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The fouth edition of Progress Bar takes place on Saturday June 4 at Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin. Confirmed artists are Elysia Crampton, Young Echo, Nidia Minaj, Sami Baha, False Witness, Yves Tumor, Kareem Lotfy and Juha. Progress Bar is a new collaboration between Sonic Acts and Lighthouse. This event presents a lively mix of talks, screenings, live performances and a club night, all in one. Providing insight into the creative practice of contemporary culture's most exciting names, from vanguard music producers and filmmakers to trending artists and activists. Light Design by Marco Broeders (Co2RO). Attend on Facebook / Buy Ticket 7,50 EUR Elysia Crampton Elysia Crampton is a Bolivian-American producer, sound artist and conceptual collagist who performs and speaks around the world. Elysia’s music is an ambitious confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into addictively colourful sonic material that packs contemporaneous dancefloor weight. Following last year’s American Drift EP on Blueberry Records, her newest work, Elysia Crampton presents: Demon City arrives on Break World this summer: a concept album that works as an epic poem with guest appearances from Chino Amobi, Why Be, Rabit and Lexxi, Demon City will be accompanied by a live performance entitled Dissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future, an audio-visual play that unfolds as a DJ production and live performance, bridging Aymara oral history tradition/theater legacy with Elysia’s own trans-femme abolitionist grasp of futurity. Young Echo Currently made up of 11 young producers, vocalists and sonic provocateurs, Young Echo houses a number of aliases which venture between and beyond their roots of dub, bass, drone, grime and techno. We’re excited to be welcoming Ossia as well as Ishan Sound who’s been offering some of the finest dub influenced productions in recent years. Also set to join them from the collective will be Jabu, El Kid, Chester Giles, Amos, Manonmars and Rider Shafique. Nidia Minaj Nidia Minaj is a 19 year-old DJ based in Bordeaux, France, and one of very few female Kuduro producers. Her music is inspired by the Portugese speaking heritage of her Cape Verdean and Guinea Bissauan parents and by the ghetto of Vale de Amoreira, Portugal, where she spent most of her childhood. Prior to her solo career, Nidia was part of Kaninas Squad, an all-girl teenage Kuduro group. Her debut EP for Príncipe, Danger, was described by The Quietus as "dazzling in all senses, a trance-inducing tangle of boxy drums, vivid swirls of synthetic melody and buzzsaw grime bass, all corralled into tracks that feel less like functional dancefloor units and more like short, sharp shocks of adrenaline." Her first LP is in the works to come out on Lisbon's hottest independent label Príncipe later in 2016. Sami Baha A Turkish beatmaker inspired by Dirty South hip-hop producers like DJ Screw, Sami Baha crafts slow, moody tracks with miles-deep bass and explosive samples. Baha was born in Istanbul, and his music is heavily informed by the popular Turkish music (or arabesk) that he grew up with, even if it more closely resembles a spaced-out instrumental take on southern rap. After receiving attention from experimental grime producers like Why Be and M.E.S.H., he moved to london in 2015. His debut EP Mavericks was issued by Planet Mu in April of 2016. False Witness Affiliated with record labels and illustrious events like GHE20 G0TH1K, Bastard Brigade, and Lit City Trax, False Witness is an emerging fixture of New York City’s nightlife scene and an original founding member of the American artist collective, KUNQ. False Witness is also a multidisciplinary artist whose practice involves sound design, sound collage, and digital multimedia installation. As a DJ, False Witness combines the bombastic energy of urban Caribbean music with the uplifting or disorientating elements of American & European regional club music. Yves Tumor Yves Tumor (NON, PAN) is the solo moniker of Shan Ti, the enigmatic multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Northern Italy. Sonically, their body of work (including aliases Silkbless, Bekelé Berhanu) has been described variously as anxious, shimmering dreams to nightmarish, ambient hopelessness. Kareem Lotfy Kareem Lotfy is an artist and musician, born in cairo egypt, now based in amsterdam. His album Dirty Zeyda has been released on the 100copies label. He has been making beats with Fruity Loops since 2000. Juha DJ and Viral Radio founder Juha plays Internet dance music and is resident DJ for Progress Bar. As artistic director of Lighthouse in Brighton since 2014, he unites the worlds of culture and technology. In 2012, Juha won De Hallen Curatorial Scholarship for his proposal DREAD - The Dizziness of Freedom. As of 2016, Juha presents Viral Radio on ResonanceEXTRA, a monthly two-hour programme following new developments deep down the rabbit hole of Internet music culture. Light Design by Marco Broeders (Co2RO). Progress Bar #4 Date: Saturday 4 June 2016 Venue: Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin Amsterdam Times: 23:00–05:00 (doors open 20:00) Tickets: €7,50 presale. Purchase via Ticketmaster or at the door €10,- (card only) Attend on Facebook

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