The 90's: allsorts of styles and genre's

In the 90s the 2nd wave of Belpop brought a new generation of alternative rock artists with sometimes international success Bands like dEUS, K's Choice and Zita Swoon. The pop band The Radios, Bart Peeters (picture) and the brothers Ronny and Robert Mosuse, did very well nationwide. The metal band Channel Zero broke through to a wider audience. The Flemish singer Axelle Red scored with her French chansons, especially in France.

BpeetersAfter the decline of the New Beat Hype, the Belgo-Dutch group 2 Unlimited had worldwide hits. This new style of electronic dance music was called Eurodance, a typically European phenomenon which never got off the ground in the United States (because that was the 90s the decade of the hip-hop). There were many of these Eurodance groups in Belgium at that time. Bands like Milk Inc., Paradisio and 2 Fabiola. The band Zap Mama brought world music with European and African elements. It wasnt unhip any more to sing in our own language, with Noordkaap, De Mens and Gorky as leaders.

Mid-90s saw the birth of the ambient- and trip-hop genre. Hooverphonic scored bigtime. They expanded their repertoire and developed into a wider audience success, not only in Belgium but also outside the country. Some hip hop groups broke through, including 't Hof van Commerce (singing in the West Flemish dialect) and ABN. The folk music experienced a revival, including the group Laish.

A Belgian band that saw international success was Soulwax. They started in the late 90's born and since then had international acclaim with mash-ups of famous songs.

It was a fantastic decade. The harvest of covers was abundant

miek en roel cafardAls het schip verdschijnt (When the ship comes in)

Miek en Roel

Cafard - CD album, 1992, CNR Music - 656 785-2

Rainy Day Women
Blowing in the wind

Jos Steen

Till death us do part - CD album, Soj Neets - SOJNEETS-15
Jos Steen, Greatest hits vol. 7: The singles 1988-1990, CD album - releasejaar onbekend, Soj Neets - SOJNEETS-7

mijlenverOns lief (Love minus zero/no limit)

Kris De Bruyne

Kris De Bruyne, Van mijlenver over de grens, CD album – 1996, Alora - 911 026-2 en live op Kris De Bruyne
40 Jaar songs, CD best of - 21.01.2008, Universal Music Belgium - 1760523

hartzielWoorden in de wind (Blowin’ in the wind)

Cecile Van Dijck

Hart & Ziel - CD album, 05.1996, Tune - 860089

Blind Willie McTell

froidebiseThe Deep Sea Drivers

The Deep Sea Drivers CD album – 1998, Label unknown, no picture

I shall be released

Froidebise, Freezin' to the bone

coomansCD album – 1999, Blues Gems, PMP - 40002


Vera Coomans

Silent House CD album – 1998, Toe - 980 804

rolandDown along the cove


Waltz, CD album – 1999
Play That Beat! – 8460792 en CD single, 2 tracks, Play That Beat! (België) 895 233

It's all over now, Baby Blue


Night vision CD album – 1997, Pazz - 002 (no picture)

I'll keep it with mine

Ivan's land

kathleenIvan's land - CD album, 1994, EMI - 830 9612

Knockin’ on heavens door

Kathleen Vandenhoudt

Various Artists CD: De Notenclub CD compilatie – 1999, Magic Production

riguelle hautekietLove Sick

Riguelle & Hautekiet

A minor thing - CDalbum - 20.11.1998, Via Records - 995 101

New Pony

roland pjdesmetRoland & Pieter-Jan De Smet

Little sweet taste CD album – 1994, Play That Beat! - 54.001
CD single, 2 tracks, Play That Beat! (België) 19.320

Oh Sister

candymenThe Candy Men

The colour crime CD album – 1992, Little Circle – 018


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