Wiedauwkaai 23, Ghent

In 1998, Eskimo’s first flyer did not beat around the bush: the famous party – a sequel to the smaller Pablo Eskimo Bar – took place in a former factory of the underpants brand of the same name. And that was not the only thing that was sexy and influential about it. By bringing together different musical styles, ranging from house and drum & bass to hip-hop, Eskimo paved the way for an alternative and noticeably more eclectic nightlife scene.

It was here that David & Stephen Dewaele (Soulwax) shared their exceptional DJ skills with a wide audience, introduced the mash-up to the mainstream not much later and set out to conquer the world with their album As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 in 2002.

With TLP and Mo & Benoelie (aka The Glimmer Twins) also behind the decks, Eskimo planted the seeds for Belmondo, 69 and Culture Club. And of course, the party laid the foundations for a very strong label: Eskimo Recordings contributed to the international breakthrough of The Glimmer Twins, Aeroplane and Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas.