4th edition of Progress Bar on Saturday June 4!
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Progress Bar is a new collaboration between Sonic Acts, Lighthouse and Viral Radio. This event presents a lively mix of talks, screenings, live performances and a club night, all in one.
Providing insight into the creative practice of contemporary culture’s most exciting names, from vanguard music producers and filmmakers to trending artists and activists.
Known previously as E+E, Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-born U.S.-based producer and self-proclaimed “transevangelist”. She has just released her new and very personal album “American Drift” on FaltyDL’s label Blueberry Recordings, where American narratives are re-examined and trans-ontologies are given voice and resonance.
Through a blend of sounds from critically ignored sources, with heavy emphasis on Latin genres, Crampton creates captivating music deeply embedded in ideas. In a unique show, she will will present this music live at Progress Bar.
Currently made up of 11 young producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs, Young Echo houses a number of aliases which venture between and beyond their roots of dub, bass, drone, grime and techno. We’re excited to be welcoming Ossia as well as Ishan Sound who’s been offering some of the finest dub influenced productions in recent years.
Also set to join them from the collective will be Jabu, El Kid, Chester Giles, Amos, Manonmars and Rider Shafique.
Nidia Minaj is a 18 year-old DJ based in Bordeaux, France, and one of very few female Kuduro producers. Her music is inspired by the Portugese speaking heritage of her Cape Verdean and Guinea Bissauan parents and by the ghetto of Vale de Amoreira, Portugal, where she spent most of her childhood.
Nidia remains closely connected to the Young Portugal scene of DJs making innovative and emotive forms of Kuduro and Afro House dance music. Prior to her solo career, Nidia was part of Kaninas Squad, an all-girl teenage Kuduro group.
Having left his increasingly turbulent home of Istanbul, the now London-based, half-Egyptian artist Sami Baha has quickly garnered a reputation for his carefully honed Trap instrumentals.
His characteristic, stylised productions delicately layer complex Eastern melodies, abstracted vocal samples and trap elements, placing onus on the spaces between.
False Witness is the alias of Marco Gomez, a Brooklyn-based DJ and multidisciplinary artist who straddles the intersection between nightlife and socio-political activism. Gomez has never been shy of bringing real world shit into the club, blowing up the false dichotomy between thinking and dancing.
YVES Tumor (NON, PAN) is the solo moniker of Shan Ti, the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Northern Italy. Sonically, their body of work (including aliases Silkbless, BekelÃ© Berhanu) has been described variously as anxious, shimmering dreams to nightmarish, ambient hopelessness.
Kareem Lotfy is an artist and musician, born in cairo egypt, now based in amsterdam. His album ‘Dirty Zeyda’ has been released on the 100copies label. He has been making beats with Fruity Loops since 2000.
DJ and Viral Radio founder Juha plays Internet dance music. The artistic director of Lighthouse in Brighton since 2014, he unites the worlds of culture and technology. In 2012, Juha won De Hallen Curatorial Scholarship for his proposal DREAD – The Dizziness of Freedom.
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.
Light Design by Marco Broeders.
Progress Bar #4