w/ Philou Louzolo, Chocolate Swirl & more


Price including €2,00 service costs

Saturday September 24th at Parallel
Doors: 23:59 - 06:00

Ziongate is a futuristic club night guided by electronic riddims from the motherland. In a world where people are overexposed to media, politics, and social pressure, Ziongate creates an alternative future. A world where the connection of the community rises above the individual. Zion is the last place where humans are truly free.

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Philou Louzolo

Louzolo's journey through music fostered an early appreciation for cultural expressions at large. His evolution into a performing artist unfolded years later, guided by the vibrant nightlife scenes of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Rooted in an extensive pan-African sound, he began captivating vast audiences, propelling his popularity beyond national and international borders. His appearances at prestigious venues like Panorama Bar, Nuits Sonores, DGTL, Le Sucre, DJOON, North Sea Jazz, De School, and Dekmantel Selectors further underscore his global impact.

However, Louzolo's musical exploration extends beyond traditional African records. He layers in elements of obscurity found in afro house, techno, sci-fi, acid house, and electro, defying genre expectations. He possesses an intrinsic, deeply personal drive to fuse the ancestral traditional sound with the progressive currents of intergalactic electronic music.

The culmination of his artistic evolution finds expression in his label Wokoundou. More than a record label, it's a multiverse, where time and space converge, generating a ceaseless surge of movement, knowledge, creativity, and play. This unique space bridges the past and present of electronic and futuristic African sounds.

As Louzolo continues to shape his sonic narrative, he remains grounded in African soil while reaching for the limitless sky above and beyond. His mission to expand the realm of African music serves as his ultimate quest, propelling him toward an uncharted musical horizon.

Chocolate Swirl

Franny Badu and Shammah Ansah join forces together as the musical duo Chocolate Swirl. Their music is dynamic and different, spanning electronic, house, acid and techno swirled with the sounds of their motherland, providing deeper insights and dynamic perspectives of Black music.

Residents for Oroko Radio (GH), they've played at well known events throughout the Netherlands, and guests on various guest radio mixes including Operator Radio, United Identities, Batik Boy Radio, Radio Tempo Não Pára and more.


Wes Lee

Wes Lee is the musical alter-ego of WaxFiend, one of Europe’s most sought after and respected DJs. Combining music from genres like hip-hop, danchehall, Afrobeat, house, soul, R&B and more, his unique sound and impressive career spans opening arena shows for artists inlcuding Rihanna, Young Thug, Kaytranada, SBTRKT, Kehlani & Sean Paul, alongside his residency at Encore, Holland's biggest weekly club night.

Behind the scenes, he is an active driving force behind 2 of Holland’s most respected platforms: Jamrock and Encore, alongside programming shows and nightlife events at Paradiso since 2020. Attuned to what’s next, he is currently curating a larger platform for South African electronic music in Amsterdam, with his Tribes and Ziongate events bringing some of SA’s most prolific artist’s to Amsterdam already.