‘Don’t let people step over you, stand up for yourself, and don’t be afraid to ask for things.’
Every June, Holland Festival lands in a number of locations around Amsterdam. This year marks the 71st edition of the country’s leading international performing arts festival. Broader in scale and scope than most festivals, Holland Festival showcases well established names while staying true to its innovative nature, bringing together the finest performers, composers, choreographers and contemporary artists. Each year Holland Festival enable a vast, original program to take over the cityscape and if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be hosting the sickest night in June, which lies in context of the HF Young Program during the nights of 20 & 21 June.
We’re talking about our clubnight in collaboration with Holland Festival at one of our long time favorite spots in the city, OT301, where an award-winning line up awaits us on the night of 15 June. London’s NUXXE label affiliates Shygirl and coucou chloe are flying in for the occasion. coucou chloe’s dark, unrelenting club constructions featuring razor sharp rhythms by the side of pitched vocals meet Shygirl’s bewitching sound to deadpan vocals. Believe us when we vouch that each brutal combination is a flawless match for the dance-floor.
Reshaping his sound as a reflection on changes and emotional states, local club scene, producer, Bar None affiliate as well as DJ Yon Eta in no stranger to the local club scene. Another friendly face to join the bill is producer/vocalist/nightlife organizer and outspoken advocate for safe spaces LYZZA. A few months back we witnessed her live debut at De School of her Powerplay EP and she killed it. Make sure to check it out here.
Last but not least, FAKA are back! Last time around we shook our asses throughout their hypnotizing performances at Le Mini Who? and at Garage Noord. To give you a bit of context, Fela Gucci and Desire Marea formed FAKA soon after meeting in 2010. For those who haven’t been introduced to the duo yet, their press page states it best:
‘For the queer, the trans, the non-conforming, the female and the black,
For those who have been alienated by mainstream culture,
For those who are constantly harassed by patriarchy and suffer at the hands of capitalism,
For copper-coloured Afro wigs, golden chokers, torn stockings and moving freely despite Lorraine’s side-eye,
there is FAKA.’
So there you have it, the full monty. We’re thrilled for the long, sweaty night on Friday, 15 June at OT301, Amsterdam. See you there and bring your friends! The show is free for Subbacultcha members.