Saturday 03 12 2011
23:00:00 - 23:30:00(Brussels (BE)) - concert
Bright Entity will make you dance and dream on their analog voyage. Be ready to get carried away, to wrap yourself in a warm blanket of dreamy songs. Together with Micheal Langeder's visuals, they will trigger your energy to keep you going all night long.
23:00:00 - 01:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
He loves music. He hates writing about himself.
Raised in Culture Club at the very early start so many years ago, he is today at the forefront of discovering new and old - but quality - music. You don't need iTunes, he's a library and his playlists are more than worthwhile.
He doesn't want to call himself a dj. That implies all those technical skills he's not bothered learning. We decided to call him a freak. See him in action with his 33 rpm and 12 inch vinyls.
01:00:00 - 03:00:00(NY (US)) - dj
Tim Sweeney, DJ of legendary BeatsInSpace radio show in New York. He’s also worked with legendary Steinski, RVNG INTL and DFA. He launched BIS Records. Tim is also a regular DJ with DFA on their tours.
Tim is much in demand thanks to his unique style, bringing together all sorts of things from old school hip hop to techno classics with ample quantities of disco, a lot of rarities, re-edits and remixes including a selection of all the coolest new tunes around.
Since moving BeatsInSpace over to the FM frequency and transmitting online via streams and podcasts, Sweeney has attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles portrayed on the program. Over the course of a decade, Sweeney has built Beats in Space into an iconic brand. In return, BIS has launched Sweeney's career as one of New York's most sought-after DJs.
It's hard to believe that, ten years ago, Sweeney was an 18-year-old student at New York University, helming a little-known radio show on WNYU's AM dial. The show started small, airing on an obscure frequency during the wee hours of the night. However, Sweeney understood the huge potential for a dance-music radio show broadcast from the heart of New York City. He envisioned a genre-breaking format, showcasing the best dance music—whether disco, new wave, Chicago house, minimal techno, Krautrock, funk and soul, or post-punk—found anywhere in the world, anytime in history. He took cues from groundbreaking disc jockeys like Detroit's Electrifying Mojo, who thought nothing of following up Prince with a Kraftwerk or Depeche Mode record. Armed with this vision, Sweeney began pulling in heavy-hitting guest DJs on BIS, prompting WNYU's producers to move him to the FM dial with increasingly prime time slots. Sweeney quickly attracted a strong international following for the diverse range of artists and styles on his playlists. The list of guest artists is impressive.
Says Sweeney, "Since I need to do something different for each show, I'm forced to go out and discover new music every week. It can be recently released or unreleased records, or older songs that people haven't heard before. I try to find the best music from all different genres, and then make them fit together in ways that appeal to people who might not have liked, say, disco or techno, before now. For me it's always fun finding tracks that people don't know about, but that sound amazing."
Since launching BIS, Sweeney has dug deep into New York music circles. In the early days of BIS, he worked in the studio of hip-hop legend Steinski (of Double Dee & Steinski's Lessons fame), absorbing as much as possible from the producer's vast record collection. Later, Sweeney came aboard DFA Records, touring with James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and pairing up with Tim Goldsworthy as the DJ duo T&T. His work with DFA led him to play the saxophone on the DFA remix of Radio 4's "Dance to the Underground," and to mix a DFA set for a 2003 Muzik magazine promo CD. He has released DFA Records' Compilation # 2 (2004), the DFA Holiday Mix 2005, and A DFA Compilation for the Chanel Mobile Art New York Party (2008). Sweeney also collaborates with the Philadelphia-based RVNG label, recording the CD mix Purple Pills for Sleepless Nights in 2008. Until 2006, Sweeney worked as a soundtrack supervisor for Rockstar Games, scoring music for such mega-hit games as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
In recent years, Sweeney has become an accomplished producer in his own right. He self-released the 7-inch "Sing a Little Song" in 2001, which was co-produced with Alex Epton, aka XXXChange (best known for his work with Spank Rock). He co-wrote and scratched on two tracks for the Rammellzee album, Bi-Conicals of the Rammellzee, on Gomma Records (2004), and scratched on the Hercules & Love Affair b-side "I'm Telling You" (2008). Most recently, Sweeney worked under the moniker the Flying Squad to release "Trip 1" (a re-edit of Munich Machine's "Get on the Funk Train") and "Trip 2" (a re-edit of Boney M's "Nightflight to Venus") on RVNG.
2009 marked the launch of a brand-new label, Beats in Space Records. Like the radio show, BIS Records represents an opportunity for Sweeney to showcase artists who're pushing the boundaries of dance music. The label's first release is a 12-inch by an artist whose work has blown up past BIS playlists, the much-hyped German house producer Tensnake.
Today, tens of thousands of listeners tune in to the Beats in Space broadcast in the Tri-State area, with thousands more all over the world listening in via live online streams. Fans download 175,000 archived shows from the BIS website every month. Beats in Space remains the only dance-music radio show of its kind in New York, and one of the most instantly recognized in the world. And though Sweeney finds himself on an international flight nearly every weekend, he hasn't lost sight of his initial passion. "Week in and week out, I’m still back in New York on Tuesday to record the show," says Sweeney. "I wouldn't miss it for the world."
03:00:00 - 05:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
AAguilAA is a Lisbon and Brussels based DJ playing dirty disco, acid house and raw techno, collecting vinyls since 1995.
Playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations, including Paris, Milan, Vienna etc.
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Paris (FR)) - visuals
The career of François Cardona starts in Paris where he sharpens his pen and talents as an assistant stylist at Thierry Mugler and Balenciaga, where his creations were a prelude to his future work.
The key concepts are a thought-trhough classicisme, a timeless sensuality and sobriety. Feminine, romantic and dreams are celebrated more than ever. The twenties and thirties also influence his collections.
François Cardona tells us about romance and love. Timeless concepts which he reworks and redraws, with a delicacy that makes objects keep their soul and at the same time are accessible, reinvented and alive.
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - visuals
Giuseppe Virgone is a young fashion designer from Brussels formed in the National School of Visual Arts of La Cambre in Brussels.
After an internship at Gaspard Yurkievich as a modelist, he launched his first winter collection in 2010 called "An Animal Will Die."
This collection evokes the fate of a mortal man, an unconditional love for an animal of some misunderstanding and unjustified acts.
Grated work, dissected, the clothing clings to the body, long and free, concealing the masculine form. Giuseppe Virgone presents its collections in the form of performance. Space and movement of the body are the essential points of his work. "An animal will die," was unveiled to the public in the RA shop in Antwerp.
At Vicuna he will present his new collection autumn winter 2012-13 "broken chords", which he will present in January at the fashion week in Paris.
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - visuals
This Brussels psychologist is passionate about what is IN and ON our heads. Is it merely a twist of faith or a true creative outlet? In any case this lady can make anyone shine with one of her hats on! At Vicuna she will immerse you in her world full of fantasy, colors and spangles!
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Gent (BE)) - visuals
Tom Van der Borght
Tom Van der Borght (BE-1978) is a last year Fashion Design Student at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sint-Niklaas. After a first career in social work, he returned at the age of 27 to his childhood, when he was constructing crazy pieces next to his mother who’s a classical trained sewing teacher.
In 2008 he starts his fashion education, and in 2009 he works as an intern for Maureen Declerq (Antwerp) who’s also a teacher at Antwerp Fashion Academy. In 2011 he wins the Belgian Final of the Triumph Inspiration Award and competes in the world final. His piece therefor is worn by Lily Cole and shot by Ellen Von Unwerth. His work is all about texture, volumes and colour ..., Old handcrafts like crochet and cross-stitch embroideries co-exist with self-developped colorful prints. He creates an image of a super-human. Strong looks based on larger-then-life volumes inhabit Tom’s playful and nostalgic universe.
“...my work is all about hiding and showing. I use layering, extreme detailling and bold combinations of colors, prints and materials to challenge people to discover my work in a personal way ...”
He has a strong technical approach to his work, and all pieces, from clothing to shoes, hats and accessoires are fully handmade by Tom.
Photos by Alexander Popelier
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - visuals
Déborah Orfanidis recently graduated in graphic design and always had a passion for fashion. Graphic and textile are fused in her work.
The use of patterns is done by using silkscreen which she lays on different textiles, playing with texture and shine.
Metamorphosis is that growth process, from the birth of the pattern to the end product like textile bags, t-shirts, scarves, packaging,…
Her productions have been presented at a store in Brussels and a performance in collaboration with Alice Springs, supported by visuals and voice.
23:00:00 - 02:00:00(Brussel/Antwerpen (BE)) - visuals
Jean Paul Lespagnard
Jean-Paul Lespagnard is a fashion designer, costume designer for theatre and dance, visual artist and stylist for magazines. He combines a great sense of fashion with a fascination for high and low art and for popular culture in all its shapes and forms.
Jean-Paul studied visual arts and fashion design in Liège (Belgium) and Luxembourg. He was a collaborator of Anna Sui (New York) for two collections and was an assistant to Annemie Verbeke (Brussels). He has created the costumes for several theatre and dance productions and is a regular collaborator of choreographer Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods (Brussels / Berlin).
In 2008 Jean-Paul won two awards at the International Fashion Festival in Hyères (France), which led to the creation of a capsule collection for the French brand 123. He recently founded his own brand, Jean-Paul Lespagnard, and presents his second women's ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week in October 2011.
All Jean-Paul!s creations reveal an overflowing imagination and he eloquently succeeds in communicating his optimistic universe where originality and offbeat style go hand in hand with a playful irreverence for convention and the generally accepted.
Jean-Paul Lespagnard wants to offer luxury, not material luxury but the real thing: the freedom to be who you want to be.