Artwork for Gaïsha – Gand la nuit

Get ready to be transported to the streets of Ghent with Gaïsha’s latest release, a mysterious French ballad about nocturnal escapades in the city. This captivating track is the second single from their highly anticipated upcoming album, set to release on February 10, 2023.

Gaïsha is the dynamic collaboration between Belgian-Moroccan singer Aïcha Haskal and a group of talented musicians from the Belgian music scene, including former members of Sylvie Kreusch, Absynthe Minded, Va Fan Fahre, and De Beren Gieren. Together, they bring a fresh and exciting blend of oriental and psychedelic grooves with a Brussels twist.

The band effortlessly blends a variety of styles, including Arabic chants, psychedelic rock, and rap, creating a unique and captivating sound that is truly a melting pot of musical influences.

This latest release showcases Gaïsha’s musical prowess and ability to tell a story through their music. The haunting vocals, hypnotic rhythms, and intricate instrumentation will leave you spellbound and yearning for more.

Stay tuned for the upcoming album from Gaïsha and let their music take you on a journey through the vibrant and diverse world of their sound.

More at : www.zephyrusrecords.be

Artwork For Proyecto Secreto – Barely Selassie

Introducing Proyecto Secreto, widely regarded as one of the most exceptional and notorious ska bands in the Belgian music scene. This tight and groovy orchestra has rocked stages all around the world, delivering a unique blend of ska, cumbia, mambo, and Latin swing with a touch of tropical rock and reggae.

Their music is a celebration of tropical vibes, showcasing their versatility and musical prowess. Proyecto Secreto’s unique sound has earned them the opportunity to share the stage with legendary acts such as Skatalites and Alton Ellis.

In 2020, Proyecto Secreto made a triumphant return with their album “Alto” on Zephyrus Records, solidifying their status as a rising force in the global music scene. They are now set to release new music, and “Barely Selassie” serves as an exciting second taster of what is to come.

With their infectious lively performances and irresistible energy, Proyecto Secreto continues to captivate audiences and inspire fans all over the world. We invite you to join the party and experience the magic of Proyecto Secreto’s music for yourself.

Alto” on Zephyrus Records and now they have new music on the way, of which “Barely Selassie” is the second taster.

José Buc Chavez (Bass)
Nicolas Leonard (Drums)
Eduardo Vega (Guitar)
Michael De Schryver (Keys)
Tom Callens (Sax)
Rolf Langsjoen (Trumpet)
Divo Rojas (Sax)

Composition by – Michael De Schryver
Recorded and mixed by – Nicolas Leonard
Mastered by – Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering
Artwork by – Dimitri de Winter
released October 28, 2022


More at : www.zephyrusrecords.be

Artwork for Proyecto Secreto – Stepping In Circles

We’re thrilled to announce that Proyecto Secreto is making a triumphant return with their latest single “Stepping in Circles”, available on all digital platforms on June 24th, 2022!

Beloved by fans worldwide, the renowned Belgian ska band has done it again with a groovy and jazzy dub tune that perfectly encapsulates the laid-back vibes of summer. “Stepping in Circles” is an infectious and scorching hot track that will have you grooving in no time.

With its catchy melody, vibrant horns, and irresistible rhythm, this new single is set to become an instant hit among ska and dub aficionados worldwide. So, whether you’re firing up the BBQ or setting up your sound system, make sure to add “Stepping in Circles” to your playlist and let Proyecto Secreto’s music elevate your summer experience.

Get ready to rumble with Proyecto Secreto’s latest offering and experience the joy and energy of their music. This is ska at its finest, and you don’t want to miss it!

José Buc Chavez (Bass)
Nicolas Leonard (Drums)
Eduardo Vega (Guitar)
Michael De Schryver (Keys)
Tom Callens (Sax)
Rolf Langsjoen (Trumpet)
Divo Rojas (Sax)

Composition by – Tom Callens
Recorded and mixed by – Nicolas Leonard
Mastered by – Frederik Dejongh at Jerboa Mastering
Artwork by – Dimitri de Winter
Releases June 24th


More at : www.zephyrusrecords.be

Artwork for Gaïsha – Ghalat single release

Gaïsha’s latest single “Ghalat” is a moving tribute to the late Egyptian poet Abdelhamid Farag, who passed away in 2020. The track, released on November 5, 2021, showcases the exquisite vocals of Belgian-Moroccan singer Aicha Haskal, whose voice seamlessly switches between Arabic chants, parlando, and rap.

The lyrics of “Ghalat” were written by Farag himself, a self-proclaimed “poète de l’éloignement” known for his deeply melancholic and romantic poetry. Through his words, Farag weaves a tale of longing and heartache, perfectly captured by Haskal’s emotive performance.

The track’s instrumentation perfectly complements the emotional weight of the lyrics, with hauntingly beautiful melodies and intricate rhythms that draw the listener in and hold them captive until the very end.

As a tribute to Farag’s profound influence on their music, Gaïsha has poured their hearts and souls into “Ghalat”, delivering a powerful and deeply moving tribute that is sure to leave a lasting impact on listeners.

This single is just a taste of what’s to come from Gaïsha, who are set to release their highly anticipated debut album early next year. With their unique blend of oriental and psychedelic grooves, infused with a distinctly Brussels twist, the band is poised to take the music scene by storm.

Stay tuned for more from Gaïsha, and don’t miss out on “Ghalat”, a powerful tribute to a true poetic legend.

Get it here : https://biglink.to/ghalat

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Artwork for Bernard Orchestar’s 7-inch single “Friture Havasi/Le Cocek d’Anderlecht”

Belgian band Bernard Orchestar is back with a new release on Zephyrus Records, the 7-inch single “Friture Havasi/Le Cocek d’Anderlecht”. Known for their unique blend of traditional Belgian sounds and oriental influences, Bernard Orchestar has been active for over a decade, bringing their infectious energy and edgy horns to audiences around the world.

Recorded during a burst of love and joy between two confinement periods, this new release is a juicy and greasy tribute to the band’s roots. With a mix of percussion, electronic kicks, and synths, the songs are infused with the spirit of Brussels and its iconic snack, the friture. The band’s signature sound is on full display, blending traditional dance with a futuristic twist.

In “Friture Havasi/Le Cocek d’Anderlecht”, Bernard Orchestar pays homage to oriental sounds and belly dance, while also showcasing their unique style and personality. This single is the perfect introduction to the band’s sound, and a must-have for fans of Belgian music and global fusion. Get ready to stir up the mayonnaise and let the party begin with Bernard Orchestar.

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100 simple truths

Unleashing your creativity is a bottomless well of inspiration, where the more you draw from it, the more it replenishes itself, offering limitless potential for new and innovative ideas.

100 simple truths on creativity by Traf (link)

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
— Mark Twain

François Semay – The published columns in WeekUp Gent.

It is with heavy heart that we received the news of the passing of Ghent poet, Swa (François Semay, 27 July 1969). Swa was not just a poet, but a dear friend to many of us. His vibrant and colorful presence brought life to the brewery, and his absence is deeply felt.

In 2005/2006, Swa wrote a series of columns in WeekUp titled “Innige deelneming,” which were eagerly anticipated by his fans every week. These columns were a reflection of Swa’s unique perspective on life, and his witty, insightful writing style captured the hearts of many readers.

To keep Swa’s memory alive, we have compiled his columns into a booklet as a memento for his friends and family. Thanks to the support of the editor-in-chief Wendy Vercauteren of WeekUP, cultural weekly magazine of Ghent, we were able to retrieve the texts and present them in this composition.

Although the texts are not in any particular order, they reflect Swa’s unique voice and perspective on life. The booklet is available in the book section of our website, and if you want leave a message and i’ll send you the pdf too read the columns once again.

Rest in peace, dear Swa. You will be missed, but your words and spirit will live on forever.

Artwork and logo for Gaïsha – L’Amour Digital

Gaïsha, the new project of Belgian-Moroccan singer Aicha Haskal and Les Cerveaux Lents, has just released their new single ‘L’Amour Digital’ based on the traditional Muwashah ‘Sihtou Wajdan’. The Muwashah is a poetic form that originated in Al-Andalus in the 11th century, and Aicha Haskal has added a reply in French to the poem, giving the song a universal and interconnecting flair.

Les Cerveaux Lents was founded in 2002 by musicians from Absynthe Minded and Va Fan Fahre, and from 2007 to 2013, Aicha Haskal was a member of Va Fan Fahre. In 2010, she released the album ‘Al Wa’Debt’ with the band, resulting in a natural fusion between Balkan brass band and Arabic music.

With their new project, Gaïsha, they continue to bring unique and eclectic sounds to their music, blending oriental and psychedelic grooves with a Brussels twist. The collaboration seamlessly switches between Arabic chants, psychedelic rock, and even rap, resulting in a brilliant melting pot of styles.

‘L’Amour Digital’ is just the latest release from Gaïsha, and fans can expect more exciting music from this project in the future.