Dans Dans

Live Act Jazz Psychedelic Garage Rock
Dans Dans - Jazz Psychedelic Garage Rock Live Act in Antwerpen

Dans Dans Short Info

Jazz without stuffiness, rock without blinkers and avant-garde without pretentiousness

Dans Dans unites the talents of three musicians at the absolute top of their game:
Bert Dockx on guitar (the driving force behind Flying Horseman),
Fred “Lyenn” Jacques on bass (better known as Lyenn, songwriter and guitarist, bass player for Mark Lanegan) and Steven Cassiers on drums (also with Dez Mona and others).

Their new album ‘3’, produced by Koen Gisen, was released November 2014 in Europe and May 2015 in the UK. From garage jazz, psychedelic blues and ecstatic noir soundtracks to spacey rock-‘n-roll: a lot of labels get thrown at Dans Dans and they’re all appropriate to a certain extent.

Dans Dans made a splash when they launched in 2012. Their debut album is full of songs that at first sound like rock and jazz casually tossed together, but at the same time Dans Dans reveals an impressive musical depth and boundless inspiration. Their second album appeared just one year later, leaving its own searing mark. It's a wasteland of ominous calm in which musical depravity is the only relief. I/II is an album that takes you to the other side, one that constantly calls itself into question and leaves you searching for answers.

Even more incredible is how the expectations created by their studio work are exceeded in their live performances. A Dans Dans show is always too short. It’s an ecstatic peak that makes the silence afterwards unbearable. Hopes were running just as high for the third album, released in the autumn of 2014. It was recorded in just four days, after no more than ten rehearsal sessions. Sessions in which all the group members assembled their ideas and developed them collectively. Whereas on the first two albums Dans Dans mostly focused on interpretations and radical treatments of other composers' work, almost all of the new songs are their own original creations.

The name of the new album ‘3’ says it all: more than ever before, Dans Dans is about three people creating music together, shaping their ideas into their own distinctive arrangements. This is hardly a recipe for perfect harmony though; Jacques, Cassiers and Dockx approach each other like circling wild dogs: testing, challenging, confronting one another. This allows the band to reinvent itself once again, pushing the boundaries even further. ‘3’ contains more electronics and keyboards. More prominent are the exotic influences, but also the drones and ambient sounds. Hip-hop, psychedelica, jazz, noise: everything is fair game in an atmosphere of artful improvisation. Dans Dans locks onto its target unwaveringly, but never takes the easy route. Shoulder to shoulder, aware of each other's every move.

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Jazz without stuffiness, rock without blinkers and avant-garde without pretentiousness

Dans Dans unites the talents of three musicians at the absolute top of their game:
Bert Dockx on guitar (the driving force behind Flying Horseman),
Fred “Lyenn” Jacques on bass (better known as Lyenn, songwriter and guitarist, bass player for Mark Lanegan) and Steven Cassiers on drums (also with Dez Mona and others).

Their new album ‘3’, produced by Koen Gisen, was released November 2014 in Europe and May 2015 in the UK. From garage jazz, psychedelic blues and ecstatic noir soundtracks to spacey rock-‘n-roll: a lot of labels get thrown at Dans Dans and...

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Past Gigs Dans Dans

  • 06 | 2016 Bergen, NOR Nattjazz
  • 04 | 2016 Bremen, DE Jazzahead
  • 11 | 2015 Tilburg, NL Paradox
  • 10 | 2015 Utrecht, NL Rumor 81
  • 10 | 2015 Amersfoort, NL Fluor + POLAR BEAR (UK)
  • 10 | 2015 Antwerpen Rataplan + POLAR BEAR (UK)
  • 10 | 2015 Gent Vooruit + POLAR BEAR (UK)
  • 09 | 2015 Brussels Recyclart + POLAR BEAR (UK)
  • 09 | 2015 Leffinge Leffingeleuren Festival
  • 09 | 2015 Bergen Op Zoom, NL Gebouw - T
  • 07 | 2015 Ljubljana, SLO Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Rotterdam, NL North Sea Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2015 Brugge Cactus Festival
  • 06 | 2015 Chiny Fête de la Musique
  • 05 | 2015 Berchem Eglantier
  • 05 | 2015 Essen, DE Pact
  • 04 | 2015 Diksmuide 4AD
  • 04 | 2015 Venlo, NL Grenswerk
  • 04 | 2015 Brussels Botanique
  • 01 | 2015 Kuurne Jazz Kuurne
  • 01 | 2015 Hulst, NL Hulst Cultureel
  • 12 | 2014 Hasselt MOD
  • 12 | 2014 Heist o/d Berg De Living
  • 12 | 2014 Den Haag, NL State X - New Forms
  • 12 | 2014 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
  • 12 | 2014 Gent Handelsbeurs
  • 11 | 2014 Brugge Cactus
  • 11 | 2014 Antwerpen Trix
  • 11 | 2014 Opwijk Nijdrop
  • 11 | 2014 Eeklo N9
  • 11 | 2014 Rijkevorsel De Singer
  • 11 | 2014 Brussels AB Club
  • 11 | 2014 Leuven Stuk
  • 11 | 2014 Oostende Vrijstaat - O
  • 11 | 2014 Diest Cour & Jardin
  • 11 | 2014 London, UK The Garage
  • 11 | 2014 Deventer, NL Burgerweeshuis
  • 10 | 2014 Skopje, MC Skopje Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Kortijk Parkjazz
  • 09 | 2014 Heusden, NL Misty Fields
  • 09 | 2014 Antwerpen Cinema Zuid
  • 09 | 2014 Vlieland, NL Into the great wide open
  • 08 | 2014 Groningen, NL ZomerJazzFietstour
  • 07 | 2014 Nijmegen Valkhof Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Gent Ghent Jazz
  • 06 | 2014 Eindhoven, NL Psych Lab
  • 06 | 2014 Mechelen Dijlefeesten
  • 06 | 2014 Gent Ham Sessions
  • 04 | 2014 Gent Handelsbeurs (with Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog)
  • 04 | 2014 Brussel Beursschouwburg
  • 04 | 2014 Ieper Hypnoiz
  • 04 | 2014 Antwerpen Cartoon's
  • 02 | 2014 Utrecht, NL Fading Trails Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Gent Vooruit
  • 01 | 2014 Amsterdam, NL Brakke Grond
  • 01 | 2014 Tilburg, NL Paradox
  • 01 | 2014 Groningen, NL Eurosonic
  • 01 | 2014 Brussel De Markten

Discography Dans Dans

  • 2014 (Live at) Roma Mixtape | Unday REcords
  • 2014 (Live at) Worm Album | Unday Records
  • 2014 3 Album | Unday Records
  • 2013 I/II Album | Unday Records
  • 2012 s/t Album | self released

Media

  • Video Freedom Suite
  • Video Dans Dans - Zephyr
  • Video Dans Dans - Take A Close Lo...
  • Video Dans Dans "Au Hasard"

Origin

  • Antwerpen BE

Founded

  • 2009

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