On the Floor

Juliana Huxtable and Bill Kouligas at Elsewhere

93 minsRecorded 20 May 2018 at Elsewhere in New York
Seher Sikandar

Two radical club DJs break dancefloor boundaries with panache at the Peak Time afterparty, during the Red Bull Music Festival in New York.

Juliana Huxtable is a Texas-born, New York-based, black trans multimedia artist and DJ whose work explores the intersectionality of gender, race, queerness and identity. She defies dancefloor conventions by blending electronic genres together with joyous experimentalism: Belly-rumbling club bass combines with multilayered rhythms, fractured pop and R&B melodies, plus she adds a patchwork of samples and voices. Bill Kouligas, on the other hand, grew up in Athens, Greece, on a steady dose of hardcore, post-punk and new wave, and already had a firm grasp on the European noise scene before arriving in Berlin. He initially started his acclaimed PAN label to document the music of his friends, and it has grown into a platform for multidisciplinary creative projects. Kouligas’s insistence on following his own path and passion has won acclaim from thinkers, collectors and dancers alike, and puts PAN at the forefront of the electronic vanguard. In this session, the formidable pair grace the Peak Time afterparty crowd with their boundary-pushing club-music expertise.


Produced by Caroline Whiteley
Engineered by Ryan Woodhall

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