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Giraffes & Penguins #17 - Saturday 11/05/2019 - STUDIO CITY GATE (Anderlecht)
Let's shake our bellies on wild arabic & middle-eastern grooves, from traditional reggada and psychedelic bellydance to electro-chaabi, dabke and arab bass!
A massive team of DJ's is just waiting to take control of your feet: DJ Plead (AU), GAN GAH (MA/BE), Drache Musicale, LeBlanc (Rebel Up), Le Grand Méchant Loop and the Tropical DJipsies.
And our video mapping penguin Maria Ilia is ready to confuse your eyes 🤩
Nice food cooked with love by Collectactif
Black light makeup
〰♀〰 DJ Plead (AU) 〰♀〰
DJ Plead is a Melbourne/Naarm based producer making unique club music. Drawing on his Lebanese background, he makes tough, functional, and percussive tracks. His unique style references the rhythms, scales and timbres of Lebanese pop and traditional Lebanese wedding music, blending them with contemporary RnB, Club and other dance styles. DJ Plead released his debut EP ‘Get in Circle’ through air max 97’s DECISIONS label in March 2018 and has since toured Europe and China. DJ Plead is also half of drum-workout duo Poison, a member of high-energy trio BV, and founder of the SUMAC label. https://soundcloud.com/1djplead
〰♀〰 GAN GAH (MA/BE) 〰♀〰
Producer/DJ Gan Gah is set to cause a storm on the music scene with his melting pot fusion of electronic music and Arab and Berber folk music styles like chaabi, reggada, gnaoua and dabke. In 2015 he released an album dubbed ‘Souktronics.’ The following year was a big one for Gan Gah as he dropped two albums, ‘Moroccan Affair Remixed’ Featuring Jabo, and ‘Chaâbitronics.’ Gan Gah has performed at
Dour festival, Sfinks Mixed Festival and the infamous ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event). In February this year, he has released his 3rd EP 'Habibitronics' on Lowup Records. https://soundcloud.com/gangahsnj https://lowuprecords.bandcamp.com/album/habibitronics
〰♀〰 Tropical DJipsies〰♀〰
The Tropical DJipsies are las chicas of Giraffes & Penguins - the Bulgarian, the Greek and the Portuguese that are always busy at the entrance, at the video mapping, on the dancefloor and with the cleaning ;-) Passionate about music, life, world and love, these party animals will kick off the party with a warm-up set that will take you through traditional and contemporary sounds from the four corners of the globe! Get ready for oriental-gypsy-balkan-afro belly button shaking vibes!
〰♀〰 Maria Ilia (video mapping) 〰♀〰
Maria is a Brussels-based freelance architect and visual artist.
Her experience in architecture came together with her passion for visuals to develop sophisticated and colorful video mapping on handmade structures for events and festivals. Over the last year she's been a close and frequent collaborators of both Giraffes & Penguins and Global Hybrid Records. https://www.maria-ilia.com/videomapping