Belgian electronic outfit Soulwax have composed, recorded and produced the soundtrack to a new drama, Belgica.
The film – from Oscar nominated director, Felix Van Groeningen (previously nominated for Best Foreign Language in 2014 with The Broken Circle Breakdown) is a no-holds barred tale of two brothers who open a bar in Ghent in 2000 and rapidly become consumed by the Belgian nightclub scene.
Soulwax created an original score to suit each and every one of the fictional musical artists featured, resulting in a diverse collection of songs performed by a similarly varied set of artists. The soundtrack is unique and continues to prove that Soulwax is one of music’s leading musical protagonists.
All the sound was recorded and mixed at Soulwax’s new Deewee studio HQ in Ghent, where everything is handled by Stephen and David Dewaele. The entire project has been over 12 months in the making.
Belgica – which has also been confirmed as an entrant at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in January – is expected to be released on March 2, 2016.
Watch the first teaser trailer below: