DJ style: “Melodic house.”
Best known for: “‘Where Are You Now’, ‘Are You With Me’, ‘Reality’.”
Fave tune of 2022: “Dom Dolla ‘Miracle Maker’.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Melsen.”
Since breaking out eight years ago with his tropical house hit 'Are You With Me’, Lost Frequencies, aka Felix De Laet, has had a meteoric rise. The Belgian star has released multiple chart-topping tunes, lapped the globe, launched his label Found Frequencies, and even designed his own premium bottled spirit, Ocus Gin.
Having curated and built his Treehouse Studio in 2020 alongside audio supplier AMPTEC, the work has clearly paid off. This year marked the first series of Lost Frequencies Live shows, where he worked with a more interdisciplinary method. Using a Roland Ax Edge keytar, a DJ TechTools Midi Fighter, a Roland Pro 61-key MIDI controller, and collaborating on stage with guitarists, drummers and singers, the live shows highlighted Felix's explorative approach. Felix now uses a mammoth amount of hardware in the studio too, and the next Lost Frequencies album is in the works.
Although he's a celebrated artist worldwide with millions of fans, Felix remains as down-to-earth as ever — one of the many reasons behind his staggering success.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
“Netsky at the Lost Frequencies & Friends stage at Tomorrowland during the second weekend. It was very different from what I do, but still very melodic. I had a blast!”
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year?
“Live is Beautiful in Las Vegas. What a vibe!"
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?
“Three hours and 30 minutes.”
What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?
“Very intrigued to work on a Lexicon 480L reverb once. Otherwise would love a YAMAHA CS 80.”
What’s the last tune you bought?
“Supermode ‘Tell Me Why (MEDUZA Extended Remix)’.”
What’s the next big sound?
“Break / trance — uptempo music, 132bpm.”