'Echt' means ‘vrai de vrai’ - ‘true’ or ‘real’ in brusseleir, even though none of the members of the band are originally from Brussels – bassist Federico Pecoraro is from Italy, keyboardist Dorian Dumont is from France and drummer Martin Méreau and guitarist Florent Jeunieaux are both from Mons. They are each individually accomplished musicians, playing jazz, hip-hop, rock or pop with many artist around the world.
ECHT! is an instrumental, futuristic four-piece band inspired by the concepts absorbed in electronic music and musical production. Since 2017 they have crystalized their innovative style and sound on the Brussels scene. Together with their friends Commander Spoon, they collaborated with the new generation of Belgian rappers for Niveau4XXL (Couleur Café 2019). A few months later, ECHT! 's debut EP 'DOUF' was released on Sdban Ultra. Tracks were aired on major radio shows by Lefto & Gilles Peterson. During the strange year of 2020, the band was awarded #3 by Redbull Elektropedia Awards on the "Fresh On the Scene" category and their EP 'DOUF' got nominated for "Best EP". 2021 started strong with ECHT! 's new concept : the BREWmixes. The first one was played by Lefto on Kiosk Radio (BXL), Worldwide FM (London) & The Lot Radio (NYC); n°2 was highlighted by Studio Brussel. But the best is yet to come... first album drops in few months!
ECHT! is known for its explosive live performances. Inspired by the DJ set format, the band proceeds from beat to beat, exploring transitions' detour, building a non-stop ascension.
"Une messe musicale dont on ne sort pas indemne" (RTBF)
"Live potential : 5/5" (Jazz Revelations)
"The groep speelde zo strak en volmaakt dat we, als we onze ogen zouden sluiten, ons bij een dj-set zouden wanen" (Knack Focus)