Founded in 2015, Bellectra Records has known a steady flow of releases from label owner Bart Leblans. Operating under different monikers Bart brings a variation in styles: Bellectra was his first artist name. And this later became the name of his label too: Bellectra Records. The name Bellectra is a contraction of bel(le) and electra. It stands for (beautiful) electronic music from Belgium. It is also referring to a company named Electrabel which is a Belgian electricity company. Not because the company so is so fantastic but it's name always had a "techno" feel to it. Musically the Bellectra releases are the mostly melodic. Melancholic sometimes. Inspired by 80's wave music and 90's electronics.
The Hex_Bolts moniker was born in 2016 when some tracks which had a harder edge needed a place on the label. The hex bolt shape refers to tools and indicate the tracks can be seen as tools. It's a series on which techno experiments can be released without too many conceptual restrictions. Later the name Le Blanc was chosen for a more commercial approach.
Today Bellectra Records is still a way for Bart to be able to continue his "musical journey". Today's technology makes it possible to do it all yourself. DIY Music Industries. This was not imagineable 20 years ago when he was full time into music as an occasional DJ and Soul/Dance dept. manager in Free Record Shop and Virgin Megastore Brussels, product manager at Proxis and distribution/label manager at Play It Again Sam Brussels.
"I feel lucky I have been inspired by so many different people, artists, labels and clubs. Making my own music feels like a natural progression. It feels like freedom. My music is often minimal but can be quite delicate and melodic too. I do not want to be restricted to one style or genre. That's something for the bizz to figure out." When asked to name 5 artists who inspired him the most: "Carl Craig, Richie Hawtin, Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle, Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson, Lorenz Brunner, Ian Pooley, Robert Smith, Andrew Weatherall, CJ Bolland, Nick Cave, Gilles Peterson, Matthew Herbert, Tom Middleton, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, Billie Holiday, Geoff Barrow, Bryan Chapman, Mathew Jonson, Dominik Eulberg ... " there's no stopping him now ...