Beats & Eats with Axel Haube

Axel Haube is an evocative DJ who plays with great control. Hailing from Belgium, he hints at where he’s going before pulling back, building tension, and dropping the right record at the right time to send crowds into overdrive. His storytelling sets of melodic and cosmic techno are powered by dark but driving grooves and laced with seductive melodies. Digging deep for unknown musical thrills and hypnotic pleasures is what sets him apart and have made him a mainstay of the underground who plays everywhere from the Afterlife stage at Tomorrowland to Circoloco Belgium, Hive, Ritter Butzke and Extrema Outdoor.

We check in with Axel as gets set for his next release, his Remix for Martin Dubiansky on the Desert Hearts Black Label on the 8th September….


A track you love to hear on a sunny morning…


Your perfect breakfast would be…

Big buffets in good hotels! Those breakfasts are the best for me! 

The most unusual thing I have ever eaten…

Good question… Can’t find a proper answer on this one but I would say the most unusual thing I’ve ever drank was a very rare beer champagne which Nick Bril had exclusively in The Jane for a while. Only a couple of bottles were made from this. Was super good!

The dish that reminds me of my childhood

Definitely Beef Stew. My grandmother made it as the best, like every grandmother does!

Who taught you to cook?

Jeroen Meeus (his book) 

Your favourite 3 restaurants in your home city…

Restaurant ‘Cosma’, a well established restaurant in my hometown. Never got disappointed here!

Restaurant ‘Zorba’, I love Greek food! Especially their Giuvetsi is the best I ever had.

‘De Graspoort’ is my 3th favorite one, which is quite new in town but really good. They amazed me last time once again with the menu and stunning pairing wines.

5 other restaurants from around the world you love…

Daalder in Amsterdam (Thanks Olivier Weiter for taking me there and showing that Amsterdam does have great restaurants haha)

La Quercia in Rome (great tip from VNTM!)

The Jane in Antwerp

Seoulkitchen in Berlin

The restaurant from Hive Club in Zurich is also really amazing. I was really amazed they had such a good restaurant in the club before it opened!

A DJ or musician that has surprised you with their cooking skills at home/their home…what did they cook

For sure Marco Bailey, besides an amazing DJ & Producer he is also a great cook! He made a very good and special meat dish on my surprise 30 birthday party at his home.   

Your guilty pleasure food. You know you shouldn’t but you always do…


What is your signature dish?

My spaghetti bolognaise which comes very close to a arrabbiata actually since it’s quite spicy

If you could have a master-class with a celebrity chef, who’d you pick and why?

For sure Nick Bril, love his restaurant The Jane. I’m always amazed when I go there. Also a super good DJ and really nice guy! 

Dead or alive – 3 famous people you would invite around for dinner…

Elton John as I would love to hear his stories, Steve Jobs for all his insights & Laurent Garnier for the music talks.

A dish you have yet to master…

I would say paella, never tried before to make it. Heard it’s not difficult actually?

Your favourite pizza topping

Parma ham for sure!

Your biggest ever food mistake

Unfortunately I make a lot of them, when in a restaurant my girlfriend always picks the best dishes & I had it already a lot of times I chose the wrong dish. Lucky enough she’s not always finishing hers!

A dish you just cannot eat

I believe I can eat almost everything but if I really have to say something: Mcdonalds / Burger King kind of stuff. I really don’t like it

You get in from the club pissed, dive in the fridge and usually come out with…?

Depends how full the fridge is!!!

The most expensive meal you have ever had?

A fish of 250 eur, it was a price / kg on the menu but I believe they gave me the biggest fish they ever caught in years without checking in before serving it.


My favourite restaurant on the island…

Cala Gracionetta

The best sunset spot for a cold drink…

Cala Escondida…

A record that always reminds you of Ibiza

Reboot – Caminando

Your favourite Ibiza dish

A nice paella at Cala Carbo & hierbas afterwards of course…

The perfect 24 hours in Ibiza would be…

First Sa Trinxa for a couple of hours and for their spaghetti & Sangria, few hours on a jetski ride to Es Vedra, sunset at Cala Escondida, quick jump in a pool afterwards, dinner at Cala Gracionetta and since I would have only 24 hours…

…I would spend the night at DC10 or Hi to get the maximum out of it…