The only political party you can dance to. Progress Bar is a regular night for cutting-edge thinking and dancing, showcasing urgent sounds and voices while offering insight into the artistic practice of the most exciting contemporary artists, with interviews and lectures as well as a club programme. The final edition of this second series features DJ sets and live performances by Bambii, Endgame, Juha, Kamixlo and Lyzza. The programme begins at 21:00 in the Tuinzaal with a series of talks: writer and critic Flavia Dzodan, who focuses on issues of gender, immigration, race, politics and media analysis, will give a lecture about the possibilities of radical pleasure; political scientist Hélène Christelle will be interviewed by writer and curator Jeanette Bisschops; and Toronto-based DJ Bambii will be in conversation with Progress Bar about her artistic practice. Buy Tickets
Progress Bar S02E08. Design by Michael Oswell and Ashkan Sepahvand
20:30 Doors open
21:00-21:30 Interview Hélène Christelle Muganyende by Jeanette Bisschops
21:30-22:00 Lecture Flavia Dzodan
22:00-22:30 Interview Bambii by Jo Kali
BAMBII (DJ) is an emerging talent from Toronto, a DJ who has bypassed aux-cord wielding scenesters by always allowing her musical curiosity to dictate her sets. This insistence on instinct sets the Mykki Blanco tour DJ apart from her peers.
ENDGAME (DJ) is a producer and DJ based in London, Hyperdubs most recent signee. His densely layered sound emerges from the cold ashes of grime. Combining corrosive melodies and artillery like percussion, with reference to dancehall, tarraxo, and drill.
FLAVIA DZODAN (Talk) is a writer and cultural critic living in Amsterdam. She focuses on issues of gender, immigration, race, politics and media analysis. Dzodan is an editor at Tiger Beatdown and has written for The Guardian, Racialicious, Gender Across Borders and Global Comment.
JEANETTE BISSCHOPS (Interview) is an independent curator and writer based in Amsterdam. She specialises in new media and deals with critically engaged work including themes such as intersectional feminism and migration.
JUHA (DJ) is founder of Progress Bar and plays new internet dance music. As of 2016, Juha presents Viral Radio on ResonanceEXTRA, a monthly two-hour programme following new developments deep down the rabbit hole of internet music culture.
HÉLÈNE CHRISTELLE (Interview) landed as a refugee in the Netherlands. She has since represented the European Union during G(irls)20, is a future political scientist, president at IamSHERO.org and has a passion for writing and new media.
KAMIXLO (Premiere) presents Bloodless live at Progress Bar. Kamixlo's music lies at the riveting, emergent edge of grime, reggateon and experimental bass. The London-based producer's 'Demonico' EP marked out bold new territory.
LYZZA (DJ) is a promising young DJ and producer who is currently on the rise in Amsterdam. Born and raised in Brazil, she combines her Brazilian roots through baile funk with a taste of bass heavy club music, underground hip-hop and grime.
Progress Bar S02E08
Date: Saturday 27 May 2017
Venue: Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam
Times: 21:00–04:00 (doors open 20:30)
Tickets: €10,00 presale / €12,50 at the door (card only)
Free for Subbacultcha! members until midnight.
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Free for We Are Public members.