This week we pay tribute to Rembert De Smet, a Belgian pop / new beat heavyweight, who left us last week.
Zsa Zsa Laboum – Something Scary – KAOS
One of Rembert De Smet’s best new beat productions done under his alias Ro Maron. A firm Onda Sonora favourite and one that cost us time and money to get in the collection. There’s easier to find / cheaper new beat around than this 12”.
2 Belgen – In The Night – Indisc
A track from the band that put him at the fore-front of belpop during the 80s. This is one from the later days of their career which was also a pre-new beat favourite and one of the many building stones of that genre. Announcing the role he would play in the development of Belgium’s own electronic dance music.
Miss Nude – Taste My Acid Fruit – KAOS
Another new beat track under another name. Laced with a firm shot of acid.
Alpha Blondy – Brigadier Sabari – Syllart Production
The original of 2 Belgen’s biggest hit “Operation Coup De Poing” by Ivorian reggae singer Alpha Blondy.