Partygoers who are struggling with stiff leg muscles on Saturday evening (after two nights of intense dancing fun) have come to the right place at Club Capital. That’s where Catalina gets the evening going. As a self-proclaimed warm-up DJ, the Romanian-born Brussels native knows better than anyone how to get a party evening going with quality.
Anyone who knows her a little knows that Catalina cannot be placed in one specific box. In her sets she mixes breaks, leftfield electro and UK Garage seemingly simply into a varied yet complementary whole in which her preference for electronic music from the United Kingdom is invariably expressed. Catalina proved that something like this sounds great earlier this year on Kiosk Radio and in clubs such as Fuse, Reset and Funke. In the Koekenstad she was already behind the decks at Klub Dramatik and Neerslag, among others.
Where: Club Capital – Kimura
When: Saturday, 11pm – 1am
Without many realizing it, Fahad Seriki is perhaps one of the best-known artists on the Full Circle bill. The young man, who grew up in Ekeren, made a splash not so long ago as rapper Dvtch Norris. And although that chapter is behind him, his musical future still smiles at him.
Fahad Seriki, as the Ekeren resident goes through life, is now making a name for himself in the electronic circuit. In both his DJ sets and his own productions, Seriki draws inspiration from genres such as breakbeat, grime, Baltimmore club and UK bass. He already showed this last year with a set at Full Circle in Club Capital. On Saturday he will shake up the otherwise quiet Rubens House with a live show that will be bursting with energy, creativity and originality.
Where: Rubens House – Borokov Borokov Invites
When: Saturday, 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM
In addition to all the young violence, this indestructible veteran also has his place on the bill. The Antwerp native was exposed to the (electronic) music bug at an early age: his parents ran a club in Koekenstad in the mid-1970s, and his mother worked behind the decks. As a young boy, his ears were exposed to the synthesizer music of Front 242 and The Neon Judgment, among others.
Perhaps it was inspiring, because in the late 1980s Christian Jay Bolland got the production itch. Over the years, the quintessential DJ, remixer and producer has operated under the banner of the legendary label R&S Records, done production work for house and techno icons such as Joey Beltram and Dave Angel and made remixes for The Prodigy and Sven Vath. In between, he also formed Magnus together with Tom Barman of dEUS.
To this day, he is often mentioned in the same breath as the legendary Bonzai Records. His techno tracks ‘Camargue’ and ‘The Prophet’ also continue to delight young and old. That will be no different on Saturday.
Where: Trix – Flashback Force Invites
When: Saturday, 2am – 3:30am
She may be the least known name on the list among the general public, but that is far from justified. This talented young lady switches from one genre to another with ease in her DJ sets and happily opts for a non-conformist approach full of surprising twists. Jungle, breaks, bass but just as well jazz or dub: you never know what you’ll get.
Her interesting DJ sets can now also be heard regularly on the Antwerp community radio We Are Various, where she hosts her own show ‘shoplifted’. We are curious to see which batch of surprising tunes this promising deejay will fire into the crowd on Thursday. Nice detail: Shoplifter will be the very first act (at the same time as Zouzibabe in Trix) to kick off the sixth edition of Full Circle on Thursday.
Where: Trix – Low Orbit
When: Thursday, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM
To the detriment of those who envy it, you cannot currently ignore hard techno and hardcore in the entertainment environment. In our country, the role of the Antwerp all-female collective Burenhinder in that success should not be underestimated. This weekend they are joining forces with Stimular, also a standard bearer of the scene and an established name in Ghent.
The Ghent DJ duo Wørtaal, consisting of DJs Nøri and Møs, has been behind the buttons since April 2022 and is an inseparable part of the Stimular family. In their energetic sets they well exceed the two hundred beats per minute mark and let the crossfader slide between hardcore, frenchcore and fairycore.
Their energy performance takes on an extra dimension when DJ Nøri brings angelic violin sounds on her violin while Møs sings along live. A closing to die for.
Where: Trix – Burennuis invites Stimular
When: Friday, 4am – 5am