Hola supernova! With the second season of Amsterdam’s Progress Bar in full swing, the time has come to welcome more radical talent to the dancefloor. For the party this Saturday, our friends of Sonic Acts and Lighthouse have invited a range of music artists and lecturers that—according to The Guardian—make Björk sound ordinary. Get to know some of Glamcult’s favourites here.
Hailing from the north of France, singer, musician and producer s a r a s a r a will travel to Amsterdam for a liveshow that promises to include industrial electronics, trip-hop, r&b, breaks, glitches and much more. The contemporary pop composer, who by day is actually a project manager for an agency that makes mobile apps, recently released her debut album amor fati, produced by Matthew Herbert and released on Björk’s label, One Little Indian. So whether that excites you or sounds a bit abstract, this geeky rising star (with an incredibly high voice) is a must-see.
At just 18 years old, this fierce singer-songwriter and producer from Brooklyn is set to hit the stage with a mix of feminist ideology and off-rhythm, crystalline r&b. Although embaci is still flying largely under the radar, she’s already been picked up by NON worldwide, an African collective and record label that uses sound to “articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society, and in turn distribute power.” Violently opposing normative canons, embaci’s music embodies protest through subtle talent.
Next to s a r a s a r a and embaci, the new episode of Progress Bar will feature performances by Bonaventure, J.G. Biberkopf, Juha and Traxman, as well as a talk—streamed live on Facebook—by University of Edinburgh lecturer Akwugo Emejulu. See you at Tolhuistuin!