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‘All night XL edition of AB’s electronica concept with Modeselektor (live), 박혜진 park hye jin, Le Motel and more’
Braindance, is the Holy Trinity of progressive DJs, bedroom producers and innovative live-electro acts. Think: the exuberant vibe of the famous Boiler Room Sessions, as well as established names in the scene who will make the AB their playground. Braindance is the ideal first stop for a night out on the town in Brussels and for mind-blowing musical discoveries. Braindance is all about artists who do more than just get your dancing feet moving, they give your white matter a kick too!
On Saturday 21 December Braindance will step outside the familiar surroundings of AB Club and take over the AB Complex for an XL edition. We’re going all out, all night long, with heavy hitters in the Main Hall and exploring unchartered electronica territory in AB Club – as occasional nightclub that will take you to higher states.
The 2 Germans from Modeselektor have been helping form the electronic music scene with their genre-fusing productions since the early 2000s. We know Modeselektor from surprising collaborations with the likes of Thom Yorke, FLOHIO and Tommy Cash, but also as 2/3rd of Moderat, with which they sold out AB in 2014. Since the release of their latest album ‘Who Else’ they have appeared in a (in no time) sold-out Botanique and have detonated the dancehall at Pukkelpop. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re also heading down to AB as headliner of Braindance.
For fans of: Jon Hopkins, DJ Koze, Nathan Fake
박혜진 park hye jin
If you think that Korea only produces K-pop then you clearly haven’t yet heard of 박혜진 park hye jin. This 25-year-old South-Korean producer follows the path paved by artists like Peggy Gou and Yaeji, with which they put Korean electronica (sometimes also called K-house) on the map. During her DJ sets she uses English and Korean lyrics – creating a very unique, vertiginous vibe.
For fans van: Mall Grab, Ross From Friends, DJ Boring
Le Motel (extended dj set w/ visuals by Antoine De Schuyter)
We don’t need to introduce you to Brussels’ Le Motel. The producer is good friends with Roméo Elvis and top Italian producer Clap! Clap!, but we can just as easily find him in any other corner of the world making field recordings. For Braindance, he will perform an exclusive extended DJ set (with complementary AV show by Antoine De Schuyter) in which he combines his love of ethnic music with elements of footwork, hip-hop, jazz and techno.
For fans of: Roméo Elvis, YellowStraps, Veence Hanao
Catnapp (Amparo Battaglia Lopez) is originally from Argentina, but has been living in Germany for a while now. In her live shows she combines R&B, rap, breakbeat, pop, drum-’n-bass and much much more. All this in a dreamy, yet danceable atmosphere.
For fans of: Crystal Castles, Aisha Devi, Girl Unit
Irishman Seamus Malliagh, aka Iglooghost is signed to the Brainfeeder label of Flying Lotus, where he has already released an album and 2 EPs over recent years. His experimental electronica sound is hugely catchy and full of surprises, not one break is the same!
For fans of: Rustie, Hudson Mohawke, XXYYXX
The nostalgic electronica sound of Palmbomen II instantly takes you back to the ‘90s, and all that done live on retro-synthesizers.
For fans of: Baltra, DJ Sports, Project Pablo
The 4 Antwerpians from Borokov Borokov bring you live electronica that provides a likable mindfuck. Dancing guaranteed!
For fans of: BeraadGeslagen, FULCO, Gestapo Knallmuzik
The man with the pink cap, or Timmerman, is slowly but surely becoming well-established in the Belgian house and techno scenes. Having recently had highly-praised visits to Tomorrowland and Pukkelpop, he is entirely ready for the stage of AB.
For fans of: Palms Trax, Job Jobse, DJ Seinfeld
Y O K O C H O 横丁
Y O K O C H O 横丁 from Antwerp is a new kid on the block who has spent a little too much time in Japan. The hugely danceable electronic one-man project is familiar with influences from ‘90s house, retro video games and tropical islands!
For fans of: Fatima Yamaha, 808 State
A Liveurope concert:
The first pan-European initiative supporting concert venues in their efforts to promote emerging European music.