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Here you'll find a list of articles about New Beat, as they were featured in several different magazines. These are being offered at this site because so many years after their original press release they are almost impossible to find. Please be aware they are only featured here for informational purposes and that for all articles the original copyright of the author remains unchanged. It is recommended strongly they are not used for any commercial means whatsoever. As far as it was possible the origin and original author of each article have been mentioned.

All texts appear in their original state and were unaltered before they were added to this site. Dutch articles were translated into English by the webmaster, grammatical and other errors are always possible. Any personal comment by yours truly can be found between the characters "<" and ">".
Also no guarantee is offered on the truthfulness of the information provided in the featured articles. In a lot of these articles the personal opinion of the original author is very apparent and because of that the article might be slightly subjective. Nevertheless we hope these articles can help you with your "quest" for New Beat information :-)


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  • Article: New Beat - This is Belgian (intro not included)
  • Author: Wilhelm Sonst / Photo: Alain De Stoop
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 29 - Nov. 1988
  • About: general introduction to New Beat and its history
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  • Article: New Beat: beyond the shame
  • Author: Guido Van den Troost
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 31 - Feb. 1989
  • About: the producers of New Beat songs lay down their masks and say what it's all about
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  • Article: "New Beat Lexicon"
  • Author: Guido Van den Troost
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 31 - Feb. 1989
  • About: an alphabetical overview of all important names in the New Beat world
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  • Article: Steve Murphy interview
  • Author: Wilhelm Sonst
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 32 - Mar. 1989
  • About: a chat with DJ Steve Murphy, producer of the "Dit Is Belgisch" mixes
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  • Article: New Beat: Chronicle of a London Winter
  • Author: Frédéric Penders
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 33 - Apr. 1989
  • About: what New Beat was doing in foreign countries, more specifically Great-Britain
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  • Article: Several short articles
  • Author: Jan Landuydt
  • Origin: the "Banzaï"-column in different Fabiola magazines
  • About: some New Beat releases during a few months
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  • Article: New Beat: Amen and The End ! (Where is Mieke Spruyt at ?)
  • Author: Spruyt Jozef (pseudonym used by PDW ? <initials of one of the magazine's writers>)
  • Origin: HUMO magazine / early Nov. 1988 (exact issue unknown)
  • About: This article is constructed as a reader's letter directed to the magazine, in which a gentleman of 54 tells about his adventures while searching for his daughter in the Belgian club life. According to the webmaster still entertaining and informative, while New Beat is getting completely "killed" by the author. However almost everybody who gets mentioned in the "letter" gets his/her turn. Hopefully the same thing won't happen to me because of this website :-)
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  • Article: Philadelphia Five interview
  • Author: Wilhelm Sonst
  • Origin: Fabiola magazine, issue 30 - Dec. 1988/Jan. 1989
  • About: information about and a short chat with this duo
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  • Article: Interview with B-Art (Dutch only)
  • Author: ?
  • Origin: Joepie magazine?
  • About: Interview with the band B-Art regarding their link with New Beat (JPG scan)
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  • Article: A New Beat Primer
  • Author: Richard Noise, a.k.a. Richard Norris
  • Origin: NME, issue of December 3, 1988
  • About: background information about some New Beat artists
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