Friday 20 March 2020

Friday 20 March 2020

Zaal open: 20:30, Zaal sluit: 03:00, Hoofdprogramma: 21:00

Coming for the talks? Buy a €3 Early Entrance ticket (arrive before 21:00) and get free access to the club on top!



20:30 Doors open for drinks
21:00–22:30 Talks (lectures, artist talks & screenings)
22:30–03:00 Club (DJs & live performances)

Founded in 2015, Progress Bar is a club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. After one season in Brighton, and episodes in Vilnius, Kharkiv and Pristina, this is its fourth season in Amsterdam, this time taking place at OT301.

More than 100 artists, academics and activists from all over the planet have featured at Progress Bar, such as Elysia Crampton, Le1f, Bbymutha, Nkisi, Eaves, Klein, Gaika, DJ Nigga Fox, Sam Rolfes, Akwugo Emejulu, Ash Sarkar, Flavia Dzodan, Metahaven, Cakes da Killa, DJ Lycox, Linn da Quebrada, Flohio, James Massiah, Toxe, Evian Christ and many more.

Progress Bar is for people interested in the intersection of music you wanna shazam, looks you wanna gram, and politics that bang. Every episode starts with a 90-minute talkshow with guests talking about their work in art, music and social action, and the material conditions that shape it. After the talks we move into the club, and, having spent time listening to the artists talk, dancing to their music will be even more magical.


Chooc Ly
Chooc Ly is a French-born Afro-Vietnamese-Cambodian artist, DJ and producer. Not limited by a specific genre – but a penchant for infectious and audacious music. She also runs a club night called Décalé, a platform that puts on evenings of experimental, collapsing and flawless sounds and visuals. Décalé means: ‘Being displaced in space and time.’ Invited artists have included FAUZIA, Sami Baha, Manara, Victoria Sin, Zinzi Minott, Dancing Queer الراقصة المثلية شروق العطار, Fenchville and many more.

Ifeoluwa has always used her position of influence to push the boundaries of the underground community by uplifting and amplifying marginalised individuals. A writer, lecturer, NTS resident and founder of 404, she is also well known for heading up DJ and production workshop INTERVENTION. As a selector, her choice in sound works much to that same progressive mindset, forever testing the limits of a dancefloor through a journey of twisted electronics and club styles pulled from across the globe.

Yantan Ministry
Yantan Ministry is a Berlin-based musician, DJ and cross-disciplinary arranger.  ‘Yantan’ is used to describe something which is irreverently malfunctioning, a thing barely a thing, a quasi-ness governed by its own internal logics. Layering and decompartmentalising, shuffling relentlessly between jargons and undercurrents, edging on communication, their sets are a soaring, hard hitting sonic tapestry. Their sound sources are the constantly mutating experimental club scenes and producers, incorporated with fractured anthemic intermissions, surprising soft cues and deftly communicative instances.


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