Friday 17 3 2023
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."
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.
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(Groningen (NL)) - dj
Fafi Abdel Nour
The Syrian born and Groningen-based Fafi Abdel Nour has been a steady house-hold name at OOST. Next to holding down the fort in OOST as a resident, he is co-founder of the queer night HOMOOST / BUTTS. The night that became known for breaking down barriers with a colourful approach up there in the North.
Sound-wise, Fafi Abdel Nour doesn’t adhere to all the waves of electronic music and no we don’t do cliché’s. Instead, you can find him pushing a sound undetermined and in no way restrained, as it is unmistakably refreshing and decided. Deep and organic but accompanied by dramatic melodies, Italian rarities, disco and beyond.
With a stand-out set at De School just recently, Fafi Abdel Nour has been quickly carving his way to the top, putting Groningen on the map as well as being part of that new generation busy names on the national circuit.
01:00:00 - 03:30:00(Antwerpen (BE)) - dj
Pop Rules says "Pop becomes Underground the moment it acknowledges its position as Pop. Underground becomes Pop the moment it acknowledges its position as Underground". This Antwerp pop lover loves not only pop. He praises music as his inspiration, motivation and strength. “To live without my music would be impossible to do in this world of troubles my music pulls me through”
He breathes fashion without attitude, he inhales parties, he plays with words, words with meaning. "Don't drop bombs, play pop". He truly is "Sage comme une image"
03:30:00 - 06:00:00(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.