Preset with Todd Osborn

Belgian New Beat

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60 minsFirst aired 13 Mar 2019
Photo by Sal Rodriguez

We dive into Belgium’s underground ’80s party scene and savor its unique mixture of EBM, industrial, acid and new wave.

Throughout the ’80s, the small country of Belgium became one of Europe’s most exciting hubs for dance music, fueled by raves, digital technology and the fusion of emerging music styles. New beat is an amalgam of EBM, industrial, new wave and acid — all that good stuff. Todd had considered doing a two-episode tribute, but then he decided to pack every one of his favorites into this one mix. So hold on tight for this most essential hour of Belgian new beat, featuring Snowy Red, Nitzer Ebb, Major Problem, Liaisons Dangereuses and many more.

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