Saturday 12 2 2011
23:00:00 - 00:00:00(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"
00:00:00 - 00:30:00(Brussels (BE)) - concert
The Brussels duo Joy Wellboy is Joy Adegoke, a song writer and - we cite - an "untrustworthy maniac with a porcelain heart" and Wim Janssens, producer, arranger and in Joy's words "a stubborn asshole". Not that they don't get along, quite the contrary. The live together in the heart of Brussels. On the question "are you a couple?" the reply is vague "depends on the weather". Open for interpretation.
The sound of Joy Wellboy can said as "elementary beats and basslines, in combination with Joy's particular voice".
Joy already worked with Buscemi and Mark Knight before she met Wim Janssens and founded Joy Wellboy. De single "Flush me" appeared several times on different radio channels and became a hit on vimeo.com. A video clip definitely to be discovered. The release of the second single is in January, the debut album "Let's make love before we die" should be in store in March.
00:30:00 - 02:30:00(London (UK)) - dj
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor met in their early teens at Elliott School in Putney and are the core duo of Hot Chip ever since. That's 18 years ago when listening to the Beatles, the Kinks, Prince and yep, Stevie Wonder.
Their last album was "One Life Stand". Gorgeous ballads, candid style, future house classics, bass-line Detroit and the surprising EuroDance track "I feel better". Primitive and rough were inspirations, bringing back the original spirit of dance music. Electronics that feel human, not slick, airbrushed and perfect.
Alexis is obsessed with music. Music for him is a desperate passion. A collector. In 2008 he experimented on a solo album "Rubbed Out" and recently he collaborated with Justus Kohnke for the release of a Kitsune compilation. Click here for more on that. Nochexxx, Fingers Inc, NDF, Justine and the Victorian Punks, Prince, Donna Summer, Paul McCartney and Wings, Theo Parrish, the Style Council, Boy Better Know are some of the bands Alexis puts in his dj set.
02:30:00 - 05:30:00(Antwerp (BE)) - dj
He who leaves dance floors undecided between romance or wildness. Man of few words Sixsixsixties is Belgian’s quintessential master of ceremony, both when playing records or promoting nights. As co-founder and driving force of the now-defunct Holger nights in Brussels, he is to blame many nostalgic echoes (“insert memory summer boat party”), a footprint later witnessed in his hometown Antwerp when taking the job as promotor of the temporary 21st-floor Klub Goud.
Nowadays he co-runs traveling queer safe space SPEK covering the walls of sleazy basements, Turkish wedding venues and crummy nightclubs with festive fluids all around the country and plays parties as one third of dj-collective Snoephut. He holds a monthly residency on Kiosk Radio and has been touching ground in Berlin, London, Kopenhagen or anywhere a crowd of free spirited dancers is awaiting his dubby grooves, balearic excursions and joyous house beats.
23:00:00 - 05:30:00(BE) - expo
The works of Rémi show low-tech installation consisting of daily objects and basic construction materials. The sculptured objects look however like spaceships, high-tech sound, underwater transmitters, motorized turbines or even robots.
Humoristic yet confronting, the set up sends back to the mythological way of thinking about science en lost utopia. He sees them as intermediate prototypes, proud of progress but at the same time revealing it's futility and uselessness.