On the 6th of May, Lost Frequencies started his summer tour in the Ancienne Belgique. The sold out kick-off concert was praised by various journalists and reviewers for both the music and set design. Supported by a strong visual concept, Lost Frequencies’ performance set the AB on fire, something the doesn’t happen often with DJ sets. The reason? Felix De Laet is one of the few Belgian artists to be popular in Flanders, Brussels and the Walloon region at the same time. Tickets were sold out in record time. The AB was clearly the ideal point of departure before heading off to a series of festivals in Belgium and abroad.
Whether in a concert hall of a festival (such as recent performances at Rock Werchter, Lokerse Feesten, Brussels Summer Festival, …), the young man toured with the easily recognisable design of the Backwall and DJ booth. LED strips, beams, stroboscopes, blinders and video screens were assembled with one goal: to support the music in all of its facets. To be able to use the same Backwall concept on the existing stage of every festival, the production had to adapt and modify the matrix in function of each venue. Criteria like weight, dimensions and construction time were essential in deciding what to include in the audiovisual set.
Lighting designer Mario Hofman was looking for compact yet performant equipment that was easy to mount. He explains: “I chose the PRG Icon Beam because its powerful output could easily outshine the LED and Video. Additionally, the Icon Beam was an important part of the dynamism of the concept.”
As far as video was concerned, Mario chose to work with the PLED206E 6mm LED panels, which are especially lightweight. “For a tourset, construction time is an increasingly important parameter. Frequently, the weight is also a limiting factor since our set is always something extra, in addition to the set that’s already present. Because of that, we chose a lightweight panel that was quick to mount. For the view of the matrix, it was also important to choose a square panel that supported the total concept.”
And the concept worked like a charm! The day after the performance in the AB, De Morgen wrote: “A powerful light show that could guarantee temporary blindness or provoke an epileptic attack and a backdrop that further stretches the meaning of the phrase ‘cutting edge technology’!”
In the autumn, Lost Frequencies releases his first album and continues to tour festivals, clubs and concerts in Belgium and abroad, joined by the PRG teams.
PRG Account Manager: Rik Henneco
Production manager: Jan Herinckx
Lighting designer/operator: Mario Hofman
Lighting operator: Leon Driesen / Kasper Iseger
Video operator/content: Prismax/Joris Corthout