Belgian artist Lost Frequencies has had a big year, even by his superstar standards. “For me, bringing the live show on tour is a big highlight,” he tells DJ Mag. “Starting at Tomorrowland on the Lost Frequencies and Friends stage, and now across Europe later this fall."
The start of October also saw the release of his second studio album ‘Alive And Feeling Finer’ with guests like Aloe Blacc, James Blunt, NGHBRS and Flynn. It's full of singalong dance-pop songs with epic guitar lines and the sort of bass drama that's designed to blow up the huge festival stages Felix De Laet often finds himself on.
The shows often find the 25-year-old singing, playing synths and keys and never failing to get hands in the air while impressive amounts of smoke, lasers and fireworks engulf him on stage.
“I think I got influenced by a lot of the artists I meet on tour throughout the year,” he reflects of his current style. “My sound has definitely become more electronic because of all the festivals and clubs I've been doing, but always very melodic of course.”
Do you submit your DJ setlists to the relevant royalties collecting society?
“Yes, we are usually working with the local promoters and give them an accurate setlist.”
What more can we do to combat the mental health crisis in our scene?
“I think awareness is the most important thing and having a team around you that you can rely on to keep your health as a priority.”
Are you personally doing anything to improve the gender balance of line-ups?
“As long as the music is good, it doesn't matter if it’s a guy or girl on stage.”
What changes have you made this year to be more environmentally friendly?
“We added a ‘no plastic’ request on the rider, and I'm working on offsetting my CO2 emissions throughout the year.”
What was your favourite toy when you were a kid?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
“Biskoff while touring in the USA.”