Friday 17 3 2023
23:00:00 - 01:30:00(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.
01:30:00 - 03:45:00(Berlin (DE)) - dj
Born in California and raised in Taiwan, the well-traveled producer Daniel Wang has been among the most restless and classically minded members of the dance music community over the last decade. Wang made a name for himself in the mid '90s Chicago house scene with a series of playful, funky, sample-delic 12-inches on his own Balihu label, compiled on 1998's I Was a Disco Malcontent: The Best of Balihu Records. Rooted in the pioneering disco and techno innovations of Giorgio Moroder, Kraftwerk, Francois K, Arthur Russell, the releases earned Wang a reputation for being something of a dance music purist, a notion underscored by his philosophy that the whole of house music can be summed up in 200 pieces of vinyl, while all the rest are merely variations.
Later in the '90s, Wang relocated to New York City, where he forged a friendship with the similarly retro-minded Morgan Geist of Metro Area. By this point, Wang had given up on the samples which cluttered his early releases, taking his back-to-basics ethic one step further. He'd also become an avid theremin enthusiast. In 2001, Geist's Environ label put out Wang's soulful, '70s boogie-inspired album Idealism.
Given Wang's love for all things disco, he was an appropriate choice to lead off Ghostly International's acclaimed 2002 nu-skool electro comp, Disco Nouveau. He does this in style with the thumping, funky, quite cinematic Moroder homage "Pistol Oderso."
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(Groningen (NL)) - dj
Fafi Abdel Nour
Fafi Abdel Nour finds beauty in the margins and the bliss in between - a passionate artist and community builder, on a mission towards imagining better futures through musical connectivity and understanding between humans.
Growing up as a first generation Syrian-born kid, the struggles of integrating into the Dutch society while balancing his Arabic heritage and burgeoning queerness proved to be a struggle - often finding himself in between worlds, caught amidst maintaining his inner pride and sense of self against a world that he strained to see himself in. Through the desire to find harmony within a lifetime of dissonance, Fafi found dance music in his young adulthood. While his connection to the music was powerful and provided a necessary level of personal reprieve, he soon realized there was a need for more participation from artists and DJs of color in the scene. Fafi’s queer clubnights at OOST in Groningen were born out of this resolve to create community empowerment for marginalized people to transcend beyond the oppressive dominant culture surrounding them.
As a DJ, Fafi never fails to captivate dancers into a sense of timelessness & otherworldly joy. His sets distill the liberatory kinetics of house music down to its very essence, embodying an era of music unaffected by genre-constraints or rules. Dissolving boundaries between sound, movement and being, dancers can expect everything from spellbinding melodic passages, house-inflected body music and enchanted breakbeats melded into flourishes of ecstatic sensation.
Oscillating between jubilance and insight with a distinctive sense of narrative and technical finesse, Fafi’s selections expand the universe of mystic, passionate and evocative strains of house - tapping into the source of music’s fundamental ability to transform lives, through a deeply personal level of expression transmuted directly from his soul through the speakers.
Always encouraging us to connect with one another and celebrate the myriad of differences we share in our world, Fafi’s vibration has radiated simply by embodying his truth and encouraging others to do the same for themselves. Currently based in Amsterdam and with a slew of gigs only continuing to manifest throughout the world, his mantra remains the same no matter where the music is played - Love is the message.
01:00:00 - 04:00:00(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.
01:00:00 - 04:00:00(Amsterdam (NL)) - dj
Sant Jordi (aka Ariza Gallego)
Graaf Drankula, one of Jordi Ariza Gallego's alter egos, is the theatrical deejay better known as one of the founders of the Amsterdam queer family UltraSexi. Under this banner, notorious queer nights were organized such as M.U.L.T.I.S.E.X.I. and the slightly hysterical pop-culture party F*CKING POP QUEERS!
As a disc jockey, the Count fills the dance floor with intense queer love beats, carefree yet manic, taken on a homo-eclectic journey across genres and eras.
In daylight, Jordi is the curator of the art project Sociëteit SEXYLAND, a conceptual club with room for experimentation; a place where all kinds of ideas can get a platform. Where failure is allowed and where radical equality is paramount.
In addition, he has been working for years on setting up a new (queer) culture clubhouse in the heart of the city, called: Europa. A theatrical new place where artists and queers can play, meet and strengthen each other. An intended beacon of hope and love in our continent.
04:00:00 - 06:00:00(Gent (BE)) - dj
Rostgoed started DJ'ing in Antwerp and doesn't like to feel genre-d, and neither should you.
Get ready for an eclectic set celebrating queerness in different sounds, somewhere between the sweet R&B & pop songs that reigned the charts in the nillies, nightcore and contemporary beats – hard to be soft, queer to be comforting, with staccato rhythms and reworked pop classics flowing in and out of each other.
Anything goes, as long as it's moving — physically or emotionally.