Coline Cornélis is a Brussels-based DJ & illustrator.
In her sets ranging from gentle ambient to sweaty techno, she selects rare songs and recordings, dear to her heart, which she interweaves in order to form unusual mixes.
Driven by a fierce interest in pure sounds, harmony and textures, Coline intend to offer an emotional background, a story and a form of delicacy to her live or recorded performances. Her music was described by Pitchfork as “storm-tossed, thoughtful and luminous”.
After collaborating with experimental musician Rupert Clervaux for his latest records series, she released the critically-acclaimed LLIM01 mixtape on Laura Lies In, a British record label and was featured on Berceuse Héroïque and many other independent platforms.
While working for Passa Porta, an international house of literature in Brussels, she stared the literatuurmixes, a series of short mixtapes inspired by authors and readings that marked her, each time based on a different theme. The audio mixtapes have gradually become live performances, where thematic texts and tracks superimpose and come to life through the voice of a live actress, Fanny Dreiss.
Her latest project is called lay. It consists of dj sets, composed of her favourite slow tracks, with no limit of style, with perhaps an affinity for ambient music as well as recordings — sounds from nature or readings of texts. It highlights silences, the idea of long time and unusual sounds. It is intended to make the listener travel in different types of soundscapes. In addition to the sharing of the beauty of sounds and the awakening of a certain sensitivity, lay A/V explores another facet of contemplation by the suggestion of mental images through visuals : a video animation of drawings and an installation in the form of metal and fabric structures.
Her work has been showcased at notable venues such as Cafe Oto (London), SET space (London), Beursschouwburg, STUK (Leuven), Fuse, C12, Botanique, LYL Radio, Kiosk Radio and festivals like HORST Festival, Paradise City and Paradise down by the lake, Les Ardentes, NoName or La Nature festival.