Friday 16 6 2023
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(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.
03:45:00 - 06:00:00(Ghent (BE)) - dj
Since debuting on Soulwax’s imprint, DEEWEE in 2016, the Belgian duo have steadily released a series of acclaimed EPs across the last five years. Now with their fourth instalment for the label, ‘Martino’ EP, Asa Moto serve up some of their most refined work to date, expertly disregarding genre boundaries and conventions for an eclectic blend of off-kilter yet highly considered sounds grounded by sublime pop sensibilities.
Now, on 'Martino EP', Asa Moto’s analogue mastery is on full display, pushing the production boundaries of their expansive collection of equipment. First track ‘Connexion à Liege’, a song about a night drive from Ghent to Liège, combines trippy delays and lush vocoder work across pastel synths for a laidback start to the EP. Lead single ‘Cacao’ sees the duo craft a chugging instrumental peppered with stereo FX and vocals as the track evolves into a floaty synth driven affair. ‘Missing Teeth’ investigates the mystery of the duo’s local bakery owner’s teeth, flipping their confusion into an oddball dance friendly jam, while ‘Veleda’ brings delicate synth work, modulating hardware, and hard hitting drums. Closing track ‘My Body’ forgoes percussion of any kind, with the duo twisting their own vocals into a tongue and cheek acapella, described in their own words as ‘our contribution (and solution) to the war against the war on drugs’.
Asa Moto are regular fixtures on the European touring circuit including support for Soulwax’s ‘From DEEWEE’ album tour. As astute selectors they operate a bi-monthly radio show in Brussels on Kiosk Radio, ranging from obscure jazz records to contemporary electronic cuts. Asa Moto have re-adapted their unmistakable strain of body music into a live show which premiered on the main stage of the Lokerse Feesten 2019 and at the 40th anniversary of Ancienne Belgique, Brussels. In 2020 they co-produced and mixed the Grammy nominated Turkish band Altin Gun's follow up album 'Yol' and were asked to produce their new LP, titled ‘Âlem’.
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.