Our newest signing is blackwave. , an upcoming hip hop duo located in Antwerp, Belgium consisting of rapper jaywalker. and singer-producer Willem Ardui. In their two year existence they've been making big waves in their home country with a mix of hip hop, soul, jazz, funk and everything in between. Their debut album ‘ ARE WE STILL DREAMING? ’ came out in november 2019 and features artists and producers from around the globe, including Benny Sings (NL); Winston Surfshirt (AUS); Wesley Franklin (USA); David Ngyah (BE); Caleborate (USA); Pell (USA); K1D (BE); Konteks (USA) and many more…
With singles like 'BIG Dreams', 'Elusive', 'Whasgood?!' and 'GoodEnough' they have conquered radio stations and festivals alike, alongside their liveband of jazz musicians from the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp. Selling out numerous venues all around Belgium and the Netherlands the group is ready for an international breakthrough.
blackwave. have recently been nominated for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards in the 'Best Belgian Act' category, and earlier this year won the Music Moves Europe Talent Award for Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist 2019.
Billboard: “they regard “Whasgood” as their “ode to all of the genres that inspire us aside from hip-hop” like two mad scientists whose experiment just yielded a winning formula.”
Noisey US: “Forget Elon Musk, Watch blackwave Drive a Car to Mars on “Swangin’”