Outside the Bigmac

Along with Dirty Feetz we’re starting this new Festival at Panke in Berlin. It will mots likely happen every six month

« Rents are rising – Freaks have to leave – Berlin is dying. Everyday it looks more and more like the same city you see in Bangkok, New York, London, Paris or Liverpool

Everyday it looks more and more like a BigMac

Celebrate the carnaval! the outsiders, the unadapted, the different! Ambition, has to die! «  

Zero Carbon Records first tour

Thanks for this Glorious Tour! We will be back in 2024, Sylvain and myself again but also Julian Sartorius in spring!

Here are some reviews :



Playback : The campfire remix

– Here –

a brand new campfire remix of my track PLAYBACK that features this absolutely fantastic compilation “Hope for her future” by the Underground Institute in collaboration with the Afghan Women’s Association

The compilation’s aim is to collect funds and raise awareness for the current situation of girls in Afghanistan – with the new restrictions on education set by the Taliban; currently schools are only open for female students up to the 6th grade.

Find Manu’s latest Playback among a bunch of terrific tracks by : Xiuxiu, Felix Kubin, Ka Baird, Les Trucs, Gudrun Gut to name a few Here

Zero Carbon Records

Keep the shape Louis !

With French composer Sylvain Chauveau, we‘re now launching an impossible label : Zero Carbon Records.

The beauty of Zero Carbon for a label founder is that it makes recording and record manufacturing impossible.

Fortunately, our born-failure label already found a reconversion in sport and scout guitars.

We will now deliver you those impossible-to-record new music as 100% acoustic show  (zero amplification) carried from city to city biking.

Sylvain and I will be experimenting a first tour of that kind next spring before we hopefully send more people on the road (for example Julian Sartorius) in 2024! (get in touch if interested).

2023 Spring Tour Route
May28 GENT (BE) (60 km) concert Trefpunt 
May30 MOUSCRON (BE) (60 km)  concert La faune
May31 LILLE (FR) (32 km)
June1 LILLE(FR) résidence Avant Post
June2 LILLE (FR) résidence Avant Post
June3 LILLE (FR) concert La maison folie
June4 TOURNAI (BE) concert Silex (26 km) 
June5 MONS (BE) (54 km)  FREE!
June6 CHARLEROI (BE) (57 km) FREE! 
June7 NAMUR (BE). (43 km)  FREE!
June8 HUY (BE)  (33 km)  FREE!
June9 LIEGE (BE) (33 km) concerts (org D’Une certaine Gaieté)
June11 MAASTRICHT (NL) (34 km) concert Lutherse Kerk 
June12 HASSELT (BE) (31 km) Home concert
June13 LEUVEN (BE) (52 km)   FREE! 
June14 BRUSSELS (BE) (29 km)  concert Brass

Pizza Penkova

We are delighted to reveal this first recorded collaboration between Carl (les hommes boites, Facteur cheval) and Manu



February Newsletter

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It’s my Birthday

Check it here

Underground Institute Mixes and Interviews


Check this 1 hour mix I made on REBOOT.FM featuring only music from artists who performed at our festival

With Mary Ocher we were also on SAMEHEADS Radio

Interview with Cedrik Fermont

Interview with Tomas Nochteff (Mueran Humanos)

Underground Institute Festival


Look at this line up! With Mary Ocher in collaboration with amSTART we’ve curated a 3 days festival in Berlin.
Supported by Musikfonds.
Artwork by Till Sperrle.

Lecture : The eclectic music of Garrett List from New York Postmodernisme to The Pousseur’years of the Liège’s Conservatoire


I gave a lecture at the Royal Conservatoire de Liège around Garrett List music and thes postmodern composer generation ( Rzewski, Braxton, Lacy)



À une époque où les nouvelles musiques naissent naturellement hybrides, se replonger dans celle de Garrett List et ses contemporains semble plus que jamais pertinent. Cette conférence autour de la musique du compositeur états-unien également professeur au Conservatoire de Liège, tentera de nous guider à travers l’approche musicale de List et sa génération, de sa genèse à sa transmission. Nous partirons d’abord du New York des années 70 où les musiciens arrivés après John Cage et le Be-bop (Braxton, Lacy, Rzewski, Bley et List) cherchent une voix nouvelle en mélangeant le jazz, la musique classique, pop et électronique. Puis à Liège dans les années 80 où le CRLG, refaçonné par Henri Pousseur, devient un lieu unique en Europe d’expérimentation et d’éclectisme marquant la musique belge pendant plusieurs générations.