Progress Bar: S04E02

by 5 November 2019


Progress Bar: S04E02




Sonic Acts


OT301, Amsterdam (NL)


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Progress Bar is a monthly club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. Every episode starts with a 90-minute talkshow with guests talking about their work in art, music and social action, and the material conditions that shape it. After the talks we move into the club, and, having spent time listening to the artists talk, dancing to their music will be even more magical.

After one season in Brighton, and episodes in Vilnius, Kharkiv and Pristina, this is its fourth season in Amsterdam.

More than 100 artists, academics and activists from all over the planet have featured at Progress Bar, such as Elysia Crampton, Le1f, Bbymutha, Nkisi, Eaves, Klein, Gaika, DJ Nigga Fox, Sam Rolfes, Akwugo Emejulu, Ash Sarkar, Flavia Dzodan, Metahaven, Cakes da Killa, DJ Lycox, Linn da Quebrada, Flohio, James Massiah, Toxe, Evian Christ and many more.


For the second episode of this season’s Progress Bar, we’ll be partying with


A staple in the Manchester club scene, Hesska utilises her background in the city’s noise and industrial scene to inform expert selection of forward-thinking club sounds and intense rave tracks. Hesska is a long-standing host at NTS Radio Manchester, has recently taken up residency at Threads Radio and has shown her abilities as an outstanding curator at Club CITS and previously Gesamtkusntwerk.

O̷L̷I̷ ̷X̷L̷

Stockholm’s Oli XL has emerged as one of the most intriguing new artists in underground club music via his work as a producer, DJ, visual artist, and as head of the now defunct W-I label and its successor Bloom. As a producer, Oli has always been an artist to watch, be it his track on the PAN label’s celebrated ambient compilation Mono No Aware, or his contribution to Posh Isolation’s I Could Go Anywhere But Again I Go With You compilation.

More artists and speakers to be announced!

20:30 Doors open
21:00–22:30 Talks (lectures, panel discussions & artist talks)
22:30–03:00 Club (DJs & live performances)

Coming for the talks? A limited amount of €3 Early Entrance tickets (arrive before 21:00) are available, including free entry to the club on top!

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