Year-End Lists 2020

Year-End Lists 2020

Whoever thought that we wouldn't be able to make some proper year-end lists in 2020 has seriously underestimated us! Even though live concerts could be pretty much counted on one hand, music was everywhere and more important than ever. The music that got us through 2020? You can find it below, or listen to it immediately in our handy playlist.

/ DIETER SERMEUS — general coordinator

Music helps!
Arab Strap - The Turning of Our Bones (single)
Antoinette Lohmann - Der Habile Violiste
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
Aksak Maboul - Figures
Fake Indians - The Pest
Styrofoam - Political Songs
Thundercat - Dragonball Durag (single)
Nicolas Jaar - Telas
Working’s men club - John Cooper Clarke (single)
Youniss - Youniss
STUFF. - Cumulus (single)
Billy Nomates - Billy Nomates
Phoebe Bridgers - Kyoto (single)
De portables - Synth Maria / Spring Summer Turned into Winter
Holy Tongue - Holy Tongue (single)
Shlundee - Allgoodindahood (single)
David Numwami - Le Fisc de l'Amour (single)
Adrianne Lenker - songs
Coriky - Clean kill (single)
Hoffman - Ki Tu E (single)
Nnamdï - Brat
Pole - Fading
Soft Johnson - Plays Gitarrio
Vic Willems - Doemdenker / Wonderkind
Piper - Summer Breeze
Caribou - Never Come Back (single)
Schntzl - Catwalk
Jeff Parker - Suite for Max Brown
Sam Prekop - Comma
This is the kit - Off Off On
Jim O’Rourke & CM von Hauswolff - In, Demons, In!
2nd Grade - Hit to Hit
Krankk - Don’t Forget (single)
Willy Organ - Zoeken Naar Mezelf (single)
Milan W. - In Bloom
Kylie Minogue - Magic (single)
King Hannah -  Crème Brûlée (single)
Georgia - About Work The Dancefloor (single)
Domoor - Dans, Vogelschrikker, Dans! (single)
Fulco - Politiek (single)
Sam Gendel - Satin Doll
dj Aldolino - Strange love (single)
GRAINDELAVOIX - Gesualdo, Tenebrae ...

Verder genoten van Granvat ‘come on feet’, Tove Ditlevsen 'Kindertijd en 'Jeugd', Merlin Scheldrake ‘Verweven leven’, Jeroen Olyslaegers ‘Wildevrouw’, Stefan Zweig ‘Maria Stuart’... maar toch vooral veel honger naar de kunsten op podia, in musea, verdorven panden... Veel liefde ook voor het Trix team dat zich in niet al te evidente omstandigheden liet zien met geweldige projecten. Tot slot: lang leve de samenwerking met andere huizen, artiesten, vrijwilligers...

I also enjoyed Granvat 'come on feet', Tove Ditlevsen 'Kindertijd' en 'Jeugd', Merlin Scheldrake' Verweven leven', Jeroen Olyslaegers' Wildevrouw', Stefan Zweig 'Maria Stuart' ... but I especially missed art on stages, in museums, squatted buildings ... Lots of love for the Trix team that showed its strenghts in these circumstances by launching great projects. And finally: long live the collaborations with other cultural organisations, artists, volunteers ...

/ STIJN DE MULDER — stage coordinator

Best Records of 2020 (not in any particular order)
Backxwash - Stigmata EP
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure
Thurston Moore - By The Fire
Touché Amoré - Lament
Hum - Inlet
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Waxahatchee - St Cloud
Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song
Nordmann - In Velvet
Sex Swing - Type II
Clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 EP
FLOHIO - No Panic No Pain
Destroyer - Have We Met
Swamp Dogg - Sorry You Couldn't Make It
The Mountain Goats - Jordan Lake Sessions Vol 1 and 2


Best live shows of 2020 (well then...)​​
Glauque (16/1, Eurosonic - Groningen)
Barney Artist (17/1, Eurosonic - Groningen)
Peuk (24/1, De Roma - Antwerpen)
Ottla (1/2, De Roma - Antwerpen)
Daniel Norgren (3/2, Cirque Royale - Brussel)
Damien Jurado (20/2, De Roma - Antwerpen)
Nicolas Lutz (25/7, Le Gram - Renens (CH))


Frequently played songs (not necessarily from 2020)
Purple Mountains - Margaritas at the Mall
Nubya Garcia - Lost Kingdoms
Robert Ellis - When You're Away
Robert Ellis - California
Touché Amoré - Limelight
Tinashe - Save Room For Us
Counterparts - Wings of Nightmares
Arab Strap - The Turning of Our Bones
Ill Considered - Dawn Lit Metropolis
Swamp Dogg - Family Pain
Jason Isbell - 24 Frames
The Murder Capital - Green & Blue
Nordmann - Cascades
Stick To Your Guns - Married To The Noise
Robert Ellis - California
Destroyer - Cue Synthesizer
SAULT - Wildfires
Clipping. - Check the Lock
Silver Jews - Punks in the Beerlight
Billy Nomates - No

Best YouTube lifecoach 2020
Matty Matheson

/ ALBAN SARENS — coordinator Kelder

Most beautiful songs
De Parade - Eefje de Visser
For All We Know - M. Ward
Sunset Boulevard - Donna Blue

Wildflowers & Wine - Marcus King
Godspeed -  James Blake

Cumulus - Stuff.
Cola - Arlo Parks
Le fisc de l’amour - David Numwami
AUATC - Bon Iver
Kenny - Zwangere Guy

Wildfires - SAULT
No Subtitles -  Youniss
Savior Complex (copycat killer version) - Phoebe Bridgers
Tea - Ão
Isn’t It So Convenient - Mk.gee
No soy de aqui, ni soy de allá  - Gabriel Rios
Dawn Chorus - Jon Hopkins
Green Road - SUMI

Good News - Mac Miller
Dansu - Aili, Transistorcake

Most beautiful albums 
Phoebe Bridgers - Copycat Killer (EP)
Sault - untitled (black is) & untitled (rise) 
Geoffrey Burton - Me Ta Podia
Eefje de Visser -Bitterzoet
James Blake - Covers
Khruangbin - Mordechai
Waterman - A/T/O/S
Bill Frisell - Valentine
Nordmann - In Velvet
abrahamblue - Tracks I Made Last Summer

Most beautiful concerts
Eefje de Visser - 17 januari, Eurosonic
Willy Organ - 8 februari, We Are Open
Patrick Watson - 8 maart, Koninklijk Circus
Susobrino - 23 juli, Take Care (OLT)
Lander & Adriaan - 22 oktober, Trix

Most beautiful village.

/ MIKE HARSDORF — communications manager

Albums – 20 from 2020
1. Ryan Adams – ‘Wednesdays’
2. SAULT – ‘Untitled (Black Is)’ & ‘Untitled (Rise)’
3. Bob Dylan – ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’
4. Monophonics – ‘It’s Only Us’
5. Holy Hive – ‘Float Back To You’
6. Juniore – ‘Un, Deux, Trois’
7. Ghost Funk Orchestra – ‘An Ode To Escapism’
8. The Heliocentrics – ‘Infinity Of Now’
9. JARV IS… – ‘Beyond The Pale’
10. Sam Burton – ‘I Can Go With You’
11. Andy Bell – ‘The View From Halfway Down’
12. Bruce Springsteen – ‘Letter To You’
13. Paul McCartney – ‘III’
14. bdrmm – ‘Bedroom’
15. Alex Maas – ‘Luca’
16. Bastien Keb – ‘The Killing Of Eugene Peeps’
17. Little Barrie & Malcolm Catto – ‘Quatermass Seven’
18. Morrissey – ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’
19. Ben Harper – ‘Winter Is For Lovers’
20. The Psychedelic Furs – ‘Made Of Rain’

Albums, encore – 2020 Reissues/Compilations
1.Tom Petty – ‘Wildflowers & All The Rest’
2. Elvis Presley – ‘From Elvis In Nashville’
3. The Staple Singers – ‘Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection’
4. Bobby Gentry – ‘The Delta Sweete’
5. Soul Jazz Records presents ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’


The songs that dragged me through 2020
1. Bob Dylan – ‘Murder Most Foul’
2. Monophonics – ‘Last One Standing’
3. Liam Gallagher – ‘All You’re Dreaming Of’
4. Terrace Martin – ‘Pig Feet’
5. The Devonns – ‘Blood Red Blues’
6. Kelly Finnigan – ‘No Time To Be Sad’
7. Sven Wunder – ‘Sakura’
8. Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But Dare Not Fall Asleep’
9. Lucinda Williams – ‘Shadows And Doubts’
10. Mildlife – ‘Rare Air’

Concerts – 5 from when it was still possible
1. Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements – Trix
2. Liam Gallagher – Vorst Nationaal
3. Ride – Trix
4. Lyenn – De Roma
5. Working Men’s Club – Eurosonic

Never listened to the radio as much as in 2020, especially to
● 'The Huey Show', 'Guy Garvey's Finest Hour' and 'Iggy Confidential' on BBC Radio 6
● "Sound Of The 60s with Tony Blackburn" on BBC Radio 2
● fip (musical relaxation from France, "Vous n'êtes plus là, vous êtes sur FIP")
● Radio Minerva (Antwerp heritage)
● The nightly news broadcasts on Radio 1 with Chris Van den Abeele

/ MELISSA JANSSEN — communications manager

The patches on the wound that was 2020 (auwtch)
Phoebe Bridgers - I Know The End
Soccer Mommy - Yellow is the color of her eyes
Waxahatchee - Fire
Nicole Atkins - Forever
Sault - Free
Taylor Swift ft Bon Iver - Exile
Black Country, New Road - Athen's, France
Sufjan Stevens - Sugar
Hazel English - Combat
Woods - Be There Still
Billy Nomates - FNP
IDLES - Mr. Motivator
Lewsberg - The Smile
Christine and the Queens - People, i've been Sad
Marie Davidson (Soulwax Remix) - Work it
Pinegrove - Morningtime
Taylor Swift ft. The National - coney island
Disq - Communication
Best Coast - For The First Time
Eefje De Visser - Zwarte Zon
Day Wave, Hazel English - PDA
Puzzels van meer dan 1000 stukjes
De terugkeer van Duyster
Bodemloze glazen rode wijn

/ TOM VANDENHOVE — communications manager

UltraTom 2020 (in a relatively random order)
Dreamcrusher — Another Planet
Christine & The Queens — La vita nuova (ft. Caroline Polachek)
Eartheater — How To Fight
Ascendant Vierge — Faire et Refaire
oklou — Fall
Firoza — Flirt
Rina Sawayama — XS
Miley Cyrus — Midnight Sky
Ava Max — Naked
Kai Whiston — Fall In Your Hands (HDMIRROR Remix)
Cecile Believe — Stay Open
100 gecs — Ringtone (Remix) (feat. Charli XCX, Rico Nasty & Kero Kero Bonito)
Sevdaliza — Lamp Lady
oqbqbo & Scandinavian Star — Airdrops
Nadia Tehran — Down (Merely’s Nightdrive)
A.G. Cook — Superstar (Live at Secret Sky)
Youniss — No Subtitles
Kleine Crack — BF (Voel de Pijn)
Vlerk — abortus van uw eigenheid
beabadoobee — Worth It

Vlaamse Supertip 
Regi ft. Jake Reese & OT — Kom Wat Dichterbij

/ JOEP SLENTER — horeca

"The Bare Necessities" of Jungle Boek is my most listened song on Spotify. Says enough about 2020 :-)

Definitely worth mentioning​​​​​​​
Be Well - The Weight And The Cost
Ways Away - S/T
AJJ - Good Luck Everybody
Jeff Rosenstock - No Dream
Strike Anywhere - Nightmares Of The West
Touche Amore - Lament
Dogleg - Melee
Pinegrove - Marigold

Best concerts (unfortunately far too little this year)
DIIV, Stake, Willy Organ, Condor Gruppe en The Menzingers

/ CHARLOTTE GEUDENS — volunteer coordinator

Favorite albums of 2020
Marcus King - El Dorado
Pinegrove - Marigold

But these classics also often appeared
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
Al Green - Lay It Down (2008)
Prince - Sign “O” the Times (1987)
Muddy Waters -Electric Mud (1968)

Favorite songs on repeat 
Colors - Black Pumas
Talk Talk - I Believe In You
The Staple Singers - The Weight
Faces On TV - Time After Time
Bobby Womack - California Dreamin’
Khruangbin - So We Won’t Forget
Lili Grace - Traveller


Favorite “running music” (yes, we have become more sporty)​​​​​​​
Tiësto - Traffic (on its highest volume! delicious!)
Eliza Doolittle - You & Me (Flume remix)
Pickle - Body Work (this one on its highest volume as well!)
Sia - Unstoppable

Favorite radio show
The Huey Show on BBC 6 (Saturday morning grooving with Huey Morgan aka the Fun Lovin 'Criminals frontman)

De Ochtenddienst of our very own Trix, wonderful work by very nice colleagues.


Favorite baking recipe (because the oven has not stopped this year)​​​​​​​
these insane waffles

Favorite people
Our wonderful volunteers ♥

/ ANN AENDENBOOM — accountancy

The song that dragged me through 2020 is without a doubt I guess that's why they call it the blues van Elton John.

And apart from that...
Raketkanon - RKTKN#3
STAKE - Critical Method

/ ISE BOON — production intern

Songs that dragged me through 2020​​​​​​​
To build a home – The Cinematic Orchestra
Troublemaker – Picture This
Island – Keningston
GFY – Dennis Lloyd
Snow White – Dennis Lloyd
Lovely – Billie Eilish, Khalid

/ JOERI ANCKAER — job student


Most listened songs of 2020 (according to Spotify):​​​​​​​
1. The amity affliction - All my friends are dead
2. Polyphia - G.O.A.T.
3. Polar - Blood for Blood
4. The amity affliction - Coffin
5. Bring me the horizon - Parasite Eve

Most listened bands:
1. Twenty one pilots
2. Bring me the horizon
3. The amity affliction
4. Enter shikari
5. Sum 41

/ CHARLIE BUYSE — job student

1. Dirk - cracks in common Sense
3. Eefje de visser - bitterzoet
4. The guru guru - Point fingers 
5. Transistorcake - cocktail
6. Crackups - greetings from earth
7. David numwami - le fisc d'amour
8. Doodseskader - MMXX: year zero
9. Paard - zalm
10. Crowd of chairs - mod kid with dog

Top 10 WORLD 
1. Phoxjaw - royal Swan 
2. Phoebe bridgers - punisher
3. Bambara - stray 
4. Idles - Ultra mono 
5. Run the jewels - RTJ4 
6. Metz - Atlas vending
7. Rolling blackouts Coastal fever -sideways to New Italy
8. Protomartyr - ultimate succes today 
9. Sault - untitled (black is) & untitled (rise) 
10. Tom Misch x yussef dayes - what kinda music 

Top 5 SHOWS 

HAHAHAHAHAHA just joking.

Best digital streams of the year


The song that dragged me through the year is Cars in space by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever.

Another few songs
I know the end - Phoebe bridgers
Ne touche pas moi - idles
Small life - Dirk
A boat to drown in - Metz
Dansu - Aili x Transistorcake
Akte XV - briqueville
Cars in space - rolling blackouts Coastal fever 
Turning Point - to adelaide
Down when im not - Greg Puciato
Late bloomer - mammal hands

/ SARAYA RICHTER — volunteer

Concert(s) 2020
Soft Focus album release with Dries Lahaye as support in Bar Rodin. The wonderful feeling that Dries Lahaye gave me reminded me of the first time I heard Jaco Pastorius' Portrait of Tracy.

Bufiman (Contrair)

Concert that I looked forward to the most, but got cancelled 2020:
MC Yallah (Botanique)

Dance party of 2020
Nosedrip (Amigo) 

Most meaningful songs / heard for the first time (random order)​​​​​​​
Frank Harris + Maria Marquez - Bein’ Green 
Stroër Duo + Howard Fine – Nomad Song 
Ike White – Changin' Times 
Motoharu Sano – Dovana 
Albert Ayer – Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen 
Steve Beresford – I Was There 

Albums (random order) 2020
Priscilla Ermel – Origens da Luz
Liv.e - Couldn’t Wait To Tell You... 
Cheri Moya – Vol. 2 (Room to dream) 
Asa Tone – Temporary Music 
abrahamblue. - Tracks I Made Last Summer 
Vanligt Folk – Palle Bondo 
cktrl - Robyn 


The songs that dragged me through 2020
Mahalia - Hide Out
Paramore - Careful
Idris Muhammed - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This


Sam Amidon - Sam Amidon
Milan W - In Bloom
Shabazz Palaces - The Don Of Diamond Dreams
knxwledge - 1988
Pan Amsterdam - HA Chu
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
Brandy - b7
Run The Jewels - RTJ4
Luke Vibert - Luke Vibert presents Rave Hop
Hihats In Trees - Disleksikon
SCHNTZL - catwalk
Hudson Mohawke - B.B.H.E.
Hudson Mohawke - Poom Gems
Hudson Mohawke - Airborne Lard


Animal Spirits - Vulfpeck
Tunuka - Maya Andrade
Sheila - Spacer
Mauro Pawlowski - Spotlight
Spinvis - Verzonnen Man
Balthazar - Halfway
Ão - Tea
Fulco - Een Beetje Verfrommeld
Lili Grace - Not God
Faces on TV - Keep Me Close


Crack cloud - Pain Olympics
Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today
Porridge Radio - Every Bad
Fontaines Dc - A Hero's Death
Adrianne Lenker - Songs
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Alexandra Savior - The Archer
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Perfume Genius - Set My Heart On Fire Immediately
Lous and The Yakuza - Gore

/ BERT DE SWERT — Rockoco

Run The Jewels - RTJ4 
Dominic Fike - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
abrahamblue - Tracks I Made Last Summer
Aminé - Limbo 
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Eefje De Visser - Bitterzoet
Jean Dawson - Pixel Bath

/ RIEN SAMSON — Kurious

Single tracks (not in order)
Chronixx - Cool As The Breeze
Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Heartbreak
Vybz Kartel - Skate
Juls, Twitch 4EVA & Quamina Mp - Mmayewa
Omah Lay - Lo Lo
DaBaby - Rockstar (feat. Roddy Ricch)
Lila Iké - I Spy
Keznamdi feat. Tory Lanez - City Lock
Bugzy Malone - Cause a Commotion (feat. Skip Marley)
Ape Drums - Delete ft. BEAM

Popcaan - Fixtape
Collie Buddz - Cali Roots Riddim
Mac Miller - Circles