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DANS DANS

Jazz without stuffiness, rock without blinkers and avant-garde without pretentiousness

Dans Dans is the playground/battlefield of Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman, Strand), Fred Jacques (Lyenn) en Steven Cassiers (Dez Mona). From garage jazz, psychedelic blues and ecstatic noir soundtracks to spacey rock-‘n-roll: the labels that get thrown at Dans Dans give a pretty good indication of the extent of their eclectic style.

Dans Dans made a splash when they launched in 2012. Their debut album is full of songs that at first sound like rock and jazz casually tossed together, but at the same time Dans Dans reveals an impressive musical depth and boundless inspiration. The follow up album ‘I/II’ appeared just one year later, leaving its own searing mark. It's a wasteland of ominous calm in which musical depravity is the only relief. Their third album ‘3’ was released in the fall of 2014 and its title says it all: more than ever before, Dans Dans is about three people creating music together. A threesome that locks onto its target unwaveringly, but never takes the easy route. Shoulder to shoulder, aware of each other's every move, cause with Dans Dans, you just never know… . No wonder Dans Dans’ live shows always seem too short, they’re an ecstatic peak that makes the silence afterwards unbearable. Currently the band is working on their fourth album, again with Koen Gisen as producer/engineer. Its release is planned for October 2016, on Unday Records/N.E.W.S.

Bert Dockx - Guitar, Cassettes
Frederic “Lyenn” Jacques – Bass, Synths
Steven Cassiers – Drums, Percussion, SPD-SX


PRESS:
“8/10 from UNCUT (UK)
“ROUGH TRADE’S (UK) Album of the Month (December 2014)”
“Dans Dans are clearly talented players, but they aren't interested in virtuosity for its own sake. Instead, they make music that oozes with measured, nocturnal mystery.” THE QUIETUS (UK)
“4/5 from NARC.magazine (UK)”
“Say ‘Oui’ and ‘Ja’ to Dans Dans!” MTV IGGY
“Aggressive but very controlled, very fresh and eye opening.” JAZZWISE MAGAZINE (UK)
More Press on WWW.DANSDANS.BE

 

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