COLMEIA, Dj Johnny
- Location: AURA LOUNGE, Volta do Duche
Colmeia is an audio and video installation by DJ Johnny that will present authentic living legends of the music scene and national visual: Dj Tiago, Vj Luis Lazarus, Dj Skalator, Vj Miguel Osório, Dj Johnny, PTV, Dj Wize, and Vj Uliarud Uliarud. Located at Aura Lounge, this facility reinforces the importance of working together for the defence of biodiversity on the planet. About 85% of the flowering plants depend on pollinators such as bees. If the cycle is broken, the ecosystems and biodiversity will be threatened, as it currently does. Albert Einstein said that "If the bees disappeared off of the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." This is the starting point for the COLMEIA programme.
Thursday, August 1st
Dj Tiago's path has been celebrated by us many times. A Sintra artist, he is one of the living legends of the Lux, someone who not only did work and changed things you SEE but continues with this work in Lisbon that he has helped define. He is the boss at Interzona 13, where he decides on the issues, in a spirit of generosity that makes the publisher more than mere vehicle for his own music. Ruby Red was a precursor to that way of doing things. In addition to everything else that does not fit here, James is a creator of bases, platforms, a talent aggregator, a facilitator of contacts that lead to a free exchange of ideas. He doesn't seem very interested in being just a DJ anymore. In fact, accompanying him, we get it at least as long as the Lux has of existence: 20 years. But as a DJ? Wow. Total respect for the chain of soul music transports, when is genuine.
Vj Luís Lázaro, 1971, VFX. He studied at António Arroio, graduated in graphic design at IADE and at painting FABUL. He divides his time between painting, illustrations, graphic design, and motion graphics. He has been publishing illustration since 1995, in magazine and newspapers such as Independente, JN, Diário de Notícias, Publico, Jornal de Negócios, Jornal i, Egoísta, Expresso, among others. He received several illustration awards, such as the Award of Excellence from the Society for News Design, between 2001 and 2004. He won the Stuart in co-authorship, in 2014 the first prize Porto Cartoon and a silver award from Society of Illustrators, USA. He was the illustrator of books such as "Escritos de Viagem" (Carlos Maria Trindade) and "Rádio Macau" (Vitor Lindengard). In 1995 he founded the PK design company. He has also collaborated with several music labels, Polygram, Valentim de Carvalho, Norte Sul, Universal, Lupeca, Nylon or Orfeu. On the motion graphics area, he is a founding member of the OVO collective, dedicated to exploration and manipulation of digital video graphics (motion graphics 2D/3D, videomapping). He exhibits and sells paintings since 1995. Currently, among other projects, he is preparing several painting exhibitions and the publishing of a drawings book.
Friday, August 2nd
Skalator aka Gil Bastos, is from Lisbon and he is a music producer and DJ. His interest in music has been growing since childhood, influenced by his parent's vinyl and cassette collection. At first, he started by deepen his knowledge through downtempo, from Trip-Hop to Acid Jazz. Radio introduced him to Jungle and Drum'n'Bass, with Voxx and XFM radio stations. Jazzanova, Truby Trio, Fabio & Grooverider, LTJ Bukem, Calibre, Gilles Peterson, Thievery Corporation, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Sofa Surfers e Omni Trio are some of his main references and good examples of that type of music, something that ends up being reflection on his work as a producer. His first steps as a music producer were taken in 2003, when he studied Sound and Music Production at Restart, Lisbon. Later, in 2006, and paired with his ambition to know more about music production, he decided to enrol at the University of Brighton, UK, having graduated in 2009. Having returned to Portugal in 2011, he started planning the best way to edit his own productions and, in 2014, the label "Skalator Music" is born, focusing on bass music from Portugal and abroad.
Miguel Osório (VJ) AKA VYU is another artist from Sintra. Since 1998, he participates, creates and conceives artistic objects for several institutional and cultural events. As a freelancer or collaborator in several studios, he created and participated in projects or multimedia installations for: Music and Culture Festivals (Optimus Alive, Sudoeste Tmn, Antipop, Palco Ruc, Caldas Late Night etc.), Portuguese bands (Orelha Negra, Buraka Som Sistema, Tiago Bettencourt, JP Simões, Valete, CoolHipNoise, entre outros), Conferências (Turismo Portugal, BP, PT, etc.). Resident VJ at LUX Fragil (2002/2006), between other clubs and events in Portugal, Spain, or the UK. He is currently in charge of the label BLINQ where he develops the production of multimedia objects. He currently performs under the name VYU (VJ and visuals) as well as OSABI for the experimental sound creation.
Saturday, August 3rd
Even the most unaware, the name does not go unnoticed. It’s been already 20 years since he acted as a DJ from the cherished parties in underground clubs to the most massive music festivals. On the front line, he witnessed "in loco" the evolution of dance music in the Portuguese scene. The first radio programs at the RCP and XFM radio stations to Marginal and Rádio Oxigénio - were one of the driving forces of the Drum'n'bass movement in the country. But his musical universe extends far beyond it: at the intersection between jazz sonorities, soul, hip hop, afro dance hall, reggae to the most modern languages of dance music. Founding member of Cooltrain Crew collective, Raska Sound System, FanKambaReggae and Afro Blu DJs, he organizes and produces musical and artistic events (Lux Jazz Sessions, CHANGE, Back2daFunk @ Bicaense, Chocolate Flavours, CONTACT, etc.)
Is a videojammer since 1996, and he has illustrated songs and musicians for more than 23 years in clubs, festivals, and artistic events. João Pinto (PTV), nearly 50, with 20 years of videojamming, is a director and a music lover, currently living in Maputo. With a route always connected to the image, he directed documentaries and collaborated/released Portuguese contemporary dance and performing arts shows. He collaborates with dj Johnny since 1996.
Sunday, August 4
A Wise man once said: "Bass! How low can you go?! " DJ Wize aka Jahwize is the adopted son of Sintra, playing at home. His passion for vinyl emerged 15 years ago when he began collecting them and playing at the bars and nightclubs of Bairro Alto area and Cais do Sodré. Between 2006 and 2016 he becomes part of the mythical toasters and DJs' collective "Riddim Culture Sound", making the party for some of the best theatres and festivals in the country. After a pause with the collective, in 2017 he joined the crew Y.K, shooting the beats and controlling the sound pressure of the unavoidable Allen Halloween.
VJ ULIARUD ULIARUD uliarud uliarud was born in Lisbon and he is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist that creates a universe of textures, patterns, and movements using an old overhead projector (liquid light show). His performance is a laboratory where he creates a visual world that leads us to an androgynous and psychedelic world.
About DJ JOHNNY
Even the most unaware, Johnny's name does not go unnoticed. It's been already 20 years since he acted as a DJ from the cherished parties in underground clubs to the most massive music festivals. On the front line, he witnessed "in loco" the evolution of dance music in the Portuguese scene. The first radio programs at the RCP and XFM radio stations to Marginal Rádio Oxigénio - were one of the driving forces of the Drum'n'bass movement in the country. But his musical universe extends far beyond it: at the intersection between jazz sonorities, soul, hip hop, afro dance hall, reggae to the most modern languages of dance music. Founding member of Cooltrain Crew collective, Raska Sound System, FanKambaReggae and Afro Blu DJs, he organizes and produces musical and artistic events (Lux Jazz Sessions, CHANGE, Back2daFunk @ Bicaense, Chocolate Flavours, CONTACT, etc.)