‘FUSE HAS TO CLOSE‘
The Brussels techno club announced the news on social media. This is the first time in the club’s 29-year history that it will be closed due to issues with its closing times and sound levels as determined by Brussels Environment. Immediately after the announcement of the news, a petition to keep the club open circulated, gaining 50 000 signatures in no time.
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This article is a place to share memories from the dance floor, the club, the vibe and beyond. Since the unexpected closing a few days ago, we invited a range of resident dj’s to share Fuse-related memories.
First time l went to Fuse, was over a decade ago. I was in my early 20s and really struggling with myself. I went there with a bunch of people l didn’t really know, but we connected. We connected really well, via partying, via music and also, by all being on a bit of a quest to find out who we were.
And a decade later, l still call most of them my friends. Last summer, 2 of them stayed until the very end of my own night that l got to curate at Fuse.
We all made a lot of friends along the way during the night, and this is why nightlife is so important. To me, it’s an outlet on an individual level and a way to connect with others on a communal level. You meet beautiful souls and find friendships for life.
I find it so beautiful to see dancers with their eyes closed, in their own world, careless & free. And then the next moment they share eye contact with their friend, standing next to them. I’m sorry, but you don’t get to experience this in a bar or in your friend’s living room.
Belgium only has a handful of good clubs, with Fuse being in the top. Fuse brings the best of the underground music scene to Brussels, still showing the scene its importance.
It provides the city of its pulse.Emily Jeanne, resident dj at Fuse
Hands off Fuse!
The reopening of the club in 2021 was something unique, it was for some of us our first night in the club and the first time we were all gathered together after covid.
The whole team created such a nice welcoming vibe to introduce us to the place.
In the club you could literally smell the party, the crowd and us were so starving for this and the floor was so sweaty I will never forget that night.Hadone, Resident dj at Fuse
The importance of Fuse in the Belgian and even international scene is incomprehensible in both a historical and current perspective.
Fuse is not only a club, it’s a family, a big group of dedicated and passionate friends that work day and night for the people on the floor. From doormen, to DJ’s, to management. Everyone has their own history with this magnificent institution.Phara, Resident dj and live artist at Fuse
It is a place where people have always been able to unfold themselves. A place where people are musically educated. Where they can blow off some steam. Where they discover the power of “letting go”.
I was and still am one of those people. Since a very young age this place taught me and many others so many things throughout the years and has shaped me to the DJ and producer I am today.
One of the most vivid memories I have at Fuse must be the first time I played there. The 25th of March 2016. Not only because it went well behind the decks but mostly because I felt surrounded by friends and colleagues, the Fuse family! It was one of those moments when everything seems to align, sound, lights, a great atmosphere and a crowd that’s probably one of the best in the world. I guess that we can say the same for every other night at the club… That’s why picking only one memory is difficult.
To me, Fuse are the people! It’s our team and the Fusers that make it all click. Now we can only hope that our generation won’t be the last to experience all of that and that the club’s legacy will continue to inspire the world!Downside, resident dj and technical director at fuse