In 2012 a seemingly uncontrollable primal force raged through Humo’s Rock Rally - a renowned music contest in Belgium.
Compact Disk Dummies blew everyone off their socks and won the contest. They couldn’t have wished for a better start!
The first Compact Disk Dummies release was the DIY EP "Mess With Us" with ‘The Reeling’ in 2013. The track got international airplay in Europe and ended up on #1 in De Afrekening – a popular chart on radio Studio Brussels, voted by listeners - and made it into the Ultratop-chart for 6 weeks in a row: the very first Dummies-dancefloor classic.
Before they realized it, Lennert and Janus Coorevits from Desselgem were partying on all the bigger festival stages in Belgium – Dour! Lokerse Feesten! Pukkelpop! - and abroad where they played for instance at Sziget (HU), Les Transmusicales (FR) and Welcome to the Village (NL).
They released their full album "Silver Souls" in 2016 from which the singles ‘Holy Love’, ‘Girls Keep Drinking’, ‘Remain in Light’ and their accompanying video’s carefully tailored the profile of the band to a classic party act in clubs and festivals in their home country.
After an interlude during which Lennert and Janus wrote the music score for a Flemish TV series and a role as the first in-house band for satirical news program ‘De Ideale Wereld’ (DIW, the ideal world) in 2017 and 2018, the Dummies returned with a new single ‘Cry For Me’ in May 2019. This song became an instant hit on several Belgian radios and announced the "Satellites" EP, due for release in October. dEUS frontman Tom Barman delivered a characteristic parlando on title track ‘Satellites’.
Compact Disk Dummies live has always been a unique experience: in the summer of 2019 - from now on with Robin Wille on drums - they transformed Pukkelpop’s Dance Hall into a giant sauna, with a sweat-drenched dancing crowd who sang-along their hits, dancing to the relentless beats. Shortly after AB in Brussels announced 2 club shows that sold out in less than 5 minutes. The audience has clearly not forgotten about them!
In February 2020, the band received the Best Dance award at the Belgian Music Industry Awards (MIA), by-passing Lost Frequencies, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike as well as Regi, thus setting high expectations for an upcoming album.
On May 15 Compact Disk Dummies will release the much anticipated follow-up album "Neon Fever Dream". First single ‘I Remember’ out now.