Friday 18 3 2022
23:00:00 - 01:30:00(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.
01:30:00 - 03:45:00(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.”
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(Milano (IT)) - dj
A fixture in Italy’s electronic music and nightlife scene, Protopapa was born in Salento, came of age in Bologna, then moved to Milan, where he still resides.
A sonic sponge who absorbs tracks from all genres and puts them together to create the perfect atmosphere, he trained as a B2B DJ with friends then evolved to warming up for today’s icons like Nicolas Jaar, Tom Trago, Bottin, Planningtorock, Miss Kittin, Siriusmo and many more.
Protopapa has worked for fashion brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Frankie Morello, Marco De Vincenzo, YSL, Tommy Hilfiger, and more designing sounds for fashion shows and DJing at official Milan Fashion Week events. He’s also guested at Paris Fashion Week, DJing at Silencio and Glass Pigalle for official after-parties.
In addition to his work in fashion, Protopapa also serves as a musical consultant for videos and advertising. In 2020 he co-founded FLUIDOSTUDIO, an independent label and recording studio based in Milan.
01:00:00 - 06:00:00(Lisbon (PT)) - dj
AAguilAA is a Lisbon based DJ playing dirty disco, acid house and raw techno. Collecting vinyls since 1995.
He is resident dj at Vicuna but also known as the founder of FFORMATT, a temporary venue in the heart of Brussels now closed. You can listen to his vinyl & quality music selection during his monthly residence at Kiosk Radio or on other radio stations as Red Light Radio, The Lot, We Are Various, East Side etc.
Playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations, including Paris, Milan, Vienna etc.
01:00:00 - 06:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
“The man with the pink cap, aka Timmerman, is slowly but surely becoming an established name in the Belgian house and techno scene. He delivered mixtapes for Studio Brussel, got selected for the famous DJ-Mania contest... and won! He’s a regular in most of Belgium’s finest clubs.
In his sets Timmerman brings lots of vibes: from disco to house and techno, mixing them smoothly, always remaining a strong connection with the dance floor.