience.
As a music artist, it becomes apparent that there is a huge difference between the art and the business. Is there anything about the music scene that you would personally change?
Lately, it seems more important to be an influencer than a DJ/artist/ musician.
It would be amazing to see more support for the artists than the promotors.
Any new or upcoming artists on your radar? Who shouldn’t the world sleep on?
There are a lot of Belgian friends producer/ DJ’s that are amazingly talented!
B.D.C. Sam Bombeeck, Sem Thomasson, Hyalyte, Maxi Meraki,…
What can we expect from you in the near future? Any upcoming projects or gigs in the pipeline that you would like to tell us about?
Try to make some more nice house-tunes, but first I’m going to enjoy ‘La Libertad’ :-).
One last thought to leave your fans with?
Always be kind and humble!