Lost Frequencies: the Brussels DJ and producer making the whole planet dance
At just 26 years of age, the young Brussels DJ and producer Félix De Laet, aka Lost Frequencies, has now become a world star. Born into a family of musicians, he played the piano from a very young age. But it wasn't until just three years before his first success, when he received his first MacBook Pro, that he started to play around with music software. From hip-hop to jazz or drum and bass, he is inspired by all genres and readily blends his musical influences to create new remixes. He subsequently started to share them on Soundcloud, under the name Lost Frequencies in reference to his remixes of "old forgotten tracks".
One day, while browsing on the platform, he discovered the song "Are You With Me", by the American country singer Easton Corbin, a song that would soon change his life. Right there and then, he decided to remix it and post it on his account. Things then started to snowball for the young man. He received an e-mail from Armada Music, the label of Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren, who offered him a contract. The single, which was released online in September 2014, quickly passed the million-view mark and went straight to the top of the charts in various European countries. In 2015, at the age of 21, Félix De Laet achieved his first platinum disc after five weeks at the top of the charts in Belgium. He capitalised on his success to release several other remixes, confirming his place on the tropical house scene. Before long he was igniting crowds on the world's biggest stages and festivals: from Tomorrowland to the Coachella Festival in the United States, the young lad already had the whole world dancing.
The Belgian artist is currently one of the most listened to in the world. It is unprecedented for a Belgian artist, and his success story is not about to stop there. In 2016, he released his first album, "Less Is More" and in 2017, he decided to create his own label under the name "Found Frequencies". Since then, the star of the turntables has continued to dominate the charts with 'Crazy' and 'Here with You' and 'Melody', produced in collaboration with James Blunt. Recently, Lost frequencies took advantage of the lockdown to release a brand new track entitled "Love to Go", in collaboration with Kelvin Jones and Zondering.
© Sergi Palamarchuk