Saturday 19 5 2018
23:00:00 - 00:00:00(World) - performance
In between a performance, a pedagogical space and a party MELTING POT is a dance practice, which function as an alternative way of gathering people together, where performers can find a place to exchange dance experiences, have fun, challenge their dance and liberate different forms of energy, such as anger, joy, sexual or social frustration ... Moving through and breaching the cultural and categorical bounds in contemporary dance, MELTING POT aims to combine different dance styles, communities and cultural backgrounds. To connect these differences is a way to find a shared urgency of dancing, beyond a specific movement language or performance approach, beyond race, social position, gender and sexual identity, a way to encourage cultural mix. MELTING POT is accompanied by a Dj set which combines beats from different cultures. The Dj function as a ‘urban shaman’, to guide the practice towards a sort of ritualistic happening and to lubricate (potentially creating sensations of familiarity or unfamiliarity) and facilitate exchange, connecting different cultures.
Ideated and led by : Marco Torrice
With the participation of a mix group of professional and amateur dancers and actors
With the support of:
23:00:00 - 01:30:00(Brussel (BE)) - dj
Horst von Shampoo
Horst Von Shampoo has the particularity of being totally musically unstable. The only barber who works your scalp with coarse sandpaper before refining it with one of those deliciously improbable furious selections where clashing in uninhibited eclecticism the best of current or older sonorities.
01:30:00 - 03:30:00(New York (USA)) - dj
JD Samson is best known for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre. After joining the band in 2000, JD’s career in the music industry has landed in many diverse areas of the music/art/ lgbtq activism, and fashion worlds, and JD doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
In 2007, MEN begun as the DJ/ Remix/Production team of JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, both of the band, Le Tigre. Eventually, MEN became a live band and art collective, focusing on the radical potential of dance music, with lyrics speaking to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise and demanding liberties. MEN’s debut full length record was released February 1, 2011. Since their inception, the band has played Coachella, toured internationally whether it be at museums or dance-clubs, and has supported bands such as, Gossip, Peaches, and CSS.
JD also played keyboard for Peaches on her “Impeach My Bush” world tour, and acted in John Cameron Mitchell’s amazing film, ‘Shortbus’.
Throughout the years, JD has been photographed for many magazines and other fine art projects, as an androgynous sex symbol and “icon of nerdy-cool” (New York Times). Most recently, JD was photographed for a seven page spread by Maciek Kobielski for Vogue Hommes International.
JD Samson has been DJing internationally since 2001 and has found way through many different party scenes and music genres. Whether she is playing at a museum, at a college, at a wedding, a huge nightclub, the beach, or at a dive bar, JD likes to focus on “creating spaces for rad people to dance and smile and hold each other.” JD is a people pleaser DJ and swings as many ways as needed to make you have an amazing night. And you will!
03:30:00 - 06:30:00(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.
01:00:00 - 05:30:00(Berlin (DE)) - dj
As a DJ, mobilegirl is versatile but thoughtful in her selection – her style behind the decks is focused on creating a highly energetic dance floor that allows for emotionality, for softer moments but also attention-demanding breaks and shifts; an equally fun and challenging combination that gained her traction very early on in her career and established her as an artist to watch in experimental club music – bringing about tours across Europe, East Asia and North America and a spot on the roster of DISCWOMAN.
Reflecting her general curiosity mobilegirl's inspirations draw from a broad pool that intentionally make her rather difficult to categorise. However, she has made a name for herself through club edits of R&B classics; a predilection for which draws through all of her work. Another influence, not less apparent, are video game scores. Her fascination with the repetitive and soothing effect of music in RPGs accordingly set the foundation for her debut EP "Poise" released in 2017 - a string of tracks that seemed untypically mellow but were created in an effort to decelerate and invite the listener to do the same. This project turned mobilegirl's inspiration into praxis as it opened up the doors for her to shift her focus towards scores of films, art installations and fashion shows the years after.
01:00:00 - 05:30:00(Buenos Aires (AR) - Berlin (DE)) - dj
Moro is an Argentinian DJ, producer and vocalist based in Berlin. Having played the guitar since his early teens and studied at a jazz conservatory in Buenos Aires, the artist channels a wide array of influences. In 2016 NON released San Benito - Moro's debut EP, which brought him rave reviews and great chemistry with club crowds.
Moro's profile rose rapidly through his furious DJ sets at shows including GHE20 G0TH1K, Boiler Room, Bala Club and Moscow's Mars Centre. San Benito EP is a five-track conceptual take on the forgotten African heritage of the Argentinian tango, displaced from the nation's iconic musical tradition. Situated between experimental club music and reflective sound art, San Benito throws us back to primordial times, with naturalistic themes including howling wolves, crows and crushing waves. Having said all that, Moro can also be all about fun, with edits such as "JKY" – his take on Justin Timberlake.
Moro has recently performed at GHE20 GOTH1K nights in NYC, in Berlin, and at Vienna's Hyperreality. The Argentinian has also composed an aquatic-themed soundtrack to "The Forgotten Space" seminar held in the Croatian island of Lopud by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Moro's music was played at the event during breaks between talks, which were dedicated to the misuse of marine zones through activities such as human trafficking and pollution.
01:00:00 - 03:30:00(Lisbon (Portugal)) - dj
Chen aka Chima Hiro is a music fan first and foremost. That manifests in the way she dances (we're legit sorry for you if you've never seen her dance) and in how she was already looking for special tracks in the most unexpected corners, well before she even dreamt of being a DJ. But the best DJs in the world are indeed music fans above all - before process, or medium, or aesthetics, or lifestyle - and this DJ has always done things for the realest reasons.
The tracks she picks for her NYCE & SLO show on Rádio Quântica embrace a spectrum that is as expansive as it is surprising, just like her untainted taste. Moody but colourful, innovative but archetypal - it's music that touches on new age and jazz as well as distorted beats over acid lines or uplifting, melodic house. Her path in DJing runs parallel to her radio beginnings and has taken Chima Hiro to dominate booths - and consequently, dancefloors - of some of our underground's most exciting parties, whether alone or flanked by some of the most spot-on selectors that Lisbon has produced. - Inês Coutinho
03:30:00 - 05:30:00(Lisbon (PT)) - dj
AAguilAA is a Lisbon and Brussels 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.