Music Lab

Applications are closed

Deadline: May 29

When 10 - 14 July 2019
Where Vilvoorde, Belgium
Result The Lab offers a challenge to further develop yourself and your music activism.
Coaches Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, Olaf Boswijk, Lefto and many others.
Partner KU Leuven

Pushing our music culture forward.

Leading professionals at the forefront of the electronic music landscape dissect essential ideas, forward-thinking visions, pressing concerns & opportunities. They not only inspire, but challenge and improve the ideas of the lab participants through a week of talks, workshops, shows and panels.

Lab participants should have an intrinsic ambition to positively shape the world of music with their project. They're DIY music activists, young entrepreneurs who want to be challenged and inspired to do better.

Coaches & Guests

Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson

Frankie Decaize Hutchinson is the co-founder of Brooklyn-based collective and booking agency Discwoman. An organization created in the hopes of building an electronic music landscape where they saw themselves reflected, and in only five years they've helped catalyse a significant transformation. Discwoman has grown into a global platform with a red-hot roster and events in over a dozen countries. Along the way they've galvanized electronic music media and the international festival circuit, not to mention local music scenes.

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Olaf Boswijk

It is fair to say that Amsterdam nightlife would look and sound very different without Olaf Boswijk. As music programmer and resident at Club 11 to the man who set up Trouw and then co-founded De School. Olaf brought a fresh underground sound and introduced many revered international artists to the city. As well, he nurtured plenty of local talents with residencies at the club, thereby helping to create a real worldwide buzz around electronic music in Amsterdam that is still going strong today.

Olaf Olaf

Belgian born and Berlin-based DJ, Luz is the founder of Room 4 Resistance - a queer femme forward collective focused on community-building and creating safer space & visibility for underrepresented artists in dance music. R4R runs parties and promotes women, gender queers, non-binaries, trans, black and POC artists - to explore the political dimensions of the dance floor and create bridges between different communities.

In addition to their training as a film director, Luz has been deeply involved in the electronic music scene for over a decade, first as a promoter in her native Belgium and later working for different labels and booking agencies in Berlin.

Luz Luz

As one the most important tastemakers Europe has to offer, and affiliated with labels Brownswood, Blue Note, !K7 Records, Stones Throw and Jazzy Sport, this bearded early riser is consistently a couple steps ahead of your average early adopter. Lefto doesn't wait for the next thing to land on his lap, he actively seeks it out. LeFtO regularly blesses sound systems from Tokyo to Seoul and Singapore to New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. As a worldwide traveller Lefto understands the impact of music culture on a city and its DNA.

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Nick Ramoudt

Nick Ramoudt, long-time managing director of the legendary nightclub Fuse, recently celebrated the 25th birthday of Belgium's premier techno destination. With a fourth of a century down the line, the Belgian institute can look back on a rich history.

Yoann Janssens

Culte Agency is a young, independent agency based in Brussels representing a wide range of artists. They nurture their careers, help them grow and plan accordingly. Culte plays a vital role in the emerging Belgian electronic scene. Yoann Janssens is not only an experienced producer, event promoter and label owner. He's also the founder of Culte Agency.

Nicholas Lewis

Nicholas Lewis founded The Word Magazine in 2007, running the independent arts, culture and music magazine for 10 years before bringing it to a close in March 2019. He has since been focusing his energies on The Word Radio, a streaming and content platform dedicated to harnessing the untapped power of Belgium’s often-overlooked and disparate music scenes. 

Gilke Vanuytsel

Gilke Vanuytsel is a music programmer at the Brussels Beursschouwburg. At her concerts and club nights - which often merge seamlessly - you will find local talent as well as international acts. Local collectives are able to contribute considerably as co-curators. Together with Beursschouwburg, Gilke is also one of the driving forces behind 24hBrussels, a brand new platform that stimulates dialogue between residents, urban policy and nightlife.



Enrollment Fee

100 euro


You're expected to arrange your own in and outbound transport to the lab location, Vilvoorde. All (local) transport during the class will be taken care of.


Your enrollment fee includes accommodation, you might be asked to bring certain necessities such as a sleeping bag or sheets. More info will follow soon.


Your enrollment fee includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.


10th of July until 14th of July.


All talks and workshops will be in English.


You’ll be 16 people (X/Y/Z) both local, national and international.


Your birthday should be on or before September 1, 2000.

Applications are closed

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Application deadline: May 29 00:00.