Saturday 25 9 2021
17:00:00 - 19:00:00(Lisbon (PT)) - dj
Alex and Afonso are from Lisbon. They moved to London in 2013 and started deejaying in two years later at the glorious (now closed) The George and Dragon. From then on they have played at some of the most effervescent club nights in London (Sassitude and LOVERBOY, amongst others) including RAD FESTA, their own party. Their Belgian debute will be at Les Bals.
What to expect? D I S C O . Think Diana to Donna, Michael to Madonna, The Pointer Sisters to The Scissor Sisters.
19:00:00 - 19:30:00(Brussels (BE)) - concert
Glow! is a pop band born in Brussels from a big bang of glitters. LN, Stitch and their merry gang of fireflies light up the night with a scent of sweet madness. Acidic lyrics, explosive music and spicy dancing. Hold on tight, Beyoncé.
19:30:00 - 21:30:00(London (UK)) - dj
“I love songs that make you want to cry and dance at the same time,” says Tony Donson, the London-based musician who records as SONIKKU. That sense of unfettered release and liberation drives his new album, Joyful Death. A fluent, fertile and full-colour hybrid of vibrant Italo-house, liquid synth-pop, righteous disco and French philosophical asides, it’s an album that signals the emergence proper of SONIKKU – a fully formed dancefloor artist. It’s also a farewell of sorts, perhaps, but with an emphatic rebirth at its heart. “This album feels like a transformation in the sense that I’m creating the music I’ve always wanted to make. A fully realised, coherent pop record that showcases my craft as a song-writer and producer.” With help from friends and artists he admires on vocals, Joyful Death is a hugely confident and self-contained leap forward for SONIKKU after his time as a feted DJ. Having moved from Derby to London at the age of 18, Donson worked as an intern (at MTV, Dazed & Confused, SHOWstudio and elsewhere) then turned to DJing (from London to Tokyo, Paris and Berlin) after he was signed to London label Lobster Theremin. Though he continues to DJ regularly at Tottenham’s LGBTQ rave-up Adonis, he has extra ambitions in mind: “I love DJing but I’m more looking forward to developing a live show.”
21:30:00 - 23:00:00(Amsterdam (NL)) - dj
The Stress is the DJ alter ego of Diederick van den Ende. Starting out in 2011, The Stress hosted Sunday afternoon chillwave / electro-pop parties in his hometown Utrecht and started DJ’ing. While the nu-disco wave spread across Europe, The Stress played his first gigs in Amsterdam. It was here that he developed his taste for progressive disco, mixed with queer-, vogue-, house-, internet-, new beat-, and electro-influences.
The Stress is resident DJ for the Amsterdam based queer family UltraSexi and a regular for our parties.
Because of The Stress’ involvement in activism and academia, The Stress solely plays for queer, pride and intersecting causes worth supporting.