Belgian Man Records

MAYBEWISE interview in Future Classics

Future Classics

Future Classics posted an interview of MAYBEWISE’s EP, Welcome To The Fishbowl:

How long has MAYBEWISE been in effect? And where did the moniker come into play?

Welcome to the Fishbowl marks the first release of the MAYBEWISE venture, but Peter has been producing and djing for nearly a decade, going under a number of other monikers and concepts. Patrick is pretty new to the game, but he brings the X factor and the life of the party.

The concept for the project started as an exercise in synergizing all the different styles of UK bass music we liked and then kind of took on a personality of its own.

How does the duo function, i.e. what roles do each of you share or assume?

Our process really has two stages: Sample gathering and production.

Most of our sounds are field recordings (percussion especially), so we go out pretty often to random places and record ourselves hitting things with sticks. A recent trip to Home Depot was a highlight; you walk around there and you’ll realize its just a giant warehouse of percussion. Other times we’ll just watch old movies and record the sounds we like. Our personal sample library is massive.

When it comes to studio work, Patrick is the wildcard. He usually comes up with a number of substance-fueled sketches on any given night and then Peter polishes them up while Patrick sleeps off the debauchery.

Check out the rest over at Future Classics. Thanks!
Belgian Man Records

Belgian Man Records is a collective of artists that began in lovely, historic Concord, MA, but is currently based in Chicago, IL.

We record music, film videos, make art, and play shows.

All of our music is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc license, which means you’re free to share, remix, and re-use it non-commercially, provided you give attribution to the artist. If you’d like to use Belgian Man music commercially, email Andrew.

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Welcome To The Fishbowl

Welcome To The Fishbowl, by MAYBEWISE

If you had to ask Peter and Patrick what their music sounds like, they'd probably have a hard time putting their answer into words. As natural sound/touch synesthetes, chances are they'd much prefer to describe it in terms of feels. Or maybe just the things they hit with sticks to make silly noises.

Peter and his leporine familiar, Patrick, are MAYBEWISE, an exploration into the more visceral corners of the future bass scene, walking through a contemplative blur between abstract space and dark UK club. Welcome to the Fishbowl, released on the Belgian Man Records imprint on 5/31/14, is at once a culmination and deconstruction of 10 years of intake and output, finding a strange place where autonomic, UKG, and oldskool dubstep can all play together.

When not recording funny sounds in the park, Peter and Patrick can be found in the left part of Philadelphia.

—Peter & Patrick, aka MAYBEWISE
Sounds Good BB <3 Reblog on Tumblr

Sounds Good BB <3, by Nice Power

For really real, my attractive and urbane listener. Me and my best friend Alex Meiers were walking along Paris minding our own biz one day when handsome gargoyles on the facade of Notre Dame, or maybe urban falcons–it’s hard to say, arched gracefully overhead and dropped the ableton files for Sounds Good BB <3carefully into our hands. That’s exactly what happened.

Influenced by Brainfeeder and Soulection stuff, T!be, Dorian Concept, French House, experimental hip hop, sound art, etc. (also with a background in multi-instrumental musical theory); you can’t describe Nice Power because it’s from the future l0l. But you can hear it and it will make you happy! Damn, whp$hhhh!

We would love you to listen!

Much love,

Sam Balfus and Alex Meiers AKA Nice Power <3

Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris

Confessions (Kuh-Lida Bootleg Remix) by Usher

Bodymasters (featuring Christopher Knollmeyer, aka LEAFTYPE live at Calarts Grids Beats and Groups showcase

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