Hoquets is set to bring its Belgotronics sound to The Vortex Jazz Club in London on June 8, 2012 at 19:00.
Influenced by the Congotronics groups and their instruments made out of recycled materials, the members of Hoquets – pronounced “OK” – use a similar attitude : this Belgian/American/French trio mostly play with instruments that they invent and construct out of wooden boards, broken strings, tin cans, etc. in their Brussels workshop.
Hoquets are inspired by indie pop, funk, hip hop, punk, sound art and the eccentricity of their homeland, Belgium.
Their debut album Belgotronics is now available on Crammed Discs and features remarkable guests such as Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Naoki Otani (Maher Shalal Hash Baz), Yann Tambour (Stranded Horse), Marc Melià Sobrevias & Tanja Frinta (Lonely Drifter Karen).
Venue address: 11 Gillet Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 8JH
Ticket link: http://thelocal.tv
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.