Pantropical: Imperio, discourse, Chris Baas, Chulengo
For most, December comes with it’s own set of holiday season obligations. In the tumult between clearance sale chores, end of the year what-have-you lists and new year’s resolutions, we are having our own little festive ritual in an attempt to fend off the not so distant hum of global turmoil. You’re cordially invited. For family and friends (that’s you).
✹ Imperio (Lima, PE / pantropical)
Imperio is a DJ alias for design maestro and pantropical crewmember Jonathan Castro. Like the others in tonight’s line-up, he’s not one to pin down for a single style of music or vibe. Depending on what he sets out to do, he’ll spin psychedelic vintage Chicha and Cumbia to EBM-style rhythmic noise, and everything inbetween.
✹ Discourse (IR/NL / fwd: gher space)
Katayoun Arian, aka discourse, is a DJ, curator and researcher. In her DJ sets, she moves through different musical traditions, resisting genre categorization and blurring the edges. By amplifying the subtones of our planetary hum, discourse shifts towards the queerness of sound itself. Her research on music from Iran and beyond, coalesces into her radioshow at Red Light Radio, where’s she seeks to enforce and revive the voices of female vocalists, primarily focusing on the vast archive of music from Iran, while also adhering to regional cosmopolitanism.
✹ Chris Baas (Roffa / pantropical)
Chris returns to the nest after his time-out in London where he did research on Dancehall. His recent experiences might come into play during his set tonight, but generally expect bass-orientated forward-thinking club to vintage tropical sounds.
✹ Chulengo (Roffa / pantropical)
In the earlier part of the night Chulengo will be bending all kinds pantropical rhythms out of shape.
✹ Mecchanana bar