The Belgian hip hop scene is growing and flourishing like never before. Antwerp-based duo blackwave. are part of a new generation of young rappers who are dominating playlists online and performing live at ever-larger venues. Producer Willem Ardui and MC Jaywalker broke through in 2017 with their debut EP Mic Check. The EP’s hit singles, like Flow and BIG Dreams, perfectly showcase the duo’s love of old-school hip hop with a steamy, irresistible groove. A year later they had their biggest success to date with the song Elusive that was streamed almost five million times on Spotify and for weeks stayed at the top of the famous Belgian chart De Afrekening. At the festival blackwave. will be supported on stage by their band bursting with jazz musicians. The audience will be treated to a rock-solid, diverse show with a captivating yet laid-back vibe that was the hallmark of stars like D’Angelo and Mos Def back in the 1990s.