We suddenly got a call from Gill from AK Culture. He asked how we felt about interviewing The Opposites. The students of Leuven would be welcomed with performances by Safi & Spreej, DJ Dysfunctional and of course The Opposites. Completely stunned and slightly nervous we started preparing some questions.
‘When I think of Belgians I always think of Kickers. I used to have neighbors with Belgian family and every time they came to visit, they were wearing Kickers shoes.’ Before we realized it, the interview started. Their answer to the question what identifies their style was ‘the duoscarf’ and they wrapped themselves together in a black and white Ikea blanket that was lying around. It’s obvious that Big Two and Willem De Bruin love a good joke and they love to share these pranks on Social Media. ‘Our openness to our fans comes naturally. But like in our videos, you only get to see a part of our life. We base the clips on our life experiences, but of course with a certain artistic freedom.’ Even tough they do not follow any fashion blogs, they jokingly call themselves fashionista’s. ‘But our matching Nikes were pure coincidence!’ they assure us.
In a flash the interview was over. After the obligatory Instagramshots, Bram got free game to shot the duo backstage, only a few minutes before they got on stage. That’s where they showed us why for years thay have been one on the most influential hip hop bands of the lowlands. With hits as Broodje Bakpao and Thunder they are bringing back Thunderdome and we are happy about this. The Nineties are officially back!