KOLOMBO: Dues Paid!

When it comes to electronic dance music coming out of Belgium these days, names such as Dimirti Vegas and Like Mike, Netsky, Lost Frequencies, Yves V and Charlotte de Witte come to mind, especially with all the worldwide and regular headline media coverage I read through on social media and other outlets. Those artists are with out a doubt, well deserving of the support they receive and their PR Firms deserve credit. However, there is one overlooked Belgian DJ/producer that has certainly paid his dues that deserves some editorial space and coverage. That DJ/producer is Olivier Grégoire, known nowadays as Kolombo.

Work ethic, consistency, and spirit of open-minded creativity have been said to be the key ingredients for his success so far, and will all but guarantee his future as burning brightly for many years to come. This statement stands tall as Olivier’s peers, colleagues and outlets describe him as being a master of modern productions in the house music tradition. His discography is extensive and proves it through dozens of high-profile rHouse and Disco inflected eleases for Diynamic, Noir Music, Turbo, Kompakt and Dirtybird, the last of which is the home of Kolombo’s summer 2018 banger “It’s Getting Hot.” Additionally, you can find several releases on his imprint, LouLou Records, many of which are very recent.

Over the years, Grégoire also has been a contributing member of fellow Belgian artist Geoffroy Mugwamp’s outfit-Mugwamp, turning out several releases on Kompakt, Suara Music, Cocoon, !K7, and International Feel among others

Kolombo’s past travel itinerary include stops at Tomorrowland, all over the U.S.A., Russia, Australia, Berlin and South America You catch Olivier’live sets at upcoming tour stops in Brazil on December 30, January 2nd and January 12th and on January 26 at Proride Live Tour in France. Be on the lookout for new releases from Kolombo via Warung Recordings and Dirtybird in 2019.

If I were to add more words to the statement “Kolombo’s work ethic, consistency, and spirit of open-minded creativity have been the key ingredients for his success so far, and they all but guarantee his future will burn brightly for many years to come,” it would be: A Dazzling and uber-talented music producer deserving of wider exposure.

—Joseph Arthur

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