Friday 16 12 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(Australia) - dj
Andras is a so-called Australian musician working the gap between dance and ambient music. Using a wide variety of aliases (including Wilson Tanner, Art Wilson, Andras & Oscar) his releases play with and reassemble vernacular sounds and electronic music traditions.
A monthly host on NTS Radio, Andras got his start in radio with a cult show called Strange Holiday on Melbourne’s 3RRR fm from 2013-2018 which focussed on the underbelly of aussie dance music, and lead to the curation of compilations on the local label Efficient Space.
Andrew has toured extensively worldwide as a DJ and performer, performing at MoMA PS1, Meredith Music Festival, Pitch Music and Arts, Roskilde, Dark Mofo and Vivid Sydney.
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(New York (USA)) - dj
Akua is a Ghanian-American DJ, based in New York since 2015. Her practice as a DJ & producer has developed throughout the years to uniquely encompass her passion for music - not only as an apparatus for dance, but one of self discovery, community building, & unrestricted knowledge. Drawing influence from the kinetic freedom of 90s midwest techno, the unifying velocity of dancing, & the frenetic pace of life, she has since helped redefine the techno sounds emerging from NYC through the multitude of her evocative, mindbending sets & exuberant mixing techniques. Akua's tireless dedication to more freakish strains of techno & finesse encapsulates the sublime, chaotic potential of the present, while harkening back to the innovative methods & experimentation of DJs throughout history. Weaving threads of sounds new & old into a signature style of supersonic rhythm shifters, every mix of hers courses with timelessness & the most empowering qualities of rave - time dilation, expanded perspective within the mantra-like repetition of electronic rhythms, & the continuum of black futurity at dance music's core.
All this plays out in Akua's blazing sets heard around the world, the Discwoman affiliate has held a residency on London's beloved Rinse FM station, a bombastic closing slot at Berghain for Berlin's CTM Festival, to all across the US at gathering spaces like NYC's Nowadays, Pittsburgh's Hot Mass, & the annual Sustain-Release festival.
Further praise for her work has come from publications like DJmag, Crack Magazine, & Resident Advisor, with her Discwoman mix being named one of the "best of 2018" by RA. Original productions of hers have appeared on compilations by the NYC-based all-killer-no-filler connective imprint HAUS OF ALTR, with tracks like "Lucid Dreams" & "Interstellar Prophecy" further giving form to the inner velocity & metaphysical momentum Akua seeks to cultivate.
Through her journey in life & music, Akua aims to help others find understanding within themselves by harnessing their personal power & channeling it into the power of dance. Her message through techno represents a deep dedication to bringing forth narratives about the genre's history. It's about original, authentic, and rebellious old school values of the sort that Underground Resistance defined so early on. It's about breaking modern expectations with a fresh sense of attitude. Her recontextualization of techno centers it's long lineage for contemporary audience, transmuting the boundless genesis of rave onwards towards buoyant possibilities for the future.
01:00:00 - 06:00:00(Lisbon (PT)) - dj
Alex & Afonso
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.