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Doctor Vinyl

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60 minsFirst aired 20 Apr 2018
Julian Brimmers

The Sound of Belgium is alive and kicking: Step inside the famed Brussels hub for all things EBM, new beat, house, techno and beyond.

Located right next to the Place Saint-Géry, near the tourist-filled but labyrinthine area south of La Bourse, you’ll find Doctor Vinyl, the self-proclaimed dinosaur of Brussels record shops. The Doctor himself, DJ/producer and music journalist Geert Sermon, opened his doors to give us a guided tour through 20-plus years of The Sound of Brussels. This vaguely defined amalgamation of EBM, new beat, industrial, house and techno has found a home at his shop since the very beginning. Combining an eye-catching storefront with a welcoming atmosphere and a very Belgian sense of surreal humor, the store continues to attract diggers looking for peak-time dance records, moody wave and disco obscurities alike. Come for the anthems, stay for the Jeff Mills, DJ Sneak and David Guetta (!) stories.

Credits:

Interview by Julian Brimmers
Produced by Jeff Mao and Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Denis Hürter

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