07 - 12 May

Times x Nuits sonores, co-curation at Sónar & Sónar+D

On the occasion of TIMES' presence at Sónar 2024, Nuits sonores co-curates a part of its program, exploring innovation and creativity in music and beyond!

Blck Mamba

Expect an A-Z of afro-inspired club music – from amapiano to kuduro and Baltimore club to UK funky – from this rising star

Starting out as a hip hop DJ, Blck Mamba has become a vital, positive force in Brussels’ increasingly diverse nightlife scene, bringing together afro club music from disparate parts of the world in her high energy sets. Tipped by the likes of Jamz Supernova and with a residency on London’s Rinse FM, she’ll go from amapiano to UK funky, passing through all manner of bass and percussion heavy club sounds.

TORO présente : softchaos, engalanan, wicboyx

Collective sonic and visual disobedience

Comprised of softchaos, Engalanan, and Wicboyx, TORO is a collective that taps into rave culture in pursuit of opportunities for sonic and visual disobedience. Running a party of the same name, TORO is artistically centered around electronic music culture, but reaches for forward thinking sounds and multi-genre club music, purposefully playing with the idea that techno is expansive. Quickly making a name for themselves beyond the underground, the last year has taken the trio across the world, sharing stages with TR/ST, LSDXOXO, Juliana Huxtable and Villano Antillano. Demanding space for community, room for new sound, and the willingness to embrace difference is at the core of the collective. At Sónar 2024, softchaos and Engalanan will go back-to-back, with Wicboyx (known for their work with Arca, amongst others) providing visuals.

Curating the curators

What makes a good conference programme into a great one? Curation.

In this special forum, Sónar+D brings together some of the brightest minds you’ve never seen on a stage before: the curators. Come and hear what makes them tick, and how they put together their programmes of speakers, talks and panels. With Hildreth England (The Conference), Ida Faldbakken (Katapult), Juliette Josse & Laurent Bigarella (European Lab), Pep Salazar (Offf), Simone Ross (TED), and Zuraida Buter (A MAZE)

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