Soulwax created 16 fictional bands for the Belgica Soundtrack. Belgica follows two brothers who start a bar and get swept up in its success in the midst of Belgium’s nightlife scene. The film sees Soulwax’s influence throughout from composing, arranging and recording the original score to creating each and every one of the fictional musical artists featured.
“We recorded the original music being played in the club, wrote the music, rehearsed and recorded live on set the tracks played by the bands – ranging from a live kraut techno band, ‘White Virgins’, bequiffed psychobilly trio ‘They Live’ through to hardcore outfit ‘Burning Phlegm’ (featuring Sepultura’s Igor Cavalera) whilst chanteuse ‘Charlotte’ represents the other end of the spectrum with her neo soul pop.”
The video for one of the fake bands, ‘White Virgins’ features the group performing to a packed audience inside Belgica. Looks like a blast.