Dans Dans is the unique musical collective featuring Bert Dockx (Flying Horseman, Ottla), Frederic Jacques (Lyenn and until recently bassist for Mark Lanegan) and Steven Cassiers(Dez Mona). Since their debut in 2012, this trio has surprised the world with music that cannot be categorised: instrumental, atmospheric, compelling, refined and wild.
Having already released four albums (Dans Dans, I/I, 3 and Sand), two live registrations (a 10 inch and a cassette) and memorable concerts at North Sea Jazz, Cactusfestival, Gent Jazz, Pukkelpop, Jazz Middelheid, etc., the group continued to expand its musical universe tirelessly with its fifth studio album Zink.
They have proven once again that they are one of the most intriguing bands from Belgium and beyond. This is no fusion, no rock or jazz or ambient. It is the sound of the searching, intuitive human; of a timeless, mysterious dream; of the heart, the belly and the soul.
London saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael (SEED Ensemble, Theon Cross, Neue Grafik Ensemble, Joe Armon-Jones, etc.) was noticed by Shabaka Hutchings (The Comet Is Coming, Sons of Kemet, Shabaka and the Ancestors) in 2019. He invited her to record her first album The River Doesn’t Like Strangers with the label Native Rebel Recordings. This album shows all of her talents, with the interplay and chemistry of these natural-born musicians evoking the image of the Rio Grande River: playful, unpredictable and masterful.