Saturday 13 4 2013
23:00:00 - 00:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
Obsessed with all things deer and music, let this Brussels based graphic designer and dreamer-extraordinaire take you on a hike into his digital forest full of intriguing music switching swiftly between Swedish electronics, lavish and dreamy indie-pop and some glittering dance remixes that will make you move, even against your will! But most of all it will make you happy posing on the beats of The Knife or slow-dancing on Twin Shadow!
Catch him in between the trees making haunting mixtapes, campy graphic design, dancing and ever-blogging...sharing his collection of ear/eye/mindcandy with the world.
00:00:00 - 00:30:00(US / FR) - concert
Stellar OM Source
2012 has found artists from all over the US noise/synth underground dabbling in dance music structures. Among the most successful to make the transition has been Christelle Gualdi, a classically trained musician and trained architect whose early beatless releases - many collected on Olde English Spelling Bee's vinyl album Trilogy Select - consisted of strange structures evocative of sci-fi cityscapes. At the time, she was a clear contemporary of other modern synth explorers like Oneohtrix Point Never.
Since then, however, Gualdi has been delving deeper and deeper into jammed-on-the-fly acid house with banks of hardware, with an approach not dissimilar from contemporaries like Jamal Moss in the US and Leipzig's Gunnar Wendel. They first found their way into the world through a limited Japanese 7" of the tracks 'Energy' and 'Clarity', and a live show debuted 3 years ago at Unsound Festival. The release of a new 12" through renowned Amsterdam label Rush Hour, features four tracks of melodic, Detroit-leaning dance music, that still have the same keen ear for harmonic and melodic structuring that was evident in her early synthesiser work.
The development of this new sound was the result of a lucky break on Ebay. While buying a Roland MC-202, the seller offered her a broken Roland TB-303 for a fraction of the huge amount a working model would usually cost. Incredibly, when it arrived through the post, the 202 was broken, and the 303 was fully functional. "It's a mint 303 which I bought for 25 euros," she says. "[It] literally fell from the sky, it's insane. This is a dream of I don't know how many people. I would say the music I do now is an evolution from this gear, and trying things, and finding a new sound."
00:30:00 - 02:30:00(Paris (FR)) - dj
Acid Washed is a two-man process primarily, deteriorating sound amongst souvenirs, friends, home studios and analogue equipment. It follows the blueprint devised over the past year by Richard D’Alpert and Andrew Claristidge: two DJ’s keen on using modern and vintage equipment to create sophisticated electronics with a sharp pop aesthetic.
The result is a fusion of late nineties French house vibes and DFA disco touches that acknowledges the influence of Chicago and Detroit without being overly reverential. Throw names like Steve Reich, Giorgio Moroder into the hat as well if you like, but don’t dwell on them. Cosmic tunes for the party tonight. Their sense of style hasn’t gone unnoticed outside of the music world. Artistic direction for the project comes from the British designer, Anthony Burrill, His striking, geometric visuals adorn their record sleeves as well as providing the hypnotic, focal point of their music videos and visceral live show.
Collaboration is the key to Acid Washed; the list of big-name players queuing outside the hit-factory is getting larger by the day and shows no sign of dying down.
02:30:00 - 03:00:00(Swaziland) - performance
Sheniqua World Tour
A Visual Dj Performance Concept By Ruud Rudy Van Moorleghem.
Sheniqua was born in Swaziland and raised by hairy prostitutes. She will bring you a mélange of heavy beats, dark vocals, trance vibes, weird visuals and sexy dance moves. Earlier this year she performed in luxurious clubs such as Thunderdomebar, Gabberparadise and Ecstasyland.
03:00:00 - 05:00:00(Amsterdam (NL)) - dj
The Stress is the musical alter ego of indietronic disco DJ Diederick van den Ende.
The Sunday-afternoon initiative proved to be a success in various cities and quickly became the launchpad of his DJ-career.
For most people, disco means looking back into the past. For The Stress, it’s about the present and the future. He won’t play any overplayed classics by Wham! or Bee Gees but vibrant and thoroughly produced tracks by artists such as Punks Jump Up, Ssion, Moonlight Matters and MEN. Other acts that inspire him are Hard Ton, The Knife, Trust and Daft Punk.
Recently, The Stress played at some of the wildest indie-dance and nu-disco gigs in the Netherlands and with Los Ninos he will start his Belgian debute. Expect loud and progressive disco, house and indie-dance.
Enjoy The Stress!