Aguila is mad about vinyl. Over 1000 black covers are arranged in the best possible way in his private studio. He bought his first Technics at the age of 17 and hasn’t stopped to treat vinyls as rare oyster pearls.
As a boy of the late seventies, he is much influenced by disco, italo and wave. His mum however danced her ass off at the PopCorn so soulful gems are highly familiar to him. Add this to him being discotheque-born at the end of New Beat and start of House and Acid and you have a mixture of retro and new, from Aretha Franklin over The Hacienda to Inflagranti.
Currently playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations.
Colin Self is a transdisciplinary composer and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY.
For Los Ninos, he will be presenting excerpts from ELATION II, a disco punk opera, about the expansion of feminized consciousness in the 21st Century.
Metzgerei has been spicing the aural brew of the Berlin Club scene since 2006. Her innovative mixing continues to surprise as it develops, peppering a essential electro base with a creative elixir of beats and vocals. Her mixes are aromatic, her visuals smoldering, and her sets have a sense of humor; exemplified by an occasional unexpected appearance of some oldies amidst a foundation of sounds from the underground. The sets have range; richer than the average minimal, sliced finer than breakbeat, she dishes up enough lyrics and hooks to whet the pickiest appetite.
Metzgerei single-handedly created Bend Over, a fierce queer party based in Berlin and happening everywhere.
She started producing remixes in 2009 and her own tracks came a year later. She has played alongside the likes of Adam Sky, Creep, Olof Drejer (The Knife), Fagget Fairys and Peaches. She was the booker and house DJ of the Queer X Show, and co-stars in the documentary about the tour Too Much Pussy. You can also see Metzgerei in The Sound of Berlin, a slice of cutting edge female DJs including the legendary Berghain's resident DJ Tama Sumo.
During the daylight hours, Metzgerei founded and works as the executive editor of Bend Over Magazine, an international collage of feminism, sexuality and queer art.
A poly-competent musician since childhood, Metzgerei grew up playing a variety of instruments from the piano to the chello. She focused on drumming until she broke both of her wrists in 2004.
Ever moving on and up, Metzgerei found the light in the misfortune by stepping up to the decks, finding the rhythmic fix she craved and working the turntables like a live instrument. Metzgerei started her career mixing 3 turntables and 2 cd decks, encouraging innovative sound layering with three blended tracks, folded through with independent vocals and made savory with samples of funk.
Clearly electro, she spun playful breakbeats flavored by funk and hip hop. Over time her style has ripened into a more serious tech house, but she still keeps it tangy with a twist.
Susan Ploetz was a fixture in the experimental/underground music and performance scenes of Olympia WA and in Portland, OR before moving onwards to New York City and then Berlin.
Pashly has performed with: The Blow, Yelle, Sophie, Lucky Dragons, Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata), Tender Forever, Dirty Projectors, Scream Club, High Places, Dynasty Handbag and YACHT, amongst others. She has played a variety of music venues, colleges, and galleries across the America, including The Knitting Factory, Ladyfest Olympia, CMJ music showcase, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art’s Time-Based Arts Festival, Plan B Magazine Showcase in London, UK. Pashly is on the first musical compilation of the GLU (Girls Like Us) magazine, along with the likes of No Bra, Telepathe, Light Asylum, and other great girl/queer bands.
As a member of Finesse she has been featured on XLR*R and 20 jazz funk greats. She released at 12 in last year with Avalon Kalin on Esctasy records in 2011, co-produced with Rafael Furia (Miracles Club). http://vimeo.com/22588468
Solo she works on her own and with Jamie Whipple (M.E.S.H.) and Allan Willson ( !!! ) to produce an eclectric mash up of house, kwaito, disco, r&b, and new wave…
"Pashlys’ music, visual art, video, writing, and performance limn the distances between communication and isolation. Even at its most complicated, her work has a certain beguiling ease. Ploetz mines emotional experience (trauma, joy, love, boredom, and optimism) and reveals it as gorgeous, comprehensible, significant, and something you can dance to.", Fag City, NY CITY
"A compelling vision, extravagant wardrobe, surreal projections act as a backdrop to this abstract-art-Cinderella, waltzing her way through seductive-vocals, falling somewhere in between Bjork and Tracey Thorn. Machine-like disco beats and minimalistic pulses, straddling New Order, Kraftwerk, and the dance-club underground. Provocative and endearing, demonstrating that a marriage of avant-garde horizons and slinky electro-beats, is an incredibly sexy event in itself.", Loney Vagabond, TORONTO
Fabio dances since he was able to stand up. Making other people dance was the next logical step. Raised with Soul music and italian culture, he fell in love with the exquisite sound of Italo Disco.
Disco, Pop, Soul, Italo, Funk, House, Electro are the ingredients he uses to make you shake your booty!