We are Onkruit, an organisation and soundsystem based in Ghent, Belgium.
Our name is borrowed from a Dutch radical non-violent antimilitaristic action group that was active in the seventies and eighties, that targeted their actions against the army, (nuclear) war and the weapon industry as a whole. In one of their many manifestos they stated that anyone that shares their beliefs, may use their name. Under today's circumstances, we believe it is important to look back in history and learn. More info about the action group can be found here.
In 2016, when Ghent had a noticeable decrease in underground events for around five years, we decided it was time to do something about it and started planning our first event. We immediately noticed Ghent's distaste in underground genres, and learned quickly that if we wanted to bring back the scene, we had to be professional.
For our very first party we contacted Minus One, a venue that had suffered severely from Ghent's distaste in underground genre's, to start our concept. On the 22nd of September 2017, our event was finally realized. The event, Onkruit Benefiet, was our first imprint in the resurrection of the Ghent underground, as well as a benefit party to kickstart our concept.
With the money raised, we purchased a soundsystem to support not only our own events, but also other events with the same, or similar, goal.
Not only do we have a professional mindset in event organization, we share the same mindset in our soundsystem. Sound quality is of great importance to us. We put together a competent soundsystem, consisting of two Turbosound TMS-3s and six Labhorns, that not only plays loud (130dB continuous), but also very clear (TurboMid device, which allows it to play over four octaves on a single driver), deep (down to 27Hz) and far (the entire soundsystem is horn-loaded).