DJ style: “Melodic house/deep house/electro-house.”
Best known for: “Good vibes.” Fave tune of 2018: “Chris Lake ‘Turn Off The Lights’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “San Holo.”
Rocketing into the Top 100 last year at No.26, Belgium’s Felix De Laet has enjoyed an equally rocketing career trajectory since he broke into the big-time with his breakthrough 2014 smash, ‘Are You With Me’. Establishing a partnership with Armin van Buuren’s iconic Armada camp, where he dropped his ‘Less Is More’ album a few years later, Felix says the biggest development this year was his live debut at his country’s Tomorrowland festival.
“This year has been really big for me,” he tells DJ Mag. “I’ve been working hard on my very first live show, which involved no DJ gear on the stage at all! The debut at Tomorrowland was 100% the highlight of my summer. Other than that, I’m finishing my second album, which will be a little bit more electronic than the first one, though it’s still rocking those melodies I usually work on.”
Additionally, Felix points to the launch of his Found Frequencies label as a highlight, and supporting upcoming acts like Two Pauz, Mordkey & Mastrovita and Petit Navire. “I can’t wait to show everybody what’s coming up next!”
Words: ANGUS PATERSON