Progress Bar S04E01
Founded in 2015, Progress Bar is a club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. After one season in Brighton, and episodes in Vilnius, Kharkiv and Pristina, this is its fourth season in Amsterdam, this time taking place at OT301. 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.
Progress Bar is for people interested in the intersection of music you wanna shazam, looks you wanna gram, and politics that bang. 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 is even more magical.
20:30 Doors open
21:00–22:30 Talks (lectures, panel discussions & artist talks)
22:30–03:00 Club (DJs & live performances)
Fossil Free Culture NL
Fossil Free Culture NL are a collective of artists, activists, academics and other members of the public, who consider it their duty to liberate culture from the influence of catastrophically unethical corporations. Fossil Free Culture NL channel their sadness and anger into disobedient art to end oil and gas sponsorship of public cultural institutions.
Nazar’s musical world centres around the injustice and omnipresence of a repressive state during and after the 27-year Angolan civil war. After the civil war ended in 2002, Nazar, who was raised in Belgium, returned to Angola and began making his own unique take on Angola’s kuduro music, lacing cold synths with cascading percussion and swells of noise.
Argentinian DJ and producer, TAYHANA has established herself as one of the most powerful musical forces on the South and Central-American dancefloors. Her explosive energy and vast selection of vigorous club tracks, along with an extensive collection of regional hits, make her a favourite of many DJ’s and club-goers.
Making his debut at a basement rave a year ago, Snufkin has been working his way up as a DJ in Amsterdam quickly. After a year of performing all over the city, he is becoming a force to be reckoned with. He has since refined his sets to the fever-dreamish, emotional rollercoasters they are today, firing walls of sound at the listener for an overwhelming experience.
Photo Aida Labrin