Felix Safran De Laet, better known as Lost Frequencies, grew up in the fertile valleys of Belgium. The western European country is historically known for its Flemish renaissance architecture, but has proven to provide euphonious exports such as Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Jacques Brel, Stromae, and now it is the turn of Lost Frequencies. Apart from his home-country, the young mixologist can also add the UK, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Spain and Switzerland to the mix of countries in which he’s hit No. 1, mainly with his debut single “Are You With Me“, a deep-house remake of Easton Corbin’s similarly titled country hit, and then backed it up with a massively successful original called “Reality“.
These days, instead of creating songs in his room, Lost Frequencies is presiding sets at some of the hottest cities on the sphere. At the recently held Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the 22-year DJ included those tracks in his killer set in the Sahara Tent on Day 2 of Coachella (April 16).
Speaking to idolator.com in a Q&A speaks of how he got the moniker, and his hits “Are You With Me” and “Reality”.
Did you include anything new in your set at Coachella?
I played my new single, which is coming out next month. I played a remix of it that I made a bit harder but it has all the vocals and all the melodies, the catchy stuff.
What’s it called?
It’s called “Beautiful Life.”
Who is the vocalist on that one?
It’s an unknown guy. I like to work with them so it’s more about the music and not about the names. That’s really cool. I already tried the song out in some clubs. I try every track by I play it. However, I got sent one track this morning and it was really good. I played it today and it was nice. It got a really good reception.
How did you get the idea to remix “Are You With Me”?
I always wanted to do a remix with just a guitar. You know, really pure. I was looking for a track to remix and I didn’t find it and then I stopped looking and, you know, I found it. I heard the original version of Easton Corbin and I was like, “Oh, this is really cool. I like it!” So, I downloaded the track and made a remix of it and put it on SoundCloud. The label found it and signed me. We got another guy to sing it and it went crazy in the charts.
Did Easton ever contact you?
Yeah I got an email and they told me they really liked my version, they were really happy with it. So I’m really happy they liked it because it means a lot to me.
The way you came up with your name is really interesting.
Yes, I was making remixes of old songs, old songs that weren’t available digitally. So they were ‘lost frequencies’. I did that today as well.
How did you get into dance music?
In Europe, a lot of people get into dance really young. So when I got a computer, I was like okay I want to make music. It made sense that I would make this music. For me there wasn’t really other kind of music. A lot of people doing it right now. It’s just a good time to be behind the computer, making beats.
Listen to Lost Frequencies’ remix “Eagle Eyes” which features in Nexus Radio’s Dance Top 150 chart, April 18 2016.