Get to know Siege
Belgium has long punched above its modest size in the world of electronic music. From its trail-blazing 90s rave-days to giving birth to the world-conquering Tomorrowland. Now rising star Siege can add his name to the influential acts that Belgium has gifted the world. His techy take on house music graced labels from Toolroom and Saved records to Yousef’s Circus, Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave, and Adam Beyer’s Truesoul.
Raised in Hasselt, outside of Belgium’s best-known clubbing centers, Siege is a beacon for the power of focus and self-determination. Hie bought his first vinyl turntables before he was old enough to go to a club. So, he listened to mixes on the internet and used this knowledge to buy the hottest records of the moment. It was after playing his first major gigs just a year or two later, however, that he realised he wanted to similarly inspire others by producing his own tracks. Siege is a self-taught DJ by his own dedication and the help of Future Music Magazine. This resulted in his first-ever remix being stopped just shy of the Beatport House Top Ten. Siege’s assured his reputation!
A skyrocketing career
It was Defected who passed his breakthrough track ‘Crunk’ to Azuli, vocalist Eeva re-singing the hook to Mary J Blige’s classic ‘Family Affair’. This started an ascent that has made his releases a standard for DJs like Claptone, Mark Knight Carl Cox, and Camelphat. Even to the BBC Radio One family of Pete Tong, Danny Howard, Annie Mac, and Monki. Siege continuously evolves his sound. His latest productions have headed in a slightly darker direction. This resulted in support from Adam Beyer, Yousef, Alan Fitzpatrick, Hot Since 82, and Nic Fanciulli. The latter of which was so enamored with Siege’s sound that he signed the two-track Motion EP to his label Saved in summer 2019.