Betontoon music has two important features. Betontoon is really interested in music that challenges the listener. We are convinced that it is creativity that makes good music, rather than large production budgets or expensive studios. The nature of today’s production and distribution modes allows experimenting with sound in many ways. The ‘music that challenges’ could be anything, as long as it asks questions rather than providing clear-cut answers. We think of music as a research process and Betontoon is a sonic laboratory that provides room for musical change. If sound is space, we want to bring together the architects of sound and let them explore and shape new spaces. For Betontoon, the research process of sound is as important as the final production. Betontoon is research. We investigate the urban every day for a living and we need the means of Betontoon to complement our research. We are therefore extremely interested in the works of musicians who share our passion in investigating the urban through sound. We are also a little biased towards musicians who can deliver a little more than just music, such as essays.