"10:30 pm, in the middle of the summer heat, in the corner of a bar set up in the yard of a disused factory, I sip the local IPA with some friends. A DJ plays music that brings me out of my torpor. It's organic, it's live. It reminds me of jazz but with a very electro tone. I get up to get closer to the speakers, tapping the tempo with my fingertips on the wet glass. A fusion of trance-like beats and more daring improvisations. It reminds me of the time I found this mysterious compilation of beatmakers in a small vinyl shop in Berlin... "
This new label from Brussels is the realization of a common dream of drummer Antoine Pierre and manager Paméla Malempré: to develop a creation and distribution platform dedicated to current music related to jazz. Beats, jazz, electro sounds, acoustic instruments, improvisation, trance...
Shapes no Frame also aims to create a vibrant community of musicians who fit into this network of independent and alternative music, and in the philosophy of the label: shapes, but no frame.
Thanks to the confidence of Damien Waselle, the artistic director of [PIAS] Belgium, the label can now officially be born in collaboration with their international distribution.
"It has been a long time since [PIAS] hoped to work with the talented Antoine Pierre, prodigious drummer and hidden treasure of the kingdom. By offering him the services of INTEGRAL in the launch of his own label, Shapes No Frame, it is now done and promises great musical moments. ".
Damien Waselle, Artistic Director of [PIAS] Belgium.