Guitar god Fennesz
Guitar god Fennesz

VIEW SOURCE: #9


28 January 2016

This week's edition is all about Progress Bar. Artistic Director Juha van 't Zelfde traces his journey to creating Lighthouse's club night for international culture, and talks us through the incredible line-up at the first event in the new Amsterdam series, on 16 January.

King Midas Sound & Christian Fennesz. Photo: Jimmy Mould

PROGRESS BAR AMSTERDAM
You may have heard that we’re presenting a new Amsterdam series of Progress Bar, in collaboration with the edge-riding Sonic Acts, which starts on Saturday 16 January. With talks by Fader journalist Aimee Cliff and poet Roger Robinson, a performance by King Midas Sound & Fennesz, and an afterparty with Endgame, Kamixlo and Lexxi, the first event in the series is going to be a corker.


Screenshot of Aimee Cliff’s Twitter

AIMEE CLIFF
I invited Aimee Cliff to speak at Progress Bar in Amsterdam, not just because of her stellar music writing for The FADER, but also for her eye on new developments and social issues in music culture at large. On the night, she will speak about the importance of independent clubs in cities like London and Amsterdam.


Introducing … King Midas Sound
Tomas Leach, theguardian.com

INTRODUCING KING MIDAS SOUND
In 2009 the Guardian published a video introducing the newly formed band King Midas Sound…

King Midas Sound and Fennesz
On My Mind / Migration / Lost‬

RA SESSIONS: KING MIDAS SOUND AND FENNESZ
…Fast-forward to 2015, King Midas Sound have released their second album, Edition 1, in collaboration with Austrian guitar god Christian Fennesz. This video shows what you can expect from their live performance in Amsterdam.


Poster designed by Vincent van der Waal

VIRAL RADIO
The first time I booked King Midas Sound was to play at my Viral Radio Festival, on 23 June 2008, in Amsterdam. It was quite the line-up.


‪Viral Radio bash @ 11, Amsterdam.
Video by Daniel Premier

EXPERIENCE VIRAL RADIO
For those who are wondering what a Viral Radio night sounds like, here’s a video from the first edition with Rhythm & Sound, featuring Tikiman, Cyrus, Kromestar and U Dub, at 11 in December 2007. Progress Bar is basically this, plus hearing the people who make this happen tell you why and how they do it, on the same night.

‪The Bug @ Sonic Acts, Amsterdam‬.
Beneden NAP

THE BUG @ SONIC ACTS
Sonic Acts and Viral Radio have been working together for many years. One of our best nights was in 2013, when the Bug (who’s also in King Midas Sound) performed live. Incidentally at the same venue that Progress Bar Amsterdam will be held at, Paradiso-Noord.

KAMIXLO’S DAZED MIX
This DJ mix for DAZED by Kamixlo blends dance music from around the world into a futurist bass-laden drive.

Christian Fennesz performing in Lisbon. Photo: Luis Martins

EDITION 1
Read this FACT magazine interview with King Midas Sound & Fennesz, about their collaboration and new album, Edition 1

WAVES
…then listen to a song from the album, and walk through a beautiful haze of dread and desire.

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