Pantropical brings back the old-school Bubbling phenomenon and introduces challenging new hybrids of sound. They've partnered up with Bubbling TV, who will be hosting 20 different dancers accompanied by DJs. The afterparty will add a crossfire of modern African beats and bass, with Ghana's DJ Katapila and Tanzanians Sounds of Sisso. You're in for something special.
CHAMPION BODY 3 – Rotterdam vs Amsterdam – Bubbling dance battle
Sounds of Sisso (tz | Nyege Nyege Tapes)
DJ Katapila (gh | Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Bubbling TV and Pantropical team up for a mammoth event that revolves around the Dutch-Caribbean Bubbling phenomenon and introduces challenging hybrids of dance music culture. Championing creativity and bringing back the spirit of the old school Bubbling dancing in new ways, Bubbling TV will kick off this all-nighter with their 'Champion Body III' programme; a Rotterdam versus Amsterdam Bubbling dance battle in the style of the legendary events that were held throughout the 90s. Bubbling TV will host twenty different dancers accompanied by various DJs. A jury of six will pick their winners out of ten duo performances.
Pantropical will shake things up further around midnight with the afterparty, adding a crossfire of modern African beats and bass. East Africa's booming new wave is featured with Sounds Of Sisso from Tanzania. This duo is trailblazing a new strand of soundsystem culture akin to the energy of Bubbling, Shangaan Electro and even Gabber. Ghana's DJ Katapila splices the neo-traditional dance music of his youth in Accra with uptempo Detroit Techno, Chicago Acid and House.
• NADIA RODRIGUES
• THE ONE
CHAMPION BODY III – Amsterdam VS Rotterdam – Bubbling dance battle
• Geheim Wapen Rotterdam vs Aldring
• Geheim Wapen Rotterdam vs Marvin
• Geheim Wapen Rotterdam vs Nike
• Vincent vs Beyonder
• Hu vs Blacklion
• Q-Joker vs Lyght
• Raoni vs Lou
• Shudreny vs Vinn
• Soldier vs Quentin
• Alex vs Rossia
Exhibition battle: Randy Vs Undertaker
• MC Stiko Productions
• Westside productions
• Baba Yaga
• Heist Rockah
Bubbling TV is a dedicated collective of dancers, producers, DJ's and hosts who are innovating Bubbling dance and music culture, making it accessible to everyone. They were the first to organise Bubbling tutorials, inventing a new dance called Bobbolindo in the process; a partner dance with Bubbling influences, where both men and women are in the spotlight. Bubbling 2.0 also refers to the inclusion of Azonto, Afro, and Kuduro elements in Bubbling; the hyperkinetic Dancehall variant music style that accompanies the dance.
Pantropical is a frenzied concert/club series focussing on rough-edged tropical music, contemporary club music, outré rural folklore and global bass. Pantropical balances the new with the trailblazers of old, seeking out authenticity and new movements.