Fuse DJ and techno producer Downside is rapidly making a name for himself in the techno scene. He is no newcomer to the Brussels underground, putting out music and organizing parties for the better part of a decade.
For some historical context, Downside is a Brussels native with Bulgarian roots. A decade ago he was already out, raving and playing at parties. On his days off, you could find him delving into audio engineering, obsessing over kick drums, compressors, recreating his favorite tracks from scratch. He kept at this for years, and then started organizing his own events in Congres Station of Brussels, and saw some of his original tracks released on German labels. His consistent output and activity led him into the Fuse family, first as an audio engineer, then as a DJ, which puts him right at the heart of the future direction of techno. Downside has now shared decks with the musical giants of our time, including Tale of Us, Christian Löffler, Âme, Rodhad and the list really does go on and on.
In his own sets Downside combines dark techno and house timbres with the warmth and melody that you’ll hear in deep house, but with a precise, underground vibe. You’ll hear his own tracks, blended with exactly what the audience needs, a skill perfected by deep experience as a DJ and sound engineer in Belgium’s most iconic music institute.
He will continue to compose originals, with a steady schedule of releases ahead of him, complemented with a packed performance calendar. Those in the know would be wise to keep an eye on Downside.