Friday 15 3 2019
23:00:00 - 01:30:00(Leuven (BE)) - dj
Tofec brings energetic music, ranging from house to disco and beyond, blending powerful and dark sounds in unpredictable ways.
Refreshing trips through middle-eastern landscapes, broody low swingers and percussive workouts.
You (don't) know what to expect.
01:30:00 - 03:45:00(US / DE) - dj
Jimmy Edgar & Machinedrum
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(London (UK)) - dj
Danny L Harle
One afternoon in 2013, Danny L Harle composed a song to play in his DJ set; a huge fan of 1990s dance tracks such as Haddaway’s What Is Love and Corona’s Rhythm Is A Dancer, he wanted a song of his own to play alongside them. The result was Broken Flowers: both a paean to the past, and the sound of something modern.
For Harle, Pop is the genre which “makes so much sense” in this day and age, more than any other he has worked in. It's been a meandering journey up to this conclusion. His first musical instrument was the slap bass: this set him on a path taking in funk jams, eventually playing on dinner cruises; then getting into experimental jazz; before embarking on a degree in music at Goldsmiths.
This feels very much like PC Music’s time. Ever since Harle and Cook, friends at school, met again at Goldsmiths, and started collaborating on their Dux Content project, they felt they were onto something; they just needed people to understand the sounds they were producing. “We were very conscious that we liked what we were doing.” But the stuff they were into - overly artificial, darkly humorous - “seemed random and stupid. And it’s still alien to a lot of people, but at least now there’s a cultural basis to it that people can understand.”
Harle used to worry that his music and his identity didn’t match up - that people might only dwell on the baleful tone of Broken Flowers, for instance, and not the other ideas within - but senses that his listeners do now. There’s always a push and a pull between something seductive, and something strange.
“I could make something that is completely bonkers, but still give a way in, musically. I could have Nicki Minaj on it, but do something completely unusual. It’s totally possible.” Not for the first time, surely not the last, Harle makes a strange type of sense.
01:00:00 - 03:30:00(Toronto (CA)) - dj
Ciel is a force to be reckoned with: in the past years, besides honing a unique flair as a DJ and music maker, she has single-handedly pushed her home Toronto scene into a more inclusive one through her radio show, parties and awareness-raising. Of course this didn't happen without bravely facing criticism from local gatekeepers - so common in dance music - as highlighted in the recent Resident Advisor feature about her rise to global underground prominence. She co-ran one of the first ever Discwoman parties having later joined this seminal collective, a move which only makes sense, because of how both politically sound and brilliant Ciel is.
Her first ever release, Electrical Encounters, came out last year on Shanti Celeste's Peach Discs. It was widely praised and and considered one of the best records of the year - don’t take our word for it, publications like Fact said it. The connection with the label came about in a very real way, just like the rest of her path: she warmed up for Shanti in Toronto, who was impressed by her set - and a very organic musical friendship flourished. As a DJ, Ciel is as passionate as they come, digging for an expansive spectrum of genres disregarding the rules set by the most conservative players, showing her crowds her rainbow of influences with a skillful and thoughtful flow.
03:30:00 - 05:30:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
AAguilAA is a Lisbon and Brussels based DJ playing dirty disco, acid house and raw techno, collecting vinyls since 1995.
Playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations, including Paris, Milan, Vienna etc.