It’s been a crazy decade for the Glimmers. It all started when they created Eskimo Recordings way back in 1999, a label that now hosts big shot names like Lindstrom & Prins Thomas and future disko kings Aeroplane. On that label the Glimmers released several projects and mix albums. The press loved everyone of them. ‘Serie Noire : Dark Pop and New Beat’ (2002) was probably the most innovative one they ever did so far, and it gave The Glimmer Twins their well deserved breakthrough in the international DJ scene. ‘Serie Noire’ ended up as number two in that years list of ‘Best Compilations’ in Jockey Slut magazine (R.I.P.).
In 2004 they shortened their name into ‘The Glimmers’ for various reasons and they released their highly acclaimed ‘Remixed, Re-edited and F*cked Up’ mix album for Eskimo Recordings. DJ Kicks (2005) in the famous series for !K7 Records followed, and a year later they mixed ‘Fabric Live 31’ (2006) in the amazing series runned by London’s hot spot Fabric.
Their amalgamation of new-beat-funk-dub-house-techno-party-hip-hop-electro-new-wave-edgy-post-punk-disco-rock and a bit of pop was a revelation to those bored of linear mix albums. It became their trademark and according to DJ Magazine, ..The Glimmers are the most adventurous DJ duo in the world !
Remixes have been made for Grace Jones, MGMT, Bloc Party, The Killers, New Order, Roxy Music, Isolee, Phoenix, Munk, Pop Del Arte, Snow Patrol, Soulwax, Calvin Harris, Shirley Bassey, Junkie Xl, The Chemical Brothers, Doves, Moby and Phenomenal Hand Clap Band. A lot of those remixes were released successfully and a few of them never saw the daylight officially.
‘The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi’ (2008) is a collection of tracks made together with a.o. Freeform Five, Princess Superstar, Baby G., Ray Mang, Prins Thomas, CJ Bolland.. Some of these tracks had a life before on their vinyl imprint Diskimo Records and some have been re- recorded or remixed especially for the ‘Gee Gee Fazzi’ albums. Being totally independent, not signed to any record label, the Glimmers decided to do something different with this album. They thought that it was time to give something back to the audience that always came to party and supported them for all those years. In collaboration with the promoters and club owners where they have been working with during all those years, they made it possible to give the album away for free to everyone who came to a Glimmers show. This was new in clubland, never seen before, and a huge success! Over 55,000 CD’s have been distributed by the Glimmers in more then 55 cities all over the world, and this without any sponsor, and without the help of any record company.
‘The Glimmers Are Gee Gee Fazzi Part II’ (2008) which was at first only available with DJ Magazine as the covermount CD with their April issue of that year, had a second life as The Glimmers decided to press and distribute 10,000 copies themselves for the last leg of their ‘Gee Gee Fazzi’ world tour.
‘The Glimmers Present Disko Drunkards’ (2009) is their first proper artist album, recorded with some of Belgium’s finest musicians. Real drums, a live bass, proper synths and crazy vocals all recorded and produced by the Glimmers in their unique style. Again DJ Magazine was so kind to distribute the album exclusively and for free with their May issue, then the album got released exclusively in Japan on July 22nd with Hostess Entertainment and since November 27th the Glimmers made the album available as CD and digital download for the rest of the world.
‘Whomp That Sucker!’ (2010) will be released in September and is pure dance floor madness. As the Glimmers describe it ..“This time there are no musicians involved. Nothing is recorded live, all the music here is sampled, ripped, stolen and abused.. No guest appearances, no pop or rock stars on vocals, no hypes. This time we only serve second hand discoid beats, analogue synths, bleeps, bass and FX and a few gimmicks here and there.. All coming soon to a download portal near you.. And for all you old school people who still care a vinyl edition will be pressed and a mixed CD will be available as well.”