Presented by The Grey Space, curated by Paulina Trzeciak
Join a symphony of surreal soundscapes blending energetic trance and hyperpop with rhythmic cut-ups of deconstructed sounds. This edition of Moving Downstairs curated by Paulina Trzeciak and features artists associated with the experimental side of club music.
“When reality is difficult to grasp, the only thing left is to lose yourself. Chase the Fantasia spirit or let yourself be chased. Welcome to Fantasia, a mysterious gathering which, over the course of one night, will unfold through different dimensions of fantasy.” – Paulina Trzeciak
LARASATI is the DJ alter ego of Rotterdam-based designer and artist Insan Larasati (they/she). They have a love for euphoric sounds that exist on the border of sentiment and chaos, meddling in a variety of genres including post-deconstructed club, hardcore, breakbeat, trance and hyperpop. Active both nationally and internationally, they have played at EASEA queer clubnight GGI (London), supported artists like Smerz at Muziekgebouw Aan ’t IJ and Swan Meat at s105, and they have played for radio stations like NTS, RinseFM, and Ma3azef Radio.
Dasychira actively engages with the cobweb of magical realism around them, creating music and art that tiptoes between dimensions of fantasy. Pronounced /ˈdah.see.kira/, the South African artist by way of New York City and now Amsterdam are now working on their second full-length album. Dasychira’s work has been featured in The FADER, Paper Magazine, The Wire, Flaunt Magazine, and various other publications. They currently run the label end of fae-minded collective unseelie.
LazerGazer’s practice evokes a wide range of energies, from the slicing sharp kicks to belly dancing percussions. LazerGazer played in numerous venues in the Netherlands and is currently a resident at Ma3azef radio. We’re happy to see LazerGazer returning to The Grey Space for this special occasion.
DJ Serene is whatever you want it to be. Perpetually taking new forms through the openness for change.
Paulina Trzeciak aka dogheadsurigeri is a Polish DJ and visual artist currently based in London and The Hague. Since 2018 she’s been a member of Oramics, an initiative that supports the participation of women, non-binary and the LGBTQ+ community in the clubbing scene. Her sets are hybrid with rhythmic switch-ups blending cut-up deconstructed club-music with trap, UK bass, abstract techno and EDM snippets. She released mixes for Boiler Room’s HARD DANCE series, Ransom Note and had occasional radio shows at NTS, HÖR Berlin, Red Light Radio and more. Together with other Oramics members, she was a part of CTM Festival 2021 Discourse panel discussion on solidarity practices within the electronic music scene. In 2020 she was a part of To Be Real art residency at Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. Nonlinearity rages through the machines. Cyclonic torsion moans. Born under Scorpio zodiac sign, she’s ruled by impulsiveness and passion, which reflects in everything she does.
Moving Downstairs is a monthly program with concerts and performances, auditory experiments, immersive sound pieces and collective experiences in the basement of The Grey Space. Depending on the setting, the audience might be seated, standing, dancing, behind a screen or moving through the space. For each edition The Grey Space invites a different guest curator.
Moving Downstairs is made possible by the City of The Hague.