Things kick off in summer 2013, when Bart and Sam literally visit a different festival every week and instead of hanging out at the main stage they're enjoying the smaller stages. This is where their idea of becoming Mr. Belt & Wezol is born. Since then, they’ve bonded over their love for dance music by raving away to UK and deep house music at festivals and by producing music of their own.
It's a unique sound that arises, steeped in classic house vibes, and perhaps best portrayed with their first joint track, 'Homeless', released in 2013. Made by Sam, the duo's fixed producer, the tune launches Mr. Belt & Wezol as innovators in creating light-hearted dance tunes.
Though the two are influenced by house music of the 80s and 90s they reject the idea of taking DJing too seriously and choose to formulate their tracks around the structure of standard pop songs. In doing so, they have carved out a new space for themselves within the EDM community which has landed them recognition from Tie?sto who was wowed by the duo’s melodic bootleg of Drake’s 'Too Much'.
According to the duo, “most people think of loud hardstyle kicks when they hear the term EDM, that’s a shame because there’s so much more to discover”.