Frank De Wulf

Frank De Wulf

Real Name:
Frank Jozef De Wulf
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One of the pioneers of the belgian new beat and techno scene. De Wulf started in music around 1986 as a DJ/programmer for several local pirate radio stations in the area of Gent. He was mainly interested in music with a strong rhythmical content: new wave funk, electro, European and American experimental post-punk. Not just contenting himself with lining up tracks and commenting on them as radio makers in those days did, he made his own mixes and created a particular live atmosphere during his programmes.
From radio it was just a small step to DJ'ing in clubs, and by doing that Frank became intrigued by the process of making music. Captured by the early spirit of the new beat movement, his desire to gain more creative possibilities made him swap his turntables for a synthesizer and a sampler, and in this modest home studio environment he started to compose his own material and to remix existing tracks.
First public proof of his talents as a musician and a producer was the 12-inch "Acid Rock", which instantly became an underground hit and over the years developed into one of the classics of the first European Dance wave. But De Wulf's big breakthrough came with The B-Sides (2) series (on Music Man Records), a stylish cocktail of beats and pieces, peculiar atmospherics and citations from international Dance highlights. All four volumes charted in several European countries and reigned over dance floors on the continent as well as in the States. The B-Sides vested De Wulf's name as key figure in the neo-beat wave, and in no time he found himself travelling throughout the global Dance village to DJ, to remix for artists as diverse as Erasure, N-Joi, Jam & Spoon, Orb and The Shamen and to promote his own material.
He later released an impressive body of work on his own labels H.P.F., Tribal Sun, Mikki House, Two Thumbs and Growth, compiled the CD "Missing Links" (a collection of his favourite tracks by other artists mixed with his own) and did production work for others. As an artist he continued to grow, incorporating Trance and ambient elements in his avant-Dance music.
He left the music scene at the end of the nineties and explores now the world of multimedia. He has his own multimedia company called "GRID".
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Frank De Wulf Discography

Singles & EPs

MMI 8938 De Wulf Frank* D.W.F. Mix (Volume 1) (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 8938 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MMI 8941 Kris Kastaar / Frank De Wulf Kris Kastaar / Frank De Wulf - KK Mix Volume One / Compression(12", P/Mixed) Music Man Records MMI 8941 Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
MMI 9023 Frank De Wulf D.W.F. Mix 2 / B-Sides Mix (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9023 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9008 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Three (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9008 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9004 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Two Music Man Records MMI 9004 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9011 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Remixed (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9011 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9001 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume One Music Man Records MMI 9001 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
TCB 1236 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Vol. II & III(12") H.P.F. TCB 1236 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9024 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume IV (Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9024 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
MMI 9332 De Wulf Frank* Beyond The B-Sides (EP, Maxi) Music Man Records MMI 9332 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
HPF 917 Frank De Wulf Wishflower(12") Mikki House HPF 917 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
TTR 1007 Frank De Wulf People In Motion (Maxi) Two Thumbs TTR 1007 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
TTR 1017A, ttr 1017a Frank De Wulf People In Motion II Two Thumbs TTR 1017A, ttr 1017a Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
RS 94053 Frank De Wulf vs. T-Quest Frank De Wulf vs. T-Quest - Play(12") R & S Records RS 94053 Belgium 1994 Sell This Version
HHPRO003 Frank De Wulf / Hardfloor Frank De Wulf / Hardfloor - Dark Hearts 2(12", Ltd, Promo, Smplr, W/Lbl) Harthouse HHPRO003 UK 1995 Sell This Version
HHUK 003 Frank De Wulf Drums In A Grip Harthouse, Harthouse HHUK 003 UK 1996 Sell This Version
GEN 020 Frank De Wulf Spinal Tap Generations GEN 020 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
DRDLTD003 Frank De Wulf / DJ HMC Frank De Wulf / DJ HMC - People In Motion / Life Support Systems(12", EP, Ltd) Darkroom Dubs DRDLTD003 UK 2011 Sell This Version

Compilations

MMI 9005 De Wulf Frank* The B-Sides Volume One And Two(CD, Comp) Music Man Records MMI 9005 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
HPF 909 Frank De Wulf The First 3 Years(CD, P/Mixed, Comp) Mikki House HPF 909 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

BSIDES 001 Frank De Wulf The B-Sides Volume Five(6xFile, MP3, 320) B-Sides (2) BSIDES 001 Belgium 2010
DRDLTD003 Frank De Wulf / DJ HMC Frank De Wulf / DJ HMC - People In Motion / Life Support Systems (2xFile, MP3, Ltd, 320) Darkroom Dubs DRDLTD003 UK 2011

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tangee

tangee

January 14, 2016
The Mighty Frank De Wulf..So many quality tracks produced..Magic Orchestra and The Tape being huge.
Livysound

Livysound

January 3, 2015
Without doubt the best DJ i have ever heard! Track down the two Eclipse tapes from the early 90s and I can guarantee you will be transported back to the dizzy heights of Rave.

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