w / Vanyfox, Narada & Mojakob




Every Friday, Parallel opens the doors to Terra: a fresh weekly club concept showcasing sounds from the global electronic underground. On March 22nd we invited the rising star of Portuguese-inspired Batida; Vanyfox. He will be supported by DJs' Narada and Mojakob. Creating an electrifying fusion of traditional African rhythms and contemporary electronic beats that result in an infectious and vibrant sound.

About: Terra

Welcome to a new home ground in Amsterdam where sounds from the global diaspora collide and mutate with the western electronic sphere, creating new matter united by a percussive, bass-driven cohesion.

Together with a team of residents and weekly guests, Terra showcases a weekly constellation of Afro house, Amapiano, baile funk, batida, gqom, futuristic mutations of dancehall, reggaeton and many more under one roof. Read more about this new chapter in Amsterdam's nightlife and get to know our residents here.

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Batida, Kuduro, Afrobeat… Vanyfox's music is multi-faceted, cosmopolitan and authentic. Originally from Angola and now evolving between Lisbon, Reims and Paris, the prolific 22-year-old DJ and beatmaker has gained enormous traction all over the world in the past few years.

As a child, the young Paulo Alexandre was soothed by the sweet voice of Congolese singer Koffi Olomidé. At the age of 12, pushed by one of his brothers, he embarked on his musical journey, caught up in the frenzy of composition. His relocation to Reims, France, took him away from Batida’s soil – the Afrodiasporic musical genre created by immigrants of Portugal’s former colonies – but did not affect his passion for the sounds of his former Lisbon stomping grounds. Releasing a slew of polished productions on Soundcloud, inspired by Batida pioneers such as Lycox and Niggafox, things accelerated in 2019 when he caught the attention of Branko, formerly of famed Kuduro band Buraka Som Sistema and Enchufada label head, which propelled him on the Lisbon musical scene. Simultaneously, exchanges with Boukan Records producer Bamao Yendé inserted him in the Parisian afro-underground scene. These days, the artist cultivates privileged links with Canadian-Congolese collective Moonshine, with whom he develops performances and party projects in Montréal, Europe and the rest of the world.


NARADA is an afrohouse and afrotech DJ from Amsterdam. NARADA, who is a messenger of the Gods and a musician in Hinduism, takes everyone on a musical and spiritual trip with music from the African Diaspora. With his energy and passion behind the decks, NARADA spreads love and joy with everyone on the dancefloor.

Mo Jakob

Mo Jakob is a Rotterdam-based DJ and programmer. In touch with several subcultures, he has a diverse pallete of music, from political hip-hop to mysterious Bollywood and Detroit House to hard techno. His style reflects on metropolitan fluidity and its complexity, touching every genre reminding him of the hood, the struggle and the hustle, giving a new sound to survival. His selections range from footwork, techno, hip-hop, clubtrax and everything in between. Being energetic, involved and making his sets poetic are things that make him inevitable in the club.



Please familiarise yourself with the House Rules prior to arrival to help keep Parallel a safe space where people feel free to be their entire selves.

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