Burundi-born, Amsterdam-based artist ARAKAZA leans into hard-hitting beats, from bouncy 4x4 techno to heavy deconstructed club, and gnarly percussion. If you listen closely to his sets, you’ll find that the DJ incorporates a lot of inspiration from his involvement in the ballroom scene. ARAKAZA has a quarterly show, Kumata, on Accra’s Oroko radio, which showcases the bold eclecticism of his music library, and he runs a night at Garage Noord under the same name. Those who attended Lentekabinet ’24 can tell you exactly why this set should not be missed.

Saturday, 3rd of August, 17:00-18:30

Connects, Amsterdamse Bos